CHRISTMAS is the busiest party season all year and can take a toll on both your looks and your health. To make sure you’re the belle of the ball follow this definitive guide to make-up, beauty and health.
True beauty begins on the inside and making sure your body is nourished with all the nutrients it needs is vital.
One of the best ways to achieve this is by making sure you get enough sleep.
You might think ‘beauty sleep’ is a myth, but not getting enough rest can make oxygen levels in your blood drop, leaving you tired and emotional and dull.
Secondly, swap your mug of coffee for a cup of hot water and lemon juice. Especially important during party times, this super drink will detox your liver and gall bladder, eliminating nasty toxins from your body.
Vitamins should also be an important part of your winter beauty regime. Protect yourself from seasonal bugs with antioxidant vitamins A, E and C and replenish diminished supplies of vitamin D, usually supplied by the sun.
Also, consume plenty of essential fatty acids such as those ound in flax seeds or avocados and omega 3-rich foods likesuch as salmon.to ensure you’re in tip top shape this Christmas.
For outer beauty, moisturising is incredibly important during the winter. Harsh extremes of cold weather outside and artificial indoor heat can play havoc with skin and make it dry.
To revitalise skin, uUse an alcohol free intensive moisturiser that includes SPF 15 or higher to assure your skin is protected from both damaging weather and deep-penetrating ageing UVA rays.
When it comes to make-up, make sure you glow like J-Lo this Christmas and use a shimmering body high-lighter or fake tan for a subtle, all over, healthy sheen. Next, apply a light foundation to even out blotchy tones, creating a smooth matte finish for flawless skin.
Eyes this Christmas should be romantic and smoky so opt for shades of brown, mauve or dark grey smoothed over lids with a flick of dark eye-liner and mascara to accentuate eyes.
Also hot this season are single eyelashes – for a real Hollywood effect add a few to each eye to plump out lashes.
Complete your look with a dusting of bronzer across cheeks together with a sweep of highlighting powder over cheek bones and a barely there lip gloss to define luscious lips.