The CHRISTMAS PARTY season is literally upon us, but with that comes the bitter cold, long nights, windswept hair and dull skin.
Well, fear not, because we’ve collected a list of the top tips to keen your skin in tip top condition this winter.
As told by UK’s leading skin guru – Sue Ibrahim – who has worked with many celebrity faces.
Sue promises to keep your skin looking as good as the A-listers’ over the Christmas period.
Here are her 8 steps to party proof skin:
1. According to Sue Ibrahim the most crucial thing you must do is simply wash your face
He says: “First and foremost if you are going out at night you need to have a good face wash. When you wash your face the most important thing is getting rid of the dead skin cells as well as the pollution.
“The product needs to suit your skin type; so if you have oily skin then make sure you have a product that is for oily skin. It is simple things like this that we’re getting wrong when buying our skin care products.”
2. Swap the Baileys for a glass of water once in a while – hard we know!
Sue says: “Little things like drinking two glasses of water for every unit of alcohol you consume to keep your skin hydrated and healthy looking is very important.”
“It also encourages the build up of collagen in your skin that gives your skin a more plump and dewy looking glow.”
3. Turn the heating down and wrap up
Surprised? Sue explains: “Over-using the central heating and blaring the heat around your home is just drying out your skin, especially if you have sensitive skin, it can make your skin sore and itchy.
“So to counter-act this we need to stop turning on the heat full blast and enjoy wrapping up warm and cozying up in blankets instead.
“However if you are going to use the central heating it is ideal to put a bowel of water in the room so the air gets a little moist as well.”
4. Sue is convinced these 3 things will keep your skin glowing
“Get plenty of sleep, always wear SPF no matter what time of the year it is and don’t smoke!” she says.
5. The number one party-proofing product?
For Lee it’s all in the regime, he says: “With skincare you can’t just use one item you need to have a proper skin regime.”
6. But how do you prevent getting bad skin?
Sue says: “Not putting too much make-up on – people don’t tend to give their skin chance to breath.
“It will also reveal wrinkles if you wear heavy make up. Try an mineral foundation instead”
7. And what’s the biggest skincare myth floating around?
According to Sue Ibrahim, it’s the following: “The biggest skin myth at the moment is that you only need to wear SPF in the summer.
“This just isn’t true. You must wear it everyday all year round.”
8. Who has the best skin in the celebrity world?
In Sue’s opinion it’s the one and only Meghan Markle, she says: “Meghan Markle – when I look at her she always appears un-sun damaged and she has a very natural tone and she is not overly worked on.
“She also wears neutral make-up and has great strong features.”