Detox your beauty regimeBy TheStudentGuide
After the indulgences of Christmas, we take a look at the best products on the market to get you feeling shiny, healthy and good as new.
The Christmas holiday period can be testing on your skin. There are the pre-Christmas celebrations (AKA any excuse to have a couple), Christmas dinner, New Year’s Eve and the inevitable ensuing hangover on New Year’s day to deal with. And with all of this indulgence in little over a week, right now, you’re bound to be feeling...well, a little less than perky. To help you out, here’s a guide to some great products to get you looking and feeling better; New Year, New You! ...and all that rubbish. Happy New Year!
To begin, you’ll need a new regime for the beginning and end of each day to ensure your skin gets the TLC it needs. Just five minutes in the morning and the evening and some key products will do the trick.
No7 Soft & Soothed Gentle Cleanser
To remove impurities at the start of the day and make up at the end, this No7 cleanser is perfect, cleaning, comforting and hydrating your skin. Use with cotton wool to leave your face feeling deeply cleansed and ready for action.
Price: £8 | Buy
Simple Kind to Skin Soothing Facial Toner
Toner tightens your skin and helps to keep your pores clean. Use after your cleanser to remove it along with the last traces of any make up and to moisturise and leave feeling radiant. Simple products use only the necessary ingredients and include no perfumes or colours — so you know that what you are putting on your face is as clean and pure as you’ll be left feeling afterwards!
Price: £2.99 | Buy
Nivea Daily Essentials Light Moisturising Day Cream with SPF 15
Finish off your daily routine with a day moisturiser or serum. Enriched with Vitamin E and Hydra IQ, this cream also helps to protect the skin from the sun and from premature ageing.
Price: £3.99 | Buy
Amie Radiant Dawn Exfoliating Daily Wash
Amie’s Exfoliating Daily Wash is a great product to use in the shower at the beginning or end of your day. Free from parabens, sulphates, mineral oils and animal extracts, its ingredients are completely natural and much kinder to your skin. To use, simply smooth over a wet face and massage into the skin using circular movements, paying particular attention to areas such as the T-zone where dirt and oil collect. Wash off with warm water and pat dry.
Price: £4.95 | Buy
New Even Better Eyes dark circle corrector
New Even Better Eyes has the power to brighten the appearance of the entire eye area. Plumping hydration makes the skin around your eyes appear less transparent and the cooling massage tip refreshes tired-looking eyes. What more could you need for that post-festive hang?
Price £28 | Buy
Amie Spring Clean Cooling Clay Mask
This wonderfully refreshing deep-cleansing treatment draws out the deep-seated dirt and impurities whilst soaking up any excess oil. It is excellent for clearing and helping prevent blemishes. Key natural active ingredients such as French White Clay will effortlessly absorb excess oil, dirt, toxins, and other impurities without removing the skin's natural oils, while simultaneously exfoliating and improving circulation. Beautiful.
Price: £1.50 | Buy
And if you like Amie’s products, why not try their Perfect Beauty Gift Set which includes a Morning Dew Matte-finish Moisturiser, Bright Eyes Very Gentle Eye Make Up Remover, New Leaf Skin Exfoliating Polish and Morning Clear Purifying Facial Wash all for £19.95. Head over to their website to find out more.
That’s your face taken care of, now all you need to do is to rectify your make up mistakes. If you’ve been to a fair few parties over the festive season, chances are you’ll have collapsed into bed without removing your make up (oh the shame) on at least one occasion. To detox this year, try a lighter palette of products to make it up to your face.
Extra Virgin Minerals Loose Powder Foundation
Where foundation is concerned, for the New Year it’s best to avoid heavy creams and mousses and opt for a powder instead. The Body Shop’s feather light formula gives a radiant, natural-looking finish and can be built up for extra coverage. It also contains SPF 25 so you can protect your skin against those rays without having to add any creams to your skin. Perfect.
Price: £15 | Buy
GOSH Velvet Touch Eyeliner
Tone down those heavily-pencilled eyes this January and opt for something a little lighter and more demure. Shades of blue are all over the catwalk right now with Dior, Moschino and Moncler all making a feature of blue-lined eyes, which will help those heavy post-New Year celebration lids to feel fresher and lighter. Apply sparingly to the bottom lash line for a more sophisticated look this year which your eyes will more than thank you for.
Price: £4.99 | Buy