HELP! If your skin hasn’t been able to keep up with your holiday spirit, please rest assured that you’re not alone! The end-of-year period can cause your complexion to get rough or lacklustre thanks to the sheer amount of hectic activity, processed food, central heating, travel and lack of sleep. Fortunately, the team at IMAGE skincare – a personal fave of mine as many of you know - have fast-tracked solutions for some of the most common pesky post-Christmas skin issues. Read on and get your glow back on!
Apply this remarkable sheet mask that traps moisture with its special 3D design and helps potent active ingredients penetrate deeply into skin. With a refreshing and comforting hydrogel technology, this mask infuses volcanic water, brightening botanicals, peptides and antioxidants to reinstate your skin’s most relaxed, plumped-up look, while increasing hydration, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, brightening and rejuvenating skin. A perfect pastime this January when you’re bingeing on box sets! .
For Post-Holiday Breakouts:
AGELESS total resurfacing masque (€42)
Caused by: Excess aeroplane time, stress and exposure to weather changes
This micro-exfoliating masque features powerful alpha hydroxy acids that resurfaces and refines skin by gently sloughing off dead skin cells, clearing out pores and polishing skin without irritation. It’s like having a mini spa-like peel right at home! A blend of glycolic, lactic and salicylic acids tackles impurities and excess particulates while vitamin C helps brighten, reduce the appearance of dark spots and strengthen skin.
Dehydrated & Dull Skin:
ORMEDIC balancing antioxidant serum (€68)
Caused by: Colder temperatures and harsh winds, lots of travel and excess alcohol consumption
Restore balance to your skin with this ultra-hydrating serum that brings back the equilibrium to your complexion. This luxuriously silky formula contains lactic acid to moisturize and refine skin, and with organic Japanese green tea, polyphenols and a copper-complex peptide to reclaim your healthy, dewy glow. Layer under your regular moisturizer or sunscreen for a revitalising boost.
For Spontaneous Blemishes:
CLEAR CELL restoring serum oil-free (€49.50)
Caused by: Jet-setting, exhaustion and holiday stress
Whether you need to address an anomalous pimple or feel like you’re popping up with blemishes more often than usual, you can use this lightweight serum to help rebalance oily skin without dryness. This oil-free formula helps restore balance while providing a mattifying effect and minimizing the appearance of pores. Aloe and allantoin help calm skin so your winter skin woes aren’t exacerbated. Use this as a spot treatment on areas that tend to pop up with breakouts and moisturise over it for added protection against winter temps.
I’m lucky in that I don’t really get spots or blemishes, but I do trust IMAGE and religiously use the ACE serum and Vitamin C oil on my face, I hope, whatever skin issues you’re having in this month of healing and hibernation, that some of these products can help you