With the holidays behind us and a new year ahead, it is a great moment to nurture and reset the skin.
Celebrations often encourage an abundance of sugar, salt and alcohol as well as later nights. Facial redness, dehydrated patches, and puffy eyes are dead giveaways.
When a client comes into the Studio with these issues, the focus is on drainage techniques, massaging, and anti-inflammatory LED light therapy. Red LED penetrates deeper into the skin to combat ‘hangover face’. Follow with Green LED, which is great for soothing and calming.
If you can’t make it into the Studio, start your day by drinking a lot of water to re-hydrate and balance your pH level, then modify your regular skincare routine to include the following:
To calm inflamed skin start with Augustinus Bader The Cleansing Balm, and follow with your preferred formulation of Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 recommended by your esthetician. Next, apply your favorite hyaluronic acid serum, and use a Facial Massager to drain excess fluid from the face, lift, and sculpt.
Oftentimes hungover skin is devitalized, so Serum Oligo-Proteines Marines is a great product to bring life back to the skin. Apply after P50 and before other serums. It can also be applied under the eyes for an extra boost of revitalization.
Before your moisturizer is the perfect time to use an eye mask. Exquisite Brightening Anti-Puff Eye Masks are a great option. While the mask is on, run Biologique Recherche’s Cryosticks over the top to help minimize puffiness and swelling. And don’t forget the delicate lip area which can become dry and chapped.
Finally, Biologique Recherche Creme Masque Vernix is a wonderfully hydrating moisturizer made up of 80% hyaluronic acid.
When you sleep, your skin absorbs product significantly better than it does when you are awake, so a proper bedtime routine is imperative (even if it is a quick one!).