‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, mum was up late stacking presents, cleaning up and prepping the sprouts.
It’s easy to get wrapped up in the spirit of Christmas. We try hard to be superwomen, burning the candle at both ends before the day arrives. Seeing the children’s faces light up as they tear off the wrapping paper you perfectly folded makes it worth it. But, when the day is over, what about you?
The festive period can be one of the most stressful times of the year. Having so much to do before the main event leaves little time left to focus on you. This is why we have put together a simple and relaxing bedtime routine for Christmas Eve, so you can wake up glowing and feeling ready for the main event.
If you want to learn more about how to keep your skin hydrated and glow during those winter months check this out
CLEANSE, CLEANSE, CLEANSE
The best way to end the day is how you started it, with a clean face. Find a cleanser that suits your skin type, preferably one that won’t strip the skin of its natural oils, before following up with an exfoliating, but not abrasive, face wash.
Using a cleanser will clear up any build-up of makeup and dirt, while exfoliation removes dead skin cells and dark spots, leaving a smoother and natural surface with a natural glow.
Pop on a mask
Face masks are good for bringing moisture and hydration, as well as improving skin elasticity and firmness.
We recommend a mask that is purifying and promotes rejuvenation. Apply a thin layer to your face and rub in circular motions, leaving it on for the designated time while enjoying a cuppa. The time will vary from one product to another, so check the bottle before rinsing your face with warm water.
Cleansed and exfoliated, now it’s time to follow up with a night cream, like our All Eye Need eye concentrate, and concentrated night oil, like Oil I Dream Of. Products formulated for nighttime do the work so you don’t have to, and you can rest easy knowing that you’re taking care of your skin with very little effort.
Anti-puffiness and anti-dark circles, the moisturising cream reduces the appearance of wrinkles and bags under the eyes while improving the skin’s tonicity and elasticity, while the oil helps nourish and repair the skin while you’re asleep.
Both products benefit from the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of the coenzyme Q10 and bakuchiol, which is a safer alternative to retinol. Using a combination of both can increase skin cell turnover and affect collagen and elastin levels, resulting in firmer and more even-textured skin.
WAKE UP FEELING FRESH
You’ll wake up glowing brighter than the star on top of the tree this Christmas, thanks to treatments that went to work while you’re tucked up in bed. But don’t let last night’s efforts go to waste and start your day off right with a moisturiser to protect your skin.
We recommend using The One, a multi-tasking day cream that’s as a moisturiser, serum, primer and SPF, all in one handy tub. With 56 powerful ingredients, The One really does do it all, meaning you can enjoy a few extra minutes in bed before the kids wake up.
Taking a moment for personal time can be difficult at any time of year, but when all is merry and bright, don’t feel down in the dumps because you’ve neglected your needs. Superwomen deserve super skin, so give yourself the gift of simple self-care in time for 2022.
To try out our recommendations, why not treat yourself to our Christmas Skincare Saviour Gift Set? Containing The One, All Eye Need, and Oil I Dream Of, you’ll get the full Amare Vita package, plus our limited edition Emotiv Midnight Calm Essential Oil that is exclusive to the bundle. Get it all for just £125 and love the skin you’re in this festive season.