Inside the Beauty Box: Refresh and Revive

A stressful job, children, housework, countless late nights and generally juggling life can leave your skin feeling tired and dull. It’s time for some self-love. So, step the skin-care routine up a notch take a look at the top products you’ll need to revive that natural, gorgeous glow. 


Step 1: Remove all Traces


All partied out? We’re sure you’re ready to slip into a deep slumber to catch up on your beauty sleep. The first step to flawless skin is to make sure that all impurities are removed from the skin’s surface, especially before you sleep. Use a gentle toner, such as the Botanics 100% Organic Rosewater Toning Spritz, (Boots, £3.99) to eliminate the day. Relying on the power of nature, The Botanical Collection uses only organic ingredients to refresh and clean, so you can rest assured that you’re not applying any nasties to your skin. Carry the handy spray around in your handbag and spritz freely, for a quick reviving pick-me-up throughout the day, too.



Step 2: You Scrub Up WellSanctuary

Lots of late nights cause dull skin, it’s a fact. We’re certain that you looked dazzling in your party make-up; however, these oily products contribute to the build-up of dead skin cells and blocked pores. There’s a simple quick fix to this that will leave your skin splendidly smooth after every use: exfoliating.

Make time just twice a week to use a great quality facial scrub such as Sanctuary’s Radiance Exfoliator (Boots, £10.50). Unlike many other exfoliators, this Sanctuary offer doesn’t skimp on the beads which work deeply into your cells and burst with freshness, and the fragrance is simply divine.



Step 3: Hydrate, Feel Great


Although you might have made sure that your glass was always filled to the brim with a festive tipple, your skin is now probably very much dehydrated. The number one golden rule to a great complexion is to moisturise each and every day, with a rich, intensive formula. Our favourite product this month is the Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturiser by Clinique, (Debenhams, £22.50), which doesn’t cut any corners. This product promises long-lasting deep moisture, sun protection with SPF 15 and an oil-free formula, to eliminate that midday shine – all in one bottle! If that’s not enough, Clinique offer the heavenly mixture in five different shades, so you can ditch the heavy foundations for a full coverage which feels lightweight, natural and hydrating.

Double up and drink plenty of water (two litres per day), to give you that extra boost of energy and hydration – your body will thank you later!


Happy New Year and happy pampering, ladies!


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