There’s so much to love about the holiday season — the gifts, visiting with family and loved ones you rarely see throughout the year, and of course, all the fabulous holiday parties. And if you’re a beauty lover like us, then adding some extra sparkle for the holidays is one of the things you look forward to most. But nothing ruins a glam makeup look more than dry, patchy or rough-textured skin. That’s why it’s so important to prep your complexion with key ingredients that will keep it hydrated and glowing throughout the holiday season and all the parties that come with it. Want to learn how to do that? Keep reading, because we’re sharing five of our must-have skin care products on Amazon to help you get your skin prepared for all your holiday bashes, right up to — and beyond — the ball drop.
The key to any holiday makeup look is hands down the canvas on which you create it — we’re talking about your skin, of course. And if you want a smooth canvas (read: complexion) then exfoliation is the name of the game. This gentle, daily toner is formulated with the alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), glycolic acid, to remove dead skin cells from the surface of your face, revealing a brighter complexion and smoother skin texture. It also contains aloe vera to soothe and moisturize – making it suitable for everyday use.
We can’t discuss ways to hydrate the skin without mentioning hyaluronic acid, making this hyaluronic acid serum an absolute go-to for your holiday party skin care arsenal. It has a lightweight texture that absorbs into the skin quickly without leaving a sticky or tacky feel. With a blend of high molecular weight and low molecular weight hyaluronic acid to lock in hydration at the surface level and deeper within the skin, it immediately leaves you with a dewy glow. After prolonged use you’ll start to notice that your skin feels more bouncy and plumped and your wrinkles (if you have them) are less visible.
Mix the hydrating power of hyaluronic acid with the anti-inflammatory benefits of caffeine, and you have this powerhouse eye serum. When you need to stave off the facial wear and tear of countless fêtes, focus on reenergizing the skin around your eyes. The delicate skin there will feel moisturized, smoother and firmer and over time fine lines and crow’s feet are less visible. Dip the triple roller applicator into the serum and smooth under the eye and up to the temple. Then gently tap in any excess serum with your ring finger.
You can’t have hydrated, glowing skin without adding the right moisturizer to your routine. And if you’re anything like us, you’re super diligent about making sure you don’t skip SPF either. With this daytime moisturizer you get to combine your hydration and sun protection — not to mention while benefiting from the wonders of hyaluronic acid, Pre-Retinol and vitamin C. It’s the perfect follow up to any skin care products that may increase your skin’s sun sensitivity. Plus, the paraben-free, anti-aging moisturizer brightens, firms and plays defense against wrinkles. How’s that for perfecting your complexion for the new year!
Finally, if you haven’t ventured into the world of self-tanning drops, ‘tis the season to discover the wonders of a faux tan. Also a big part of sun care, these fragrance-free, easy-to-use drops let you get that kissed-by-the-sun glow without any time spent baking under harmful UV rays. Simply add five to seven of these tanning drops to a dime-size amount of your go-to nighttime facial moisturizer (don’t worry, you can use them in the day too!) and let your tan develop while you snooze. You’ll wake up to a natural-looking glow that’ll make you a standout for all your holiday bashes — virtual and IRL. You can add more drops if you want a deeper bronze complexion. Your holiday glow will literally be in the palm of your hands.
Written by: Shalwah Evans, Photo Design: Sarah Duvivier
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