Christmas is already upon us and is getting earlier and earlier every year (that’s right folks – Myer has started putting Christmas decorations up and in no time at all you will see that big man in the red suit making his way to your home and I’m not referring to Uncle Buck). With all the Christmas cheer (and way too much food) brings parties, festivals and special events. During these tiresome times, and if you are like me, you’re jumping from one event to the next while trying to find time for the kids, work, shopping and some ‘me time’. I don’t get enough sleep, I spend a lot of time in the sun and I apply makeup night after night. As a result my skin and body suffers enormously. Looking in the mirror and facing a dull complexion, irritation, puffy eyes, splotchy skin, pale skin tones and broken capillaries develops into a daily battle. My skincare regime needs to repair the damage which festivity and of course getting older imposes on my skin. La Mav Certified Organic Skin Science is formulated to put the vitality back into your skin to ensure you survive this year’s party season head on without the additional use of chemicals and toxins to the skins surface.
To keep your skin looking healthy and radiant throughout the festive party season we have developed seven secret tips (tried and tested by us after years of late nights (and lots of food and alcohol)) that will have you glowing from head to toe by morning:
Drink plenty of water to rehydrate the skin – I can’t enforce this rule enough (have a bottle of water handy at all times ; at your desk, in your car and in your handbag). Water is such an important part of our lives and helps hydrate the skin from the inside out to keep your skin looking smooth and delicate. I recommend drinking a glass of hot water with a slice of lemon every morning to decongest your pores and allow your skin to breathe.
A healthy diet is essential for healthy and glowing skin. Fruit and vegetable are essential in a healthy eating plan. They are full of nutrients and powerful antioxidants to kick start your immune system and keep your skin looking supple. Fruits are also rich in vitamin C which helps prevents pigmentation and age spots.
Use makeup in moderation especially around the eye area and resist the urge to dive straight into bed when you get home (I know you’re tired but force yourself, trust me as your skin will thank you in the morning). If you sleep with your makeup on, you’re more likely to break out into pimples and over-apply concealer the next day (and be back to square one).
Apply a nourishing cleanser such as the
LA MAV Purifying Foam Cleanser, morning and night to ensure natural removal of the night/days makeup, impurities and pollutants. The La Mav Purifying Cleanser is a unique deep cleansing formulation with nine purifying botanical extracts infused with Vitamin A, B5 and E to thoroughly cleanse and balance sebaceous activity without depleting skin of its natural oils. If I use this when I get home) I wake up refreshed and radiant from tip to toe.
4. No matter what abuse you’ve put on your body,
applying a good quality night moisturizer will leave you feeling like a princess by morning. The LA MAV ORGANIC NIGHT REPAIR FORMULA is a light and silky emulsion formulated with active constituents perfect for repairing and rejuvenating beauty all night long. It increases cellular renewal, fights against free radical damage, evens skin tone, improves firmness and elasticity and makes the skin look and feel younger so you can go out the next night and the next without feeling guilty for the damage it may be doing to your skin.
Skin masks are a brilliant complexion enhancer after a late night out. The LA MAV HYDRATING MASK has an exceptional deep cleaning action on the skin by means of absorbing and removing impurities, surface dirt and dead skin cells while providing very gentle exfoliation, leaving skin smooth, soft and clean. The botanical extracts rejuvenate tired skin, cleanse the pores, smooth fine clines and revitalize the face. Vitamin A, B5 and E assist to tone and firm the skin to improve uneven skin tone, giving it the Hollywood pink glow and ‘wow factor’.
Get rid of your puffy dark eyes. The skin around your eyes is the most sensitive of the body. After a late night out and heading to work the next morning we all tend to scream in shock at our reflection – HUGE BIG PUFFY EYES (I wish I had a pin to deflate them). The La MAV EYE REPAIR GEL is the solution to your eye woes. An antioxidant rich gel that promotes firmness and elasticity that gives the impression that you’ve had your 8 hours beauty sleep. With DNA-phyto guardian, the active constituents help reduce the appearance of fine lines and dark circles and strengthen the area around the eyes. A potent incorporation of vitamins and essential fatty acids provides hydration, brightens and tones to ensure you go day in and day out puffy-eye-free.
7. Last but not least get lots of sleep – I know it is hard to with everything that needs to be done (Don’t you just hate those people who do their Christmas shopping the year before – where do they get the time!). Drinking alcohol late at night (and snacking on greasy food…yes we’re all culprits of the late night kebab) can signify that we’re not getting enough quality sleep. Sleep boosts the immune system and is essential for our body’s and skin’s ability to regenerate itself. Getting more than 7 hours sleep also reduces the chance of getting heart disease –so make sure your getting your z’s even if it involves getting your husband to purchase some of the kid’s Christmas gifts this year.
This party season La Mav’s Certified Organic anti-ageing skincare range and secret party survival tips will help balance, soothe and rejuvenate your skin to put the vitality back after a long night out. With these hot summer days you’ll have more reasons to glow.