Everyone’s talking about... surviving Xmas

5 magic beauty tricks to revive your festive sparkle

It’s a time to eat, drink and be merry, but all that fun can take its toll. Here are five ways to revive your look from head to toe and avoid the seasonal slump.

How are you going to stay looking dazzling as the party season wears on? Never fear. With these five tips you can enjoy all the festivities and stay looking and feeling fresh.

1. Your hair

Cold weather, hot rooms and over-styling can leave your hair limp, dry and stressed out. Once a week, deep-condition your hair with a treatment, such as Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor, which will restore your hair’s shine, smoothness and manageability.

Also trade your regular shampoo for Herbal Essences Clearly Naked, which cleanses your scalp and roots, washing out product build-up without the use of strong chemicals.

For more tips, see our article Six ways to winter-proof your hair.

2. Your body

Take a tip from our beauty editor Annabel Jones and ease your tired muscles with a steaming bath. “When I’m flagging, I take 15 minutes in a hot bath,” she says. “I splash a couple of drops of rose oil into a hot muslin cloth, place it over my face and breathe in to clear my head and my pores.”

Also exfoliate your skin with a body brush to get your circulation going and scrub off any dead skin cells. And don’t forget to make sure your party legs are hair-free, soft and smooth with a Venus Razor.

3. Your skin

With heavier products and a few nights of falling into bed without – the ultimate of all beauty sins – removing your make-up, your skin will likely start to look dull and you could even suffer with a few breakouts and blackheads.

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Use a gentle exfoliator a couple of times a week to remove dead skin and unclog pores, and use a cleansing and toning face wash, such as Olay 2-in-1 Hydrating Balancing Face Wash, every morning.

The better the condition of your skin, the better the base for your make-up, meaning you can create a smooth, flawless complexion for every occasion.

4. Your eyes

The eyes are the windows to the soul – and sometimes on the morning after, they tell us all we need to know!

To brighten tired eyes, use Olay Regenerist Luminous Eye Swirl to combat puffiness, dark circles and fine lines. Next, draw along your bottom waterlines with a white eyeliner and use a lengthening mascara to widen the appearance of your eyes.

5. Your smile

Use a whitening toothpaste, such as Oral-B 3D White Luxe, to make sure your teeth are at their sparkly best.

Team with a bold, blue-based lipstick, such as cool red, dark berry or hot pink, as this will bring out the white in your teeth – plus nothing glams up a look like a bright bit of lippy.

Bonus tip: If you’re getting ready in a hurry, don’t neglect cleaning your teeth. It will make you feel refreshed, and nothing looks as good as a confident and clean smile.

What are your beauty revival tips for the party season? Let us know in the comments section below.

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De-puff tired eyes I was trying many eye creams I started to have shadows. Now I know I better buy one worth the money than waste

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one of the very best skincare creams i have ever used is palmers cocoa butter. it smells fab like chocolate and is georgeous to use i loooove it and you will to.try it small tube only costs 99p in the bodycare shop and it soothes dry skin a treat .go on be brave you wont be dissoppointed!!!

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