A new year means a year of new opportunities, challenges, and ways in which we can feel and look better than ever. Especially after the excesses of Christmas and New Year’s Eve, looking after ourselves is very important – you’ve probably noticed a few extra dark circles around your eyes, a little dryness of the skin, all symptoms that seem to appear after the festive period! We’ve put together some of our favourite products from Littlewoods that are sure to help with combatting any winter skin problems so you can look super fresh for the coming year.
Our eyes can often be the parts of our face that suffer most from late nights and partying: dry, tired eyes and dark circles are very common after Christmas! Aside from getting some more sleep and drinking plenty of water, you can also brighten and care for your eyes in the new year with specially developed skincare products. The Gatineau Futur Plus Eye Concentrate 15ml is a great product for reducing under-eye puffiness, and a little goes a long way!
We also like the Garnier Nutrionist Caffeine Eye Roll-on, which is great for keeping in your handbag, and helps re-hydrate your eyes after a big night out. The moisturiser contains caffeine for a sparkling, fresh look as well as being particularly cooling for tired eyes. A great concealer is also essential for disguising dark circles, and the Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Ultra Lift and Firm Concealer in Fair is perfect: as well as giving fantastic coverage, it also refreshes eyes and minimises lines – what more could you need?
Another delicate area of our face when it comes to skincare is our lips. In winter, lips can become incredibly dry and chapped, especially with changes in indoor and outdoor temperature. Protect lips by moisturising thoroughly and using specialist lip products, like the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant Stick SPF 15, to condition and protect lips.
To plump up thinner lips for a perfect pout, try the Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Lip Moisture Cream SPF30 15ml, which enhances, moisturises and reduces the appearance of fine lines on lips. The high SPF factor on these products is very important – skin is still affected by the sun’s rays, even in winter.
Making sure you look after your skin in winter will ensure you look radiant even after a season of parties, so invest in some high quality products like Elizabeth Arden Good Morning Skin Serum to refresh and brighten your skin before using an intensive moisturiser, like the Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream Daily Moisturiser SPF 15, that hydrates and protects the skin. Wearing lots of makeup over Christmas and New Year can also have negative effects on our skin, so swap your usual products for something lighter, like the Gatineau Lift Care Foundation – Very Light 30ml that relaxes tension in the skin that causes fine lines.
Above all, make sure you get some well-deserved rest after all that hard work over Christmas and New Year – look after yourself and your skin will follow suit!