Time to glow on a beauty detox; kick-start the New Year with a face and body overhaul...
Alcohol and too many festive seconds can leave your skin looking dull and feeling dry. Stimulate blood circulation by including dry body-brushing in your daily regime. Invest in a good body brush and use it on dry skin before your morning shower, starting at the ankles and working in upwards movements towards the heart. Try the Elle Macpherson Rotating Dry Body Brush, £39.99 at Boots.
Don’t forget your hands... They are a dead giveaway of your age. After all that washing up, treat them to a little pampering. Dr.Ceuticals Hand De-Age Cream SPF15, £9.99 (Boots) is a smooth, easily absorbed cream which doesn’t leave any gloopy residue and helps to fade age spots. Then spruce up your nails with Beauty UK’s new Mini Manicure Nail Kit. For just £2.99 at Superdrug, you get a travel-sized nail file, two foam pads for separating toes while you apply polish, a cuticle stick, and a nail polish.
It’s not just our bodies which need a swift detox. All that curling, straightening and styling during the Christmas party season may have left your hair feeling dry and full of product build-up. Give tresses the ultimate detox with Naked Detox 2 in 1 Shampoo & Conditioner (£4.07, Boots). Infused with peppermint and sorrel leaf, this clever clogs shampoo and conditioner helps to deep-cleanse and moisturise. Naked products are made with naturally-derived ingredients without sulphates, parabens or petrochemicals.
Seek out a killer clarifying cleanser that purifies the skin and gently exfoliates. Soap & Glory’s Face Soap and Clarity 3-in-1 Daily Detox Vitamin C Facial Wash, £8 (Boots) should give a pore-deep cleanse. or try French brand La Roche-Posay’s Effaclar Clarifying Lotion, £11 (Boots).
Supplements can help improve skin purity & balance oily skin. Functionalab’s Pure Complexion Beauty Dose, £36 at Boots, contains a milk protein complex which helps balance oily skin and contributes to skin purity. Antioxidant properties of beta carotene protect skin against free radical damage and maintain overall skin health. Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation and helps maintain healthy and elastic skin.