Top 5 Beauty Tips for the New Year
The silly season can often lead to an over indulgence for many people as the food and drinks are flowing and are readily available. This, paired with an over exposure in the harsh summer sun can result in beauty disasters as you enter the New Year. But don’t worry they are no beauty woes that can’t be reversed – whether it be frying your delicate skin in the summer sun, skipping your skin care routine over the holidays or eating the last slice of Pavlova on Christmas day.
Here are the top 5 beauty tips and ways to fight the New Year beauty blues!
Issue no. 1 – You baked your skin a little too much in the summer sun
We have all done it! Christmas holidays are often a time of relaxing on the beach or pool for hours on end and as January continues we are likely to be making the most of the summer sun on the weekends but that does not have to mean causing permanent damage to your skin. Prevention is the key to protecting your skin from sun damage and our team recommends a high quality sunscreen which is one of the best anti-ageing tools obtainable. We have a wide variety of sun protection products in the clinic so why not come in and see us and save your skin the trauma next time!
Issue no. 2 – You have lost your glow over the holiday season
After the brief high from indulging in treats over Christmas and New Year it can be no surprise when you look in the mirror and feel guilty or appear as though you have lost your usual glow. It is true that making sure your skin has the right vitamins and minerals is huge factor in the quality of our skin especially as we age. So why not give back to your skin so you can feel confident when you look in the mirror. Beautiful skin benefits from the medical grade skin care ranges that we stock. If you really want to nourish your skin then ask for a free consultation to determine what products are suitable to you. We love medical grade Vitamin A, B and C products which pair beautifully with your skin care routine.
Issue no. 3 – Summer time has turned your hair into a frizzy mess
Summer often means hotter more humid air which can often wreak havoc on your hair. During summer vacation it is likely your hair has been wind blasted, sun scorched and exposed to salt water for days on end. To combat returning to work with frizzy and heat damage hair we recommend styling your hair with a ceramic blow-dryer with a diffuser for a fast, smooth result with a lower risk of damaging it from heat. There are many products to combine this routine with but if you feel your hair’s ends are feeling dry and dead try a coconut oil, egg yolk and olive oil hair mask. A tablespoon of each will do just leave it on as long as you can before rinsing. This mixture will not only help to restore moisture to your hair but makes an excellent all natural hair sunscreen. In addition the vitamins and essential fatty acids naturally found in these ingredients nourish the scalp and help to remove sebum build-up from hair follicles helping it grow faster and healthier.
Issue no. 4 – Dry skin or sun burnt parched lips
Unfortunately this is not just a winter issue, dry climates can cause your skin to shrivel and time outdoors can also lead to burning and cracking. Sadly we underestimate how much this can effect lips which are a delicate area of the skin. To combat this we recommend reaching for our summer range of Issada Mineral Glosses which serve to hydrate your parched lips and repair any damage that has been done by over exposure. Not only are they beneficial to restore your lips they look gorgeous too. Next time you are in pick one up – there are a huge range of colours to choose from!
Issue no. 5 – You ate too much over the Christmas break
It is difficult not to get stuck in the routine of eating whatever you want especially after spending weeks of doing just that! Believe it or not it is possible to survive the silly season relatively unscathed as long as you get right back into the swing on things in early January. Use the New Year to mix things up with your exercise regime and challenge your body in different ways. Try a different class, schedule a sunrise power walk each morning, climb a mountain, take the kids to the park, break up your beach time with a quick soft sand sprint session. Be creative so you don’t get bored with your exercise routine and don’t get a shock when you step on the scales later this year.