The end of year party season has drawn to a close and the festivities have begun to wind down as the new year begins. Although you’ve probably had a great time you’re appearance has suffered from a battering of late nights, too much alcohol, and one too many late night kebabs.
My appearance is certainly not exempt, having worked in a bar for the better part of a decade. Not willing to let your appearance suffer from a rambunctious lifestyle we’ve resolved to hit the department stores and put together an arsenal of skincare to aid the recovery process so the party never has to end.
Step 1: Face Wash – Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash
The first step in any skincare routine is an effective face wash. For the purposes of recovery I recommend Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash. This product contains caffeine so it’s perfect to reinvigorate the skin and refresh a dull and tired looking appearance while removing dirt and impurities. After using the face wash your skin will feel cool and refreshed, even better it won’t feel tight or dry, a problem people find with other face washes.
Step 2: Facial Scrub – Clinique Face Scrub For Men
Now that the surface is clean its time for the big guns to remove the built up dirt, oil and dead skin. Clinique Face Scrub For Men is the ideal product to really strip away all the nasties that build up over time. When it comes to face scrubs I believe the rougher the scrubbing granules the better and this product has that in spades. The scrub is coarse but it doesn’t irritate the skin or leave the face feeling raw. It does however do an amazing job of leaving the skin feeling refreshed and healthy with a deep clean. Apply to a wet face, rub in gently and leave for a minute before washing off.
Step 3: Moisturise – Lab Series Age Rescue Face Lotion
The skin is now thoroughly clean and all the damaging impurities have been removed so its time for moisturisers. we’ve experimented with a few moisturisers and found two to have amazing results. Firstly Lab Series Age Rescue Face Lotion which is like an energy drink for the face, not only because it’s enriched with ginseng, but because within minutes skin goes from dull, droopy and tired to alive, bright and fresh. The lotion is lightweight and absorbs easily into the skin.
And… Kiehl’s Facial Fuel
You couldn’t go past moisturisers without talking about Kiehl’s Facial Fuel. I have been using this product for a number of years and have been pleased with the results. The formula not only awakens dull and tired looking skin but also protects from environmental hazards to keep the skin looking its best throughout the day. I also found this product added more moisture and softness to the skin when compared to the Lab Series Age Rescue Face Lotion.
Step 4: Eye Treatment – Lab Series Max LS Instant Eye Lift
Finally if you’re feeling and looking tired and run down your eyes will give it away more than anything else so it’s important to treat this area effectively. I’ve always been somewhat skeptical when it comes to eye treatments, having had little success with such products in the past. However, Lab Series Max LS Instant Eye Lift is the product you’ve been waiting for. This product isn’t lying when it says ‘instant’, only a few seconds after applying I noticed the skin under my eyes considerably less puffy and dark circles decreased. Dab a small amount under the eyes and rub upwards for best results.
If recovery is top of your agenda then these products will definitely help. Not only will you repair the damage suffered from one too many but this routine and these products can be used daily to ensure you’re looking your best throughout 2014. Feel confident in your ability to kick on until last call and still look as if you got your full eight hours the next day.