Lockdown is over and the weather is warming up. This upcoming holiday and party season will be extra special as we get the chance to catch up with colleagues, friends and family, we probably have missed greatly over the past year or so.
When this busy time approaches, we tend to focus on what great outfits we will wear or if we have a cute, but big enough bag to fit that extra pair of comfy shoes in. However, it’s really important not to let your skincare fall over during this period so you can turn up to those events with fresh, glowing skin.
To make this party season skincare upkeep as simple as possible, we’ve pulled together our top 5 products that you will need for fresh, glowing skin. Take a look and don’t forget to ‘add to cart’ during your holiday shopping.
Cleansing is so important during the festive season and is great to have as a part of your routine. Getting rid of makeup, sunscreen, dirt and grime after your fun-filled dinner or family picnic will ensure you have a clean surface to pop on those serums and moisturisers to treat your skin for concerns. Also cleansing in the morning will create a fresh surface for makeup application for the day to come. Aspect Purastat 5 Cleanser is a great daily exfoliating cleanser, that is gentle enough to not strip the skin of any moisture but will give you a thorough clean to remove all the impurities from the day or night.
Keep the rest of your body revitalised from rough, dry or bumpy skin, often experienced when using some of the party-season faves like fake tans, sunscreen or body creams. This 3-step exfoliating kit from Medik8 contains both AHAs and BHAs and will provide you with a gentle, yet powerful exfoliation to smooth your skin, reduce skin bumps, target ingrown hairs and uneven fake tan marks. The kit includes the Smooth Body Scrub which uses chemical and mechanical exfoliants to smooth the appearance skin and is infused with nourishing moringa butter to glide across the body with ease to reveal visibility renewed skin that is soft to touch.
The Smooth Body Mitt allows for gentle, targeted exfoliation of rough, bumpy skin and can help buff away blocked hair follicles which cause ingrown hairs. Also perfect for removing that last bit of fake tan.
Finally, the lightweight, fast absorbing Smooth Body Lotion contains lactic acid, salicylic acid and urea to gently resurface the skin and provides nourishment thanks for the infusion of complex moringa butter and squalene. Soft and smooth skin – here we come!
Our new favourite sheet mask will keep your skin hydrated and ready for any event, with its vitamins, minerals, botanical actives and hyaluronic acid to deliver intense hydration for dewy, glowing skin. Available in a pack of 5, the Aspect Intense Hydration Sheet Masks will deeply moisturise to instantly smooth and replenish dry, dehydrated skin. Copper PCA and Chamomile extract helps to calm and soothe the skin too. Made with a soft, eco-friendly bamboo and cellulose sheet that conforms to your face and eyes for maximum coverage, this product really is the perfect party prep mask.
If there’s one thing you don’t want to forget during summer, day-time events in Australia, it’s sunscreen. Ensuring you have sun protection when you’re out and about will mean, you’re less likely to endure those painful sunburns as well as reducing your risk of skin cancer – win win! Aspect Sun Hydrating Face is SPF 50+, which is a very high level of protection plus it includes antioxidants to deliver ultimate nourishment for skin in need of more support against the aging and damaging effects of UV exposure. It’s a great primer underneath makeup with the smoothing effects of silica and is 4-hour water resistant if your event is pool or beach side.
Quick tip – reapply every 2 hours if you are in direct sunlight to ensure ultimate protection.
One area you shouldn’t dismiss is your lips. Ensuring your lips are hydrated, protected and primed for that lip colour is essential for being party prepped. ASAP Hydrating Lip Balm will intensely hydrate, protect and smooth lips with SPF15 sunscreen, Niacinamide to deeply moisturise and smooth and Alpine Rose to help reduce cold sore occurrence. This lip balm also works well with lip colour or on its own and is a must-have in the handbag.