The festive season is our favourite time of the year, but it can also lead to some over-indulging in certain foods & drinks (guilty!) Sometimes a bit of a detox is needed to reset our inner health and our skin health, ready for the year ahead.
Here are our top 5 tips to ditch that holiday hangover -
Hydrate. Okay, I know this one seems obvious, but are we really drinking enough? The average person is supposed to drink an average of 2 litres per day, which can seem a bit daunting! If you struggle to drink enough water why not try adding a Beauty Chef elixir to supercharge your water (Plus they taste amazing too!) Our top pick for Summer? The Beauty Chef Hydration Inner Beauty Boost.
Cleanse from within. Don’t worry, we aren’t going to suggest giving up food for a week long juice cleanse (unless you want to!) But a gentle cleanse to aid the digestive system and support the gut can do wonders for your skin. The Beauty Chef Cleanse is Designed to support your body’s natural detoxification for clear, smooth skin, balance gut health and promote radiance. This alkalising super-greens supplement is rich in digestive enzymes, prebiotics and probiotics, ideal for helping to ease congestion and combatting sluggishness after times of excess.
Use an at-home facial tool. By kick-starting the lymphatic system, a Gua Sha stone or roller helps to drain excess fluid, reduce puffiness and shift unwanted toxins out of the skin for a brighter, smoother complexion. This ritual also aids in the absorption of your serums, meaning you will be getting the most out of those skin loving ingredients. Shop our Skintopia facial tools here.
Prioritise sleep. I know I know, another obvious one. After what has been a stressful year for many, coupled with the end of year events, late nights and festivities it is important to give ourselves the chance to rest and reset before we head into the new year. While we sleep, the skin goes into repair mode. It works to repair and renew skin cells and increases cell turnover and collagen + Hyaluronic acid production. These are the functions that keep our skin looking plump, fresh, glowy and hydrated. If we compromise how much sleep we are getting every night (the optimal amount for adults is 7-9 hours per night), we are decreasing the skins ability to function, and increasing our chances of premature ageing. Find it hard to fall asleep and stay asleep? You’re not alone. NZ soil lacks magnesium, meaning most NZer’s are deficient in this essential nutrient. Be Pure’s Magnesium Restore supports a good night's sleep, energy production, a calm mood, and muscle relaxation and restoration.
Have a professional skin treatment. Nothing replaces a professional treatment! Our skin therapists combine professional serums with the most advanced technology along with extensive knowledge of the skin to give a completely bespoke treatment designed for you, giving you healthy glowing skin before you step into the busy beginning of the new year. Head here to check out our treatment menu.