Once the Christmas cheer wears off, our sights are set for another holiday: the New Year. It’s the time to reflect on the past year, set our resolutions, and start anew. And it’s one of our favourite holidays because it’s full of hope, excitement, and joy.

However, there’s another big celebration before the buzz of the new year begins – New Year’s Eve. And since Christmas and New Year only have a little wiggle room for skin prep, you’ve got to act fast. Below, we’ve scoured the best skin care tips to bring you dewy holiday skin before the countdown begins. Tick Tock!

Mask up. 

When it comes to beauty under a time crunch, face masks get the memo. They are fantastic add-ons to any skincare routine as they target specific skin issues like magic. What’s more, they also add a relaxing, spa-like experience at home! They’re effective for hydrating skin, reducing excess oil, and minimising pores. Plus, they are occlusive, which means they lock in moisture into your skin and make it look softer and smoother. It’s best to use face masks at the end of your routine as they will lock in all the ingredients. This will also prevent dirt and bacteria from getting into the mask and your skin.

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Drink lots of H2O.

Drinking lots of water before your New Year’s Eve party will help keep your skin hydrated and glowing. It also enhances your skin elasticity, which can make you look more youthful in the long run. Water helps flush out the toxins in your body that may cause your skin to look dull. But this is not just for your skin. Hydrating yourself will also save you from harrowing hangovers, especially with all the drinks being. poured at the party!

Get quality sleep.

Parties will keep you up all night, and you certainly don’t want to come with dark, puffy under-eyes. Lack of sleep also affects your energy and mood, keeping you from enjoying the festivities to the fullest. Stick to your regular sleeping schedule and ensure you get at least seven hours of uninterrupted sleep. This will make your skin look healthier and more glowing. Putting green tea bags or cucumber slices on your eye area brightens your eyes instantly.

Exfoliate your skin.

Exfoliating your skin removes dead skin cells that make your skin look rough, dry, and dull. It also clears your pores and improves your complexion. Use physical scrubs such as a sugar scrub or ground coffee to help slough off those dead skin cells. You may also opt for AHAs, such as glycolic acid, as they penetrate your skin deeper and provide long-lasting benefits. And while you’re at it, give your whole body a good exfoliation session, too! 

A hydrating face mist works wonders.

Work smarter, not harder – bring a hydrating face mist on the day of your New Year’s Eve party! This sets your makeup perfectly (especially if you need a retouch) and gives you an instant dewy glow. Face mists deliver instant hydration to your skin and quench its thirst on a topical level. They also contain skin-boosting ingredients that can help with acne, dryness, and irritation. And the best part? Face mists can fit into your bag, making them the perfect plus-one for any party!

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