Nichola Joss reveals why you should start prepping your skin for festive parties now
-Oct 17, Jenny Paul, Beauty -
It might be too early to start thinking about Christmas, but it’s time to start prepping your skin for festive parties. We take a look at how to ensure that you’re looking and feeling as sparkly and fresh as a glass of festive fizz.
Whether you’re going to be throwing your own party this year, or will be a guest at a festive get together, there are several simple skincare steps that you can take to ensure that you’re looking your best and are ready to sparkle on the big day.
We sat down and spoke to none other than A-list facialist Nichola Joss, who tends to some of the most famous faces in the world.
Here, she shares her simple tips for picture-perfect party skin.
What should we do to prep our skin a month before an event?
A month before the party look at daily and nightly massage, cleansing in the morning, toning and applying a facial exfoliating liquid to brighten.
Stay away from retinols at this point as they may make skin hypersensitive. Oils are amazing for addressing hydration and also re-balancing the skin’s pH levels – adding vitality, bounce and health to the skin.
Apply an oil in the evening and spend five minutes massaging into the skin using sweeping strokes starting from the centre of the face working outwards and upwards.
Address any tension points along the jawline, cheekbones and eye contour area.
What should people do to prep their skin a week before their party?
As above, but make sure you avoid retinols, peels, dermabrasion, lasers, steam and hot environments.
Eating a healthy, mostly plant-based diet and taking regular skin supplements like Lumity will keep you looking good from the inside and your skin will thank you for it.
Is your signature facial massage a good fit to have before a big event?
It is perfect just before a big event as it will help with lymphatic drainage, making skin less puffy. It accentuates your facial contours and lifts and tones facial muscles. This relieves any tension in the face that may have built up before the big day.
What does the facial massage involve and why does it work?
It immediately helps to drain toxins, fluids and puffiness. And, facial massage removes tension, stress and heaviness.
This improves muscle tone, strength and vitality adding youth and bounce whilst adding glow and radiance to the skin tissue.
This in turn helps to improve tone and texture as well as refining pores, clearing congestion and deeply cleansing akin.
How does Lumity Skin Nutrients Facial Oil complement a facial massage?
Lumity Skin Nutrients Facial Oil goes well with facial massage because of its 32 ingredients that are cleverly blended to balance the skin, you will see an immediate glow after just one usage.
Using an oil will encourage you to massage your skin.
Lumity Skin Nutrients Facial Oil glides over your skin while you perform your facial massage, it gradually absorbs so your skin feels hydrated and looks radiant. Because it absorbs so well, even though you are using an oil, your skin is never greasy.
Try out Nichola’s bespoke morning and night massage yourself at home by watching her how to video tutorials below!