Your Christmas day skin prep routine, for glowing natural skin from the moment you wake up
Christmas day is this week ladies (how did that happen!), so we need to get our skin in gear for the big day. There’s nothing better than waking up on Christmas morning with glowing skin, all ready to open presents and drink Bucks Fizz as soon as your eyes open! Party season has also definitely arrived which means our skin might potentially be looking slightly worse for wear by now - those prosecco's can unfortunately start to show in the form of lines on the face. In order to wake up on Sunday feeling refreshed and awake, our founder Rosi has pulled together the ultimate skin prep routine to act as a gorgeous base under your makeup - however you want to do it. Whether you’re going makeup free and wearing PJs all day, or going full glam with a sequin number, you’ll want to have smooth, hydrated skin underneath.
Transformulas skincare creates a perfect canvas for makeup to glide onto, so follow Rosi’s tips as below for the ultimate, iconic, Christmas ready skin.
Step 1: FlawLess PhotoGlow SPF 30+ for moisture, antioxidants, and sun protection
The ultimate base and glow to hydrate the face, our FlawLess PhotoGlow SPF 30+ Broad Spectrum Anti-Ageing Crème is our skin saviour and protectant - a daily shield against free radicals, UVA and UVB Rays. This light and airy formula is a revolutionary, innovative creme - the only crème to utilise both SPF and Drone Technology on the market. The Drone Technology penetrates deep into the skin and targets the necessary skin cells. PhotoGlow also regenerates skin cells, regulates collagen synthesis, strengthens, and thickens the skin, evens skin tones and age spots. Absolutely perfect for the morning when you're looking for a light layer to protect and moisturise the skin, it contains multi-vitamins, anti-wrinkle properties and antioxidants, giving your skin instant luminosity and natural radiance. Apply a fine layer to clean dry skin, smoothing all over the face, neck and décolleté before applying any other products. For maximum skin protection use in the morning, and re-apply several times during the day, especially during sun exposure.
Step 2: Nourish the under eyes with FlawLess EyeWakeup
The light, gel-like EyeWakeup formula is perfect for our morning glow getters - a refreshing silky serum which hydrates and counteracts eye-bags and dark circles. EyeWakeup fights oedema-forming (water retention) and enhances skin elasticity, smooths, and decongests. The formula contains 5% Acmella Oleracea extract (plant), a myo relaxer that helps to block fine lines, smooths the skin, lessening shadows and lightening the surface. The serum is perfect to go on top of the FlawLess PhotoGlow to counteract any festive hangovers or lack of sleep - apply the formula under the eyes and around the brow area, targeting the area of concern. Apply to the entire area to be treated, dabbing over any fine lines around the eyes using your index finger, gently smooth or tap any excess serum around the eye area, taking care not to drag the delicate skin. My top secret tip is to keep it in the fridge for an instant cooling eye repair treatment to start Christmas morning.
Step 3: Lift the eye area with the iconic EyeLifting in a Tube
Once you’ve nourished the eye area with EyeWakeup, target the brow and eye area with the ultimate lift and sculpting pen - the EyeLifting in a Tube from our FaceFixers range. Sweep the pen under the eye, (from the inside closest to the nose) towards the outer corner of the eye, very gently tap in. Then sweep under the eyebrow, on and across the brow bone, out towards the temple. Leave to absorb for a few seconds (it will feel slightly sticky, but this disappears once fully absorbed). Using your index finger, gently tap in any excess across to the outer corner applying slight pressure, sweeping in an upwards and outwards lifting motion (for drainage). Sweeping once again applying slight pressure, hold the skin up under the arch of the brow for a few seconds then continue to sweep upwards and outwards – repeat if required. The result is the ultimate boost; crafting tired, heavy, hooded eyes and brows into elevated skin.
Step 4: Cover those dark circles with the FlawLess EyeRetouch Serum
Final step on the eye area is our genius 2 in 1 serum for the eyes which offers instant visible results that boost luminosity to the face. Profoundly nourishing with clinically proven de-ageing ingredients Eyeseryl® and Gatuline Expression to reduce dark circles, smooth fine lines and wrinkles, the click brush pen dispenses just the right amount and blends in quickly for a flawless finish, covering dark circles with a brightening glow in just seconds.
Step 5: Plump your pout for Christmas morning with Voluptuous LipVolume
Lastly, let’s head downwards to the lips - such an important area on Christmas day. You’ll be drinking, eating, singing and talking non-stop, so the mouth and lip area needs to be plump and rejuvenated! Voluptuous LipVolume is perfect for the impatient among us. If you're looking for an instant plumper which injects fullness into your pout, this pen will do that as soon as the formula is applied. The ingenious formulation contains Sodium Hyaluronate which swells when in contact with water, giving a long-term plumping effect. It also has anti-free radical action to protect lips from pollution. It is designed to be used on bare lips for best results, but can be also used on top of your lip colour after you’ve popped your makeup on as a boost. Apply slightly over your lip line, following the natural curve, then use all over the lip area. To maximise the effects, layer on several times. This helps boost the visual 3 dimensional effect, intensifying lip fullness. To maintain lip plumping results, use twice a day on bare lips as you party!
And there you have it, a full face of hydrating, plumping and lifting skincare to start your Christmas morning with confidence and glow. Have the best Christmas from all of us at Transformulas - we can’t wait to see your selfies by the Christmas tree!