Top health, beauty & skincare tips for the Christmas party season

Written by Angela, 9th December 2019

Whether it’s your work’s Christmas party or a festive evening with friends, there are often so many things to look forward to in December. After all, ‘tis the season to be jolly. And, it’s often a time when many of us come together to celebrate the year during a special event. Think ambient bars, upmarket restaurants and exciting party venues. Getting ready for festive events can be so much fun! However, sometimes it can leave you feeling stressed. There’s so much to do! So much to think about. Where do you start?

That’s why this month at Sensoria we are sharing our festive health, beauty & skincare preparation tips – so you can easily look and feel great this Christmastime.

Think skin care first

When you care for your skin, the rest of your health & beauty regime comes a lot more naturally. Think of it as an essential step – before even considering products like makeup.

During the festive season, as busy as you may be, maintaining a skincare regime will help you achieve a natural and healthy glow – even during darker, wintry months.

Exfoliate, hydrate & prime

At this time of year, we often recommend exfoliating, hydrating and priming. As the weather cools down, our skin can be prone to dryness. And although it can be tempting to lather on thicker creams, you should focus on removing the barrier of dead skin cells. This can help reveal brighter & healthier skin and further helps your skin to absorb topical hydration products.

At Sensoria, we love Dermalogica’s Rapid Reveal Peel kit – a homecare skin kit that chemically exfoliates your skin. It’s clinically proven to enhance radiance and visibly reduce fine lines, making it a great choice for maintaining healthy skin during the winter months.

To learn more about improving your skin this autumn read our blog post: 7-step routine to improve your skin texture this autumn.

Have a prescriptive facial

We put our skin through a lot during the festive period. Over-indulgence, too much sugar, excessive alcohol and stress caused by pre-Christmas panic can really affect the health of our skin.

To soothe and calm your skin, you could schedule some dedicated skin care this festive season. At Sensoria, we now have three fully-qualified Dermalogica Experts who can treat your individual skin care concerns – and help you achieve a healthy glow for Christmas.

All our facials start with complimentary Face Mapping®, where our Dermalogica Experts will reveal your true skin type and any possible underlying causes of skin conditions you might have – such as breakout activity, dehydration, sensitivity and/or uneven skin tone. These insights drive our treatments and mean we can recommend an ongoing Skin Fitness Plan for you – especially during a time of year that can be harsh on your skin.

Take time for yourself

What’s more, it’s important to take some time to focus on yourself – your own health and your own wellbeing in the midst of festive mania. Escaping to our salon can be a great way to do this.

We are currently offering a Beautifully Festive Package for ultimate self-care, relaxation and rejuvenation during the Christmas period. It includes the Dermalogica Pro Glow 30 Facial, which focuses on exfoliation and hydration.

Then, you’ll be treated to a gel manicure and brow shape. All for £65. Available throughout December with our Therapist, Charlotte.

Stay hydrated

Although it might sound obvious, one of our favourite tips for over the festive season is to drink plenty of water.

Often the festive season is full of fabulous events – which means more alcohol than usual. However, alcohol is a diuretic and the dehydration it causes can be seen in your skin.

Try to drink water in between alcoholic beverages and make sure your last drink at the end of a festive evening is a big glass of water. Your skin will thank you for it in the morning.

Skin care – not just for your face

Usually, when we talk about skin care many of us think about the face and neck area. However, your skin is your largest organ in your body – and you need to take care of it all.

This becomes even truer during winter, as many of us hide under thick jumpers, coats, tights and winter boots. We tend to neglect our body’s skin because quite honestly, we don’t see it nearly as much when compared to the warmer months.

However, the festive season is also known as the party season! And, with this comes elegant ensembles, sequined dresses, glamorous outfits – and, inevitably more skin on show. Sometimes this can feel alarming! How will your skin look after hiding under your favourite warm winter knits all season?

Dermalogica Body Collection

At Sensoria, we have recently introduced Dermalogica’s new mindful body care collection for healthy skin- all over.

From Conditioning Soap-free Body Wash that cleanses and moisturises to Thermafoliant Dual-Action Body Scrub that contains Indian Bamboo Stem that physically exfoliates to refine skin texture and brighten tone, these products have been created with the same results-driven and scientific approach as all Dermalogica products.

That’s why it’s a brand we trust and strongly recommend to any of our clients who want to guarantee healthier skin this festive season.

If you’d like to try Dermalogica’s Body Collection, you can do so up until 13th December by booking an Absolute Autumn Package.

Purifying Back Treatment

For those harder to reach areas, such as your back, we recommend our Purifying Back Treatment.

Our therapists will buff, scrub, exfoliate, massage and hydrate your back to improve skin condition and texture. In fact, it’s simply like a facial for your back, so you can confidently wear a backless evening dress – for the ultimate glamorous party look this Christmas.

Health & beauty treatments that make a big difference

It can be easy to underestimate the benefits of health, beauty & skin care treatments – especially those simpler treatments like a manicure or an eyebrow wax. However, these treatments help you feel maintained, groomed and overall more confident about yourself.

Festive manicures

Take for example a manicure.

Whether it’s a sit-down festive lunch with friends or drinks and canapés with work colleagues, your hands will be on show. Having a beautiful and immaculate manicure can make you feel truly great – and confident – during these social events. It’s a small thing but can make a big difference.

At Sensoria, you have a couple of options. You could opt for a gel manicure – the high gloss finish is guaranteed for up to 2 weeks, which can save you a lot of time maintaining traditionally varnished nails.

However, a professional manicure with varnish is also a great option if you can’t get back to the salon for gel removal. Even our traditional varnish has a super-hard top coat, so they’re highly resistant to chipping  compared to your everyday varnish.

Sunless tan

Also, opting for a spray tan over the festive period can certainly give you a boost.

Much like we discussed hiding your skin under thick knitwear, sometimes we can feel rather pale and pasty during the winter months. Although for some of us, this may suit our look, for others we can feel washed out.

A spray tan is a wonderful way to enjoy a natural, healthy-looking glow – perfect for a special event like a work’s Christmas party.

On-trend brows

Another classic beauty treatment not to be overlooked is a brow treatment.

For a while now, brows have been very on-trend for all ages – and with good reason. Brow treatments can enhance your eyes, frame your face and compliment your overall style.

Our Therapists can offer a range of brows treatments – from a simple eyebrow tidy, waxes and tints to in-depth HD Brows, helping you achieve your ideal brow look in seven bespoke steps.

Be organised

Finally, on a very practical note, we always advise our clients to be as organised as possible when it comes to health, beauty and skin care over Christmas.

Undeniably, it’s a special time of year for many and it’s only natural that you want to look – and feel – your very best. That’s why we urge clients to book early to avoid disappointment. We really don’t want to let anyone down by having no space left.

You can book during your November visit. Or, to be really sure, contact us via email, telephone or Facebook. And, you can easily book online – you can easily view availability and pick a time and date that suits you.

Remember December is a short month. We have all our regular booking, lots of extra festive bookings and we are closed for a few days over Christmas too – so it’s even more important to get any treatments confirmed in advance.

Most importantly at Christmas…

Enjoy! At Sensoria, we are really passionate about helping our clients achieve healthy, happy and well-balanced lives. Our salon is here to enhance your wellbeing – and give you the care, space and rejuvenating treatments you deserve.

At Christmas, life can be hectic. And, not every moment is enjoyable for everyone. So, above all we want to wish you a healthy and happy festive period – and to let you know we are here to take care of you, when you need it.

For more information about any of our festive health, beauty & skin care treatments, get in touch with us today.

Originally published December 9, 2019 08:46am, updated January 15, 2024

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