The New Year may usher in a time for beauty resolutions, but before putting them into action, it's probably a good idea to start with righting the wrongs from the parties and the countdown bash.
Facial treatment at Lancome Beauty Institute (beauty treatment programme priced from 1,100 to 4,800 baht).
Partying all night is never good for the skin, never mind the consumption of alcohol and being in an environment filled with smoke. The faster you treat your skin, the better, so there's no better thing to do on New Year's morning (or afternoon, if you got home at dawn) than treating your skin with some special pampering to make sure you don't turn up at work tomorrow looking like you've run a marathon across the Sahara desert.
From a simple facial spritz to a treatment programme, here are some tips to revive your post-countdown, party-ridden complexion.
Overnight leave-on masks can help the skin wake up rehydrated and ready to face the new day (in this case, the new year). Sleeping beauties can't doze off without layering Laneige Water Sleeping Pack EX with hydrating beta-glucan, brightening hunza apricot extract and Sleepscent _ an aromatherapy with natural scents to help the skin relax.
SKIN PICK-ME-UP SPRITZ
To quickly recover from a dehydrating hangover, try a generous spritz of Vichy Thermal Water, naturally rich with 15 minerals and antioxidants that help counteract environmental aggression. Moreover, this mineral water has been clinically proven to sooth and fortify the skin.
Another energising option is H2O Plus Oasis Mist with natural vitamins and minerals as well as marine botanicals and Sea Mineral Complex for instant hydration and antioxidant protection. Spray as needed to replenish moisture or re-set make-up.
On The Peak Brightening Mask soaked with Ipsa's beauty essence provides a 10-minute treatment to improve the skin's resilience and translucency.
Aviance recommends five consecutive days of treatment with Dermaceutical EX Advanced Brightening Bio-Cellulose Mask, which has technology that allows it to better cling on to the skin and deliver the Hydro-Luminous Complex with natural plant extracts.
EYES WIDE OPEN
No matter how much pampering you give your face, it would be no good to turn up for a new year at work with a glowing face and panda eyes. SK-II Signs Eye Mask is a solution for the delicate under-eye area which quickly shows signs of wear or dark circles if you're sleep-deprived through partying and exhaustion. Packed with SK-II's signature ingredient Pitera and Eye Stress Eraser Complex, the mask quickly revitalises and brightens the eyes.
WHEN HOME REMEDY IS NOT ENOUGH
If you have tormented your skin so much you think even the best face mask in the world will be no use, getting help from professionals might be a good idea. You get your skin treated where it needs, and the relaxing experience of a facial treatment will lull you to a sound sleep for an hour or two. Check out the Lancome Beauty Institute (Central Chidlom and Robinson Airport Plaza Chiang Mai), where you can choose from dozens of face and body treatments that can restore your complexion to its full glory.
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Writer: Kanokporn Chanasongkram & Samila Wenin