How to fix post-Christmas skin

How to fix post-Christmas skin


I hope you had the most wonderful time welcoming 2022 whether you were partying until the early hours or tucked up by 10 like me!

It's very common at this time of year for your skin to feel completely parched, lacklustre and even a bit spotty. The overindulgence and lack of routine catches up with our whole body eventually and sometimes we need a gentle nudge in the right direction to get things back on track…so here I am 😉

Here’s how to detox your skin and restore your glow – fast!

Feed your skin from the inside out…

I know it’s a cliché but, with good reason. The excess alcohol, sugar and dairy produce of the festive season all cause inflammation within your body. This doesn’t just lead to increased redness, breakouts and a dull complexion but also spikes our stress hormones too, which can cause digestive issues and the dreaded brain fog.

I don’t need to say too much about the solution on this one. We’re all fully aware that it involves natural whole foods, plenty of greens and more water than wine 😉

Your skin will thank you instantly for the antioxidant hit.

How to fix post-christmas skin - advice from Amy Frith who is a Skin Expert and owner of BASE SKNCARE

Get your beauty sleep…

If you’re anything like me, you’ll know it’s oh so tempting to catch-up on another missed Christmas special rather than getting some much-needed shut eye. But sleep is nature’s best medicine for our mind, body and you guessed it, our skin.

When we sleep our skin jumps into regeneration mode and replaces damaged, dead cells with fresh, healthy, new ones. Sleep also increases blood flow which accelerates our collagen and elastin production. These are the fibres that are responsible for keeping our skin firm, lifted and youthful.

You know the drill here too. Aim for 8 hours sleep each night and the well-rested radiance will be written all over your face. You’ll feel like a new woman too.

Jump back into your routine…

If the festive season had your skincare routines in a tizz, you’re not alone. My inbox was like a little confessional. It can be so difficult to stay consistent when you’ve got family staying, you’re travelling around or you’ve just had one too many and can’t tell the difference between serums and shots.

Everything you need to restore balance, hydration, radiance and even tackle blemishes, is in your Proactive Age Kit though. Get it all back out, set it next to your ‘Skinstructions’ and dedicate 5 minutes each morning and evening to your skin. It’s a true act of self-care and will undo all the damage of the past few weeks.

How to fix post-christmas skin - advice from Amy Frith who is a Skin Expert and owner of BASE SKNCARE

I’m also sharing my ’31 Days of Skincare’ over on Instagram stories. Each day for the entirety of January I’ll be showing you my top tips for achieving your best skin ever this year and it’s all super easy advice that effortlessly slots into everyday life.

I hope to see you there and that this year brings you health, happiness and of course…beautiful, glowing skin 🥰

Amy x

Amy x

Amy is a qualified skin expert and founder of BASE. When she’s not writing about skincare, you’ll find her applying it, developing it or daydreaming about it instead!