6 Products To Solve Your Post-Christmas Skin Issues, From Hangover Face To Sugar-Stressed Skin

We've rounded up a few hero products help you save your face from the festive season's overindulgence... of all kinds.

It may well be the most wonderful time of the year, but the same isn't necessarily true for our skin.

Rather, unfortunately, come this time of year, there are a lot of factors that come to play in the quest for good skin, from diet and proper sleep to skincare, but many of our healthier habits tend to go out of the window. 

That's why the post-Christmas rush calls for SOS skincare.

When a couple of glasses of red or platters of cheese too many has our skin looking dull, it's time to call in the big guns. 

If you're keen to mitigate the effects of a healthy thirst for wine and less-than-healthy diet —because we're all human and life's too short to not eat and drink all of the festive treats for the next few weeks — then keep reading.

We've rounded up six hero products to have on hand over the course of the festive frivolities, whether you're for a quick fix for the visible effects of a late-night or need to soothe your skin after an outdoor adventure in the cold.  

Scroll on for our edit of festive skin-saving products... 

Hangover Face, Begone 

Packed full of PHAs, similar-ish to exfoliating AHAs, just a little "plumper", this one-step,  massage-activated mask helps to even out the skin's tone and texture, revealing flawless, illuminated skin in a flash.

Perfect for that January rebirth. 

PHAT Glow Facial, €46.75, Ole Henriksen - SHOP 

The Cure For Parched Radiator Skin 

This clever cream, formulated with a rich concentration of essential lipids (2% pure ceramides, 4% natural cholesterol and 2% fatty acids), works to restore skin's natural moisture barrier and lock in hydration, meaning less TEWL (transepidermal water loss) even if extra-cosy is the constant temperature at which you're existing. 

Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2, €151.45, SkinCeuticals – SHOP

The Diet Support

Made from a cocktail of oils that are rich in omegas 3, 6 and 9, as well as a potent dose of antioxidants, this oil will feed your skin when your diet isn't up to scratch.

Superfood Facial Oil, €63, Elemis – SHOP 

The Beauty Sleep Supplement 

Like a tall, refreshing juice drink for your skin, slather this on after a late night and the next morning, no one will be any the wiser. In fact, judging by your plump, dewy, bright complexion, they'll be convinced you got some extra beauty sleep. 

VITAL C Hydrating Overnight Masque, €62, IMAGE Skincare – SHOP 

The Body Booster

It's not just the skin on our faces that suffers when we're overindulging, so spare a thought for partied-out limbs too. (Really) treat your body this Christmas and layer on Augustinus Bader's much-hyped and high-tech Body Cream – which has 30 years of research and innovation behind it.

Cellular Renewal Body CreamWith TFC8®, €145, Augustinus Bader – SHOP 

The Balancing Act 

Despite what skincare marketing might have you believing, toxins cannot be purged via your pores, so while you should look to ignore any products plastered with detoxing claims, it is important to keep an eye out for oil-balancing ingredients, like salicylic acid if clogged pores are something you suffer from. 

2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant, €32, Paula's Choice – SHOP 

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