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Healthy Skin this Christmas

As the festive season kicks in we have the perfect excuse to celebrate!  This often includes over-indulging with alcohol, an unhealthy diet, and late nights as well as experimenting with bold make-up.    All of this puts the skin through its paces and eventually leave it looking dull and tired and incredibly dehydrated.
You can still ensure your skin sparkles this season by adopting a few simple rules to your skincare regime.
Step 1 – “Cleanse, Cleanse!”

It might sound tedious but the skin cannot function properly during the day or night if it is waterlogged with make-up, dirt and toxins.  By performing two consecutive ‘facial cleanses’ the skin surface is left squeaky clean and dead skin cells are effectively removed leaving a smooth, healthier luminous skin whilst the inside of pores are stripped of impurities and toxins. Any products applied after cleansing will work 3 times more effectively too.
Try the Gentle Silk Cleansing Collection which is suitable for all skin types and will effectively remove all traces of make-up and dirt whilst leaving skin perfectly conditioned.

Step 2 – Ten-minute Treat
The skin becomes so parched during the festive season – cold weather, central heating and poor diet leaves skin crispy and gasping. This will increase the visibility of wrinkles and slackened skin, and result in a dull , tired complexion. But it's ok! An overnight treatment mask takes no additional time whatsoever, and can be left to work its magic all night, so you wake up with fresh, hydrated glowing skin - ready for another day. 

Our AquaMemory™ High Hydration Cream Mask is a salon grade formula offering immediate relief to thirsty skin and has been designed to plump out lines and wrinkles – it can even be applied directly to lips. Apply after cleansing in a thin layer and leave over night. 
 Step 3 – Day Cream – Hydration is key
As explained above, one of the biggest culprits for visible ageing of the skin is a lack of hydration - especially around the eyes because the skin there is the thinnest and most delicate. If you don't have much time, and let's be honest it's difficult at Christmas time, the most important things to stay on top of are cleansing and moisturising.  

For this reason I've selected the AquaMemory™ Collection as your perfect Christmas companion - it comes in a lovely travel size bag, so it's nice and easy if you're visiting family elsewhere, and it contains the Aquamemory Moisture Replenish Cream, Hydration Mask, and the Eye Roll on. One great tip is to keep your Eye Roll on in the fridge - I have to admit the cooling, brightening sensation on the eyes has got me through the day a number of times, and even tricked people in to asking why I look so fresh-faced! All in all this hydrating collection promises to keep skin glowing this winter season, plumping lines and wrinkles, and reducing the visible signs of fatigue.

Please feel free to get in touch with any skincare questions - info@gatineau.co.uk - and I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

L x



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