With party season fast approaching, it’s time to up your skincare game.
Not only will you want a flawless base on which to create party-appropriate looks, you’ll need your skin to be at its most resilient to withstand all that the festivities have to offer. And thanks to Alpha-H – we have a whole host of gentle yet effective products to tackle even the trickiest of skin types, helping to reduce redness, even out skin-tone and deliver a gorgeous glow.
As we all know, a good cleanser is the cornerstone of a successful skincare routine – washing away makeup and excess sebum, minimising pores, soothing irritation and helping to balance the skin. And cleansers don’t come much better than Alpha-H’s Triple Action Cleanser. The detergent-free formula boasts a super light, emollient texture that makes DIY massage a breeze, guaranteeing scrubbed-clean, freshly toned and de-puffed skin thanks to boosted circulation.
Pre-event, plump for an extra deep cleanse and an ultra smoothed complexion using the Micro Cleanse which combines dual-action exfoliation (both chemical and physical) to gently polish skin without stripping moisture. Follow with a decongesting mask – smoothed over skin and left to work its magic – a couple of hours before makeup application. Rich in soothing aloe vera and skin-plumping Vitamin A, the Balancing & Pore Refining Mask draws out impurities whist the softening Jojoba oil improves skin’s texture and ensures that the clay base doesn’t cause any dryness or irritation.
The trouble with party season is that it falls just when winter has your skin firmly in its grasp – threatening dryness and flakes, fast-flaring redness and a tendency for skin woes to become exacerbated. Never fear, because Alpha-H’s cult beauty buy, Liquid Gold – so dubbed for its revolutionary ability to brighten skin and refine surface texture in just one use – boasts 5% glycolic acid to gently sweep away dead skin cells, reduce dryness and over time, lessen pigmentation and scarring. Packed with active ingredients, at their most potent, we’d suggest trialling this treatment well before any occasion to allow skin time to adapt to its strength. But once well-tested, happily daub over skin the night before for a plumped-up, smooth and glowy base.
Shimmer textures, bright saturated pigments and highlighting products will only emphasise uneven skin texture or blotchy patches, so smooth well-hydrated skin is vital. The Essential Hydration Cream works as a great base moisturiser, providing a powerful hit of hydration without heaviness or grease. Suitable for even the most hypersensitive and irritated complexions, this delicate, soothing cream is the skincare equivalent of a comforting cashmere blanket; wrapping the skin in moisture whilst restoring its natural protective barrier.
For those requiring balance, a cream which won’t stimulate shine is key. Alpha-H’s Balancing Moisturiser and Gentle Exfoliant leaves skin semi matte but not dry. Working as the perfect primer for makeup, its brightening properties provide an immediate boost of radiance, perfect for last-minute pre-makeup prep that leaves skin glowing.
Deal with any ill-timed blemishes with a targeted spot treatment designed specifically to work overnight to reduce redness and inflammation. Free from harsh chemicals, the Blemish Control Gel quickly, yet gently, gets to the crux of a breakout without drying out the surrounding healthy skin. And it works against even the angriest of breakouts, meaning that a daub of well-blended concealer is all you need to perfect skin pre-party.