The last months of the year come with a heady social whirl – whether you’ll be celebrating Christmas with your family or not, late November and December have an almost inescapable hurricane of invitations to parties and get togethers. Whether it’s work, friends or family, everyone uses December as an excuse to meet up and go crazy!

As well as being exhausting – especially coming at a time of year when work can have you rushed off your feet – it takes a heavy toll on your skin. Unless you take steps to recover, you’ll be entering January looking more tired than you ever have!

Fortunately, we’re here to help with some advice.

Drawing Out Those Toxins

A bit of Christmas cheer has an inevitable price. The food and drink of Christmas are far from healthy – unless you’re really trying hard to stick to a diet over December – and they leave you with a build up of toxins in your skin. These will gradually filter out of your body given time, but if you want to look and feel at your best then more direct action might be needed!

Not all detox diets are created equal, so if you’re going to be committing to one of these do your research. Some can really help you feel fitter and more alert, but others can be harmful to your health so take care!

For a less risky and more immediately effective solution, try booking in with your local clinic or aesthetician for a detox facial. Trained professionals will leave you looking and feeling your best, with your skin softer, plumper and visibly younger looking, as well as giving you a bit of the pampering you need to recover from a stressful Christmas.


Christmas is meant to be a gentle, relaxing time: many business close for days or weeks and you should be able to have a good rest but in practice you might well find yourself dancing attendance on difficult family members, entertaining children who are normally at school and trying to provide a classic Christmas for your whole family.

It’s not a recipe for relaxation.

To help recover, try to look ahead and book a short break for the new year. Whether it’s a week chasing the sun in Puerto Rico, a Eurostar journey across the channel to Paris, or an overnight stay in an AirBnB in the Surrey Hills, find something that works for you, your family and your schedule and make sure you have a treat instore where you can relax and rejuvenate from what can be the most stressful season of all.