And the key to surviving the silly season (other than getting your Secret Santa present sorted early) is to create a beauty timeline that leaves you prepped and prime for the best of times, as the most festive and fantastic version of yourself.
P.s. To be completed before your calendar becomes more crammed than a Christmas turkey tush.
One month before: Body scrub/massage
Prior to your entire bank account being dedicated to last minute gifts and festive outfit shopping, treat yourself to a top-to-toe body scrub. Slough off all the dry skin that’s accumulated thanks to early onset winter, and get your blood flowing and lymph nodes draining as they should. You’ll feel like a new person with your renewed smooth skin. If you don’t have the cash to go in-salon, try DIY with something like Sanctuary Spa Hot Sugar Scrub (£13) as you soak in the tub. Use the time to de-stress before things begin to get crazy.
Two weeks before: Facial
Your skin is going to take one for the team as you indulge in drinking too much, and sleeping not nearly enough. To delay the effects of dark under eye circles and dull skin, go for a resurfacing and glow-boosting facial. You’ll notice the immediate effects as soon as you leave your relaxation bubble, but the intense exfoliation will keep your radiance going for even longer. Check out our list of the top facials in London to find the perfect fit, or consider investing in a Gua Sha and teaching yourself some facial massage techniques for an at-home treatment.