Racing carnivals, Christmas parties, after-work drinks, summer barbeques, “casual” cocktails with friends, graduation celebrations… the party season calendar is full of events to make even the most organised socialite check her availability twice!

But in between all the sun, fun and great times, we can often forget to look after ourselves. You might find yourself halfway through the party season wondering how your skin is going to survive yet another spray tan and late night – but never fear! Australian skin Clinics has four easy ways that you can save your skin this party season and stay looking fresh from now until the New Years.

Stick to your skincare routine

Now is certainly not the time to add another 10 steps to your at-home skincare routine! Not only are you too busy to remember which serum to apply when – but trying a random new product close to a special event can be risky. Unexpected breakouts? No thanks.

If you haven’t already, we recommend starting a simple four step routine (cleanse, boost, moisturise and protect) with products prescribed by an experienced dermal technician and developing the habit of daily skincare.  Keeping your skincare simple and consistent is the best way to ensure that you maintain your healthy glow all season long.

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Go professional

On top of your at-home skincare routine, professional skin treatments will work wonders in preparing (and repairing) your skin for the silly season. A High Performance Microdermabrasion will tackle any dry, flaky skin caused by those dehydrating cocktails by providing a deep exfoliation. Each High Performance Microderm includes a customised peel, which will further improve the look, feel and brightness of your skin.

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Pamper your peepers

Party season can bring about lots of late nights, which can leave your eyes looking tired and puffy. And we know that the only bags you want to take to your next event are designer – not the ones hanging under your eyes! There are a few things you can do to keep your eye contour looking bright and refreshed, including a simple at-home lymphatic massage. Simply use your favourite eye cream or serum and massage around your eyes in a circular motion. If you want to take your eye care to the next level, micro-needling at Australian Skin Clinics can treat and rejuvenate this delicate area. Not only will this leave you glowing, it can also reduce scarring, stretch marks, blackheads, open pores, fine lines, hyperpigmentation and more.

If nothing seems to work in banishing those dark circles, remember that prevention is always better than a cure. A good night of deep sleep will mean you will wake up feeling more rested, both mentally and physically. After a few nights of getting to bed on time, small things like dark circles under your eyes will start to reduce and your skin will begin to look more youthful and rested.

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Hail the hydration

You might not realise it but drinking alcohol frequently, even if you are only having one or two, causes your skin to become inflamed and dehydrated. Dehydration takes fluid out of your skin and over time can cause things like ageing and wrinkles to appear ahead of time. Besides going alcohol free (and staying sun safe), there are other options to keeping your skin hydrated and glowing throughout the silly season. Make sure to drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated.

Makeup wipes must-haves

If we could leave you with one last crucial tip for the party palooza that is your summer holidays, it would be to always remove your makeup at the end of a big night. No matter how tired (or tiddly!) you are, grab a gentle cleanser and do a double wash before hitting the hay. If you don’t trust yourself to do this, leave a packet of makeup wipes on your bedside table as a last resort. Opt for wipes that are sulphate-free, silicone-free, and low in fragrance to avoid any potential irritation.

If you’d like to prepare (or repair) your skin this silly season, visit your local Australian Skin Clinics location for a comprehensive skincare prescription and treatment plan from our experienced dermal technicians.