Caught in a vortex of late nights, naughty food and more than
just-the-one cocktail? It sounds obvious but…invest a little
time on your health so you don't pay for it on the
24th with a socking dose of influenza.
My top tips for 'Seasonal - Project Me':
1. Between work, parties and shopping, book a bespoke facial
with Dr Nigma Talib (www.healthydoc.com). She'll assess the
damage and work accordingly. Alcohol - as we all know -
parches the body. So Dr Nigma will hydrate the skin and
importantly the lips, with a cocktail of vitamins and huge doses of
hyaluronic acid (aka HA), your skin's natural filler. "You
lose half of your hyaluronic acid by the age of 40," explains Dr.
Nigma. Using oxygen, the HA and vitamins are pushed deep into the
skin to fill out the fine lines and wrinkles and to stimulate
collagen and elastin naturally. You may leave clutching a pot of B
complex supplements for boosting energy levels.
2. Get to Canyon Juicery (www.canyonjuicery.com). "I
suggest the Hydrate! Coconut, pineapple and lime," says owner Amy
Terry. "Good Green 1 and 2 are also powerful detoxifiers!
3. Looking ghostly? Add a bit of colour to your
chops with Gradual Face Tan by James Read
4. Legs feeling tired and heavy from clipping about in
heels - or better still - from wild abandon on the dance floor?
My latest discovery is Air-Lite by Legology (created by
beauty journalist Kate Shapland and available at
www.liberty.co.uk). It helps to drain, reduce puffiness and
fight the C-word (cellulite), smells like the Amalfi coast and
combined with specific massage (instructions in the box) it really
does work. But only 500 jars have been made - so run.
Your pins will thank you.
5. Finally if all else fails - cheat. Use lashings
of Charlotte's Magic Cream - created by make-up wizardess,
Charlotte Tilbury, who for years has been mixing-up her own salve
to slather on supermodels. But now we can all get our hands on a
pot of her magic. (www.charlottetilbury.com)