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Those two weeks of partying, feasting and too much glitter eyeshadow whizzed past didn’t they? You’re now faced with the reality of a new year, tighter jeans, and probably, a complexion that has taken a toll from your festive lifestyle. Before you freak out, there are steps that you can take that can eventually reverse the damage done on your skin. Here’s how:

#1: Get to the basics

After getting your party on and heaping on the heaviest of makeup for selfie after selfie, there’s nothing quite like letting your skin relax. This means lots more sleep, heaps more water and letting your skin breathe with little to no makeup as often as possible. Don’t forget the sunscreen.

#2: Remove the buildup

Your skincare probably took a backseat while you’re cramming as much social activities as possible, we get it. Now that your soul is filled with all the good vibes, it’s time to get rid of the dead skin and smoothen your skin. Drunk Elephant’s latest offering, A-Passioni™ Retinol Cream, will do the job perfectly. The powerhouse in a tube is a clean, cutting- edge formula that combines 1.0% vegan retinol with nourishing, superfood-rich ingredients to dramatically diminish the appearance of fine lines, deep wrinkles and sun damage.

#3: Amp up the hydration

Good on you if you’ve been chugging your water, but keep on working the hydration station with serums, masks and more to help dehydration that may have occurred with the drinking and feasting. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Hydrating Serum is perfect after you’ve cleansed the skin. For masking that goes the extra mile, try Foreo H2Overdose Ultra Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid-Infused UFO Activated Mask. Skin Inc’s Pure Deepsea Hydrating Mask is a forever favourite in our books for a hydrating, brightening mask that works, too.

#4: Get your daily dose of metal

You need to consume trace minerals to help the body form its natural antioxidants, which protect the components of healthy, radiant skin. Unfortunately, thanks for current farming practices that cause soil to become practically nutrient-bare, it’s difficult to get the recommended daily amounts from food alone. Solution? Pop a daily multivitamin. It’s crucial to add one to your diet that includes selenium, copper, iron, and zinc. The required amount of each depends on your age and sex, so clear the breakdown with your doctor first.