With Christmas and New Year on the way, we tend to get a bit of a party pile-up in our diaries. But those amazing makeup looks, with their glitz and glam, can take a toll on your skin. So if you want to stay looking fresh for the festivities, take good care of it. Here are the five steps you need to follow, to get your pre-makeup routine on point so you can slay the season.

1. Clean skin = WIN

When you’re packing loads of makeup onto your skin, it’s important to cleanse properly – so put your wipes down and use Simply Pure Face Wash to get rid of the grime.

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2. Scrub up

If you want a party-perfect base for your makeup, those dead skin cells have got to go. Use B. Refined Exfoliating Cleanser as part of your daily skincare routine.

3. Don’t skip toner

After you’ve cleansed, a toner will help remove any leftover dirt and oils. Soak a cotton pad with Simply Pure Refreshing Toner and gently wipe over your skin.

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4. Moisturising is a must

Winter weather is great for brisk walks and cosy afternoons by the fire, but it’s not so great for your skin. The cold can dry your face out, so it’s important to moisturise daily. Massage Superdrug Naturally Radiant Cream into your skin in circular motions to boost circulation.

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5. Flawless base

Using a primer before applying foundation helps your makeup go on more smoothly and last longer – winning! The B. HD Flawless Face Primer helps to minimise the appearance of fine lines and pores, giving you the flawless base you need to get your Christmas makeup on point.

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