How To Take Care Of Your Pre And Post Christmas Skin

Lucy and Laura from Danu Studios, guide us through their top tips and hero treatments for the sparkly season...


Christmas, what a fabulous time of year. Family, friends and plenty of joyous occasions. However, one thing to keep in mind is that the cold air feeling we all know and love that hits our face as we’re bundled up warm, can actually play havoc on the skin.

When we go from sitting warm and toasty by a burning log fire to stepping outside and being greeted by the frosty night sky, our skin is crying out for protection. Whatever the season, it’s extremely important to protect the skin from temperature changes.

When it comes to caring for and buffing away dull, tired skin in time for Christmas, a double treatment is your answer. Cue the Million Dollar Dermaplane followed by the Million Dollar Immaculate Peel.

The dermaplaning process will remove the vellus hair also known as peach fuzz – but fear not ladies, your hair won’t grow back thicker or darker.

It then works to remove all of the dead skin from your face resulting in soft, glow and 80% more absorbent skin, meaning your at-home skincare products are about to work much more effectively. Win, win!

Next comes the immaculate peel, a potent blend of chemical peel acids along with clinically proven active serums which create the ultimate power-boosting duo. These dreamy treatments are bespoke to your needs – whether that’s concerns with ageing, breakouts, open pores, pigmentation or just a general need to radiate, then combining this with your Million Dollar Dermaplane is highly recommended.

Fresh, radiant-looking skin coming right up!



The Miracle Mask is an absolute must for your pre-Christmas glam. Applied after a thorough cleanse and tone, the Miracle Mask is left to work its magic while you relax and unwind.

Once removed, ice globes are then glided over the skin carrying out a relaxation lymphatic drainage massage that stimulates the circulation. A great form of hydration, this mask works to smooth, lift and firm the skin with results lasting up to seven days.

Watch as your makeup glides over your newly primed skin.



After the busy Christmas period, and all that overindulgence, there are several things you can do to get your skin looking and feeling flawless.

Firstly, self-care is key. We have a little checklist here at Danu that we sometimes go through with clients to remind them that it’s not selfish to take time for themselves. Make a new year skincare goal and let us help you achieve it with our free consultations, where we can set a full bespoke skincare plan including home care and treatments to get you back on track.

Secondly, get ahead of the game. We have the most amazing gift sets in stock this year from Million Dollar. One set in particular, ‘Sleep On It’, comes with a luxurious silk pillowcase. Not only does it ensure a restful night’s sleep, but the silk also works to nourish the skin with its anti-bacterial and anti-allergenic properties – ideal for sensitive and delicate skin.

This fabulous set also encourages you to follow your nightly skincare routine which is extremely important for healthy skin – removing your makeup at night and ensuring a clean canvas, is absolutely essential. Inside of this set, you’ll find a deep cleansing product that will work to hydrate, gently exfoliate and calm irritated skin, restoring a glowing complexion.

After cleansing, I would always recommend the Retinaight Night Cream. This is a powerful multi-functioning, rich and luxurious night cream with skin-loving ingredients such as retinol, which increases the cell turnover for a more youthful appearance, helping delay the ageing process.

Not only that, but it’s packed ultra- hydrating properties that will help restore the skin, especially after the late nights filled with copious amounts of cheese and a little too much alcohol.

Thirdly, invest in a luxury treatment. One of my favourite treatments to start off on is Microdermabrasion. I describe this to my clients that it is like a small hoover that works across the skin sucking all the dirt and grime out whilst using diamond crystals to completely exfoliate the skin, giving you a fresh, clear complexion to start the new year.

And finally, sleep is vital to the skin, when we sleep that is when the skin is working its hardest to repair itself.

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