Christmas party beauty tips by Wear Park Spa

Nov 28, 2018 | Jenni Ashford

The Christmas party season is almost here, so it’s time to get your sparkle on to look fabulous for the festivities ahead.  Armed with expert knowledge and tricks up their sleeves, you can be sure the Spa Therapists at Wear Park Spa have your back with an armory of treatments to tackle any stray hairs, skin blips or gnarly nails.

As an early pressie to you, here are their top tips for the best Christmas beauty-prepping a party queen could ask for!


Pre-prep the day before

Getting ready for the big night out is all part of the fun…and we think it’s best to get cracking the day before the party night to really look and feel your best.



Essential if you plan to tan, but even if you don’t, a good exfoliation makes you feel invigorated!

Body brush + body scrub = smoother than smooth.

Always remember to exfoliate in an upwards direction towards the heart.

Start with body brushing. Try and do this daily to improve circulation and reduce cellulite, plus give your skin a healthy glow.

Choose a natural scrub, to follow, such as  the ESPA Salt Scrub or Elemis Salt Glow which gives your instantly smoother, revitalised skin. So, yes, you can bare your legs in the winter!

Get professionally smooth – book a Spa Scrub

Hair removal
Bare legs means hair-free legs. If you’re thinking ‘self-tan’, you need to get them waxed a couple of days before. The Wear Park Spa team have their wax at the ready, for everything from tidying a tash to giving you pits to be proud of! For legs, face, arms and intimate waxing (bikinis to Hollywoods), our waxing pros are experienced, discreet and most of all…quick.

Book a Waxing Appointment

Get up and glow
Apply a face mask the night before – or for maximum effect, use an overnight treatment such as the Elemis Pro-Collagen Overnight Matrix. Included in the Pro-Collagen Jewels Christmas Collection, this new product is revolutionary, drenching your skin in nutrients and hydration while you sleep.

“It makes you wake up looking significantly better than you did when you went to bed, and it keeps on doing it.” – India Knight, The Sunday Times Style

Finally, before bed, tackle dry hair and cuticles with the heavenly Elemis Frangipani Oil – featuring in Frangipani Stars and Fabulous Frangipani Christmas collections.


party time

Give yourself an hour or two, pop the fizz and indulge in some pampering.


Pro-Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Masks
 were made for the party season! Included in three of the Christmas collections, they are renowned for banishing bags and fine lines – fast. Apply to clean skin and leave on for 20 minutes while you paint your nails (see below) or curl your hair. The plumping ingredients instantly help combat the signs of a busy week; reducing puffiness and smoothing eye contours, leaving them visibly smoother and feeling intensely moisturised.

Pro-Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Masks


Brighten and illuminate your skin with a layer of the Peptide4 Thousand Flower Mask . The cooling, mousse-like texture is ideal for smoothing your complexion before you move on to makeup.

Late nights and cocktails can play havoc with your hydration. The Elemis Hydra-Boost Serum and the Hydra-Boost Day Cream (included in the Elemis Skin Radiance collection) contain powerful water-attracting molecules to de-puff and even skin-tone in time for brunch the following day.

Finally, before you make a start on the make-up, here’s a trick to give you skin that looks ‘lit from within’!

Elemis Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm – smooth a pea-sized amount over your face.  Blend a drop of Superfood Facial Oil with your favourite highlighter, then pat it over cheek and brow bones for an instantly illuminating effect.

Read the Elemis guide to gorgeous party season legs…



If you haven’t had time to visit Wear Park Spa for a manicure, here’s a ‘manicure at home’ guide to do it yourself!

File your nails to create the desired shape, working to the middle – not back and forth.

Apply some cuticle remover and soak the nails for two minutes. Using a cuticle stick, gently push the cuticles back using a small circular action. You can then use some cuticle nippers to cut any excess cuticle, just ensure that you don’t over cut the cuticles.

Apply hand cream and then wipe over the finger nails to remove any excess oil or cream ready to paint.

It is important to always use a base coat to protect the nail and avoid discolouring of the nails.

Apply two coats your desired colour. Make sure you do not paint too close to the edge, to avoid flooding the cuticle.

Finally, finish with a top coat to protect the colour and give lasting results.



The night before the morning after

Three words to literally save face the next day:

cleanse (well) |  moisturise (well) | water (lots)

The Elemis Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm is a powerful, deep cleansing balm, perfect for after a night on the tiles! It quickly dissolves make-up, daily grime and pollutants. Skin is intensely cleansed, nourished and renewed for a glowing complexion.Elemis, Wear Park Spa, Exeter Golf and Country ClubQuestions?

If you have any questions for our Spa Therapists, just get in touch.

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