Skin Care Tips for the Holidays

During the holidays, we all want to look our best, however, the added stress, lack of sleep, and busy life, can all take a toll on your skin. Here are some tips to keep your skin healthy all throughout the festive season:

Manage stress. Stress can contribute or worsen skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, and rosacea. They can also trigger rashes and flare-ups. This holiday season, rethink how you handle stress. For an instance, you can start Christmas shopping early so you won’t have to scour the earth just to find the perfect gift. Remember to stick to your gift budget. Also, set priorities and simplify holiday commitments.

Drink plenty of water. Staying hydrated will help keep your skin looking soft and glowing. Increase your water intake instead of getting a few drinks during the party.

Remove your makeup before bedtime. Otherwise, you may end up having clogged pores, blemishes, and irritation. Take a few minutes to remove all your makeup before you hit the sack.

Exercise. It does not only improve your mood, it can also have a positive effect on your self-image. In fact, regular exercise boosts circulation and delivery of nutrients to the skin cells. The sweat can actually flush dirt from your pores which helps your skin look better.

Keep a moisturizer handy. The best way to protect winter skin is to seal it. That means choosing an aloe based moisturizer that locks in moisture and offer protection while letting the skin breathe. We recommend using Corium 21 after every shower as it contains rich emollients without the greasy feeling. You can also use this to soothe dry, chapped lips.

Quit smoking. Make it your New Year’s resolution as smoking makes the skin dull and dry, leading to wrinkles and stretch marks. Imagine the difference it will make in just a few weeks of quitting.

Choose healthy foods. Add fruits and vegetables to your Christmas table to support smooth, healthy skin. At this time of the year, it’s just a matter of mindful eating.

Consistency is key. Don’t skip on your skin care regimen no matter how busy you get during the holidays. Your efforts in caring for your skin will surely pay off in the long run.