You’ve probably never noticed it, but the holiday season is actually one of the most stressful times of the year. Underneath it is a lot of hard work (not that seeing your family and friends happy isn’t worth it), and you only need to look at your skin to know that all the holiday preparations you’re doing is taking a toll on you.
These common holiday skin problems are the reasons why you shouldn’t neglect skin care even during the season of merriment.
- Puffy eyes or dark undereye: can be caused by lack of sleep or sugary or salty food
- Dryness: may result from lack of moisture due to cold weather, frequent air travel, or overeating
- Breakouts: from the stress of planning or overeating
- Rashes: an allergic reaction that may be caused by stress, unhealthy food, or sudden change in routine
- Inflammation: due to the increase in cortisol from too much stress or sugary or alcoholic drinks
- Temperamental skin: may be due to sudden changes in routine especially with skin care
Fortunately, for every skin problem, there is a skin care solution. Here are some suggestions to avoid these problems, or to bring health back into your skin, while still enjoying the Holidays.
Cleanse and remove your makeup after a long day
No matter how tired you get after the party, never go to bed without removing your makeup. Plus, you also have the day’s dirt clogging the pores to worry about, so skipping makeup removal and cleansing are some of the surefire ways to get breakouts. No one wants to have bad skin on their holiday photos.
A makeup remover like L’Oréal Paris Ideal Clean Makeup Removing Towelettes will readily take the makeup off. Finish the job with either Shu Uemura Porefinist Gentle Foaming Cleansing Water or Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Replenishing Cleansing Oil.
Stay hydrated and moisturized
If you’re the traveling type, you need to stock up on water and moisturizer. Low, cold temperatures can dry out the skin fast, and something with moisturizing properties like hyaluronic acid can help.
The Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S. Thirst Quenching Serum or Tatcha Gold Camelia Beauty Oil are good options for regular use, in the morning and evening after cleansing. However, you can also go for a non-comedogenic product that can prevent holiday acne…
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