The holidays are a great time to get away, take a vacation, relax, and unwind. Whether you plan to travel, party, or rest during the holidays, it is often a time the skin faces exposure to different kinds of natural elements and more. Furthermore, spending more time doing leisure activities can make you spend less time pampering your skin. Here are some holiday skin care tips to consider when having fun outdoors or indoors.
Time outdoors exposes your skin to the sun and the harmful UV rays. If you know you are going to be spending time outside, it is important to apply sunscreen to your skin, and all the more so in winter. The sun's UV rays shine through even when it is cloudy, and you shouldn't allow darker days to fool you and prevent you from putting on sunscreen.
During the winter months, lips often become dry, chapped, cracked, and sometimes bleed. You can protect your lips by putting on lip balm with SPF protection. If you will be in colder climates this holiday season, it is best to do your part to keep your lips from cracking.
Cleansing and Exfoliating
Be sure to add deep cleansing and exfoliating to your holiday skin care routine. Though your schedule may be busier with the fun and festivities planned, it is not something you will want to neglect. This is particularly important when traveling and spending time outdoors. Make time during your holiday to cleanse and exfoliate your skin. Don’t sleep with your makeup on. Even though you may be tired after a party or gathering, spend time cleansing your skin.
Having fun during the holidays can be very exhausting. Sleep deprivation has negative effects on the body. It can lead to dark circles, eye bags, acne, and more. Taking good care of your skin and health during the holidays means ensuring you get enough sleep at night.
For those spending their time on outdoor adventures during the holiday, staying hydrated is essential. This is also important for those spending time indoors. Washing down foods filled with sugar will help keep you healthy and your skin clear. Excess sugar in the body can aggravate certain skin conditions such as eczema and acne. Therefore, hydrate more and eat sugary foods in moderation.
Holiday parties and gatherings usually involve alcohol consumption. Aside from sugary foods that are excessive during the holidays, be mindful of the holiday drinks. Too much alcohol leads to the breakdown of collagen fibers, skin pigmentation, skin inflammation and may cause wrinkles.
Holiday skin care doesn’t need to be something out of the ordinary. It can be part of your regular skin care routine. It is easy to forget to take care of your skin amid the holiday bustle. Schedule your activities wisely and include your skin care routine with products that will hydrate and moisturize, such as our all-organic Frankincense collection.