It’s the holiday season, a time for barbecues, the beach, food, and drink. Think sundresses, sunscreen, and sunglasses. There are so many reasons to celebrate and so many ways for your skin to become grim. Taking care of your skin and stress levels during the silly season will ensure it’s the holiday that’s memorable and not your skin breakouts.
1 – Stay Hydrated
Hydration is the number one gift you can give to your skin all year round. Drinking water regularly throughout the day will ensure that you are flushing toxins, balancing the natural oils in your body and keep your skin looking fresh. Don’t like the taste of water? Try adding lemon, lime or cucumber for a thirst-quenching refreshment reminiscent of a trip to the spa.
2 – Moderate Alcohol
The holiday season is the perfect time to have cocktails with friends and family. With so many light and low-calorie drink options, offer your guests choices that will compliment their waistline and their skin. Alcohol dehydrates, so ensure that you match each alcoholic drink with at least one glass of water. If you have naturally dry skin, you need to be especially careful. Spirits like gin and whiskey have less sugar content and can be kinder to your complexion than syrupy coolers.
3 – Limit Sugar
’Tis the time to eat! While you’re grazing the table, give a thought to your skin. We often eat foods we wouldn’t eat the rest of the year during the holidays, which can lead to acne skin breakouts. Nuts, chocolate, alcohol, and crisps are great in moderation but overindulging will leave your skin angry, and no one wants to look like a red-nosed reindeer. If you have rosacea-prone skin, avoid triggers like red wine, spicy food, and prolonged sun exposure.
4 – Remove Your Makeup
You’ve had a great evening and tumble through the door with visions of sugar plum fairies dancing in your head. There is never a good reason to go to bed without removing your makeup. No matter how tired or tipsy you are, your skin will thank you for washing and cleansing the party from your face. Ten minutes will save you days of covering up the blemishes you could have easily avoided.
5 – Sleep and Sleep Some More
The holidays can be a long and stressful time for many. Houseguests, children off school, and the joys of hosting take a toll on your mental and physical health. A lack of sleep will leave your skin dull and more prone to breakouts. The best thing you can do for your body and mind is to ensure you have enough sleep. Your eight hours a night will reveal a fresh and glowing complexion that you’ll be proud to dress up and show off.
For more tips and tricks on how to get your skin through the holidays and avoid acne breakouts, contact the skincare experts at DermCosmesis today.