With the holiday season upon us, we all get wrapped up in buying presents and packing up to visit our family. This leaves little to no time for skincare. That said, no one likes to have a dull moment with their skin at a holiday party. If you also want your skin to look spectacular this festive season, it is time to take charge of your winter skincare routine. We have compiled the best beauty rituals and tips to keep your skin healthy and glowing this holiday season and beyond.
Beauty Rituals, Because ‘Tis the Season for Glowy Skin
To keep skin happy and hydrated — and flaky freakout-free — follow these recommended beauty rituals to execute a seamless, clearer transition into the new year.
Tweak Your Skincare Routine for Winter
During colder months, it makes sense to switch up your skincare routine. However, it would be best to do it only a short distance from the holidays. Your skin could react to a new product which is never fun. So, begin the new regimen at the start of the winter so your skin adjusts.
Brighten Dark Spots
As summer leaves, some of us are left with brown spots on our skin. Tackle them using a high-quality vitamin C serum or moisturizer of choice during the daytime, and use retinol before sleeping. You have to wear SPF during the day.
If you are gifting everyone fantastic stuff, why not gift yourself a little something too? Some excellent options out there help with the production of collagen and significantly improve the tone and texture of the skin. Apart from being consistent with vitamin C and retinol, invest in in-office laser treatment. Make sure to get it done a few weeks before the holidays so your skin can heal and see the procedure’s benefits.
Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize!
The switch between cozy indoors and deadly cold outdoors can dry your skin. It seems like the dry weather is sucking out all the moisture and hydration from your office. This is the time to switch to a different moisturizer specifically meant to be used in the winter months. Apart from physically moisturizing your skin, investing in a hydrating, regenerating moisturizer will also work wonders. You have to moisturize your skin at least twice a day. Pay attention to your body while you are taking care of your face.
Be Mindful of Skin Irritation
Dry skin often translates to easily irritated skin. Make sure to choose gentle products as a part of your skincare routine. Try fragrance-free options and pull back on harsh ingredients. For instance, if you use retinol daily during the summer months, use it 4 to 5 times a week. Look for natural formulations known to work incredibly well for sensitive skin types.
Spot Treat Stress Breakouts
While the holiday is a time to rejoice, it can bring a lot of stress for some people (family drama, eating disorders, and flying anxiety, are a few to name). When we are tired, our skin starts to act up, and we get breakouts. To combat stress-related acne quickly and effectively, we recommend stocking up on a fantastic treatment that can quickly eliminate nasty breakouts so you can enjoy clear skin at the holiday party. Look for something that has Sulphur in it. You will never look back once you try it.
Exfoliate Your Skin
Whether you have mild or harsh winters, exfoliating your skin is an essential baseline for all the skin care products you will use. Dry skin leads to a dull complexion which can dull your sparkle at the holiday party. One of the best ways to achieve beautiful, glowy skin is to get your hands on an excellent exfoliating treatment. You can opt for chemical exfoliators for your face and physical ones for your body. Make sure to moisturize your skin thoroughly afterward.
Improve Your Digestion
Most people fail to understand the relationship between digestion and skin, and if you are one of them, you will be surprised to know the impact your gut has on your skin. Make sure to incorporate additional healthy enzymes into your routine to aid your body in digesting all the yummy food. This will prevent gut inflammation that will show up on the skin.
Hydrate and Nourish Your Body From Within
Moisturizing your skin is half the battle won, but it is also crucial to hydrate your body from within. If you are a coffee addict or consume much alcohol, drink two glasses of water for one glass of coffee/alcohol. Both these beverages are very dehydrating, and water can help balance them. If you are traveling home for the holidays, make sure to chug a lot of water during your flight. It will keep your body and skin hydrated. You can also try a mid-flight mask. Sheet masks and overnight masks work wonders for this purpose.
Establish an Exercise Routine
Exercise is a sure way to eliminate holiday stress and combat stress-related breakouts. Moreover, increased blood circulation has a gazillion benefits for your skin and health. Make sure to walk 30 minutes daily, even during the holiday season. It will get the blood flowing, clear out your skin, and add a rosy glow to your face.
Consult a Skincare Specialist When Needed
Not all things can be fixed with at-home beauty rituals. If you have severe skin problems or are insecure about a specific skin concern: deep pigmentation, lines around your mouth, depressed scars, or anything else, seek help from a skincare professional or opt for a skin assessment. The right dermatologist or aesthetician will opt for a professional treatment and create truly transformative results. See it as a holiday gift to yourself, from yourself.
A Journey Into the Holidays and Beyond Beauty Rituals
We hope you found this article informative and helpful! If you have any questions, leave them in the comments section below, and we will get back to you. Plus, do share your holiday beauty rituals with us!