Hi guys! Are you getting ready for the Holidays? What are your big plans? We actually put our tree up early. It's the first time we've had a tree in about 12 years! We're not Scrooges, we just have 2 cats!
So heading into the Holiday season ...
If you’re like me and experience multiple nasty breakouts every yuletide season, you’re not alone. And while you may wonder, “Is it just the types of foods I’m eating and all the holiday booze that’s driving my skin crazy?” the answer is yes.
And also no.
This monthlong period is known as “the holidays” is the perfect storm for bad skin ― not only because of food and alcohol but also because of holiday travel, unavoidable winter weather, irregular schedules, and expected holiday stress.
And while these things definitely happen all at once during the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, the tips for mitigating holiday skin woes work for any period during the winter months when chaos wreaks havoc on your normal diet and routine.
Holiday Skin Sin #1: Skipping sleep. All of the worryings about finances, the parties, the alcohol consumption, all lead up to the lack of sleep.
Holiday Skin Sin #2: Indulging in Holiday foods. Yep, as I like to call it "getting fat" We all do it...the cookies, the chips, the never-ending carbs.
And while whole, unprocessed foods are a good skin prescription at any time of the year, avoiding an excess of junk food during the holiday season can help mitigate many common skin flare-ups.
Holiday Skin Sin #3: Not changing up your skincare routine.
Many of our holiday skin woes are actually just winter skin woes in disguise.
Around the end of December, temperatures plummet in most parts of the U.S., and in the holiday chaos, we forget to adjust our skin care routines accordingly.
If you’re in a colder climate, you’re often getting exposed to dry, cold air when outdoors and hot, dry air in our homes. This can wreak havoc on our skin, causing dryness, irritation, and breakouts. Get a humidifier if you’re in a colder climate to mitigate the effects of dry, hot air inside the home.”
Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. Your skin needs so much more moisture this time of year. Don't deny it, switch up your routine and feed your skin.
Taking care of your skin during the Holiday season doesn't have to be hard, just make a few changes and your skin will thank you.
Most of all, try to slow down, relax and enjoy the magic of this Holiday season!
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