The holidays are here! And with them come a lot of things… Cooking and baking, singing, drinking, gifting, travelling, eating, shoveling snow, parties, decorating, late nights, and stress!
For many of us, the disruption in our everyday routine is stressful enough on our bodies. Add to it the changes in your diet, drinking, and sleeping habits (did we mention stress?) and the holidays can really wreak havoc with your skin.
How do you maintain your angelic glow while navigating the festivities?
Get Ready for the Party
The holidays are amazing, especially if you love the social scene. Everyone throws a party to top the last holiday season (not a difficult task this year!) — from your neighbors, to your relatives and workplace — and that’s all before New Year’s Eve rolls into town.
While your parties may be crazy fun, your skin might not be enjoying them much. We tend to slather on makeup, ruin any sleeping habits we’ve tried so hard to create, and sometimes drink more than we realize, not to mention the changes in what we eat!
If you know you have a big party in a few days, what do you do? (We mean after you pick out that killer outfit.)
First, drink a lot of water before, during, and after the party to keep yourself, and your skin, hydrated. Hydrated skin is happy skin. Your whole body will love you more for the extra water.
Next, use a face mask 48 hours prior to your party.
This will prime your skin for a flawless look, and easy makeup application, by removing any impurities (and giving your skin some time to settle). We love the ReNew Exfoliating Face Mask Polishing Scrub because you can use it as a face mask to remove daily grime, and then leave it on for 15 minutes to enjoy the calming and moisturizing benefits it holds for your skin. This will make your skin glow like it does when you get caught under the mistletoe with your favorite party guest.
Make sure you’re continuing your normal cleansing and moisturizing regimen along the way. You’ll look fantastic while you enjoy the party!
When the Party’s Over
And after the party… What then?
Most importantly: Do not forget to take your makeup off.
We’ve all been there, you get home from a long, late night and all you can think about is jumping straight into bed.
Don’t do it!
Make a quick trip to the bathroom to remove your makeup before you hit the pillow. Sleeping in your makeup is a recipe for irritated skin, acne, and advanced aging.
When you get up the next day, revive your skin with a nourishing face mask, like ReNew. Follow that with a serum for added restoration and hydration. For this, we recommend our Kakadu Vitamin C Brightening Serum. It hydrates better than anything out there, and the Vitamin C from Kakadu Plums will help even your skin tone while it firms and tightens. You’ll look well rested and vibrant even if you need a nap.
Next, use an indulgent eye cream to reduce any sleep-deprived side effects of the party. Brilliant Eyes gets our recommendation — the organic and natural ingredients help reduce dark circles and puffiness around your eyes. The luxurious feel of this cream is heavenly, and it sinks deep into your skin without leaving any greasy residue. (This might even be what Santa uses to keep his twinkle from aging.)
Last but not least, use a moisturizer all over. Our Vitamin C Moisturizer will reduce any fine lines that cause you to look tired, and protect your skin by supporting its own natural barrier.
You will be ready for your next party in no time. And that’s just in time for New Year’s Eve!