The holidays are here! It is a time for family, friends, and lots of indulging. After the holiday parties have ended, and all of the Christmas cookies are gone, you may find yourself needing a little bit of a detox. Here are some tips and tricks for detoxing your skin after the holidays.
Dry Skin From Cold Weather?
Skin feeling dry and irritated from the cold weather? Try sleeping with a humidifier! It’s almost impossible to avoid the dry outdoor cold and the stifling indoor heating during the day. Using a humidifier at night will be a welcome break for your skin. You should also avoid using hot water when washing your face at night (this applies to extended hot showers as well). You’ll want to use redness-reducing ingredients such as licorice extract, white tea extract, sea whip extract, turmeric, green tea, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, rose extract, cucumber and ginger. To finish it off, choose a moisture-rich cream that contains emollients like ceramides to boost the skin’s natural barrier and seal in moisture.
Skin Breaking Out?
If your skin is breaking out from stress, it’s time to hit the gym. Exercise breaks the inflammation cycle in the body, calming and cooling your system. It also reduces production of DHT and DHEA, the hormones responsible in part for acne. It can be tempting to binge on all of the delicious cookies at your company holiday party, but try to resist. Eating a variety of antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables, and lean protein options will help your skin tremendously. Also be sure you are sticking with your skin care routine, and contact your dermatologist if nothing else seems to be working.
Puffy Eyes From Late Nights?
This may seem like a no-brainer but try to get some sleep! You don’t have to go to every holiday party- it’s ok to say no if you are running on E. This also may be a good time to invest in an eye cream if you aren’t using one already. Try a formula (preferably with vitamins K and C) to reduce dark circles and puffiness, and keep it in the fridge to further bring down the poof. Intensive Eye Gel from MDSUN addresses delicate skin concerns with a unique blend of anti-aging, brightening, and hydrating ingredients, leaving the skin more firm, moisturized, and radiant. Infused with sodium hyaluronate, coenzyme q10 and vitamin E, the gel’s formula helps to support natural collagen and elastin, softens expression lines and wrinkles, and restores suppleness and youthfulness. Anti-fatigue agents vitamins C and K reduce under-eye puffiness and dark circles significantly so that the skin looks brighter and well-rested. Precious algae and oat extracts further protect the skin against aging and environmental damage.