Holidays are all about catching up with the family over mouth-watering food and couple bottles of wine (or gin or whatever you prefer). You’re celebrating because ‘Tis the season.
It’s a blissful time where somehow it’s okay to eat a lot of sugar and drink more than usual. Also, it can be stressful to make Christmas perfect. You know, the part where you have to give the PERFECT gifts.
And.. you know what having family over can be pretty stressful too.
In the midst of all that your skin silently suffers and you promise yourself to take care of it when it’s all over.
But what if you can choose healthy skin and celebrate, here are some ways you can cope with the skin fatigue:
Start applying Vitamin C topically
Topically applying Vitamin C is a scientifically proven to fight the signs of aging. It is 20 times more effective to apply it topically than to take it orally.
The main benefit of Vitamin C is that it stimulates collagen production. Collagen is the abundant form of protein found in our body.
It plumps your skin to make it look youthful and glowing. Also, it can improve the overall appearance of the skin and keep it hydrated.
"A lot of the skin stress that appears during the holidays, including some dark circles, can be the result of a lack of moisture, particularly if you live in a colder climate and are exposed to indoor heating," says Sumayah Jamal, MD, associate professor of dermatology at the NYU Medical Center in New York City.
Not sure if you’ve heard about adaptogens? They are the new health trend.
But they are quite incredible. They are herbs that can reverse and reduce fatigue and the toxic effects of stress on the body.
Adaptogens are a gift from nature and they can help balance your hormones. They are called adaptogens because they can adapt to your body and work their magic.
Ashwaganda and Maca are two that I have used personally.
I love ashwaganda. I slept better. I had a lot of energy. I felt calm. It was just one of the best investments. I even saw a difference in my skin. I picked up Maca at Trader Joes and I get this surge of peace whenever I drink it.
If you haven’t tried adaptogens, maybe this holiday is perfect.
You can always fit in masks. They are the easiest and most convenient way to treat your skin at home.
With the holiday stress, your skin can look dull, dry or even break out. And on top of the festivities, it cold.
Masks can give you a deep clean. Cleansing and toning is good to clean the outside but what about the toxins that seep into your skin? Mask can go down to the deep layers of your skin and detox. You’ll see such a big difference once you make it a weekly thing.
It can also help with providing extra moisture. Other than all the external benefits, it offers sensory frills which is because of the essential oils.
It can be a spa-like experience at home, it can have therapeutic benefits that stimulate your sense so you can relax your mind from all the stress.
Anti-oxidant rich Moisturizer
Does your moisturizer have anti-oxidants? If not, on your way from holiday shopping. Buy yourself a moisturizer or oil with anti-oxidants.
Our Jasmine and Rose Oil is full of antioxidants too. Check it out here.
The top benefit of having an anti-oxidant rich moisturizer is that it can even out your skin tone and make it look even.
They can produce valuable anti-inflammatory results by increasing circulation and cell metabolism. Antioxidants may actually reverse the effects of aging by improving skin health and rejuvenating its appearance.
These are 4 simple ways to take care of your skin without having to carve out time this holiday. So no, don’t make your skin go through it and promise to take care of it after its all over.
Keep that glow for good!