Were you NOT running around packing as much as possible into your days leading up to the holidays? Was I the only one?
The largest organ of our body is our skin. It’s also the greatest “tattle-tale” of what’s going on in our life. It shows STRESS honestly.
Take a moment, sit down and follow the instructions below to de-stress your skin and put this back in order, post holiday!
1. DEHYDRATION: Water. (Put in your mouth & on your skin)
Traveling and climate change take a toll on the hydration of our bodies and ultimately our skin. Water is so important for healthy body functioning as well as ALL of our cells. On average, our body is made up of 60-80% water.. So refill it consistently & often, and it will GLOW.
2. SUGAR OVERLOAD: Skip it & Detox.
We all indulge more this time of year. Did you know that consumption of processed sugar actually breaks down the good fibers in our skin? I know. I’m bummed too. So go back to limited sugar and stick with the natural forms (fruits, vegetables) and a bite of dark chocolate every other day.
3. TOO MUCH MAKEUP: Wipe it off (well).
This is the time of year we dress up more & add extra eyeliner. Take the time to do a second cleanse. Grab a toner with ingredients like salycillic acid, peptides, aloe & haulourinic acid so you are putting them into the skin as well as cleansing. You will be amazed at the amount of makeup residue you will wipe off your skin AFTER washing your face.
4. MORE LINES & WRINKLES: Mini facials.
Start giving your skin more love to make up for all the stress. Do a scrub every other night. Add extra eye cream under your eyes. Apply a second layer of moisturizer for a hydrating mask while you sleep. Grab the green tea bags after brewing and apply to your eyes for 5-10 mins. You’re skin will thank you & bounce back.
5. EXHAUSTION: Rest.
They call it beauty sleep for a reason. All our cells regenerate at night. Start winding down a few nights early and allow your body more time to rejuvenate. Not only will you feel better, you’ll look better! Promise.
I’d love to hear what you think.. Do you have a specific post holiday skin issue? Please let me know.
Happy Beautiful New Year to you ALL! ~ Michelle xo