COVID-19 or not, we are still gonna enjoy our holiday season, being more cautious this time… And do you know what that means? Yep, late-night parties, meals out, and food and alcohol indulgence. While these things are the best things about the holidays; they are so much fun but they won’t stay the same when they backfire… unfortunately on your skin. After all the time, effort, and money you spent taking care of your skin to get that festive glam the last thing you want is sacrificing it for an extra glass of wine, another piece of chocolate cake, or just because you are too sleepy to remove your makeup before bed.
While we encourage you to enjoy it to the max, we want you to keep the shiny glowy skin all season long. So here are some skin sins you need to avoid this holiday.
1 || Sleeping In Makeup
Holiday or not, we can’t stress that enough… Do not sleep with your make up on! No matter how late, sleepy or tired you are please do your skin a huge favor and remove your makeup. You can imagine what might happen to your face when the toxic ingredients, alongside other pollutants found in the environment such as cigarette smoke, smog, dust, and bacteria have all night to leak in the deepest layers of your skin. I know how unappealing it might seem at 3 am, but taking off your makeup helps to avoid clogged pores, breakouts, and spots. Of course, we are not asking for five steps cleansing routine but at least use a remover or a cleanser that will allow you to remove makeup from the comfort of your bed.
2 || Bad Food Choices
“It’s the holidays for God’s sake, so why not?” This is what we all tend to say to ourselves. And this is also the reason for these stupid breakouts that appear in the most unlikely times. We don’t say, do not enjoy your holiday, but be aware of how you do it. Enjoy the yummy foods, just don’t overdo it. Also, whenever you can stick to yummy yet healthy options as a lot of processed foods and refined sugars may age your skin really faster. Opt for salmon at main courses, carrots, and celery as snacks, and lots of nuts, berries, tomatoes, and leafy greens. All rich in good fats and antioxidants.
3 || Alcohol Indulgence
Let’s face it, your alcohol consumption is most likely to increase during the festive season. Well, an extra glass of wine is tempting, but bear in mind that alcoholic drinks are not your skin’s best friend. They are diuretic so they dry your skin and body significantly. This is why you need to consider drinking a lot of water and whenever possible swap that extra glass of wine with a glass of water.
4 || Not Having A Good Night Sleep
If you want your body and skin to shine all holiday long you need to sleep well. Lack of sleep not only wreaks havoc on your skin but it affects your mood and body health too. Enjoy your late nights, but again don’t overdo it. Also, make sure to sleep eight hours a day to keep your biological hour on track.
5 || Skipping Working out
With all the busy schedules during the holiday season, skipping working out may seem the right thing to do. But actually, you need it the most… Exercising has a great effect on your skin; it increases blood flow to all body organs which allows the nutrients to reach your face easily, therefore giving it the glow you need, It rids your body and skin from all toxins. Also, it gives you the energy you need to kick off the holiday season.