4 TIPS TO PREP SKIN FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Between travel, unavoidable stress, and not-so-healthy food indulgences, the holidays can be a rough time for your skin. Prep your complexion for the holiday season before it starts to keep your skin glowing well into the new year.
INVEST IN A PEEL
A peel can help instantly refresh skin before the holidays by removing a layer of dull, dry skin to reveal the fresh, new skin underneath. Opt for a gentle at-home peel like our TCA LACTIC & GLYCOLIC FACE PEEL, formulated with a gentle blend of acids that work to resurface, brighten and hydrate your skin. If you want an even gentler alternative or if you’re pregnant, try a treatment with exfoliating fruit acids like our DUAL ENZYME MASK that gently break down dead skin cells without running the risk of irritation.
STACK YOUR ROUTINE
Maintaining a consistent skincare ritual is the most important thing you can do for your skin. Winter months can be particularly drying, so focus on a routine that blends tools and active ingredients to both resurface and hydrate. Our DERMAPLANING EXFOLIATION TOOL helps gently resurface the skin by physically removing dead cells and fine facial hair that can make your skin look duller. Our HA HYDRATING SERUM helps draw moisture into the surface layers of the skin, protecting your complexion against winter dehydration while plumping fine lines. The MICRONEEDLING SKIN REFINING TOOL can be used all over the face to stimulate the skin’s healing response and soften fine lines. Pro tip: use our microneedling tool around the eye area during the holidays to fight off under-eye puffiness and bags. Finally, keep our CRYO SCULPTING ROLLER in your freezer to soothe skin that gets red and puffy. It helps cool and calm irritated skin, stimulating circulation to help your skin glow.
CUT OUT INFLAMMATORY FOODS
Make a few tweaks to your diet before the holidays begin to save your face from inflammation-related redness and breakouts. You don’t have to go cold turkey: simply cutting back on refined sugars, white flours, alcohol, and dairy can make a big difference. These foods are known to trigger an inflammatory response in the body that can show up on your skin, causing acne and exacerbating skin conditions like eczema. Replace these foods with colorful veggies, whole grains, and fruit to satisfy your sweet tooth.
BREAK A SWEAT
If you can pull yourself away from that cozy seat in front of the fireplace, you’ll reap the benefits of breaking a sweat. Exercise is a natural stress-buster that can help lower your cortisol levels. Cortisol, a main stress hormone, has been linked to an increase in breakouts. Exercising also helps bring blood to the surface of your skin, which can give your skin a brightening boost. Just be sure to remove sweaty clothes and hop in the shower right after a workout. Sweat and oil trapped near your skin can cause body breakouts.