’Tis the Season to Be Glowing
Dinner parties, work events, black-tie galas, New Year’s Eve bashes–the holidays are a time for joy and revelry, and you’ll want to look your best for every special occasion on your calendar. That’s when you need holiday skincare to enhance your complexion’s natural loveliness.
Holiday Skin Preparation: Start Now
Like most things having to do with the holidays–elaborate family meals, gift shopping, travel–it’s best to plan ahead. The same is true for your holiday skincare routine. Establishing your routine as early as possible gives products more time to work, for greater effectiveness. Here are some skin-prepping tips to keep in mind.
Be Aware of Skin Irritation
A red nose may be fine for Rudolph, but not for you with a full schedule of holiday parties ahead. Gentle, calming products are ideal for colder months when skin tends to be dry, or if you have sensitive skin prone to redness. Look for vitamins, antioxidants, high-quality botanicals, and other clean beauty ingredients, and stay away from irritants such as fragrances, alcohol, parabens, or petrolatum.
Always Remember to Moisturize
A powerful moisturizer is a holiday skincare must. You want a product that delivers potent hydration, protects skin from environmental damage, and creates a firmer, supple complexion while minimizing the signs of aging such as lines, dark spots, and loss of elasticity.
Advanced luxury moisturizers nourish and condition the skin during the cold months of winter so you stay radiant throughout the holiday party season. We offer both a body moisturizer and face creams, which use cutting-edge skincare technology to soothe and protect the skin; find the formula that works with your skin type.
Spot Treat Specific Breakouts
A pimple appearing the night before your holiday gala doesn’t have to be a disaster. Keep on hand a spot treatment to target acne directly; these products tend to dry the skin, so you don’t want to use them anywhere on your complexion you don’t need to.
As we get closer to the end of the calendar year, we develop an “out with the old, in with the new” mindset. Something old that you definitely want to get rid of? A buildup of dead skin cells on your complexion. Reveal a new radiance with exfoliation once a week as part of your holiday skincare routine.
Make sure to avoid beads, scrubs, and other physical exfoliators that can irritate the skin. Instead, use a chemical exfoliator like The Essence, which is gentle enough for everyday use if needed.
Drink Water and Hydrate the Skin
Hydrating inside and out supports a strong moisture barrier, and helps skin look clean and fresh. Toast your colleagues with sparkling water at the company holiday party, enjoy a cup of green tea after shopping for gifts, or drink a produce-packed smoothie when you’re on the go.
Consider adding The SKIN to your green juice or a glass of room-temperature water. This powder supplement re-energizes cells with a formula that includes antioxidants, vitamins, probiotics and prebiotics, adaptogens, and more. It’s a 360-degree approach to holiday skincare.
Maintain an Exercise Routine
For most people, their already-busy schedule gets even more hectic with the holiday rush–and that extra stress can show up in breakouts, puffy eyes, and a dull complexion. Relieve the tension with regular exercise that increases beneficial neurochemicals such as dopamine while decreasing production of cortisol, adrenaline, and other stress hormones. Your workout can be as simple as walking or practicing yoga, or taking a vigorous group exercise class at the gym if the weather prevents you from exercising outdoors.
Take Lukewarm Showers
Drenching yourself in hot, steamy water may sound appealing on chilly days, but the heat has a drying effect that may cause itchiness, redness, or scaliness. Take room temperature showers, pat skin dry, then apply The Body Cream for skin that will look vibrant with any party outfit.
Keep Specific Skincare Items Handy
You’ll want to make room in your clutch for skincare essentials when you know your holiday party will go far into the night. Here are some products to take with you during the holiday party season:
- The Lip Balm, to hydrate lips, so they look soft and plumped
- Blotting papers if your skin tends to be oily
- The Hand Treatment, to prevent dryness and chapping
- A face mist for a quick spritz of hydration to refresh your complexion
Why Is Skincare Important for Makeup?
The right skin-prepping products create a smooth canvas for a swipe of glowy highlighter on your cheekbones, or a kissable red lip on New Year’s Eve.
When you reduce the appearance of wrinkles with your moisturizer and serum, for instance, your concealer and foundation won’t cake in any fine lines. Or you could promote fuller lashes and brows with , so you don’t have to rely as much on mascara or a brow pencil to do the work for you.
When you have a solid holiday skincare routine, your makeup enhances your natural glow instead of covering up skin issues such as acne or redness.
Make Sure to Change Your Skincare Routine for the Season
Switching to a winter skincare routine is one of the best gifts you could give your skin this holiday season. The cold, low-humidity weather, combined with an increase in indoor heating, dries out the skin. Creamy, luxuriously moisturizing products are holiday skincare staples because they hydrate dry skin and strengthen its moisture barrier to prevent damage.
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Make your season bright–and your complexion, too–during the festive holiday party season.