5 Tips for Detoxing Your Skin After the Holidays

5 Tips for Detoxing Your Skin After the HolidaysThe holiday season takes a toll on your skin; all the unhealthy food and alcohol you consume, staying up all night partying and stress (mostly positive, but it doesn’t make it any less, well, stressful) make it look dull and tired. To restore its healthy complexion and glow you need to detox your skin as soon as the holiday season is over. Here are a few tips for detoxing your skin after the holidays.

Drink Lots of Water

If your skin looks dull and lifeless, it most likely is dehydrated. To revitalize your skin, you need to provide it with as much moisture as you can. This means not only applying moisturizing products, though it definitely won’t hurt, but also drinking enough water. Plain, fresh water will hydrate your skin from the inside and help your body to get rid of toxins it accumulated during the holidays. If you don’t like plain water, you can add some lemon, cucumber, ginger or basil to make it taste better. Keep in mind that most juices and carbonated drinks don’t count because they contain too much sugar. You should also avoid drinks that contain caffeine.

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Stick to a Healthy Diet

After eating all those heavy foods and desserts, you need to give your body a break. It has been reported that sugar and fatty foods are one of the possible causes of acne, so if your skin suddenly broke out after the holidays, maybe you should blame chocolate and cookies for this. To help your skin to get back to normal, you should cut down on fried and greasy foods, refined sugars, red meat and alcohol. Fresh veggies and greens, whole grains and easy-to-digest protein food (lean meat, egg whites, chickpeas) are your best friends here.

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To reveal clear, healthy and glowing skin, you need to remove dead cell build-up that has accumulated over the past few days or even weeks. If your skin isn’t particularly sensitive, using a detox face scrub with ingredients that are both detoxifying and absorbent (for example, activated charcoal) is the easiest way to make your skin smooth and restore its healthy complexion. More gentle ways to exfoliate your skin include mild chemical peels with acids or enzymes or a konjac sponge.

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Look for Soothing and Calming Ingredients

Eating fatty and sugary foods, as well as wearing more makeup than usual, may lead to irritated skin or even allergic reactions. To soothe your skin, try lotions, toners, masks or other skincare products that contain calming and regenerative ingredients. Such ingredients include, but are not limited to, aloe vera leaf gel, chamomile, lavender, allantoin, bisabolol, panthenol, niacinamide, evening primrose oil, green tea, borage oil, sea buckthorn oil, calendula, licorice, neem, cucumber, and more. Avoid products that contain harsh surfactants, alcohol and other irritants.

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Give Your Skin a Boost

After the holidays, your skin needs a strong boost. If you’ve never used a skin serum before, it’s time to give it a try! Most serums contain just one or two active ingredients that serve a specific purpose. For example, hyaluronic acid is a powerful humectant, vitamin C and other antioxidants protect the skin from free radicals, collagen boosts the skin’s elasticity and firmness, retinol and coenzyme Q10 have anti-age properties, etc. Choose the serum depending on what your skin needs most right now.

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