5 Skincare Tips for the Holiday Season

5 Skincare Tips for the Holiday SeasonWearing more makeup than you normally would (and being too tired to remove it before going to bed), indulging in greasy and sugary foods, drinking alcohol and partying all night long during the holiday season can really take a toll on your skin. Luckily, there are ways to reduce damage and prevent dry skin, under-eye circles and other skin issues. Here are a few tips that will help you get through the holiday season with as little damage to your complexion as possible.

Cleanse Your Face Twice a Day

Even if you’re using high-end makeup products, wearing too much makeup for a holiday party or a Christmas-themed family photo shoot, especially if you normally wear little to no makeup, can be bad for your skin. To prevent redness, clogged pores, breakouts and inflammation, you should cleanse your skin twice a day, in the morning and in the evening, to remove makeup residue, oil, dirt, and other impurities from its surface. Consider investing in a high-quality makeup remover (it will pay off) and swapping your regular facial cleanser for a detox one. And never, ever go to bed without removing makeup first.

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Pay Special Attention to Your Under-Eye Area

Puffy eyes, dark circles and under-eye bags are one of the brightest signs of tiredness. To make them easy to get rid of the morning after the party, you need to start showing your under-eye area some extra TLC before the holiday season begins. If you still haven’t added an eye cream to your skincare routine, it’s time to do it now. It will make the tender skin around your eyes firmer and smoother.

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Find Some Time for Face Masks

The holiday season is hectic with all those preparations, family gatherings and parties. No wonder that your skin reflects all the stress you experience (happy stress is still stress). If you want your skin to look healthy and glowing instead of stressed out, you absolutely need to find some “me time” in your busy holiday schedule. Calming face masks don’t take much time, and they are a great way to de-stress your skin. Besides, a face mask is a great excuse to lie down and relax for 15 minutes.

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Stay Hydrated

Alcohol makes your body lose water, which can lead to dehydrated, dull and flaky skin. To keep your complexion healthy and glowing, you need to make sure that your skin is hydrated on the inside and on the outside. Drink water in between cocktails or whatever you’re drinking at family gatherings and parties, and don’t skip moisturizer. If you spend time outdoors in the cold, make sure to protect your skin with a thick moisturizer with SPF.

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Create a Skincare “First Aid Kit”

Even if you’re consistent in your skincare regimen during the holidays, you can still get a pimple or a cold sore at the most unfortunate time. To stay prepared for skin emergencies, you need a skincare “first aid kid”. It may include makeup remover wipes to keep your skin clean even when you can’t wash your face; a hyaluronic acid serum in case your skin needs a hydrating boost; a spot treatment for pimples; a nourishing and protective lip balm for chapped lips; a medicated lip balm for cold sores; some under-eye patches for dark circles; and anything else you can think about.

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