4 Clean Beauty Tips For Avoiding A Holiday Skin Hangover
Although the pandemic certainly impacts our plans from Thanksgiving through the New Year, ‘tis still the season for celebrating – albeit on a much smaller, socially-distanced, mask-wearing scale. In addition to the stress we’ve already been feeling, the festive meals, spirited cocktails, and late nights binge-watching holiday specials can all take a toll on your skin this time of year. Here are a few ways to incorporate clean beauty to help your skin survive a “holiday hangover” and keep your complexion merry and bright!
- Mask away the effects of food and drink. While all the holiday spreads, libations, and treats are part of the tradition, too much alcohol, sugar, and salt, can leave your skin feeling dehydrated and inflamed. Upping your sheet mask game is an effective way to help balance out the signs you’ve been overindulging. Adding sheet masks with moisturizing or soothing benefits at least once a week to your clean beauty skin care routine can help replenish lost moisture, calm irritation, and reduce redness – sheet masks deliver a deeper level of concentrated treatment (and also grant you some peaceful downtime during the 15 to 20-minute application).
- Put your gua sha or facial roller to work. Skin also tends to get puffy due to all the seasonal indulgences. A gua sha or facial roller comes in super-handy for improving circulation and stimulating lymphatic drainage to flush toxins out of your skin and decrease the bloat. Treat yourself to a facial massage to smooth in your favorite clean beauty skin care products and de-puff your skin – you can even use these beauty tools over sheet masks!
- Stick to your evening clean beauty skin care routine. Holiday glam will help you look your best for any cheers-ing you might do over zoom or at a small gathering, but make sure you wash it all off that night. Whether you simply cleanse or follow a multi-step regimen like the 10-step Korean Skin Care routine, always go to sleep with a clean, moisturized face to avoid clogged pores and acne.
- Stay hydrated. From the dehydrating effects of adult beverages to winter wonderland weather, the holidays are the driest time of year for your skin. In addition to boosting your water intake this time of year, a facial mist supercharged with clean beauty, hydrating ingredients will also help quench that dry, tight feeling.
With these tips in mind, you’ll be able to maintain that holiday glow, all season long!
- The Aloisia Beauty Team