Nearly everyone can agree that the holiday season is a wonderful time of year. However, with all of the travel and social events that you are required to attend, it’s not unlikely that you will find yourself feeling drained and exhausted by the time January 1st rolls around. Allura Skin, Laser & Wellness Center wants you to feel like your best self year round, which is why we thought we could give you some tips on how to not only survive the sometimes stressful holiday season, but also how you can continue to look amazing while you do so.

First of all, let’s talk about basic practices you can add to your daily routine that will soothe your body and mind during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.

Make Sure You’re Getting Enough Sleep

Sleep aids itself to your overall health as well as your physical appearance. Not getting enough sleep may cause you to notice that your complexion is becoming duller. You may also start to see dark circles and bags appearing under your eyes. These sort of side effects aren’t exactly what you want to see on your face when you’re reviewing holiday family photos. With that in mind, try to put the worries that come with the holidays out of your mind and strive to get between seven and eight hours of sleep each night.

Don’t Let The Weather Take A Toll On You

With colder weather comes drier skin. Due to the lack of moisture in the air both indoors and outdoors, it is extremely important that you continue to moisturize. Keeping this in mind, it is important that you change up a few things about your beauty regimen that will aid your skin in being happy and healthy all winter long.

  • Wash your hair less frequently to prevent your scalp from drying out. We would recommend washing every two to three days.
  • Find a moisturizer to use that is creamier and thicker than the one you use during the warmer months.
  • Moisturize both in the morning and at night.
  • Limit yourself to a 10 minute warm (not scalding hot) shower to preserve the oils in your skin.

Indulge…Just Not Too Much

We also know that the holidays are the time of year in which most people find themselves eating loads of unhealthy foods. While it is totally fine to take advantage of all the amazing goodies that seem to be around throughout November and December, keep in mind that consuming foods that contain a lot of sugar will likely wreak havoc on your skin. The same goes for consuming alcohol. When you drink too much, your body becomes extremely dehydrated. Make sure you are drinking enough water throughout the holidays as well.

Destress

If you still find that the hectic nature of this time of year is getting to you, we would suggest coming into Allura Skin, Laser & Wellness Center. Simply having a facial can rejuvenate you and give your skin a bright glowing complexion. Facials also make an amazing holiday gift for nearly anyone! Stop into Allura today!

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