The holiday season is always packed full of food, drink and merry making. You might have indulged a little too much over the festive period but don't worry! We've got a few tips to help your skin recover from those excesses.
After the holiday period it is common for skin to become oily and congested, which can cause breakouts.
This is because of a build up of toxins in the body, so if you want to keep your skin looking fresh and glowing, we recommend cleansing twice a day with a detoxifying cleanser such as our Refresh Cleanser, as it contains anti-inflammatory ingredients like wheatgrass and green tea. Used with our gentle exfoliating Cleansing Cookies, this combination will deep clean congested pores and help reveal fresh, clear skin.
Dairy and sugar are also common causes of breakouts due to their high glycemic index (GI), so try cutting back on these goods during this time as well.
To help clear congested skin, take a break from wearing makeup.
The holidays are great because of all the parties and social events, but sometimes putting on makeup every day can take its toll on skin. It’s important to remember that the skin needs some time off from being covered in product, but if you have really dry or sensitive skin try using a natural tinted moisturiser for a couple weeks after New Year’s. Your skin will thank you!
Your skin might also start to look more dull as a result of alcohol consumption and late nights.
Consumption of alcohol and lack of sleep can leave skin dehydrated and dull. It's time to restore your skin and body with water and nutrients to boost vitality and bring back your glow. Keep up with your daily H2O intake and eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. Full of water, vitamins and fibre, they will eliminate toxins and provide the nourishment that you may have been missing over the party season.
To help banish dullness, we love derma rolling. Our Dermal Rollers can be used at night before bed with a great hydrating serum or lightweight moisturiser, so that you can wake up with a fresh, glowing complexion.
With beach holidays abundant, some might notice a build up in unwanted pigmentation.
Summer holidays call for beach getaways, but all this exposure to UV-Rays can cause an increase in discolouration, dark spots, redness and irritation. Use of a natural serum containing Vitamin C is a great way to help fade this unwanted pigmentation, while also stimulating collagen production. We love our Glow Gleam-Giver serum as it not only contains a highly stable form of Vitamin C, but also ingredients like Liquorice Root, Bearberry and Mulberry, which are powerful skin brighteners!
Breaking a sweat can help your body detoxify, so hit the gym or go for a long run!
While it’s tempting to just curl up in bed and binge watch your favourite show to decompress after all the festivities, that won’t help you at all. Instead, go for a run or hit the gym! Sweating is actually one of the best ways to detoxify your body. Sweat itself contains toxic substances that are released as a result of exercise (or when you're feeling stressed out). The good news? All those toxins can be flushed from your system faster than ever before with proper sweating techniques. Just remember to cleanse well after exercising and to follow our skin tips for working out.
Hopefully this post has given you some ideas on how to take care of your skin after the holiday season. Don't forget that it's important not only during this time, but all year round!