During the festivity season, a lot of people tend to relax and forget everything, some including their normal personal and often lengthy grooming sessions. And most of us love this season and wait for it in hopefully. After all, who wouldn’t want to relax and take things a little bit easier for a while?
Though being the most joyous time of the year for most of us, it leaves many with unpleasant skins. It is quite common for all of the holiday festivities to disrupt our normal beauty routines. However, you can still take some preventative measures to keep the skin sparkling glowing all through the season and beyond. We have compiled a list of advice that are commonly given during esthetics training so here is how to alleviate some of the season’s more undesirable gifts.
Watch what you eat
The holiday goodies tend to wreak havoc in our bodies. And most of us would rather not have the few pounds accumulate during the season. Furthermore, all the rich treats that are taken at this time of the year play a number of funny games with our complexion, for example, skin breakouts. Fortunately, you can keep all this in check by carefully considering the types of food you take during this season. This however does not mean that you deprive yourself of all the holiday treats. The recommendation is to carefully consider the types of treats you really love and those you can forego.
If unsure of which treats to forego, then simply cut out most of those that don’t have a noticeable effect on the overall banquet. Simply put, don’t fill yourself mindless on extra foods that end up packing on more pounds on your midsection. Note that all those appetizers, sauces and gravy have huge cumulative effects on your body. So it is a great idea to try and balance the good foods with the “bad” ones. Ensure to have some healthy foods such as lean meats, vegetables, fruits, and the likes this coming season for the good of your skin and general health. If you can’t, then make a point of eating lighter for a number of days before the big feast. Your body will thank you for this long after the holidays.
Get sufficient sleep
One of the best things you can ever do for your skin and overall health, especially during festivity seasons, is to get sufficient sleep. Experts recommend that you get yourself 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night for a beautiful facial appearance and general health. And just because you are enjoying the holidays, this should not change. Nevertheless, a lot of people tend to sleep much less during this season of the year due to factors such as increased activities, jet lag, travelling and many others. In some countries such as ours, there is also the effect of shorter days than is the norm. This effect is quite disruptive, particularly when it comes to our sleeping patterns.
Fortunately, with proper planning, it is possible to sleep well during the holiday seasons. For example, reserve the bedroom for your normal sleep and not for performing the seemingly important holiday chores. Try as much as you can to keep the usual sleeping and waking time even when you come back home late at night from a party.
Weatherproof your body
The cold winter weather and the heated indoor air can wreak havoc on your skin and the hair as they contain insufficient moisture. To reduce the bad effects of these elements, here is a simple routine to follow.
• Refrain from washing the hair as often as you normally do during the summer season. The recommended frequency is 2-3 days in a week. And if you typically shampoo your hair every day, it is recommended that you reduce the frequency by doing so only in those days you feel a real need to freshen up. And while at it, remember to make use of dry shampoos instead of your regular treat.
• Take a quick shower instead of a prolonged one using warm water rather than hot. The recommended time in this case is less than ten minutes. This help to preserve the oils on your skin.
• Use a heavier creamier moisturizer and apply it twice a day, i.e., once in the morning and just before going to bed. To maximize its absorption, make a point of wearing gloves and socks while sleeping.
Drink less alcoholic drinks
The majority of people use the holiday season as an excuse to have a few more drinks than is their norm. Not only is this overconsumption of alcoholic drinks very bad for their complexion, it is very damaging to their general health. However, you are not being told to totally abstain from enjoying a few drinks here and there, but you should do so in moderation. It is good to remember that the majority of holiday cocktails are packed with calories that will all end up adding a few pounds on your body. Take these drinks sparingly and you won’t have a weight problem or complexion issues long after the holidays.