Post-Holiday Skin Care Tips
Holiday weekends are filled with good times, relaxation or stress, more sleep or less, drinking alcohol, and eating freely; throwing our day-to-day habits out the window.
Although the plan may be to reset and refresh, neglecting our skin can cancel that long weekend glow. So, what can we do?
Drink more water (preferably lemon water), and fill up with fresh vegetables and fruits. Traveling and the extra activities that come along with festive weekends like drinking alcohol can dehydrate us more than usual.
Cleanse. Exfoliate. Mask.
During vacations or holidays, we may neglect thoroughly cleansing our faces. By doing so, we automatically brighten up our complexions. After, choose a gentle exfoliating scrub.
Top it off with a nourishing and calming sheet mask. Coffee, charcoal, salt-based, or clay masks are also known to be great. To take it a step further, using an eye mask or gel patches afterward can be a rejuvenating bonus.
Shower and sleep with lavender or eucalyptus.
Eucalyptus is known to promote relaxation and smells great. You can place fresh or dried leaves in your shower. It can also be a natural insect repellent, in case bugs love you as much as me! Just don't eat it! It's highly toxic if ingested.
Go make-up free.
Giving our faces a break from the constant touching, tugging, rubbing, and wiping is always a good move. Rested skin is happy skin.
Moisturize. Moisturize. Moisturize.
Try to stay out of dehydrating areas, such as air-conditioned rooms, windy areas, or outdoors in extreme heat. These all pull moisture from our skin. Using a powerful balancing serum, such as Rescue Skin (which promotes new skin cell production) and a moisturizer can give us that extra support for that vacation glow.
Sometimes, we have to give our skin a vacation from a vacation. What do you do to refresh after a long holiday weekend?