Post-Holiday, New Year Skin Care: Refresh, Restore, Reset
The holidays are exciting and beautiful. But they can be highly stressful for many people with all the expectations, responsibilities, and falling off our usual diets. By the end of it all, along with weather conditions, we may see the effects on our skin, and it's not nice! How can we refresh, restore, and reset?
Now that the holiday festivities are over, it's time to make rest a priority. Try to schedule minimal activities to give yourself some downtime.
- Play some calming music like classical or ocean waves. Get plenty of sleep.
- Use a sleep silk eye mask to block out any light and prevent squinting while sleeping.
An essential nutrient for optimum health through sunlight. It helps us absorb calcium, strengthen our immune systems, and helps fight depression. In the colder months, sufficient amounts aren't as easy to attain. Lower levels of it can change our moods and make us tired. The lack of it can show up on our skin by making it dry and itchy and, possibly, cause acne breakouts.
- Speak with your doctor on whether Vitamin D supplements would be an option for you.
- Vitamin D-rich foods like fish, eggs, milk products, and fortified cereals are excellent choices.
- Make sure to get sunlight while wearing sunscreen.
Lighten the Skin Care Load
Stress can dry out our skin by dehydrating us and depleting nutrients needed to defend our bodies. These effects, in turn, tire the skin's barrier.
- Use a hydrating, clean cleanser.
- Avoid overuse of peels, exfoliators, and Alpha Hydroxy, or Retinol-A products which tend to worsen stressed skin. It's best to give our skin a break.
Water is the most powerful for replenishing our bodies' needs. More water is also the best way to detox! (Especially if anyone was merry with wine!)
- Water restores the skin's dehydration.
- It flushes out toxins.
Nourish with the Good Stuff
The holidays don't leave much space for healthier eating. There are too many tempting goodies, such as hot cocoa with marshmallows, cookies, frosted cakes, festive sauces, and gravies packed with sugar or salt.
- Fill your belly up with oats. It boost collagen production and healthily satisfies hunger. Plus, it keeps you regular.
- Eat plenty of raw fruits and vegetables. They'll nourish the skin with antioxidants and nutrients to heal and restore the body.
If going make-up free is an option for you, the benefits are astronomical. The regular cosmetics application and removal can add wear and tear on the skin. So, if it's possible, keeping the canvas bare would help restore a happy, healthy face.
Give your skin a pat for holding up through the year and holidays. Good habits are the key to skin health. The way we care for our skin and the products we use through the years make a difference. Give RxESCUESKIN serum and moisturizer a go! We wish all of you from all of us at RxESCUESKIN a very Happy New Year!