From the colorful lights to the smells of delicious baked goods, the holidays are a magical time of year. But while the season is good for your spirits, it tends to be rough on your skin. Wrinkles and redness are the result of too little sleep and too much merriment. This year, greet the new year with a fresh glow by protecting yourself from the biggest culprits of skin problems.
Oh, The Weather Outside Is Frightful
Winter air is brutal for the skin all over your body. Whipping wind irritates your face and dry air leaves your skin feeling itchy and parched. Fight those effects at home by setting up a humidifier in your bedroom to add moisture to the air. Before you head out to go gift shopping or caroling, slather your skin with moisturizer and cover exposed skin with gloves and a scarf. That cold winter air also tends to make skin look dull and damaged. Reveal the brighter, healthier skin beneath with dermaplaning or a chemical peel.
The Stress Effect
Even if you love the holidays, you probably find the season stressful. After all, ’tis the season for decorating, gift buying, balancing family commitments and surviving on little sleep. Stress causes and worsens many different skin issues, including acne and redness. Ideally, you’ll banish stress by simplifying your schedule and taking more time to relax. That’s not feasible for many busy people, but fitting in a 10-minute meditation session each day can ease some of that burden. Treating yourself to a relaxing, hydrating facial also forces you to stop and take some time for yourself during this hectic season.
Puffy would be a great name for one of Santa’s elves, but it’s not a great look for your face. Weeks of cocktails, late nights and salty or sugary snacks can wreak havoc on your skin, especially around your cheeks, jaw and eyes. Depuff yourself in the short term by drinking tons of water and using a cooling face mask in the morning and at night. Follow it with a product that’s specially designed to soothe the sensitive skin around the eyes, like the DermaSpaRX Complete Eye Recovery Serum. How can the Asarch Center help you improve the look and feel of your skin this holiday season? Contact us to learn more.