One can figure out you’ve been partying very hard, not because they’ve been stalking you on Instagram or Facebook, but only because of your skin. Even though Christmas dinner parties and nights out can be a lot of fun, they can have a big effect on your skin. That doesn’t mean you have to cut down on sleepless nights during the holidays, not at all; it means that you have to pay extra attention to the condition of your skin. So, what are the tips and tricks of having a healthy, glowing skin after the holidays?
Our food and drink choices are not only visible on our hips and bottom, but on the skin, as well. Even though proper diet is also extremely important (meaning you have to eat foods that are rich in magnesium, such as nuts and whole grains), the daily intake of fluid is definitely something that should be your New Year’s resolution. First of all, water is important for good digestion, absorption, and most importantly, blood circulation which can be seen on your face. Once the skin cells are left without water, your skin turns dry, tight and flaky, which could, later on, result in wrinkles (and we definitely don’t want that).
Festive fun can result in you looking quite tired, even though you’re not. One of the simplest tricks for getting rid of puffy and tired eyes is using a cold eye compress or a chilled eye mask. The cold will make the eyes less swollen and more natural and fresh. If you lack eye mask or eye compress, you can use cucumbers. Moreover, since caffeine is also very good for your skin, use the teabags of green or black tea. Put them in cold water for a couple of minutes, place them on those puffy eyes and watch the magic happen!
The most important thing for your skin (not only after the holidays, but always) is to keep it moisturized; so, if this is not in your after-holiday routine, make sure to include it as soon as possible. Since alcohol can be dehydrating, you should always replenish your skin the morning after by using a good moisturizer. You could use many skin care products to achieve this – try a serum, an eye cream or a facial oil. Just make sure it has the right formula that will actually moisturize your face. Don’t forget to do this every morning after brushing your teeth.
The next step is detoxifying the pores using a good face mask. Once you cleanse your skin every morning, apply a detoxifying mask. It will clean all the pores of dirt, thus making the radiant skin shine through more brightly. The best face masks that you can use are the ones that are rich in charcoal since they can take the impurities off your skin in the best way possible. Another thing that you could do is actually find a good beauty clinic in Sydney and book yourself a facial treatment at least once after the holidays. The beauticians will know what to do to clean your skin of all the dirt, and your only job will be to continue at home with the proper skin care.
A very common winter skin woe is definitely dry lips, but the recipe for success is quite simple. Make sure to use a towel every morning after cleansing your face and rub the lips to take all the dead cells off. Applying a good lip balm afterwards will protect your lips from the cold for some time later. If you want to go the extra mile, you can make a do-it-yourself recipe for a lip scrub and use it every morning to make your lips bright and kissable.
Maintaining the glowing skin doesn’t have to, and shouldn’t, be difficult. Just follow these quite simple tips and you’ll have skin everyone will envy.
Mia Taylor is a fashion and beauty enthusiast from Sydney and writer for www.highstylife.com. She loves writing about her life experiences. Travelling and enjoying other cultures and their food with her husband is a big part of her life. She is always on the lookout for new trends in fashion and beauty, and considers herself an expert when it comes to lifestyle tips.
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