The Holidays are a magical time representing love, togetherness, and of course, family. They also can represent stress, arguments, and eating way too much pie. Surprise! All of these things can effect our skin! Below are my top 3 contributors to unsightly skin problems, and how you can avoid them.
Dry Skin from Traveling
Whether its on a plane or in a car, our skin gets super dehydrated when we travel. My solution? As hectic as these times can be, stick to your skincare routine. Make sure you slather your skin in hydration ( like my Pumpkin & Carrot Antioxidant Oil) before you go and on the trip, regularly using a toning mist (like my Rose Essential Toning Mist) is a fantastic solution to staying hydrated throughout your day.
Breakouts caused by Holiday Eating/Drinking
With the holidays gatherings comes the holiday meals, mostly consisting of rich foods we would not normally eat in day to day life. There's also a chance that good ol' uncle Morty's political views might encourage you to pour that 3rd glass of wine. My best advice to you is time leading up to these holiday gatherings and after, eat super healthy (think dark, leafy greens), as well as drinking smoothies and fresh green juices.
Inflammation caused by Holiday Stress
The holidays are a joyous time, but they can also be a stressful time too. Each day during this time, set aside at least 10 minutes for a mindful practice. That can mean meditation, yoga, going for a run, or reading a book. I'm also a big fan of taking Ashwagandha daily, an Ayurvedic herb used to reduce stress and anxiety. Couldn't avoid it? My Lavender Tea Tree Clarifying Toner is loaded with Lavender, also known to calm redness and inflammation.