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3 Simple Tips for Healthy Holiday Skin

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Photographer: Hans van Eijsden MUA: David Stella

Who has time for anything during the holiday season? I know I don’t. I’m so busy running around, working, taking care of my family, and trying not to stress out about it all. Aye! It’s just too much! But, no matter what, I make sure to take care of myself first—inside and out. This includes my skin, which can be severely overlooked during the holidays. You know what I’m talking about.

This holiday season we’re going to be so consumed with everything else that we forget to take care of our skin. Odds are we’ll be eating and drinking more than usual, wearing more makeup, and running around from occasion to occasion. Here are three simple tips for healthy holiday skin.

Drink Lots of Water

We all know the amazing health benefits of drinking water. And according to WebMD.com, drinking water helps keep your skin looking good too. In a recent article, Dr. Kenneth Ellner, a dermatologist states, “Dehydration makes your skin look more dry and wrinkled, which can be improved with proper hydration.” he says. In other words, don’t skip on the water. Carry a refillable water bottle with you while you’re running holiday errands. Also, make sure you drink enough water when you’re out at your holiday parties. Remember, alcoholic beverages can cause dehydration, hence the dry and wrinkled skin we talked about.

Remove Makeup Before Bed

I’m planning on attending lots of holiday parties. That means I’ll wear heavier makeup than usual and stay out later than I normally do. I’ll get home in the wee hours of the night and be exhausted. But, I also know that I have to remove my makeup before I hit that pillow. There’s no way in the world I’d fall asleep with that much cosmetic product on my face.  According to the Mayo Clinic, going to sleep without removing your makeup can clog your pores. This is known to cause breakouts, which makes someone like me unhappy during the holidays.

Keep Up Your Skincare Routine

No matter how busy you are, how late you go to sleep, or how groggy you wake up—please keep up with your skincare routine. You’ve worked hard to get the healthy skin you have or are in the process of getting. Keep your skincare products out where you can see them and you’ll be reminded to use them as usual. You can also write yourself a reminder on the bathroom mirror. It’s like writing your skin a love note. No matter how busy the holidays keep you, your skin will appreciate it.

What are your tips for healthy holiday skin?

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