With the holidays fast approaching, self-care is of the utmost importance. It’s self-preservation at its finest and what gives you the drive to power through a busy schedule. By taking extra time to take care of your body to give it what it needs during the fall and winter, you’re sure to feel incredible no matter how many obligations you’ve said “Yes,” to.
Here are some effective ways to prepare your skin for the holidays:
• Choose the right cleanser for your skin type. Everyone’s skin type differs. This is especially true during the colder weather months of the year. Since some cleansers strip the natural oils from the skin, you’ll want to be careful. Your skin is likely to be dry already because of the cold and wind.
• Gently exfoliate using a bristled brush. Dry brushing helps the lymphatic system do its job by removing impurities from the body. Start with your toes and work your way up to your head by softly brushing your skin in circles before getting into the shower.
• Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. Slather on the moisturizer because your skin will be dry without it. A blast of cold air is all it takes to zap any moisture out of your face. Make sure that the product that you use doesn’t clog pores or leave your skin feeling greasy.
• Keep your showers short. Hot water is very drying. Limit how long you shower by setting a timer. When the timer goes off, pat yourself dry and apply moisturizer.
You want your skin to look its best all year long. During the holidays, it’s extra important because of all the social events you’ll be attending and all the people you’ll be meeting and conversing with. Boost your confidence by paying your skin some extra attention in the upcoming months. When you look your best, you feel your best, too!