Prepare Your Skin for The Holidays With These Health and Wellness Tips!
We’ve all been there before; when the cold months start to hit and so do the breakouts and dry spots. When fall arrives, we say goodbye to that summer glow and say hello to cracked skin. Those stubborn pimples seem to make you cry more than a lump of coal in your stocking. As we face wind, central heating, and low humidity, our faces can become dehydrated and irritable. This is due to the weather stripping the skin’s natural protective barrier, creating gaps on the outside layer and allowing water to leave your skin. Not only is the unavoidable colder weather a perfect storm for bad skin, but also food, alcohol, travel, and stress can play a part. Luckily, Spa Sciences has curated a list of holiday skincare tips to keep your skin healthy and glowing. Now that’s something to be thankful for!
Running around for the perfect gifts for your loved ones or fighting for the last turkey in the grocery store can definitely cause stress. It can even cause lack of sleep from trying to juggle your social calendar, work, or even finances. But if you want to keep your skin looking healthy and rested during the holidays, it's important to make sure you are getting the proper number of hours of beauty sleep. It is true! Beauty sleep will greatly improve your skin's health. When you sleep, your skin’s blood flow increases, which helps your organs rebuild its collagen and start to repair damages like wrinkles and age spots.
Change Out Your Skincare Products
New year, new products! It's time to get rid of those old jars of moisturizers from the summer and replace your skincare with more hydrating products! The low humidity and winds from the cooler air can irritate your skin so it is important to change out your skincare products according to the weather. Hydrating face masks, double-cleansing, face oils, and thicker creams will help your skin from becoming cracked or developing dry skin spots. We recommend using Spa Sciences’ LELA daily to push in your favorite skincare products through its ION- Mode.
It’s eggnog season! While eggnog might sound good to some people, your skin is not a fan. We use eggs in home remedies for hair and skin, but eggnog also contains other ingredients like sugar, whole milk, cream, and alcohol, which can cause more breakouts. While it's fine to indulge in some dairy products (we love a good pie), try to reduce your dairy intake to achieve healthier skin. Living in 2021 has made it easier to find dairy-free options or vegan recipes perfect for the holidays.
Take Time For Self-Care
It might seem like the holidays are about giving to our loved ones or working overtime to prepare but taking time out of your busy schedule for yourself will help keep your skin balanced and healthy. Stress can greatly affect your skin, causing breakouts or unwanted irritations like eczema and rosacea. Practicing self-care methods like at-home spa treatments or yoga can help reduce holiday stress. Try Spa Sciences’ Obsidian Roller and Gua-Sha for a relaxing facial massage or the Fit R3 Pro for deeper tissue massages!