It’s already December, which means that the holidays have officially arrived. Top of mind for everyone as the holidays return are some of our favorite treats, traditions and more. But it’s also the season where our health can be put on the backburner.
Especially skin health.
We all know that candy and other goodies tend to affect how we feel during the holidays since we’re eating much more of it, but what about our skin? It’s not really a topic discussed too much, but believe it or not your skin is affected by the holidays, and no, it’s not just about cold weather.
From a change in diet, less sleep and more it’s important to understand what your skin is going through. That’s why, we’re here to share our best tips ahead of time so you, and your skin, can be prepared for the holiday season.
Your lips, as we all know, can dry out quite a bit when the temperature drops, but there’s more issues that come with this that you may have not expected. One of those things is how temperature tends to actually fluctuate during this season.
From being outside in cooler temperatures to quickly going inside with heating, it can all be very dehydrating for your skin. All of this bundled together can have a big effect on your sensitive lips.
So, how can you battle this? Always carry around a lip balm that hydrates and works to keep your lips healthy, like our Perfect Pout Lip Balm.
We all do it from time to time, it’s been a long day or night and we just simply forget or decide to not take off our makeup. Deep down inside, we all know this probably isn’t the right thing to do, but the problem is that leaving makeup on and not properly cleansing can actually lead to premature aging.
It’s true, our skin tends to hate us for this, even if it’s just a one-time thing. So, it’s always important to remove your makeup with a product that’s soft on the skin and takes away as much of the makeup as possible.
When it comes to make up removers though, it’s almost always not enough for your skin. Once your makeup is off over the holidays, your skin still has a number of dirt particles present from the day, this can cause breakouts, dry patches and an overall dull complexion. That’s why, using a cleanser like our Purifying Foam Cleanser will keep you confident that all those stressors are cleared from your face.
The holidays also tend to bring less sleep, which isn’t exactly something our skin likes. At night, when you’re sleeping, it’s the only time that your skin isn’t exposed to free-radicals and other stressors which means it has time to heal and rejuvenate.
This is incredibly important for your skin’s health cycle.
However, the holidays wreak havoc on your sleep schedule which means you’re bound to look a bit more tired than you normally do. That’s why, using something like the Diamond Contour Ultimate Hydration Firming Eye Serum will help your eyes brighten, firm and tighten during the holidays until your sleep schedule gets back to normal.
The topic we all like to ignore during the holidays has also made the list, the inevitable change in our diets -- especially when it comes to sugar.
Sugars can trigger what’s called glycation, which is when sugar actually binds to other molecules and can stop your cells from functioning properly, which then creates free radicals that can damage your skin. This actually speeds up the aging process of the skin, which is something we all work so hard to avoid.
This is why anti-aging treatments become even more necessary during this time. We recommend using our Diamond Contour Supercharged 1-Minute Daily Facial to keep your skin in top shape to battle anti-aging.
This year, safety is on everyone’s minds. That’s why it’s important to always ensure you have a sanitizer on-hand that is actually good for your skin. What do we mean by that? We mean ensuring that your sanitizer is completely, methanol-free.
There’s many reasons why you want to ensure what you’re sanitizing your hands with is methanol-free and we’ve shared quite a bit on that reasoning. That’s why we recently released our Purifying Hand Sanitizer Gel which is 100% certified methanol-free.
We’re just as excited about the holidays as you are, and with all these tips your skin is bound to be just as ready for it. Follow us on social or sign up for our newsletter for more skincare tips!