Between all the errands and the socials, the holidays can get pretty stressful. To make things worse, all that stress can take a toll on your skin, causing dull skin, puffy eyes, and breakouts.
Why does this happen? When we’re stressed, our bodies produce hormones like cortisol that affect our skin. In this instance, cortisol causes your sebaceous glands to produce more oil, making you more prone to acne.
Below are some tips to help you deal with the holiday stress and get your skin’s healthy glow back:
- Stop acne before it starts.
Are you prone to acne when you’re stressed or tired? Update your skin care routine by adding skin-clearing products that clear up acne and control oily skin.
- Remove makeup before going to bed.
Falling asleep with your makeup on clogs your pores and may lead to acne and breakouts. This habit also increases your exposure to free radicals, leading to collagen breakdown and skin that ages faster.
Tip: As soon as you get home, make it a habit to gently remove makeup with makeup removers like Céleteque Dermoscience™ Hydration Make-up Remover Cleansing Facial Wipes or Celeteque Dermoscience Advanced Anti-Aging Cleansing Oil.
- Watch what you eat.
You can blame salty food for puffy eyes. Your favorite Noche Buena staples tend to be salty, and salt causes your body to retain water, resulting in a puffy appearance.
Tip: Keep the salty food in moderation and balance it out by drinking lots of water. Peppermint tea also helps ease digestion issues when you overindulge. Learn more about how to take care of the skin around the eye area here: How to Care for Skin Around The Eyes
The buildup of dead skin cells not only clog your pores; they also make your skin look dull.
Tip: Exfoliate once or twice a week with a scrub or an exfoliating cleanser.
- Make the most of your nightly skin care routine.
Give your skin a healthy glow by practicing good sleeping habits and optimizing your nightly skin care regimen. The time before you go to bed is a great chance for you to give your skin the nutrients it needs to heal better.
Tip: Invest in a good night cream. As part of your regular routine, apply Céleteque® DermoScience™ Advanced Anti-aging Rejuvenating Night Cream. The Rejuvenating Night Cream is proven to significantly reduce fine lines and smoothen skin within 4 weeks with regular use, so each night you see less lines.
Don’t ever be too busy to take care of your skin. Maintain a good skin care routine and your skin will surely glow through the season.