The holidays can put stress on many aspects of your life and your skin is no exception. Many people cannot figure out why their complexion takes a dive during the winter months and are inclined to simply blame the cold weather. Although the cold does play a role, there are many habits that we pick up during the holiday season that have adverse reactions for the outer layers of your face. Keep these tips in mind to look and feel great while you celebrate this year.
Sugar Is Bad for Your Skin
There seems to be a lot of debate surrounding this topic, but the results are in and the answer is clear. Sugar is bad for your skin. Unfortunately, during the holiday season, you are confronted with a new cookie, cupcake, or chocolate treat nearly every day. While you should enjoy the holiday season, be sure to practice moderation when it comes to these treats. The extra sugar can spike your hormones, which leads to outbreaks of acne as well as any other pre-existing conditions that you may have.
Manage Your Stress
Although the holidays can be a lot of fun, they can also be the source of major stress. Whether it is dealing with difficult family members or crowds while you shop for the perfect gift, we all find ourselves under some extra pressure at this time of year. Keep in mind that stress has been linked to issues such as breakouts as well as premature fine lines and wrinkles. During the hustle and bustle of the holidays, be sure to take time for self-care in the form of mindful meditation or a comforting bath. You will not only feel better but look better as a result.
Be Conscious of Your Alcohol Intake
We know that putting alcohol products on your skin can cause it to dry out but, for some reason, we do not usually link the same effect to drinking alcohol. The truth is that drinking alcohol, especially as frequently as we tend to do during the holidays, can dry out your face, leading to a dry, dull complexion and even additional fine lines and wrinkles. As a rule, the clearer the color of an alcohol is, the less likely it is to dehydrate you. However, you should be sure to drink in moderation at this time of year for the sake of your complexion as well as your overall health.
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