The stretch between Thanksgiving and the New Year is a flurry of activity. It’s a time to eat, drink, and be merry – but all that fat and sugar, excess alcohol, sleep deprivation, and stress from family gatherings does nothing to impart a beautiful holiday glow. The good news is that by using a few simple skincare tips, you can keep your skin looking great during this busy season.
Remove Makeup Every Night: After a late evening, you may be tempted to fall into bed without cleansing. But taking an extra minute to remove cosmetics can make all the difference in your skin’s appearance. Actifirm cleansers do a great job of removing makeup without the added step of a specialized remover. Rich in natural jojoba, Actifirm Serenity Cleanser is an antioxidant rich, hydrating cleanser that removes makeup without stripping skin. Botanicals also offer an anti-inflammatory effect – perfect for stressed skin.
Bump up Your Moisturizer: Dry winter air, overheated indoor spaces, and too much booze can lead to dull, dry winter skin. If you haven’t already, trade in your lighter summer moisturizer for something with a little more oomph. Actifirm 40 Winks Rest-N-Firm Cream is an ideal choice that’s highly hydrating without being too heavy or greasy. While conceived as a nighttime moisturizer, it’s also a popular daytime choice for very dry skin. In addition to emollient properties, it also offers powerful, natural anti-aging benefits.
Pamper Your Eyes: Puffy eyes with dark circles should not be your most prominent holiday accessory. While a good night’s sleep is a powerful antidote, Actifirm Renovation Eye Cream has also been shown to decrease puffiness and increase brightness around the eye area. Used daily, it can help keep you looking bright eyed even when you’ve had a late night.
While these tips are tailored to the holiday season, it all comes down to basic skincare. Cleanse and hydrate appropriately every day, and your skin will thank you with a healthy glow – during the holiday season and beyond.Tags: Holiday Stress, holidays, Skincare