After the ups and downs of the last year, we all deserve a cheerful festive end, look and feel at our best during the holiday season. Though Christmas almost always means more things to do: decorate the tree, gift shopping trips, holiday cards to write, gifts to wrap and deliver, outfits to coordinate and purchase, menus to plan and cook, etc. And then there are the events you're looking forward to or dreading to attend. Christmas and the new year also may lead to hangovers, puffy party eyes, and a bloated stomach.
But when there is a problem, there is always a solution. Below we prepared some mindful tips to help you stay well and keep yourself positively glowing all season long:
With dry indoor heating and freezing outside air, the winter weather makes your skin dull and dry. Adding on the late nights and extra alcohol consumption, all leave your complexion looking tired and shrivelled. To cope with this and maintain a healthy glow, keeping yourself well-hydrated is key. Bare in mind that coffee doesn’t count. Drink plenty of water throughout the day, and prioritise mocktails over cocktails, have alcohol-free days if possible (alcohol is dehydrating), to keep you hydrated inside and out.
When the schedule is hectic, the healthy eating plan becomes challenging to implement during the holidays. It's easy to reach for comfort food than tossing up a salad when you are busy or feeling lazy to prepare food. Prepare in advance and place meals or healthy snacks in ready-to-go containers can save you from grabbing a cookie bag just because it's convenient.
Feel you have eaten too much? Take peppermint tea or aloe vera juice. Each does a fantastic job of supporting the digestive system and preventing bloating. On days when it's impossible to eat well, taking food supplements can give you a boost, they can ensure you're getting the vitamins and minerals you need to look and feel your best.
Always Remove Makeup
Even when you're too tired at the end of the evening, always remove your makeup. Late nights, alcohol, and winter weather will leave your complexion less than radiant, add makeup left overnight to that will make the situation worse. Thoroughly cleanse your face and use a high-quality, nourishing and protective facial oil, such as Timeless Elixir, to compensate for all the extra stress brought to your skin. We also recommend a twice-weekly exfoliation and hydrating mask session to boost your glow.
Make Time for Yourself (and Get Enough Sleep)
With all the busyness, it’s important to give yourself a proper break over the holidays, you’ll be setting yourself up for a more successful start to the new year. Have a few early nights to counteract the late ones, and don’t scrimp on your skincare routine. We recommend adding on below self-care rituals during the holiday break to help you stay balanced:
- Taking a mindful walk during the day.
- Meditate at least 10 mins daily
- Journal your thoughts down
- Take a few stretches morning and evening
- Take a bubble bath
- Have self-facial massage
Best Tip of All Time
Peace & Pure is passionate about the mind-skin connection for a reason. And we’re about to reveal one of the best beauty Christmas tips of all time… ready? Here it is: enjoy yourself and have fun. Worrying and stress will take the sparkle off even the most put-together person. Truly enjoying yourself with your friends and family this season is the best beauty treatment available. You'll have your eyes sparkling, your smile dazzling, your skin glowing, and your whole being radiant.
We hope the above tips are helpful in some way for your holiday beauty. Wish you happy holidays, and lots of love and joy from all of us at Peace & Pure.