Skincare Don’t This Holiday Season

Can we talk about the holiday season? I mean; the twinkling lights, the festive cheer, and oh, the endless parties! It's the most wonderful time of the year, but let's not forget that our skin might not always agree with the festivities. So, grab a cup of your favourite comforting drink and let's chat about the dos and don'ts of skincare during the holiday season.

First things first, I get it – the holiday season is all about indulgence. From those extra glasses of bubbly to that second (or third) slice of pavlova or Xmas cake – we are all guilty of overdoing it a bit.  So, rule number one – thou must not forget to hydrate! I'm not just talking about drinking water (although that's crucial too). Your skin needs some extra love, so don't skimp on the moisturizer. Whilst a lifesaver in the hotter months, air-conditioning can leave your skin feeling parched, so make friends with a good, hydrating moisturizer or hydrating mask. Your skin will thank you.

Now, let's talk about that glittery eyeshadow or fun lipstick you've been eyeing off for New Years celebrations. While experimenting with makeup is all part of the fun, don't forget to give your skin a breather. I know, I know, removing makeup after a long night of partying is the last thing you want to do, but trust me, your skin will thank you in the morning. So, don't skip the makeup remover and cleanse your face before hitting the sack. Your future self will send you virtual hugs.

Oh, and speaking of parties, who can resist the temptation of a holiday-themed photo booth? While those festive props and twinkling lights make for great Instagram-worthy moments, they can also wreak havoc on your skin. Flash photography can highlight uneven skin texture and imperfections, so be sure to prep your skin with a good primer before applying makeup. It's like giving your skin a flawless Instagram filter in real life!

Now, let's talk about the elephant in the room – alcohol. I get it, the holidays are synonymous with cheers and clinks, but alcohol can be dehydrating. And guess what? Dehydrated skin is not a happy camper. So, here's a little hack: for every glass of wine or holiday cocktail you indulge in, try to match it with a glass of water. Your skin will thank you for keeping it hydrated from the inside out.

I can't stress this enough – throughout the holiday season, sunscreen is your skin's knight in shining armour. Our Aussie is no joke, and exposing your skin without protection is like sending it into battle without armour. Always opt for a broad-spectrum SPF50+ to shield yourself from harmful UV rays and remember to reapply every two hours, especially if you're going to be outside or having a splash at the beach with friends. Toss a sunscreen spray into your handbag so there’s no excuse not to top up!

Lastly, let's not forget the stress that often comes with the holiday season. From finding the perfect gift to dealing with family drama, stress and lack of sleep can all begin to take its toll on your skin. Stress can trigger breakouts and dullness, so make self-care a non-negotiable part of your holiday routine. Whether it's a relaxing bubble bath, a DIY face mask, or a few minutes of meditation or deep breathing exercises, find what helps you unwind and incorporate it into your routine.

Additionally, think about scheduling a professional facial that caters to your skin's specific needs. Whether it's a gentle exfoliation with a hydro microdermabrasion machine to slough off dead skin cells or a hydrating mask to replenish lost moisture, a skilled esthetician can tailor treatments to combat the unique challenges of summer skin. Don't shy away from a good massage, either – it not only relaxes tense muscles but also promotes blood circulation, giving your skin a healthy, radiant appearance. Just remember to consult with skincare professionals to ensure any treatments are suitable for your skin type and conditions. Treat yourself right, and your skin will be the star of the holiday season glow-up!

In a nutshell, the holiday season is a time to celebrate, but don't let your skincare routine take a backseat. Hydrate, cleanse, and give your skin the love it deserves. After all, nothing says "Happy Holidays" like a radiant, glowing complexion. Cheers to festive skincare and looking fabulous all season long!

This article was produced in partnership with The Global Beauty Group. To learn more about treatments with  microdermabrasion machines, or find a treatment specialist in your local area, contact beauty salon suppliers, The Global Beauty Group, on 1300 006 607 to find a treatment specialist in your area.

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