Are you ready for the holiday season? It's creeping up on you, even if you're not. Thanksgiving is next week and then we're into the thick of the joy and cheer. How can you start getting ready now so you are your normal glowing self for all the pictures and the visits?
There are two things that pack quite the holiday one-two punch for the health of your skin. One, is pretty obvious, a good skincare routine. We hope you have a good skincare routine year round, but during the holidays it is even more important because of all the running around and eating you'll be doing. You likely won't be eating your normal regimen of healthy foods, so you will need to nourish your skin in a different way and a good skincare routine is just the thing.
The second element of taking good care of your skin, year-round, but especially during the holidays is a good night sleep. This one seems so simple, but for many it can be so elusive, especially around the holidays. Sleeping well at night is critical to your overall health and the health of your skin. During the holidays getting a good amount of rest can be challenging as you are running from event to event and visiting with people that may bring you joy and light or have the potential to cause you stress and anxiety.
Whatever your situation is, whether you're a joy and cheer type of person or a dread and fear type of person around the holidays, you can take it upon yourself to make sure that you are getting enough rest and not wearing down your body. A worn down body is a recipe for bad skincare heading into the new year.
Most experts agree that your body really needs between 6-8 hours of sleep a night so you can rest and replenish your body.
If you can make the most of your skincare routine and the sleep you get over the holiday season you will be poised to have healthy and fresh looking skin moving into the new year and beyond.