Tips to Revive Your Skin After the Holiday Season

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Are you experiencing back-to-work or back-to-school blues now that the holidays are officially over? Chances are your skin may be feeling blue as well.

Overindulging during the holiday season can negatively impact your skin. So if you find yourself dealing with breakouts, dark circles or a dull complexion this January, don’t fret. I’m here to give you some tips on how you can bounce back and revive your skin after the holiday season. 

The New Year is the perfect time to start fresh! Your skin needs time to recover from long boozy nights so drinking plenty of water is crucial to keep your skin and body hydrated. It’s best to take a break from sugar-loaded beverages and alcohol for a while so your skin can bounce back to its normal, healthy state. 

If you find yourself craving sodas or processed juices, try fruit-infused water instead. It’s a healthier alternative, helps detox your body, and keeps your skin hydrated. 

This tip doesn’t just include following a diet that’s high in antioxidants, but also applying antioxidants topically. For a healthy and glowing complexion, your skin needs antioxidants. Why? Antioxidants protect the skin from environmental stressors and fight visible signs of aging, leaving you with a stronger skin barrier and younger-looking skin!

When it comes to finding skin care products that are loaded with antioxidants, look for ingredients such as Vitamin C and E, retinol, niacinamide, or green tea. Each of these ingredients have a different way of taking care of your skin. You can read more about how they keep your skin healthy in this blog post

Want to return to school or work with a blemish-free complexion? Acne patches are a great way to treat those pesky zits. You can also try a spot treatment that works overnight like Skin Watchers’ Tea Tree Spot Treatment. It’s infused with Centella asiatica and wintergreen leaf extracts, along with tea tree leaf water, oil and extract, all of which work together to tighten your pores, control sebum production and heal your blemishes.

While you may still be recovering from all your holiday parties, there’s a way to mask your exhaustion (besides getting more sleep). Enter: a rejuvenating eye cream! Whether you’re dealing with dark circles, dryness or puffy eyes, there’s a perfect eye cream out there for you. 

To hide tired eyes, go for a rich and hydrating eye cream like the Yehwadam Heaven Grade Ginseng Rejuvenating Eye Cream from The Face Shop. This anti-aging eye cream is great for keeping your delicate eye area hydrated while also keeping those fine lines at bay. 

Interested in a full skin care routine for your eyes? We’ve got that covered on Chapter 18 of the Beauty Book

With all that holiday makeup that you put your skin through, it’s important to exfoliate regularly to buff away dead skin cells and to allow your skin care products to penetrate your skin properly. Not a fan of physical scrubs? No problem! To the rescue are liquid or chemical exfoliants.

Introduce an exfoliant to your daily skin care routine and you’ll help your skin recover from the holidays a lot faster. Try a hypoallergenic exfoliating toner like the AHA BHA PHA All About Pure Toner from Korean cosmetics brand CCLIMGLAM. Formulated with plant-based oils, this toner gently removes dead skin cells, leaving you with softer and smoother skin.

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