'Tis the season for indulgence, where every mug of hot cocoa, batch of holiday cookies, and potluck dinner contributes to the joyous tapestry of the holidays. Yet, amid the revelry of festivities, we find ourselves caught in the whirlwind of late nights, social gatherings, and the delightful chaos of the season. In this merry chaos, sleep quickly becomes a rare commodity, and "tired" transforms from an occasional visitor to a constant companion. Can anyone relate?
As we bid farewell to 2023, we've crafted this guide as a friendly reminder to hit the pause button and indulge in a different kind of self-care. It's time to wash off the excess of the holidays, not just from our plates but from our skin too. Keep reading as we take you on post-holiday skincare detox, where we’ll navigate the aftermath of merrymaking and provide you with the tools to start the New Year feeling fresh and glowing, from the inside out.
Step 1: Start with cleansing & exfoliating
After the whirlwind of the holidays your skin deserves a clean slate (literally!). Lack of sleep and festive cocktails can cause dehydration of the skin, leaving it it feeling dull and dry. That’s were a good cleanser (we recommend our Clean Slate Oil & Makeup Remover) comes in. By getting rid of excess oil, leftover makeup, and dry skin makes it so your face has the capacity to soak up all the delicious hydrating serums to bring it back to bright.
Suffering from winter’s infamous dry skin? An exfoliating scrub is just what you need. Our Perk Up skin polishing oil combats puffiness and dryness, leaving skin feeling smooth from it’s invigorating coffee-scrub.
Step 2: Make antioxidants your best friend
Is your skin infamous for breakouts and inflammation post-December? It's time to enlist the help of antioxidants to help restore some balance.
If you’re looking for a deep cleanse your pores, a mineral-rich masque is the way to go. Targeting your under eye circles? Add a caffeinated eye serum to you morning and night routine. Our Eyes Up caffeinated eye serum is high in antioxidants, which sooth and smooth the surface of your skin. And last but not lease, don’t forget about vitamin C! Especially in the dark months of winter, you can benefit from some of this collagen producing-super star. Our Total Package serum teams up this brightening ingredient with it’s hydrating counterpart — hyaluronic acid.
Step 3: Take care of more than your skin
External factors such as stress and anxiety can affect your skin (and your wellbeing) just as much as rich foods and lack of sleep. Incorporating relaxation techniques into your daily routine, especially as you approach a New year, is a great way to build a health, and nourishing habit for your mind — and for your skin.
Here are some of our favourite holistic wellness tips:
- Daily meditations
- Breathing exercises
- Facial massage (Our facial roller is our go-to!)
And don’t forget about the magic of a good night’s sleep! When we sleep, our body produces collagen, and collagen helps increase the elasticity in our skin, getting rid of dullness and leaving skin feeling fresh and hydrated.
Step 4: Nourish yourself from the inside out
We’re talking self-care for the gut! Fuel your body with hydrating drinks, and food rich with antioxidants — and your skin will reap the benefits. For an antioxidant-rich diet to promote skin health, we love to make the the most avocados, berries, nuts and olive oil. Or, if you’re looking detoxifying teas and beverages, we recommend green tea, peppermint tea, ginger & turmeric, or even or a golden latte!
Looking for more winter skincare tips? Check out our best practices for taking care of your skin during the cool December weather.