While the holidays can be so much fun, they can also be a bit stressful, and this stress can have a negative impact on our skin. Whether short or long term, it is crucial to find ways to lessen the holiday burden to not only to help you feel and look happier, but also for your skin.
The first thing is to focus on what you can control. As you see, great looking skin involves a healthy lifestyle and proper skincare habits enabling you to produce a glowing, radiant looking complexion. Hence, what you put in your body is equally as important as what you put on it.
Maintain A Balanced Diet
While eating some of those prepackaged foods may be convenient in between work and holiday shopping, they are not always best for your skin. Too much-refined foods, such as sugar, or that with a lot of added salt can drain the body of essential vitamins and minerals. This, in turn, encourages wrinkles and premature aging. Instead, you want to eat foods that are rich in vitamins and essential fatty acids, such as fruits, vegetables, fish, and nuts. Nuts like walnuts are wonderful for the skin, and fruits like Papaya are also fantastic!
Working out brings more oxygen to your skin cells, leaving you with skin that's nourished and firmer. While physical activity is a huge stress reliever, you don't have to spend hours in the gym to feel the benefits! Activities like yoga can also do the body good.
Beauty sleep is real! The goal is to have 6-8 hours of sleep a night as lacking sleep can cause a lot of adverse effects on your skin, like dark circles under the eyes, bags, and that darn stress hormone can get elevated hurting your skin's quality! Oh, and don't forget your use a Michael Todd Beauty Soniclear to take your makeup off before you go to bed as makeup can clog your pores which can lead to irritation and blemishes!
As most of us know, that holiday stress shows up in our face, which can potentially aggravate skin conditions and cause premature aging, not what we want on our holiday wish list. So when you start to feel stressed, try to slow down if possible. Also, working in some kind of stress combating approaches like taking deeps breaths and relaxing for a few minutes can be beneficial.
Another great way to find your zen time is to treat yourself to a spa-like experience in the comfort of your own home, and we are to here to help you with that.
Taking time out to pamper yourself is a must to survive the craziness some may endure during the holiday season. There is nothing like going to the spa for treatments, but they can sure be costly and who has time with all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season! But not any longer with the Michael Todd Beauty Total Refresher.
This 3-in-1 skin rejuvenating system is genuinely like a full spa experience as it offers extraction, skin resurfacing and a soothing post-treatment and the best part is it can be done in the comfort of your own home.
Other Skincare Pick Me Ups
There are a variety of products you can use to help revive your tired, stressed skin. For example, detoxing your skin with some charcoal. Yes, you will be happy to find this kind of coal in your stocking.
There are many benefits to using a skincare product with activated charcoal in it. Not only does it help to decongest your pores, but it also assists with the appearance of the dull, uneven skin tone for a clearer looking complexion. Combine that with the other ingredients like jojoba beads, spinach extract and tea tree in a soothing base of 100% organic aloe vera leaf juice all in which are found in the Michael Todd Beauty’s Jojoba Facial Scrub and your skin is on it’s way to looking merry and brightful.
Another way to combat some of these skin issues caused by the holiday stress is to use something on a daily basis like our Daily Renewal Serum. This serum is an ideal way to improve the look of your complexion, giving you more radiant, youthful, stress-free looking skin! Plus, it has some tremendous anti-aging benefits, which sure is a must have on our holiday wish list!
So as you can see, there are a variety of techniques you can implement to help destress yourself and your skin this holiday season! Bottom line, while the holiday season may be about goodwill to others, you can't forget about yourself!