7 Holiday Skin-Care Tips to Keep Your Skin Looking Its Best
From travel plans and food preparation to finding the perfect thing to wear to your best friend's party, the holidays can be a stressful time all around. While we can’t help you book flights or go grocery shopping for you, we can help you and your skin feel prepared for the festivities ahead this season. Below, we share our best holiday season skin-care tips for keeping your skin looking clear, stress-free and radiant this year.
Tip #1: Cleanse Your Skin Regularly
Start your morning off on a good note by cleansing your skin. This will help keep your complexion breakout-free and also prep your skin for the holiday makeup routine to follow. Try the Holifrog Tashmoo Water Lily Nourishing Milk Wash to cleanse skin without drying it out.
Tip #2: Pick a Primer With Skin Benefits
Holiday festivities can be long — especially if you’re juggling plans — and chances are you’re going to be spending a few more hours in your makeup than normal. To ensure that your makeup stays in place (and your skin looks flawless) pick a primer that can give you better makeup application and simultaneously benefit your skin. We love the IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Oil Free Makeup Primer.
Tip #3: Don’t Forget Your Lip Balm
If your holiday plans are being spent away from home, be sure to toss an extra lip balm in your handbag or carry-on. Travel can be drying to skin, especially if you are traveling by plane, and your lips are often one of the first places to show signs of dehydration. Keeping a hydrating lip balm like the Kiehl’s Lip Balm on hand and applying often helps to moisturize your pout and prep it for the season’s gorgeous dark lipsticks.
Tip #4: Take Your Makeup Off
Taking your makeup off at the end of the evening, no matter how late it is or how tired you are, is an absolute must. Plan ahead and leave a bottle of makeup removing micellar water and your facial moisturizer by your bedside table if you think it will help. This way, when it comes time to crawl under the covers, all you have to do is give your complexion a few swipes and you’re done. Garnier SkinActiv Water Rose Micellar Cleansing Water helps soothe skin while taking off every last bit of your makeup.
Tip #5: Stay Hydrated
The holidays are the perfect excuse to indulge in a couple extra cocktails, but alcohol can take a toll on the appearance of your skin. Imbibe responsibly and be sure to drink water in between glasses of wine or cocktails to stay hydrated. And don’t forget about hydrating your skin on the outside with a well-formulated moisturizer. After all, the season’s notoriously harsh winds and brutal cold can dry out your skin fairly quickly. We like the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Rosy Tone SPF 30 Face Moisturizer for hydration with a boost of sun protection.
Tip #6: Give Your Skin a Detox
On the morning after a holiday get-together or party, treat your complexion to a face mask formulated with detoxifying ingredients like the AcneFree Kaolin Clay Detox Mask. It’s formulated to reduce the look of enlarged pores and draw out toxins from your skin’s surface.
Tip #7: Boost Radiance With Vitamin C
To help boost your skin’s radiance during the holidays and curb dull, fatigued skin, incorporate a daily vitamin C serum into your routine. We like the Glossier Super Glow Serum, formulated with vitamin C and magnesium to energize your complexion.