Holiday Skin-Care Tips to Keep Your Skin Glowing Through New Year’s
From the stress of getting everyone on your list the perfect gift to indulging in all the sweets and drinks, the holidays can take a toll on your skin. Here’s the good news: Taking the proper steps in your skin-care routine can help prevent your skin from breaking out or losing its glow. Ahead, we’re sharing our top skin-care tips to get your complexion prepped and ready for the holiday season.
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 Vichy Normaderm PhytoAction Deep Cleansing Gel, which is formulated with salicylic acid to fight against pimples and cleanse skin without drying it out.
TIP 2: Pick a Primer With Skin Benefits
To ensure that your holiday 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 NYX Professional Makeup Marshmellow Smoothing Primer.
TIP 3: Don’t Forget Your Lip Balm
While we love a snowy holiday season, the cold air can cause dry, chapped lips. Keeping a hydrating balm, like the Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1, on hand and applying it often helps to moisturize lips and keep them smooth for long-wear lipstick.
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 SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water With Vitamin C helps brighten 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. Be sure to drink water in between glasses of wine or cocktails in order to stay hydrated. And don’t forget about hydrating your skin on the outside with a well-formulated moisturizer. We like the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Rosy Tone Cooling Night Moisturizer for hydration and a boost of color.
TIP 6: Give Your Skin a Detox
Stayed up too late or indulged in one too many treats? Try a face mask formulated with detoxifying ingredients like the Femmue Gentle Green Relief Face Mask. It’s designed to draw out oil and grime, while still hydrating and nourishing the skin.
TIP 7: Boost Radiance With Vitamin C
To help boost radiance during the holidays and curb dull, fatigued skin, incorporate a daily vitamin C serum into your routine. We like the Summer Fridays CC Me Serum to amp up glow, protect skin from free radicals and reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation.