It's no secret that stress and the holiday season are like two peas in a pod. You might not have time to pamper your skin from a day-to-night routine with plenty of holiday parties, traveling cross country, shopping trips, and family gatherings happening. You don’t want to show up at your holiday party with breakouts and bad skin. A rapid shift in weather may be damaging to the skin, and then there's the actual voyage to consider. A skincare routine shouldn’t take too much of your time to keep it looking healthy and glowy for the season.
Vitamin C Serum for Brightening
If you need to clear up your post-summer tan from discoloration, a vitamin c serum every morning after cleansing your skin will help brighten your complexion. Just adding a Vitamin C serum into your routine during the holidays is a no-brainer, especially since sun exposure won’t be as bad as in summertime. For chilly winters, Vitamin C serums add a protective shield of hydration to minimize fine lines and help with redness and irritation.
Hydrate with a Serum
Because the weather over the holidays may be drying, search for a serum made with hyaluronic acid and aloe vera to give hydration. Hyaluronic acid gives your skin a healthy shine and works well for a makeup prep routine. Its lightweight formula nourishes the skin, leaving you dramatically plump and fresh-faced. Smooth two to three drops over a damp face and neck every morning and evening to keep your skin hydrated.
Clay Face Mask for Breakouts
If you’re traveling from a hot to a cold city, your skin is likely to trigger a breakout from climate change. A face mask should be part of every holiday skincare routine. As a double-duty skincare routine, it replenishes and purifies the skin while exfoliating dead skin. If you need to detox your skin at the end of a long day, a clay mask with bentonite can draw out impurities and pollution that can cause breakouts and those pesky blackheads.
Caffeine Eye Serum for Dark Circles
If holiday stress is taking a toll on your sleep routine, using a caffeine-infused eye serum will perk up your under eyes. If your eyes are looking visibly dark due to lack of sleep or fatigue, caffeine solution can reduce the look of eye contour pigmentation and puffiness. Caffeine has calming, anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce redness. It can also temporarily lessen the appearance of under-eye bags
Glycolic Acid Toner for Pores
Cold temperatures throughout the Christmas season can cause dull-looking skin, so opt for a facial cleanser containing glycolic acid, which helps to renew the skin and balance out skin tone. Glycolic acid exfoliates dead skin cells from the face's surface and improves the appearance of enlarged pores. You'll have radiant, pore-less skin if you keep this toner in your skincare routine.
Lastly, Don’t Skip SPF!
If you’re going to be spending time in the sun, being without an SPF can cause hyperpigmentation in just an hour without protection. This makes it vital to use an antioxidant serum followed by sunscreen on a daily basis to strengthen your skin's defenses and assist maintain the pigment-producing cells. Choose a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher and reapply every few hours.