Holiday Survival Tips: Beauty on a Budget

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Try these simple tips to keep your skin looking great throughout the entire holiday season.

We love the holidays because it means parties, parties and more parties. However, sometimes we go too far. The fact is, it’s great being the life of the party and indulging in yummy hors d’oeuvres and alcohol – until you look at your skin and realize it’s now fatigued and dull-looking. So here are three easy tips you can incorporate into your routine on a budget that’ll make you shine all season long.

  1. Get a good night’s rest. Sleep is the closest thing there is to the fountain of youth. Your body works in such a unique manner that it repairs itself and recuperates while you rest. The secret is to get enough rest – six to nine quality hours – each night to look amazing in the morning. Of course, you can blame it on all the parties you have to attend, but in the end, you must decide to rest enough and take control of your beauty sleep. Your skin will look fantastic, fresh and ready for the holiday parties, and the best thing is that this tip doesn’t cost you a dime!
  2. Hydrate your skin. We’ve all heard about the importance of drinking water for the healthy maintenance of our bodies. Hydration is also essential for our skin, especially during the holidays, when at least some of us tend to indulge in alcoholic beverages. So don’t forget to drink water during the day and also at holiday parties. It is a good idea to match each alcoholic beverage with a glass of water. Not only will this help prevent a hangover – which is not a good look – but it will also help keep your skin hydrated and supple. In the morning, your skin and head will thank you, and you’ll be ready for the next holiday party of the week.
  3. Remove your makeup before going to bed. The worst thing you can do for your skin is to sleep with your makeup on. Not only will it get all over your sheets and pillows, but it’ll also suppress your skin’s ability to breathe. Remember, the skin’s surface is a living organ that is porous and needs oxygen to stay healthy. If makeup obstructs your pores, the sebum that you naturally produce to extract dirt can get trapped and cause you to break out. That’s the last thing you need during the holiday season. To avoid all of this skin drama, just wash your face before going to bed. Avoid harsh ordinary soaps and choose cleansers that are gentle, dermatologist-tested and sulfate free. Choose a cleanser for your skin type. If your skin tends to be drier, choose products with ingredients like Aloe vera, which helps keep your skin soft and hydrated. If your skin is oilier, look for ingredients like orange or citrus oil, which leave your skin feeling refreshed and revitalized. Your skin will thank you!

Holiday time and parties are the best time to get together with friends and family to reminisce on the year, but it can also be a stressful time on our body and skin. Don’t forget that to be ready for these events, you have to be prepared internally and externally. Take time to follow these simple, budget-friendly tips, as they’re guaranteed to help you have a fabulous holiday season!

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