Our selection of skincare tips for this festive period
With Christmas party season just around the corner, now is the best time to start preparing your skin for the festive makeup, the sparkles and glitter, and the plethora of sweet treats that you will be indulging in over the coming days and weeks.
As part of a healthy skincare routine, regular cleansing is something that everybody should be doing – but it doesn’t end there, especially now that we are in the throes of winter when your skin dries out more quickly and the change in temperature wreaks havoc with the natural oils and condition of your skin.
This blog post is designed to be your go-to guide as we approach party season, with tips and advice on small changes and habits that you can start now, to leave your skin glowing in time for your party.
1. Start earlier than you think
One of the biggest pieces of advice when it comes to skincare for a specific event or occasion, is to not try anything new too close to the big day. Unless your skin is so tough that it can withstand any and every kind of product, you can never predict how your skin will react to certain ingredients and products, and so trying new things with plenty of notice is key to ensuring that your skin has time to adjust before your party.
Just as you would create a skin prep routine months before a wedding or major event, so too should you do the same in advance of Christmas – taking the time to work out a routine that you can stick to and that leaves your skin in the best possible condition.
2. Keep it simple
So often we see men and women overloading their skincare routine with products that offer very little in the way of benefits, and which often do more harm than good. While everyone’s skin is different, generally it is advised to avoid skincare products which are packed full of perfumes and chemicals as these can strip the skin of its natural oils and leave it in worse condition.
WINTER TIP: The cold air can often cause your skin to become drier, quicker - especially as you move from the cold outside air to heated inside spaces on a regular basis. To combat this, work an effective moisturiser into your morning and night time routine to protect the skin’s natural barrier.
3. Focus on your diet
Did you know that what you eat has a huge impact on the presentation and look of your skin? In short, to achieve great skin in time for your Christmas party you need to be getting plenty of nutrients, including Vitamin B2 and Vitamin B6 – both of which are present in Cleanmarine for Women. These vitamins can help fight the signs of fatigue and tiredness and contribute to the maintenance of normal, healthy skin.
Some other foods to make sure to work into your diet include plenty of fruits and vegetables, oily fish, and healthy fats like nuts and avocados.
4. Manage stress
When you are stressed, your skin begins to suffer – leaving the glands under your skin inflamed and triggering certain cells which lead to breakouts. The biggest piece of advice we can share here is to make small changes to your routine which manage and keep stress levels down, thus protecting and nurturing the health of your skin.
Some things you can try, include engaging in regular exercise, meditation, and yoga – all of which calm the mind and boost your body’s production of endorphins which serve to improve your mood and make you feel better.
Healthy life = party-ready skin
All of the above factors and pieces of advice help contribute towards a healthy lifestyle, which in turn gives your skin the kind of natural glow that you will be proud to show off at the Christmas party. Start making small changes now to boost your endorphins, manage stress, increase your nutrient intake, and cleanse the skin thoroughly – just in time for the festive season!
For more information on how nutrients and supplements in particular can boost the health and appearance of your skin, visit the Cleanmarine blog and our individual product pages.