Get Glowing: Prep Your Skin for Those Holiday Parties

From the holidays to New Year’s Eve, the party season is definitely in full swing. And while you may be having a blast, your skin is probably freaking out due to freezing weather conditions, lack of sleep, and a little (or maybe a lot) of overindulging in adult beverages. Keep your skin glowing by starting with a flawless, nutrient-packed skincare routine that leaves you with radiant, party-ready skin every time.


It seems like a no-brainer, but cleansing the proper way in the morning can do wonders for your skin all day...creating a good base for additional products and makeup. Winter is also the ideal time to try double-cleansing. It is, after all, the best way to wash your face at night. Designed to remove sweat, bacteria and old skin cells, double cleansing uses two steps to not only clean but exfoliate the skin. Consisting of a deep pore cleansing oil which bonds with the natural oils in the skin to wash away makeup and bacteria, and an herbal toner that exfoliates and gets in deep to remove any impurities. Perfect after partying all night. And speaking of early wake-ups (or late holiday party nights), if your eyes are puffy, considering icing them. Applying chilled spoons or ice under your eyes will naturally help. Then freshen up even more with a de-puff moisturizing lotion––look for one that features brightening vitamin C.


Crazy holiday schedules can definitely lead to changes in our skin and our stress levels. That’s why we love masks. They not only pack your face with nutrients in just 15 minutes, but you also get a little time to relax too. Look for a soothing mask with skin-replenishing ingredients such as aloe, willow bark, and arnica, and say hello to cool, relieved, supple skin and the best 15-minute power nap you’ve had all holiday season.


Finally, it’s important to remember to work some me-time into your schedule. Yes, it’s a time for enjoying family and friends, but not at the expense of your skin and your well-being. Indulge in a relaxing bath and apply a firming mask, schedule a yoga class, or read a book by the fire. And one of our favorite ways of getting glowing clear skin is by getting a professional facial. Taking that daily moment to rejuvenate will make the whole season merrier.