Holiday Stress + Your Skin: Try These Seasonal Skin Care Tips

Holiday stress and a little too much “cheer” can leave your skin looking dull, tired, and puffy. Throw in the sudden onslaught of the cold weather outside...and the dry heat inside...and all the moisture is now sucked right out of your skin. But let’s get that party-perfect skin glowing again with a few easy tips that will give you (and your skin) something to celebrate this season.


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. And speaking of early wake ups (or late holiday party nights), if your eyes are puffy, considering icing them. Apply 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.


Exfoliating is your friend, especially in the winter. Flaky skin can leave your face looking dull and dry, but a good (and gentle) polishing scrub can help you discover a whole new you. Buffing away dead skin cells will not only brighten your skin, it will help prevent acne and clogged pores….all while giving your skin that little extra edge it needs to recover during the holiday season.


Crazy holiday schedules can definitely lead to changes in our skin. Who has time to stop and properly make sure we are sticking to our normal skin care routine? Look for a soothing mask with skin-replenishing ingredients such as aloe, willow bark, and arnica...and say hello to cool, relieved, and supple skin.


Finally, it’s important to remember to take time for yourself this holiday season. 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. Taking that daily moment to rejuvenate will make the whole season merrier.