Bright blue skies and cooler temperatures can only mean one thing: the holiday season is nearly upon us. For many of us, the change in weather signals the start of a season of parties, events, and perhaps even some traveling. We’ve put together a list of some skin concerns and solutions to keep you looking your absolute best this holiday season.
Problem 1: An acne breakout that won’t go away.
The Solution: There’s a reason your skin always breaks out before a big event; stress causes an increase in the production of hormones that can lead to breakouts. The first thing you need to do is relax. Take a deep breath and make yourself some herbal tea. The next thing you need to do is use a purifying mask like Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Clarifying Colloidal Sulfur Mask to draw out impurities and deep cleanse your skin. You can also spot apply this to breakouts overnight.
Problem 2: Too many outdoor activities have resulted in a red, blotchy complexion.
The solution: With the weather as gorgeous as it is now, one can blame you for wanting to spend more time outdoors. However, just because it’s cooler outside doesn’t mean you can forgo the sun protection. If you’ve learned this the hard way, calm your skin down with an instantly soothing serum like Murad Sensitive Skin Soothing Serum, which will reduce redness and restore your skin’s elasticity and hydration levels.
Problem 3: Dull skin is wrecking your selfies.
The Solution: The holiday season and picture taking go hand-in-hand. For flawless, picture-perfect skin, start with an exfoliating and brightening mask. Try Glamglow Flashmud, a multi-tasker that contains brightening complexes to even out and illuminate your skin. It also contains clever pre-exfoliator particles to ensure you get maximum brightening for a glowing complexion.
Problem 4: Racking up frequent flyer miles has left your skin feeling parched.
The Solution: We all love traveling, especially if that means heading home to celebrate the holidays with our families. What we don’t love is how air travel tends to be very dehydrating and leaves us with dry, dull skin. Travel smart and keep your skin protected with an anti-oxidant rich serum like Exuviance Antioxidant Perfect 10 Serum. If our skin tends to get particularly parched, a couple of drops of a hydrating facial oil like The Organic Pharmacy Skin Rescue Oil will keep dryness and flakiness at bay.
Problem 5: You’re heading home and want to make a splash.
The Solution: The desire to look our best is heightened when we know we will be seeing people we grew up with, or family that we haven’t seen in a while. Erase the years and put your best face forward with an anti-aging treatment like Filorga Time Filler, an intensive wrinkle correction cream that contains a botox-like tripeptide to relax the skin and smooth out wrinkles. It also contains a complex that stimulates tissue components and active ingredients that gently exfoliate the top layer of skin for a youthful complexion.