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How To Maintain Healthy, Glowing Skin Over Christmas

Christmas Skincare

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30-Second-Summary
  • Your face needs to be taken care of all year round, but even more so in the winter.
  • The skin always needs moisturizing, even during the cold season.
  • A crucial winter skincare aid is drinking water throughout the day.
  • To regulate indoor temperature and dryness, buy a room humidifier, both at home and work.
  • Avoid long, hot showers.
  • Apply a moisturizing lotion immediately after you shower.

Introduction

Christmas is around the corner, and we can’t wait for all the joy, the laughter, and the quality time spent with our loved ones.

Christmas also means wintertime, and the cold season is unforgiving to our skin, which is why we need to stay well-groomed and healthy-looking during the holiday season. Your complexion will need special care.

Very dry cold air and excessive humidity destroy your skin’s protective barrier and could wreak havoc on the skin.

In addition, when you go indoors, the difference in temperature and artificial heat from radiators can have a similar effect. So, your skin should be able to cope with so many challenges.

Continue reading this article to learn more about essential Christmas beauty tips for the best-looking skin this winter.

‘Tis The Season To Get Beautiful Skin

For a lot of people, the cold weather brings a lot more problems than red noses and mild, windy spells. The skin needs more care, from moisturizing to restoring and maintaining elasticity and firmness.

So you could feel good about your skin no matter how many degrees below zero, in this article, we have put together our top Christmas beauty tips for winter holiday season skincare.

That doesn’t mean you have to spend a lot of time on your grooming ritual or invest a lot of money in expensive Christmas makeup and skincare products. The secret is to adopt habits that are good for your skin and adhere to them.

Christmas Skincare Tips For A Glowing Skin

Christmas skincare tips
These Christmas skincare tips will help you give you healthy and glowing skin in anticipation of the holidays and throughout the winter months.

1. Change your skincare routine

We believe that efficient Christmas beauty tips should focus on skincare rituals.

Your daily skin care regimen by skin type needs to change in the cold season. While it’s important to cleanse your skin thoroughly day after day, choose specific products – which also need to be oilier in winter – only once a day, if you used to cleanse your skin thoroughly several times before.

Also, give up exfoliating your skin every few days. Try a gentle scrub that doesn’t hurt your dry skin. Once a week is enough in winter.

Don’t run shopping for the latest Christmas makeup eye-shadow palette until you restock with your favorite moisturizer.

2. Moisturize every day and night

Makeup always looks better on healthy skin. This holiday season, try to give way to stunning Christmas makeup on flawless skin.

Moisturize your skin well. Switch to an oil-based moisturizer in winter; your skin will appreciate it. Consider overnight deep moisturizing treatments that can help dry areas such as the hands, feet, elbows, knees, cheeks, and lips. Cover with cotton gloves and socks to keep moisturized all night.

3. Apply moisturizing face masks

In the winter, it’s more important than ever to use plenty of deeply moisturizing homemade face masks. Invest in specific products, or you can make your nourishing masks at home!

Do you want glowing-looking skin? Avocado, a fruit rich in healthy oils[1], is an excellent ingredient for a face mask.

Use this great Christmas skincare recipe: mix the flesh of an avocado fruit with a few splashes of extra virgin olive oil, then apply the resulting cream to your face and leave it on for 20 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water.

Change regular shower gel

4. Change your regular shower gel

Change your shower gel and face wash. It’s a good idea to swap your shower gel and face solution to more moisturizing ones in the cold season, especially if your usual choice contains drying ingredients such as glycolic or salicylic acid.

Tone and moisturize within 30 seconds of finishing cleansing to avoid further dehydration.

5. Regulate the humidity in your home

To counteract the drying effects of indoor heat, use a humidifier. You can use a portable model or one that integrates into your existing heating system. The moisture in the air can enter your skin.

Add moisture from the inside out. Increasing your water intake will help hydrate your skin and complexion.

6. Use sunscreen

Sun protection is not just for hot summer days. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation[2], the snow reflects the sun’s rays and increases the risk of exposing your skin by 80%.

Also, you need sunscreen on gray and gloomy days because UV rays pass through the clouds and reach your skin.

So never leave home without putting sunscreen on your face. Whether you use a primer, BB cream, or foundation, it should have at least SPF 30. Even your Christmas makeup needs UV protection.

Apply a generous layer of moisturizer on your hands, too, before you leave the house. Lips need protection either, so an oily balm with SPF is a must-have!

7. Drink plenty of water

It’s not just in the summer that it’s essential to keep yourself as hydrated as possible, but also during the cold months! This is one of the best Christmas skincare secrets!

According to the American Heart Association[3], drinking at least 2 liters of water a day will prevent the harmful effects of cold breeze on your skin.

At the same time, avoid alcohol and fizzy drinks as much as possible and limit coffee (a drink which when consumed in excess becomes diuretic and leads to dehydration).

More consistent foundation

8. More consistent foundation

If you’re used to wearing a light foundation or just a CC cream, you’ll notice that in the cold season, you’ll feel uncomfortable – your skin will dry out more easily, and your cheeks will sting.

Even if you don’t have skin problems and imperfections you want to mask, it’s primarily about the protection this product gives you that will act as a barrier against external factors.

For a flawless Christmas makeup finish, choose a foundation with more coverage that will make your skin look hydrated and plump.

Bonus Christmas Skincare Advice

Increase your intake of omega-3 fatty acids. These Christmas beauty tips shouldn’t go without giving attention to diet-friendly foods that help the skin glow from the inside out.

Omega-3 fatty acids are your best friends in the cold season, as they promote proper hydration and help keep skin and body discomfort at bay[4].

Consume more oily fish, but also incorporate nuts, hazelnuts, pistachios, almonds, and citrus fruits. If these don’t suit you, invest in fish oil-based dietary supplements.

Conclusion

Moisturizing, gentle cleansing, and UV protection are primary Christmas beauty tips that women should follow with the utmost care in the cold season.

The skin in the winter is more fragile, so if you have skin conditions, such as eczema or psoriasis, make sure you avoid any irritants or allergens that could aggravate the problem. With extra care, you can have soft, smooth, and radiant skin all winter long.

For best results, make an appointment with a skincare specialist. Facials that suit your skin type can do wonders for the health of your complexion.

Follow the Christmas skincare tips above, take care of your skin early, and thank yourself later.

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