The holidays were full of hustle and bustle, and with the increased stress levels ringing throughout the season, your skin can take an unfortunate toll. Typically, the holidays are filled with get-togethers, travel and seasonal festivities which often causes tension to soar. Stress can lead to a surge in cortisol and other hormones, causing your sebaceous glands to produce more oil, produce breakouts and exacerbate existing conditions.
Now that the chaos has died down, relax with some simple breathing exercises, meditation, yoga or simply grab some fresh air. A healthy, balanced diet is also great way to reduce stress and improve your complexion. Load up on leafy greens packed with vitamins and berries full of antioxidants. Do you normally avoid chocolate? Go ahead and grab a piece of dark chocolate, rich in flavonoids.
Depending on your skin concerns, follow these tips for the best holiday complexion correction:
Banish the Blemishes
Seasonal changes from fall to winter, and the added stress factors around the holidays, can make the skin become chaotic with bouts of oiliness, dryness, dehydration. This causes the pores to become impacted with dirt and debris and a buildup of dead skin cells, ultimately leading to breakouts.
Topically incorporate an anti-blemish, reparative serum into your routine to help treat and prevent breakouts so you don’t have one more thing to stress out about with your skin. Include the Clear Skin Pore Refiner into your daily routine to to minimize surface shine, refine pores, blur fine lines, and visibly tighten the skin delivering a perfect matte finish.
Decrease the Dryness
Get your exfoliation going! Exfoliation gently sloughs away the top layer of dead skin or release the intercellular glue hanging onto those dead cells, thus exposing newer and healthier skin cells. Dry skin typically has a buildup of dead cells and is in desperate need of regular exfoliation.
Start using the Tropical Skin Smoother, which is actually formulated just for dry skin. This delicious scrub exfoliates and retexturizes for a youthful, soft and vibrant complexion. Ultra-fine bamboo stem powder and 1.6% lactic acid release and dissolve dead cell buildup to brighten skin. Rich in vitamins and minerals, exfoliation also helps ingredients deeply penetrate into the skin. Use 2-3 times per week to help improve cellular turnover and reveal healthy, hydrated skin.
Soothe the Sensitivities
Inflammation can show up on the surface of the skin, but it can also take place deep below at the subsurface. Even when you can’t see it, inflammation can be destructive, damaging collagen and elastin, slowing cellular turnover and weakening the overall structural integrity of the skin.
Apply the Hydrating Cactus Mask weekly to instantly revive, soothe, and restore skin’s natural hydration. Skin-protecting and antioxidant-rich prickly pear cactus combines with soothing blue agave to ease discomfort and signs of redness while deeply hydrating and preventing moisture loss. Smithsonite and malachite stone extracts shield against environmental stress and pollution.
Brighten and Tighten
There comes a time where everyone needs a little brightening. Unfortunately both stress and the sun wreak havoc on our skin and incidental exposure is the number one cause of aging. As we get older, our skin accumulates the detrimental effects of UV and environmental exposure, which causes damage at multiple layers in the skin and ultimately diminishes our natural glow.
Restore a youthful glow by incorporating the advanced Apple Brightening Serum into your regular routine. Apple plant stem cells trigger skin’s natural regenerative process while reducing line depth up to 15% in just 4 weeks. Breakthrough peptide Melanostatine®5 interrupts the reaction that causes hyperpigmentation to deliver a 33% improvement in skin’s tone and clarity.