Holiday Skincare: How to Get Your Skin Party-Ready
Today’s situation has had us lying low on gatherings as part of the social distancing measures to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. It has been isolating for the most part of the year, but as the holiday approaches, we see an opportunity to reconnect with family and friends.
Of course, with such a significant event, we’d all love to get up and glow, and it’s never too early to get ready. Give your skin a head start with these holiday skin care tips and make sure that you’re at your best in time for the festivities!
Look & Feel Your Holiday Best with These Skincare Tips
The first step to perfecting your holiday look is upping your skincare routine. But, as a natural skincare brand in the UK, we recommend you not to do anything drastically or differently just because you have a party to attend—continue whatever good you’re doing to your skin and stay committed to it.
Follow the basic skin care steps: cleansing, toning, moisturising, and exfoliating. In addition to that, you should also stay hydrated, get quality sleep, eat a balanced diet, and maintain a healthy lifestyle. These include exercising, eating more fruits and vegetables, and limiting the intake of salt, sugar, caffeine, alcohol, and dairy, all of which can have an adverse effect on your skin.
Here, you would want to put a little more effort on moisturising. As the air gets drier, so does your skin. Using a good moisturiser will keep your skin from drying out and becoming flakey. It can also reduce the risks of developing skin conditions like acne breakout, which is often the result of your oil glands over-compensating for the lack of moisture.
In the days leading up to the event, you can apply shea butter on your skin as a moisturiser. It is the key ingredient in our signature Shealove London Mother’s Skin Cream, an affordable organic skin care product in the UK designed to prevent stretch marks, relieve sunburn, soothe irritated skin, and treat skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis, just to name a few.
We understand how the late nights of excitement during the holiday season can tempt you to let your skin maintenance slip. But, if you’re stressed out for doing things last-minute—Christmas shopping, gift-wrapping, meal planning, etc.—then it’s all the more necessary to give your skin all the help it can get.
To conclude this holiday skincare tips: never, never sleep with your makeup on. If you leave your skin with any impurities, you are creating a barrier that will prevent it from absorbing all the nutrients from your regime. You are also loading it up with bacteria and oils that can block your pores and thus, lead to breakouts.
As the saying goes, true beauty begins inside and looking after your health will give you that desirable glow in time of the festive season. Follow this advice and you’ll be party-ready, even past the holidays.
What’s your favourite skincare tip? We’d love to know more about how you get ready to look and feel your holiday best. Leave a comment below!