The holiday season is great for many reasons - we get to spend time with loved ones and focus on the important things in life. However, we have to admit that it's not always so great for our skin or our stress levels! With all the running around in freezing weather, late nights spent wrapping gifts and one-too-many glasses of eggnog, our skin's looking a little dull and our psyches are feeling a little frazzled by January.
Here are some ways to repair skin, de-stress and get back to our glowing and gorgeous selves by the new year:
Baby your skin
It's time to treat your skin like that silk scarf your oh-so-chic aunt gifted you. The cold winter air combined with moisture-sucking indoor heat and boozy late nights can make skin drier and and cause fine lines to be more apparent. A multi-step skincare system will get your skin back to pre-holiday levels. Try one made with collagen and free radical-fighting antioxidants and enzymes to plump up facial skin and reduce dullness. The Elemis Exclusive Winter Glow Gift Set includes four rich skin-saving products packaged in an on-the-go travel case that's perfect for rescuing tired skin wherever your holiday plans take you.
Take time to unwind
The holiday season is a whirlwind of sights, sounds and schedules. Pamper your mind and body so you can enter the new year refreshed and re-focused. Before bed, switch off the electronics and lights and instead create a calming glow with candles. Massaging the body or even just the hands with lavender, rose and chamomile essential oils will calm the mind and soothe anxiety.
Pay it forward
In the end though, it's far better to give than to receive. Your friends and loved ones are likely also dealing with their own holiday stresses, so gifting them a luxury skin care set or a collection of aromatic botanical body washes is sure to put a smile on their face, and yours.
Get your skin and stress levels back on track after the holiday season with these easy tips.