Guest Post By Mia Taylor
From the Thanksgiving feast, all the way to the upcoming New Year’s Eve wine and treats, by the time 2018 greets us, we will have indulged in so much tasty (but not always healthy) food, that it will be high time for a proper detox. The consequences will be most apparent in our complexion, since our skin can never hide our diet habits, holiday binges included!
However, with a few careful choices, adapting your beauty regime and diet, you’ll be well on your way to begin your new year with restored radiance and ready to conquer your resolutions!
Scrub those party pores
We all know just how important exfoliation is in preventing clogged pores or breakouts, but how often do you really do your best to scrub off the buildup? There are dead skin cells piling up, along with makeup residue, and combined with pollution, your skin is taking quite a punch over the holidays.
So, before you start reaching for revitalizing creamy masks and facial treatments, you need to cleanse out your pores. Look for ingredients such as activated charcoal, which is a natural, but powerful detoxing agent for your skin, while pomegranate, sugar, oatmeal and the like can be used for a home-made facial scrub.
Hydrate inside and out
When the cold sets in, your face is the only part of you that’s taking the hits, having to fend off cold wind blasts and suffer through freezing cold temperatures, and such stress leaves your skin tired, dry, and damaged. That’s why a crucial step should involve a rich moisturizer with a natural facial oil that will provide your skin with nourishment, and protect your glow.
But most importantly, you need to hydrate properly from within, by drinking plenty of fresh water, healthy herbal teas that aren’t packed with caffeine and an occasional sugarless juice is a decent choice, too. Just like summer heat drains your pores, so does the winter dull!
Perk up your diet
Another way you can fortify your complexion from within, which is in truth the best way to go, is to once again restore your diet and go back to a healthy, versatile menu based on veggies, fruit and lean sources of protein. Your body will only then be able to filter out the grandiose amounts of salt, alcohol and other fun stuff out of your system.
You also need to mind your micronutrient intake, and even give your diet added support with Solgar vitamins in order to protect your immune system and provide your skin all the needed goodies to restore its radiance.
Don’t forget your lips
When we care for the dry patches and the puffy eyes, we sometimes neglect our beautiful pout. But as much as your complexion suffers, so do your lips, and the more you provide them with nourishment, they’ll be more able to stay healthy, plump and kissable all throughout winter.
A little scrubbing can go a long way even for your tired pout, and it’s more than enough to use this old trick every morning: just after you wash your face, use a towel to gently remove dead skin cells, and then you can apply (and re-apply) a nourishing, natural lip balm throughout the day. Think coconut oil, almond oil or shea butter, which are all incredibly good for your lips, as well as the rest of your skin!
The cold is the key
Getting confused now? Not to worry, ladies, because there’s nothing contradictory about this little piece of wisdom – yes, you’re still supposed to fight off the cold, but your face could use a cool kick every now and then to get rid of the swelling, puffiness and similar post-holiday perks.
In order to prevent the famous tired look after so many overeating sessions, late-night parties and similar festivities of the seasonal jolly, you can start your mornings with a cool compression on your eyes, refrigerated spoons will also do the trick, or a pair of cool tea bags such as green or black tea. Cool away, and your eyes will be grateful for the wakeup call!
Mia Taylor is a fashion and beauty enthusiast from Sydney and writer for www.highstylife.com. She loves writing about her life experiences. Travelling and enjoying other cultures and their food with her husband is a big part of her life. She is always on the lookout for new trends in fashion and beauty, and considers herself an expert when it comes to lifestyle tips.
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