The holiday season is so special, but it can be really hectic as well, and we often find ourselves running around to do all the things that come with its preparation: gift shopping, decorating, cooking, and hosting and/or attending holiday parties.
This is part of the fun, of course, but it can take away from our routines of self-care and downtime. This often comes at the expense of our skin.
There are a few easy things you can do, though, to keep your skin in tip-top shape when you’re out of time, but still need to look great for that holiday work party…
Make time to de-stress, and get plenty of sleep.
We’ll admit, it’s tempting to go straight to bed when you’ve been on the move all day, then drag yourself home from that holiday party you couldn’t skip out on at some crazy hour, but slow your roll before bedtime.
You’re gonna brush your teeth anyway (we hope… maybe), so take the extra five minutes before bed to take off your makeup and cleanse thoroughly. Take your time cleansing, massage LaFlore® Live Probiotic Cleanser into the skin, taking care to really work the product into the pores and cover thoroughly. This ensures your moisturizer is working overtime, exfoliating gently and removing the day’s dirt, oil, and toxins. It’s also is a good opportunity to release some tension.
After your nighttime ritual to unwind, get some good sleep. Make sure your room is dark, a comfortable temperature, and free from noise as much as possible. If this isn’t possible, do the best you can with what you’ve got- just do what you can to get some quality sleep.
In the harsh months of winter, exfoliation is essential, but exfoliating with harsh scrubs or products with too many chemicals is a mistake. LaFlore® Live Probiotic Cleanser does double duty- cleansing and gently exfoliating the skin. This will clear dead skin cells and excess oil without leaving the skin dry or dehydrated.
Double up on your skincare.
The winter months are the time to start giving your skin a little more TLC. In addition to cleansing and moisturizing, a great vitamin-infused serum is a must for delivering nourishment and added moisture. LaFlore® Live Probiotic Serum Concentrate provides an extra layer of hydration, and a blast of antioxidants, vitamins, and Live Probiotics when used under our Live Probiotic Daily Defense Moisturizer.
Get creative with your water.
Hopefully, we’ve nagged you enough to get you to drink plenty of water, especially in the winter months, but there are nutritious enhancements we can make to everyday drinking water to make it even better for our skin. Add citrus, fruits, herbal teas, or a tincture to nourish your water and give it a boost.
While these easy, low maintenance habits are great for the winter months to keep your skin healthy and glowing- we think they deserve to be on your list of new year’s resolutions to keep all year long.