‘Tis the season to be jolly!
Unfortunately, the holidays can also ruin your looks in many ways. They open the doors to extra calories, stress, less hours of sleep, and nasty hangovers, among others. And if it’s cold where you live, imagine how the climate alone can influence your skin’s moisture levels.
But don’t let any of these steal your glamour. As much as the holidays can be a catastrophic minefield of beauty hazards if you’re not vigilant, there are ways to combat these like a boss.
Be Wary of Finger Foods at Parties. This ensures you don’t remorsefully gain weight. Of course, with Christmas and year-end parties here and there, an endless parade of cookies, desserts, and pies is not surprising. But mindless munching can add up if you aren’t watching out for finger foods.
What to do: have a light breakfast or lunch if you’re planning to attend a dinner party. At least once daily, do a form exercise. It doesn’t matter if it’s just a 30-minute walk around the block or a 15-minute trip to the store by foot. Keeping active will prevent you from gaining a lot of weight during the holidays.
Avoid getting parched or dry lips outdoors. Sadly, even half an hour outdoors is enough to cause undesirable dryness and possible discomfort. And if you’re engaged in winter sports, your chances of getting chapped lips at the end of the day are really high.
But don’t wait until your next skating or snowboarding session before applying lip balm on your prized puckers. A hydrating balm provides your skin the moisture it needs so it doesn’t dry up.
Find ways to relax and manage stress. A battle against stress is a battle that’s fought all year round. But stress has a remarkable means to drive you insane during the holiday season. Year-end deadlines, last-minute changes in plans, and the necessary shopping that needs to get done… they can all elevate your stress levels.
Fortunately, relaxing massages can easily melt stress away. Why don’t you book for an aromatherapy massage at a nearby spa and start feeling better ASAP? You might even take advantage of promotional offers that many spas and salons have for the holidays.
And if that’s out of the question, remember to get more sleep, which is crucial for your overall health.
Deal with hangovers the smart way. With great parties come potentially tormenting hangovers that will keep you in bed for the rest of the day. No matter how much you enjoyed the holiday parties, there’s no fun in blood-shot eyes and messy hair, right?
Aside from drinking in moderation, it helps if you avoid mixing different cocktails and drinking alcohol on an empty stomach. But if a hangover still plagues you the next morning, simply take ibuprofen and water, then have a good rest.
Wear the right shoes to avoid sore feet. It can be tricky to keep yourself from spending a lot of time on your feet, especially during the holidays. You’re either shopping for gifts, or attending many events.
Wear appropriate shoes and save yourself from painful blisters, calluses, and swollen ankles.
Follow these tips to make the most of your holidays without compromising your looks!