This Christmas break is the perfect time to get your skin looking fabulous!
Here are 5 easy tips for keeping your skin glowing & healthy this party season. Afterall radiant skin is always in!
1. Protect your skin
Using a broad brimmed hat & 50+ waterproof sunscreen when at the beach, swimming or exercising outdoors is a must. Remember to apply every 2 hours or immediately after swimming and exercise. Also don’t forgot your neck, chest and hands which are often forgotten, as they need protection too!
2. Hydrate for good skin health
Our skin is our largest organ and it comprises approx. 64% water. A lack of hydration will cause your skin to become dry, tight and flaky. Dry skin also has less resilience and is more prone to wrinkling. We should drink around eight glasses of water a day but keep in mind that your body needs vary depending on your size, level of activity & even the climate.
3. Exfoliate to renew
Removing the outer layer of dead skin cells, brings newer, healthier skin cells to the surface resulting in your skin looking younger and healthier. These younger cells hold water better and allow moisturiser to penetrate better. Our skin naturally sheds its top layer about every 30 days; exfoliation simply accelerates what the skin does on its own.
Using a mild exfoliator three to four times a week will help to keep that luminosity and glow in your skin.
4. Feed your skin
We all know that nutrition is important for our health. An unhealthy diet can damage your metabolism, cause weight gain and even hurt organs, such as your heart and liver.
But what you eat also impacts another organ — your skin. Over the Christmas break make a conscious effort to eat foods high in antioxidants like vitamin A, C, B as well as AHA’s and BHA’s. Such foods include green leafy vegetables such as broccoli, avocados, nuts & seeds. For further info you can read our blog on Top 5 Vitamins for Optimum Skin Health.
5. Relax (now that I can do!)
Enjoy your break and destress 😊 Stress causes a chemical response in your body that makes skin more sensitive and reactive. It can result in rashes, acne, result in your skin being more oily. To help you chill out, why not try exercise, walks in the park or on the beach, mediation, yoga and breathing exercises.