How the Holidays Can Affect Your Skin

Keeping Your Skin Merry and Bright

It is officially the holiday season, which means it is time for good food, delicious drinks, and even better company. While the holidays come with family gatherings and parties with friends, they are also known to increase stress levels and change your regular daily routine.

The holidays are meant to be holly and jolly, but they often negatively impact your glowing skin. In order to keep your skin merry and bright into the new year, follow these tips:

1. Get Enough Sleep

Whether you spend endless hours cleaning your house preparing food for guests, are scrambling to get the cooking done, or are staying out late having cocktails with friends at holiday parties, it is essential that you get an adequate amount of sleep.

When you sleep, your body flushes out toxins, regenerates cells, and repairs your muscles and organs. With your skin being the largest organ on your body, it is essential to treat it with care. Not getting enough sleep can lead to puffiness under your eyes, dark circles, and a constant state of stress. Higher stress levels lead to oily skin, clogging your pores and causing breakouts.

Be certain to protect your skin by giving it the rest it needs.

2. Eat Healthy Foods

One of the most recognizable parts of the holiday season is the influx of delicious treats that get made or bought for friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers. However, drastically increasing your sugar and dairy intake can affect your skin.

Your skin is made up of collagen and elastin, which contribute to your skin remaining soft and firm. Sugar interferes with collagen and elastin production in your skin, resulting in both acne and aging. There is also an association between dairy products and acne breakouts, so be sure to limit your intake.

This holiday season, manage your sweet tooth by finding skin-friendly substitutes to the pies and brownies, such as berries and fruit.

3.Stick to Your Skin Care Routine

Sticking to a routine, in general, is one of the most challenging parts of the holiday season. Your regular daily habits get interrupted with gatherings and celebrations. However, your skin will thank you if you continue to take care of it with a healthy skincare routine.

After attending family dinners and any parties, make sure to always take off any makeup before going to bed to allow your skin to breathe. Washing your face with a good cleanser and applying moisturizer are great ways to prevent breakouts, especially if you are too tired to complete your entire routine.

Pampering Your Skin at Studio 360 Med Spa & Boutique

If your skin is beginning to show signs of holiday stress, our experienced and trusted team is ready to help you love the skin you’re in. Studio 360 Med Spa & Boutique offers various skin treatments that will pamper and perfect your skin to get you glowing this holiday season.

For more information about our Highland Village medical spa, contact us online or call us today (972) 318-3600.

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