As 2014 comes to a close, you’re probably tired from the holiday rush and it’s showing on your face. Of course, this is the last thing you want people to think when you go to a NYE party!
Wellness expert, Dr. Josie Howard says that high amounts of stress can make skin more prone to irritation and stress hormones can break down collagen (what does this do – makes it less plump – lets say what lack of collagen does to skin)
On that note, let’s take a look at the best ways you can nourish your skin with a little TLC before the New Year.
Catch Up on Sleep
Between late night parties and holiday travel the season can take its toll on your sleeping habits. Use the days before New Years to catch up on rest so you don’t start the New Year exhausted. Aim for at least eight hours a night to leave your skin glowing and refreshed.
Take Time to Relax
Be sure to set aside some time for yourself. Whether it’s a day at the spa, a relaxation day at home, or just a bubble bath and a cup of tea. Take time out for yourself and greet the New Year with energy and enthusiasm.
Exfoliate and Moisturize
Your skin needs extra TLC at the end of the year. Rejuvenate your skin in two ways: first, use an exfoliating cleanser like Simple Skincare Smoothing Facial Scrub to get rid of dead skin and dull, irritated cells. Then, apply a heavy-duty moisturizer like Simple Skincare 24-HR Nourishing Facial Cream to lock-in hydration.
As December comes to a close, now is the perfect time to take a look at your skincare routine and take a few positive steps, with an #AboutFace. It’s a new program we’ve launched to help you look and feel your best after all the holiday festivities and late nights. Lookout for our #AboutFace tips January to start 2015 with a clear mind, a refreshed body and healthy skin!