Why December is a Bad Month for Skin

December 15, 2014 Posted by mvais@sapient.com December 15, 2014 CategorySkincare

Why December is a Bad Month for Skin

 

We call December the most wonderful time of the year but whether you celebrate the holidays or just enjoy all the parties, this month can take a toll on skin.

 

The colder temperatures and late night parties are bad for your skin, according to Dermatologist Dr. Debra Luftman.

 

Here are a few big reasons to be extra gentle on your skin this month:

 

1. Winter Weather: Regardless of your locale, seasonal weather changes can impact your skin. Central heating in your car and home tends to be dryer than air that you may find outside, and this can dry out your skin. To keep skin hydrated, try Simple Skincare Nourishing 24-HR Day/Night Cream. It will keep your face smooth with vitamin E and skin-pampering glycerin.

 

2. Holiday Parties: Seasonal soirees are fun but all those late nights can show on your face. Try to get more sleep to keep your face looking refreshed. Don’t forget to remove any makeup after the party, no matter how late you get in. On nights when you’re too tired to cleanse, reach for the Cleansing Facial Wipes. They’re a great backup plan when you’re in a jam.

 

3. Dehydration: Watch out for alcoholic beverages. High amounts of alcohol can dry out your skin, so try to keep it to a minimum and drink lots of water.

 

4. Family Feasts: Heaping servings of sugary foods may contribute to skin irritation, says Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Ellie Krieger.

 

Go with nutritious and satisfying dishes instead, like these holiday recipes.

 

If you’re starting to think of a New Year’s resolution, think about changing a few small habits now for healthier skin in January. Tell us about your skincare woes on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram this month with #ShareYourDecember, so we can help you get glowing skin throughout the holidays and into the new year!