Tips to Detox and Rejuvenate your Skin after the Holidays
Detox Your Skin: Tips to Rejuvenate Skin After the Holidays
Holidays are indeed the best time of the year with family and friends. But late nights with binge eating and lots of drinking undoubtedly takes a toll on your skin. From under-eye bags to dull and dry skin, Christmas and New Years' celebrations can wreak havoc on your skin in ways more than one. This blog talks about the repercussions of the holiday season on your skin and how you can detox and rejuvenate your skin after the holidays.
Effects of Holidays on your Skin
- Dark Circles and Puffy Eyes. Preparing for the celebrations and late night parties often keeps you awake till late. Lack of sleep dilates the blood vessels in the skin, and because under-eye skin is thin and easily irritated, dark circles and puffy eyes are instantly visible after a late night. Dull and fatigued skin is also the reaction of a sleepless night.
- Dry and Dehydrated Skin. Alcohol makes you pee more, taking away all the fluid from your skin, leaving you dehydrated. Dehydration from regular consumption of alcohol leads to
- Enlarged pores
- Loss of collagen and elasticity
- Inflammation. Alcohol works as a vasodilator causing the blood vessels to relax and widen. As a result, the blood flows above normal levels, causing skin inflammation, giving you redness and flushing.
- Acne. Alcohol, majorly wine, and other cocktails are high in sugar content that triggers the hormone IGF-1. This hormone leads to an overproduction of sebum in the sebaceous glands, leading to acne and breakouts. Inflammation from alcohol is also one of the causes of acne that increases skin cell damage. So if you’ve had days of alcohol consumption, you openly invited acne or made it worse if you already have had it.
- Signs of Aging. The high sugar level in wine and cocktails leads to glycation. Although a normal level of glycation helps keep skin firm and supple, excess glycation (sugar levels from sugary treats and alcohol) makes sugar molecules adhere to the collagen and elastin proteins and breaks them down to reduce skin elasticity. This brings signs of aging like wrinkles and fine lines to appear earlier than usual.
Some of the effects of holidaying and partying with sugary treats and binge eating appear when you go on doing them for days, and some appear within one day of drinking and binge eating. Read further for tips to relax and rejuvenate your skin after the fun holidays. These tips let you have a gala time during the holidays without worrying for your skin.
Tips to Rejuvenate Skin After the Holidays
- Eat Clean. They say, “Healthy skin comes from within.” Eating clean impacts your body and skin for a long time. Get back to your routine of eating clean and healthy after the holidays. Eat your greens, fruits, and other vegetables. Green vegetables and fruits like berries, avocados, and many others deliver a healthy dose of antioxidants to drain toxins from your body and give you glowing and youthful skin.
- Increase Water Intake. Loss of hydration from the body because of alcohol makes your skin dehydrated and dull. Increase your water intake for some time to rehydrate your body and regain the water balance in your body and skin. Drinking a good amount of water will also flush out toxins from your body, giving you glowing and radiant skin.
- Sleep Well. Sleep increases blood flow throughout the body aiding in skin rejuvenation. Sleep for 7-9 hours every night and follow a good sleep routine to keep your body, mind, and skin healthy.
- Exercise. Adopting some form of exercise will help you sweat, which helps release toxins from the body. Get your blood to pump enough oxygen and other nutrients to cells throughout the body by taking any form of light or heavy workout, depending on what you love.
- Avoid Heavy Makeup. Celebrations invited heavy layers of makeup, clogging the pores and stressing your skin. Now is the time to let your skin breathe with minimal makeup. Focus more on delivering nutrient-rich skincare products for radiant and glowing skin to emerge from the outside too.
- Exfoliate. Exfoliation should be your regular weekly skincare routine to keep dead skin cells and acne away. Make sure to follow the same even after the holidays. Twice a week, exfoliation is necessary to get rid of dead skin cells and unclog the pores to regenerate new skin cells.
- Follow your Regular Daily Skincare Routine. Besides eating clean and drinking enough water, following a daily skincare routine is essential to keeping your skin healthy, glowing, and radiant. If, by any chance, you could not follow a proper skincare routine during the holidays, make sure to get back to it after.
- Double Cleanse. Double cleansing makes sure all the impurities, and remaining makeup gets washed away. Clean your face with an oil-based cleanser and follow it up with a water-based cleanser to get rid of pollutants, dirt, and bacteria.
- Nourish with a Hydrating Moisturizer. Post-holiday skin needs ample hydration and moisturization. Make sure to keep nourishing your skin with a hydrating and non-comedogenic moisturizer to keep it supple, youthful, and glowing.
- Revive with Face Masks. Face masks are great for instantly revitalizing your skin and making it plump, supple, and glowing. Face masks deliver a quick boost of hydration while calming and invigorating your skin.
- Use Under-Eye Patches or Creams. Late and sleepless nights often give rise to eye bags, puffiness, and dark circles. Under-eye patches soothe the under-eye area and deliver a refreshing burst of hydration. Under-eye patches instantly lift and plump your under eyes to remove signs of fatigue, puffiness, and under-eye bags.
While holidays are the best time of the year with loads of fun things to do with your family and friends, it is also the time your skin could undergo a severe change for the worst. Follow the above tips to keep your skin well hydrated, nourished, and healthy all year round.