The winter time not only brings upon dry air and lack of moisture, but also the impending holiday cheer. As much as we appreciate the bountiful foods and drinks, they will start to catch up with us, only to be most likely chalked up to and dealt with by a New Year’s resolution.
Why not care for our skin as we go or better yet, nip it in the bud before it happens?! With just a few hints and tips to keep in mind, this can be achieved.
Previously discussed in our blog entries of the past, we have concluded that dark circles are caused by a lack of moisture which is due to indoor heating, and a colder climate. If you also happen to use a gel product applied to your face in the winter time, think about switching to a cream or a lotion based product instead.
Creams & Alternate Remedies
Think about applying night creams during the day or balms to the skin to keep it hydrated and moisturized.
Benzoyl peroxide with salicylic acid should be applied directly on top of the pimple. If you don’t have any of these kinds of gels lying around, opt for visine. Dropping a bit of this on a pimple will constrict the blood vessels which will also reduce redness. After you’ve done this, pat some concealer on the inflamed spot and choose one that matches with your skin tone so it may be well blended.
The stress we seem to each have grace us at one point or another (no matter what kind of skin we may have) can be inevitable. As the extra doses of testosterone surge our bodies, they can be pinpointed as the main culprits to our facial breakouts.
As we descend from the Thanksgiving feast to the Christmas holiday cheer, we indulge in more alcohol and richer foods. Along with this are the preparations that can deprive us of sleep and keep us looking bloated and puffy. The key to fending these side effects off? RELAX.
Alcohol & Skin
A tip to keep in mind the next time you have one too many? Sleep with your head elevated. The higher it is, the better and you will wake up with less puffiness. How does this exactly happen to your skin when you over indulge in the holiday cheering? Alcohol dilates the blood vessels which cause fluid to leave the vessels and enter tissue.
If you ever want to de-bloat your skin, a home remedy you can resort to is to soak a cloth in parts of whole milk and water. Lay the cloth on the face for 10-15 minutes.
Using cooled tea bags can help de-puff and de-bloat as well.