The festive season is a time of indulgence and joy; a time to unwind, create memories and finish off the year celebrating with friends and loved ones. However, during this period our health, particularly our skin health can be placed on the back burner and at the bottom of the list of things of importance. Whilst it can be hard to maintain the appearance of your skin during this period, it is in no way impossible. Below we share our top tips to help you sustain beautiful, glowing skin throughout the holidays.
Avoid Excessive Alcohol Consumption
Christmas parties and end of year festivities are typically abundant in alcohol, and whilst a cocktail or two in moderation is okay, too much alcohol on a regular basis will begin to impact the appearance of your complexion. This is due to alcohol being incredibly dehydrating, as it is not only a diuretic that will expel water out of your body, it also impacts your ability to rehydrate.
Excessive alcohol consumption will typically lead your skin to appear dry and flaky and will accentuate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles due to the lack of moisture in your skin. Alcoholic drinks also tend to be high in sugar, especially wine or cocktails. Overindulging in these drinks can cause an inflammatory effect on your body, causing the formation of redness, breakouts and puffiness.
To help reduce the effects of alcohol consumption, try to drink at least two litres of water a day to rehydrate your skin and body and assist the liver’s detoxification process. Limit yourself to one or two drinks per event, replace a cocktail with a mocktail, or opt for clear alcohol with a mixer such as tonic water to reduce the impacts of alcohol on the skin.
Properly Removing Your Makeup In The Evening
Spending time removing your makeup late in the evening is the last thing many of us want to do. However, ensuring that you’re properly cleansing and effectively removing all of your makeup before heading to sleep will help keep your skin looking and feeling smooth and healthy.
The skin renews itself whilst you sleep, so when you leave makeup on, you are preventing this from happening. The build up of makeup, dirt and dead skin cells can cause clogged pores, breakouts, a dull complexion, uneven texture, wrinkles and a weakened skin barrier.
The best way to quickly and efficiently remove eye and face makeup is an oil-based cleanser. These types of cleansers have the ability to get deep within your pores and remove makeup, debris and any other pollutants in your skin. The added benefit is that oil-based makeup removers are gentle on the skin, meaning you don’t need to tug and pull at your skin, especially around the delicate eye area, which tends to show fine lines, wrinkles and puffiness first.
Ensuring You Get Enough Sleep
Further to this, it is important that you are giving your body enough time to rest, repair and rejuvenate. Sleep deprivation over a pro-longed period of time can begin to affect collagen production and can further weaken your skin’s protective barrier, causing your skin to age at a more rapid rate leading to premature ageing.
A lack of sleep can also decrease your skin’s moisture levels and lower your complexion’s pH levels, which can cause your skin to look dull and dehydrated. A decrease in pH levels will also cause an imbalance in your skin, leading to redness and inflammation. Be sure to prioritise your sleep and try to fit in at least 6-8 hours of sleep each night to keep your skin looking its best.
Invest In PicoSure Skin Rejuvenation Treatments
For a quick and effective way to maintain your skin’s health and radiance, the answer is PicoSure’s skin rejuvenation treatments. Through regular PicoSure laser treatments, you can safely and effectively rejuvenate your complexion and target the most common skin concerns.
FDA cleared and TGA listed, PicoSure treatments harness revolutionary picosecond technology to deliver ultra-short pulses to the skin that stimulate the production of collagen and elastin to promote cell turnover and skin renewal for a healthy, more youthful-looking complexion. Non-invasive and with little to no downtime, PicoSure treatments can be easily added to your regime, allowing you to continue with your day-to-day activities and festive activities after each treatment.
To discover how PicoSure can improve and maintain the appearance of your skin, find your closest clinic on our website to get started.
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