Updated: Apr 21
10 TIPS FOR GLOWING HOLIDAY SKIN AND HAIR
-- BY KIMBERLEY ROSS --
With the holiday season comes late nights, cold weather, overindulgence, and stress, making it difficult to keep your skin and hair looking radiant. The better your they look, the more confident you will feel, and there's no better time to get them in tip-top condition than right now!
With that in mind, here are 10 indispensable tips to help you get on track in time for the holidays and beyond.
Rome wasn’t built in a day, so you can’t expect your skin to look its best with only a day’s or even a week’s effort. It actually takes 30 – 60 days to see the full benefit of any new products, so get started now.
Get Your Beauty Sleep
Your skin repairs and regenerates when you are in deep sleep, so if you do back-to-back parties, or are otherwise losing sleep, it doesn't have enough time to make itself beautiful again.
In between glasses of wine, dehydration sets in and your essential nutrients drop. Though the skin is your largest organ, it is always the last to get essential nutrients, oxygen, or water which can leave your skin looking dull and blotchy. Using a specially formulated hydration serum with glycerin, 3D3P Molecular Matrix, and hyaluronic acid will help keep your skin hydrated while looking and feeling younger all day and into the evening.
The holidays can often have us hosting out-of-town guests, gift shopping, wrapping, decorating, and trying to please multiple people all at once, and this mounting stress can show on your skin. Using skincare that specifically addresses the effects of stress with ingredients like Electri5 and RFA+ will make a big difference with your skin.
Watch Your Sugar Intake
Sugar causes inflammation which results in collagen fibres losing their suppleness, leading to wrinkles and loss of firmness. This can be effectively addressed with a dermaotogist-designed micro-roller and retinal serum. Sugar also causes havoc with your insulin levels having a direct impact on your hormones, which can lead to an acne breakout or sensitivity flare up. Red, blotchy skin is not on anyone's Christmas List.
One is to use clinically-proven, dermatology-based skincare while remembering to treat your neck and décolleté as an extension of your face.
The second is that the best friends to your makeup are a great primer and a fantastic dewy base. There's a real trend toward a natural, healthy-looking glow, and both a primer that protects and moisturizes while blurring imperfections, and tinted skincare that protects and perfects while repairing your skin’s protective moisture barrier with ingredients like RD3 Complex, red algae extract, and Rfp2 Peptide Technology are just what you need for perfecting your look with a light even finish.
Along with cleansing and treating your skin morning and night to achieve healthy, glowing skin, be sure to exfoliate 2 – 3 times each week with a gentle but thorough microdermabrasion paste. You will get rid of dead skin and help your regimen give you the best results without wasting your product.
Exfoliate and moisturize your body as well and keep it soft and hydrated all day and night using an ultra-hydrating moisturizer with glycerin, 3D3P Molecular Matrix, and hyaluronic acid.
Dry, cracked lips are definitely not mistletoe-ready. While petroleum jelly may seem like a good idea, it is incompatible with our skin and can add to the soreness and worsen chapping. Look for a lip renewing serum that hydrates and addresses those lip lines as well.
Retinal, Not Retinol
Retinoids switch on genes that speed up cell turnover and boost skin building blocks such as collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. They reduce discolouration and dark spots, unclog pores, and are one of the very best ways to treat and prevent signs of aging. (If you’re pregnant or nursing, they should be avoided.) Retinal serum with a calcium buffering system, is 20x more effective than retinol and is non-irritating.
Start At The Root
Until very recently, there was a major gap in haircare. Products failed to properly nourish and care for the scalp while providing immediate and long-term benefits to the hair.
Scalp care is an extension of skincare. “[There was] a significant need in the marketplace for haircare that would not only give people the best-looking hair of their life from day one, but also have long-term benefits. Above all else, we know that healthy hair needs a healthy scalp. Scalp is skin, and….like skin, we know that how your hair looks impacts your confidence,” says world-renowned dermatologist, Dr. Katie Rodan.
"I see firsthand that a healthy scalp supports the health of your overall hair, and the skin on your scalp needs the right products to stay healthy," says celebrity stylist, Bridget Brager. "Everyone should have access to haircare that works, makes us feel confident, and gives visible results. I know how badly my clients and people everywhere need scalp care for better overall hair health.”
Incorporating scalp care should never feel more complicated than your regular hair routine. When you keep the scalp nourished, your hair feels better and looks its best and you no longer need to layer on multiple products to get your desired look, saving you a lot of time, frustration, and money.
To get gorgeous healthy hair for the holidays and beyond, you need products that give you meaningful and demonstrable results and have been clinically-proven to deliver. Ingredients such as camomile extract, hyaluronic acid, bio ceramides, RF TriEnergy Complex, amino acids and silk peptides, are all important to look for in effective quality haircare.
Maintain Your Glow Year-Round
While it is important to maintain a radiant glow throughout the holidays, it is essential to make sure that your skin and hair remain healthy and in top shape after the season is over. Be consistent in maintaining an effective dermatology-based skincare and haircare regimen, and no matter what the season is, it is great to know that there is a solution created specifically for your skincare and haircare woes.
Consultant & Global Business Developer, Rodan + Fields
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