From travel plans to food preparation to finding the perfect thing to wear to your in-laws for dinner, the holidays can—without a doubt—be stressful all around. And, although we can’t help you book flights or pick up apple pie ingredients from the market for you, we can help you—and your skin—feel prepared for the festivities ahead this season. Below we share seven holiday season skin care tips to keep your skin looking stress-free and beautiful this year!
CLEANSE YOUR SKIN
No matter how early your alarm went off—or how busy you might be—start your morning off on a good foot with a little facial cleanse. This can not only help remove sweat and pore-clogging debris from your complexion, it can create a nice clean base for the day’s makeup, too! Try using our JL Skin Fitness DAILY FACE WASH.
Speaking of early wake up calls—and late nights for that matter—lack of sleep is causing your eyes to look fatigued, try applying cold spoons or ice cubes to your under-eye area—this can help to temporarily de-puff the look of the delicate skin under your eyes.
PICK A PRIMER WITH SKIN BENEFITS
Holiday festivities can be long—especially if you’re juggling plans—and chances are you’re going to be spending a few more hours in your makeup than normal. To ensure that your “face” stays in place (and your skin looks flawless) pick a makeup primer that can give you better makeup application and simultaneously benefit your skin.
DON’T FORGET YOUR LIP BALM
If your holiday plans are being spent away from home, be sure to toss an extra lip balm in your handbag or carry on. Travel can be especially drying to skin—especially if you are traveling by air—and your lips are often one of the first places to show signs of dehydration. Keeping a hydrating lip balm on hand and applying often helps to moisturize your pout and prep it for the season.
TAKE YOUR MAKEUP OFF
Whether you’ve been prepping your side dishes and basting the turkey since the crack of dawn or you had one too many drinks and you’re simply burnt out from the day’s festivities, taking your makeup off at the end of the evening is an absolute must. Plan ahead and leave a bottle of makeup removing micellar water and your favorite Miss Julie Skin Potion by your bedside table. This way, when it comes time to hit the hay, all you have to do is give your complexion a few swipes and you’re done.
Holidays are the perfect excuse to indulge in a couple extra cocktails—especially if your in-laws are coming to town—but alcohol can take a toll on the appearance of your skin. Imbibe responsibly and be sure to drink water in between glasses of wine or cocktails to stay hydrated.
GIVE YOUR SKIN A DETOX
On the morning after a holiday get-together or party, treat your complexion to the Miss Julie Green Enzyme Face Mask. This remarkable beauty aid contains not one, but 13 different natural ingredients, offering a plethora of skin health benefits. Green Enzyme Peel contains oatmeal, wheatgrass, barley, peppermint, rosehip, green tea, papain, bromelain, calendula petal, baking soda, alfalfa leaf, aloe vera leaf, and spinach.