shutterstock_294673511During the holidays, your skin may be the last thing on your mind. However, it is more important than ever to protect your skin from harsh winter conditions that can cause it to become dry or irritated. Here are skin care tips to make taking care of your skin during the hectic holiday season simple and effective:

Clean, Moisturize, and Exfoliate. The holidays are the perfect opportunity to capture your memories in photographs. It is important to cleanse and moisturize your skin every day to make sure it is glowing and photo-ready! Before putting on your makeup, apply an oil-free moisturizer to your skin. This will create a smooth base and keep your skin healthy and happy. Before going to bed, remember to cleanse your skin and remove all of your cosmetics. To remove dead skin cells, you should exfoliate a few times a month as well.

Below are just a few of the many products Universal Dermatology & Vein Care offer to help cleanse, moisturize, and exfoliate.

  • ZO Foamacleanse is great for all skin types, helps reduce oil production but also mild enough for dry skin.
  • Epionce Milky cleanser works well for dry skin and can help nourish the skin in these harsh winter months.
  • Environ super moisturizer+ is a moisturizing cream formulated to help comfort the skin while moisture levels are being restored.
  • Universal Gentle Glycolic Cleanser is formulated to help gently exfoliate the skin without harming or irritating the skin.

Drink Plenty of Water. Alcohol is often served at holiday parties. Drinking this type of beverage can cause your skin to become dehydrated. If you will be enjoying a few cocktails, it is essential to drink plenty of water so that your face keeps its rejuvenated appearance.

Avoid Sugar. Although the holidays are filled with cookies and other sweet treats, sugar can make your skin appear puffy. Maintaining a balanced diet will keep your skin looking its best.

Clean Your Makeup Brushes. Make sure you keep your brushes and applicators clean before applying your makeup. Bacteria and oil accumulate on these tools, which can cause acne breakouts and irritation. To avoid these problems, rinse your brushes and applicators in warm, soapy water then allow ample time for them to dry.

Following these tips will help ensure that you have beautiful skin throughout the holiday season. If you want to receive professional help to look your best for the holidays, contact us!


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