4 Ways to Save Your Skin From a Holiday Hangover


The holidays can get pretty hectic and it’s easy to slip up on your good skin habits during this festive season. Between all the traveling, cocktail parties and cookie exchanges, your skin is as likely to get a “hangover” as much as your body. Thankfully, there are also a lot of easy fixes.

Here are four solutions to four common holiday skin issues:

Fix 1: Sleep deprivation

When there’s holiday fun to be had, those eight hours of sleep fall to the wayside. But the lack of much-needed beauty sleep makes your skin appears stressed and lackluster, with dark circles and puffiness manifesting themselves on your eyes.

Thankfully, masques are a great way to revitalize and reenergize your skin without a ton of effort. Our VITAL C Hydrating Overnight Masque is an overnight treatment with a triple mineral complex that energizes the skin for a totally rejuvenated appearance. The gel technology delivers water to the skin while helping lock in vital nutrients. Also a team of zinc, copper, and magnesium are designed to promote a healthy glow. Zinc controls your natural sebums, perfect for anybody who has oily skin concerns. Magnesium and copper act together to promote skin elasticity and strength. Also, blue-green algae extract is a natural retinoid alternative which helps to smooth the look of skin and diminish the look of  wrinkles. The best part? The gel is very easy to use: just apply a thick layer after cleansing and leave on overnight, rinsing in the morning with lukewarm water.

Fix 2: Road trips

The cross-country or inner-state drive to visit family for the holidays can be killer, and the hours on the road and the change in weather can lead to skin dryness.

Once you reach your destination, masques are a great way to help erase the visible effects of harsh conditions. Our AGELESS Total Resurfacing Masque is just the right thing for the trick. Powerful yet gentle, this micro-exfoliating masque maximizes exfoliation while minimizing the visible appearance of dark spots. A combination of alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and smooth micro-crystals rejuvenates skin’s surface by gently breaking away the bonds that hold dead skin cells to the surface of skin. Where dry skin leads to a lackluster and dull appearance, exfoliation becomes a key step to restoring a healthy glow.

Fix 3: Faux eyelash overload

Falsies are an easy and quick way to instantly amp up those lashes and add a whole new dimension to your look, but they can also damage your lashes when used too often. Thankfully, there are ways to turn back the clock and repair any damage that may have come from overusing flash lashes.

I BEAUTY Brow & Lash Enhancement Serum is formulated to condition lashes and support healthy follicles that will in turn help protect against breakage. A specific combination of peptides works to stimulate hair bulb keratinocyte proliferation while fortifying, lengthening and thickening the appearance of hair. A combination of Oleanolic Acid, Biotinoyl Tripeptide-1, and Apigenin targets aging hair follicles to stimulate micro-circulation. Also, biotinoyl tripeptide-1 can have positive effects on hair follicles by promoting circulation. All these special peptides were part of a physical formulated creation for those with thin, short, or sparse brows and lashes. Make sure to apply twice a day to clean, make-up free brows and the base of the upper lash line.

Fix 4: Breakouts galore

Let’s face it, holidays are a time of indulgence. Pies, chocolates and other sweet treats are ever-present and irresistible. It’s all okay—until those blemishes begin popping up. But good news: these blemishes don’t have to ruin any of your fun!

To target these imperfections, there’s CLEAR Cell Salicylic Clarifying Pads. Each pad features a combination of salicylic and glycolic acid. Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid (BHA) and glycolic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA). When combined together, this power duo deeply cleans clogged pores of impurities while gently loosening the bonds that hold dead skin to the surface of our skin. The result is a fresh, clean feeling and a renewed glow. If you find yourself suffering from breakouts induced by over-indulging, these pads are the perfect way to wipe away impurities and any excess sebum that can contribute to the problem. Best of all, that are portable and fit perfectly into your luggage for on-the-go application.

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