Melissa Baker FACES

Skinsights

Holidays Who?

Ho Ho Ho, the Holidays! ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ๐Ÿคถ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽโ›„๏ธ๐Ÿ›ท! More like... ๐Ÿฅƒ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿช๐Ÿซ๐Ÿง๐Ÿฅ“๐Ÿฅž๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿง€!!! And how is your exercise routine fairing this season? We are all guilty of over indulging this time of the year, and guess who gets affected by all your Holiday cheer the most? YOUR SKIN. Hereโ€™s how you can mitigate the damage ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ HYDRATE! You already know you need to hydrate your body after drinking too much but rehydrating your body wonโ€™t automatically rehydrate your skin; it will help, but it will take a while. Aim for at least 10 glasses of water a day (more if you are drinking) & In the meantime, using a serum, mask, or cream that contains Hyaluronic Acid which will aid in hydrating your skin from the outside in. ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ REDNESS? Youโ€™ve probably noticed that your skin can look inflamed after overindulging. Thatโ€™s where a good anti-inflammatory comes in. An ingredient with anti-inflammatory properties like the Shea Butter can help soothe and reduce redness. ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ BAGGY EYES: Eye bags are one of the tell-tale signs of a late night. And a late night with alcohol can make those eyes particularly puffy. Use an eye cream that contains caffeine to help reduce puffiness, and horse chestnut extract, rose hips extract, and CoQ10 to help reduce inflammation and encourage circulation. Cold compresses go a long way also. ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ DONT YOU DARE GO TO SLEEP WITHOUT CLEANSING: Cleansing your face before going to sleep โ€“ even if you ignore the rest of your nighttime skin care routine โ€“ is one of the most important things you need to do to avoid a skin hangover. Dehydrated skin + clogged pores = recipe for disaster (aka blemishes and breakouts). Ultimately, you want to slather on a good night serum (at the very least) after washing your face. But getting the makeup and dirt and oils off your skin is key. ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ TREATMENT: do your skin the biggest favour and book in with me for a deep clean. The Hydrafacial is literally designed to battle Holiday indulgence. Thereโ€™s no downtime so you will look bomb for festive soirรฉes, PLUS It will suck your pores cleans and inject the dermis with so much hydration - your skin will be all like, HOLIDAYS WHO??? ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ’ฆโœ”๏ธ

Melissa Baker