Wouldn’t it be great to skip the Instagram filters and have that #NoFilter look 24/7?

However, as we clutch to the renewed energy that a brand new year brings, one look in the mirror and …. reality hits! Turns out that too much sun, chlorine and sun-soaked boozy brunches have consequences. Yup, just when you want to look terrific at the start of a new year, your skin gets the holiday blues.

But Christmas and New Year is all about celebration, so first of all, don’t feel guilty about having seconds at the Christmas table, or eating a few too many of the holiday treats being passed around.

Fortunately, the effects of overindulgence can easily be remedied once you return to your regular diet and full stash of skincare products. So if a “glowing skin” is on your list of wants, make a cuppa, sit down and read on.

Most of us only have time for a simple skincare regimen, yet beauty aisles are overflowing with supposed “must-haves.” Too-good-to-be-true claims often make beauty and skincare shopping more confusing than helpful. Really, I mean, how many must-haves does one person need?!

Here’s how to revive your skin after the holidays:

  • You’ll need to detox. STAT. Late nights, sugary, fatty foods and alcohol can throw your body and skin out of balance. Start by drinking plenty of water ASAP. A minimum of two litres per day will do nicely.
  • Eat your way to fabulous skin. Did you know that eating an abundance of antioxidants can lower your biological age with up to six years?

Start your day with a berry smoothie. Must eats also include Omega-3 fatty acids in salmon, trout, tuna and mackerel. Add anti-wrinkle Vitamin C found in oranges, limes, and grapefruit and be sure to boost collagen production with foods containing sulphur such as garlic, onions, parsley, broccoli and cauliflower.

  • Our skin comes in contact with environmental pollutants, dirt, and other factors each day that should gently be removed. Use a daily gentle cleanser twice a day. Wash before you go to bed to get rid of the day’s grime as well as first thing in the morning to avoid clogged pores, dullness and acne.
  • Toners should be done after cleansing and before applying anything else. Think of it as a supplement delivering an extra shot of nutrients aiding absorption of your next product while balancing your skin at the same time.
  • Use a day cream with SPF equipped to protect your skin from the environmental aggressors as well as a highly moisturising, anti-ageing night cream.

Add an exfoliator three times a week to remove the build-up of dead skin cells. Also, as we get older serums can be powerful allies. Filled with concentrated doses of active ingredients these elixirs can mitigate a number of issues from dark spots to wrinkles.

Radiant skin day after day is all about being mindful of what you put into your body and sticking to a simple skincare routine … totally doable, right?

Source: femina.in, simple.co.uk, self.com, womanshealthmag.com, foxnews.com, amazon.com, nytimes.com, beautylifehub.com, fashionisers.com, realsimple.com, brittanyxavier.com, coloradobeautyrn.com, 8west.ca, gloworganicbrighton.com, melitahhealthandbeauty.com, ciinmagazine.com, travelfashiongirl.com, wprbeautyspaandcosmetic.co.uk

DISCLAIMER: The information on this website is for educational purposes only, and is not intended as medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you are experiencing symptoms or need health advice, please consult a healthcare professional.