Store windows and streets are decked out in their finest decorations, "All I Want for Christmas" is now in your top 3 playlist, gift lists and upcoming family meal plans occupy your thoughts... there's no doubt, Christmas is just around the corner! But with all the hustle and bustle, fatigue and cold weather settling in, our skin and complexion often look dull... Having a perfect glow for the holidays doesn't just happen at the last minute! Here are some tips for keeping your skin looking beautiful in the winter, and having a fresh and radiant complexion for the holidays:
We adapt our skincare routine.
In winter, the skin is exposed to many external aggressions from the cold, wind... It's important to nourish the skin with a richer cream. Our DUOLAB "Fondant Cream" Base Hydratante is perfectly suited for cold weather. Enriched with Shea Butter, it will provide intense hydration and daily comfort. You can combine this base with the Targeted Concentrate "Comforting Soothing" which will relieve the skin from the effects of the cold (tightness, redness), or the "Energizing Radiance" Concentrate for an immediate good complexion effect thanks to its cocktail of vitamins.
We stock up on Vitamin D.
To combat deficiencies of Vitamin D which lead to chronic fatigue and stress, a simple solution is to get outside for at least 15 minutes a day in the sun. This allows the skin to naturally synthesize enough Vitamin D, which provides energy. If the sun is really absent in your region, a supplement will be welcome.
Stay hydrated and eat the good stuff.
Our skin is mostly made up of water (80% of the composition of the dermis). So it's essential to stay hydrated (at least 1.5L of water a day) to keep our skin elastic. Some foods are also known to promote healthy skin, here are a few: Almonds, rich in vitamin E, have antioxidant and regenerating properties. Olive oil, rich in fatty acids, prevents cells from drying out and therefore the skin. Oysters, perfect for the season, are rich in omega 3 and zinc to fight against imperfections. Green tea, known for its detoxifying properties, gives a glow to dull skin. Kiwi, one of the fruits richest in vitamin C, boosts collagen and skin elasticity. All citrus fruits are also rich in vitamin C. And the best for last: dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants!
Get some good sleep.
It's been proven that the quality of sleep is crucial in having beautiful skin because it regenerates while we sleep. The skin secretes collagen during this time, which makes it more supple and firm. That's why they say "a good night's sleep is a good repair."
Take a break and relax!
To fully enjoy this holiday season that's filled with interactions and demands, it's important to take some time for yourself to relax. A yoga session, a spa day with friends, or just a warm bath, candles and a good book. It's like a bubble in the midst of the holiday hustle and bustle.
Now you're ready to have a serene holiday season and enjoy it to the fullest! The countdown has begun: