The holiday season can burn you out but imagine what it’s doing to your skin! Between stress, exhaustion and your increase in sugar (no thanks to those Christmas cookies at the office) your skin is working overtime and could use a little love.
The good news is taking care of your skin doesn’t need to be a full day process. There are some small easy ways to revive your skin from the winter blues and keep it looking it’s best. Here are some of our favorites that take less than 10 minutes!
Make Your Eyes Shine
Eyes are the window into the soul and often the first thing people notice when they meet you. To make sure your first impression is as flawless as possible, take some extra time to show your eyes love and treat them this holiday season.
The easiest way to de-puff tired eyes is with cold. Cold reduces inflammation and leaves your eyes looking younger and more awake. Simply store your eye serum in the fridge for 15 minutes before applying. This will add a cooling effect to your eye serum and de-puff almost instantly!
Pro Tip: You can also use cold tea bags, spoons or cooling eye masks to add a little extra de-puffing power to your eye area.
Brighten Your Skin Tone
There are many reasons skin can look dull. Dullness can be a result of aging, stress or even weather. Winter months are especially bad but there is hope! Simply adjusting the way you wash your face can have major impacts on how it looks and feels.
Experts suggest practicing Hydrotherapy on your face. It sounds complicated but is an easy and fast way to brighten your complexion and make your skin look rested. Hydrotherapy exposes your skin to different water temperatures in a short amount of time. We suggest starting with hot water on your face and then after a minute or two, switch to very cold water.
The drastic change in temperature dilates your blood vessels, increasing blood flow, and helps carry necessary nutrients and oxygen back to your skin. The result is a bright, beautiful complexion.
Pro Tip: The peptides in the South Beach Skin Lab – Repair and Release cream also act to increase collagen and elastin production which will give your skin a much brighter, tighter appearance!
Use a Hydrating DIY Face Mask
Don’t underestimate the power of a mask when the winter weather hits and skin dullness is at it’s worst. Using a mask, even once a week, can drastically improve the look of dull, tired skin and leave you with a youthful glow. It’s no surprise celebrities use them before big parties or events.
Thanks to the wonderful world of Pinterest, you can find hundreds of different DIY masks that you can make with natural ingredients you probably already have in your home. These masks are all natural, totally safe and leave your skin looking and feeling AMAZING!
Our favorite mask to revive dull skin? The Rejuvenating Mask which takes only 4 ingredients to make and works to reduce inflammation, brighten skin and even fight breakouts!
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon turmeric
2 tablespoons honey
Directions: Mix the ingredients together to form a paste. Apply to face, letting it sit for 20 minutes. Wash off with warm water.
Pro Tip: After you let your mask soak into your skin, wash it off with a simple oil based cleanser like our South Beach Skin Lab – Olive Oil Cleanser
What are your favorite tips for rejuvenating your skin? Share it with us in the comments below!