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Handling Holiday Stress on Your Skin

The holiday season can be festive and fun, filled with shopping, Christmas lights, and wonderfully satisfying aromas around every corner. We place cinnamon or fireside scented candles around the house, watch Hallmark Christmas movies, or the classics with our children, with hot apple cider or a nice cup of cocoa. The holiday season is usually filed with are most special moments and traditions that can be shaken.  

However, this season can also be a bit stressful as we buy gifts for all of our loved ones, extra time with relatives, not to forget the alcohol induced stress because we typically drink more celebratory alcohol during this time. This added stress can have a negative impact on our skin. Whether short or long term solutions, it is crucial to find ways to lessen the holiday burden, not only to help you feel and look happier, but also to rejuvenate your skin.

Sure there will be factors you can’t control, such as gift buying and financial stressors, but the first thing is to focus on what you can control. As you see, great looking skin involves a healthy lifestyle and proper skincare habits enabling you to produce a glowing, radiant looking complexion. Hence, what you put in your body is equally as important as what you put on it.

These few tips can help you as you go into the holiday season:



Maintain a Balanced Diet 


While eating some of those prepackaged Christmas goodies may be convenient in between work and holiday shopping, they are not always best for your skin. Too much-refined foods, such as sugar or a lot of added salt, can drain the body of essential vitamins and minerals. Consuming too much refined food encourages wrinkles and premature aging. Instead, you want to eat foods that are rich in vitamins and essential fatty acids, such as fruits, vegetables, fish, and nuts. Nuts mixes, seasoned, or brown sugar baked nuts are very popular over the holidays. Even with a little brown sugar added they still have extreme health benefits. Walnuts and fruits like Papaya are wonderful for your skin!







Working out pulls more oxygen to your skin cells, leaving you with skin that's nourished and more firm. Physical activity is an enormous stress reliever and can improve your mood dramatically. Exercise is generally an overall cure for many ailments including improving your sleep, boosting your metabolism, triggering healthy digestion, and helping build confidence.  You don't necessarily have to spend hours in the gym to feel the benefits. Activities like yoga can also do the body good.







Beauty Sleep 




Beauty sleep is no myth. While some people can function greatly with only 6 hours of sleep, others need at least 8 hours. If you are tired most of the time, try getting more sleep. Lack of sleep can cause many adverse effects on your skin, including dark circles and bags under the eyes, and an elevated stress hormone that hinders your skin's quality. Oh, and don't forget your use of Aliques’ Skin and Body Transformation products available to help boost your skin healing properties before you go to bed.





Chill Time



As we already know, holiday stress shows up on our face. Stress appears as potentially aggravate skin conditions and premature aging. These are not usually things we have on our holiday wish list.  When you start to feel the stress coming on, try to slow down and breathe. Working in some kind of stress combating approaches like taking deeps breaths and relaxing for a few minutes can be beneficial. 

Remember a nice facial can relax the entire body. Call to make an appointment with us for a facial treatment or another great way to find your zen is to treat yourself to a spa-like experience in the comfort of your own home. We have exactly what you need here at our store to help you with that. Taking time out to pamper yourself is a must to survive the craziness some may endure during the holiday season. There is nothing like going to the spa for treatments. Even if your budget is tight, plan to treat yourself after the holidays are over. Your skin will thank you. 

As you can see, there are a variety of techniques you can implement to help destress yourself and your skin this holiday season! While the holiday season may be about goodwill to others, you can't forget about yourself!

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