With the holiday season comes rain, snow, colder temperatures, dry air and/or stress, and if you’re not doing something to combat these beauty blunders, you could develop dry, flaky, dull skin. Who the heck wants that during the holidays? Nobody, that’s who! This time of year should leave you feeling warm, glow-y and bright on the inside and outside. Therefore, the team at Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery wants to provide you with a few essential holiday skincare tips so that you can keep that holiday “glow” year-round.
1. Stay Hydrated
The most important thing to do this holiday season is keep yourself and your skin hydrated. Drinking lots of water, investing in a hydrating face moisturizer and/or night cream as well as doing weekly facemasks can make a huge difference in the look and feel of your skin. Additionally, reducing your alcohol consumption and sodium intake can significantly improve your skin’s appearance. If your skin is naturally dry and needs a little extra TLC this winter, consider investing in monthly facials and/or skin treatments. We will access your skin’s current state and recommend treatments to get it looking it’s absolute best!
2. Always Remove Your Makeup
Never ever, ever go to bed with all of your makeup on! Did you know that doing so could age your skin by 14 days? Again, we understand that after a night of fun with family and friends, washing your face/taking care of your skin is the absolute last thing you want to do. However, sleeping with your makeup on can cause fine lines, acne, inflammation, dullness and much more to develop. If you’re coming home from a holiday party and your feeling a little too sleepy to get out the facial soap and water, leave make-up removing wipes near your bed to clean your face. Although washing your face thoroughly is best, removing makeup with these kind of wipes is considerably better than nothing!
3. Clean Your Tools
Speaking of removing makeup, removing dirt and grim from your makeup brushes, sponges and other tools by cleaning them once every few weeks is incredibly important. You can clean your makeup tools with shampoo or a mixture of dish spot and olive oil to keep them clean and soft. Cleaning your makeup tools is a lot like cleaning your face at night—it prevents the development of acne, clogged pores, inflammation and fine lines. So, clean those tools!
If you wish to set up a consultation with one of our surgeons, please do not hesitate to call us at our Phoenix location. We are easily accessible and here to help. Call us now at (602) 513-8133.
The advice and information contained in this article is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to replace or counter a physician’s advice or judgment. Please always consult your physician before taking any advice learned here or in any other educational medical material.