It’s Christmas season yet again and yes, “‘tis the season to be jolly…”, but ‘tis also the season we get so stressed out with all sorts of holiday preparations such as buying gifts for our loved ones, putting up decors, making plans with family and friends, and so on… But of course, we also want to look good and possibly insta-ready so we can look back without groaning at how stressed and haggard we appear. 

There’s no reason to worry though because we’ve got you. We’ve put together this holiday skin prep guide to help you achieve that youthful, glowing skin even when you have a never-ending to-do list to tackle!

First thing’s first: Exfoliate.

Okay, before anything else, keep in mind that our skin’s barrier becomes compromised during the winter because of the cold weather so it’s best to opt for a gentle exfoliator such as the CranGlow MilkZyme Exfoliating Face Mask. It’s a mild exfoliating mask that gives the skin a smooth and radiant glow. Just apply a thin layer on your face and leave on for 5-15 minutes before rinsing. Pat dry with a towel. Do this 1 to 2 times a week. 

Apply your vitamin C

Vitamins are good for you; and even better for your skin? Spalina’s Complex Vitamin C! This is your ultimate free radical scavenger with a potent antioxidant that not only brightens your skin but also prevents and reduces wrinkles. This product will help your skin look bright and healthy despite the gray and cloudy days. 

Reverse skin aging with Spalina’s Peptide Firming Glow and Stem Cell Infusion Serums 

Combine the cold weather with the stress we experience during the holiday season, and you’ve got a recipe for dull and aging skin. To combat this, use Spalina’s Peptide Firming Glow to give your skin the ultimate lifting, firming, and glowing effect, as well as Spalina’s Stem Cell Infusion Serum, to rapidly repair and rejuvenate aging skin. Say goodbye to sagging, wrinkled skin and hello to a more youthful complexion!

Sunscreen isn’t only for summer

Don’t let the gray, cloudy, and cold weather fool you into thinking you don’t need sunscreen! Fact is, the earth is closest to the sun during winter and farthest away in the summer. Shocking, no? But those are the facts. So it’s best not to forget to apply sunscreen even in winter. Spalina carries two types of sunscreens: the Hydrating Mineral Zinc Oxide SPF 40 which provides luxury protection sans the white residue, and if you’re looking for an all-in-one sunscreen that also provides flawless coverage, you can opt for Spalina’s Mineral Tinted SP40 sunscreen

Stay Hydrated

Did you know that people feel less thirsty during the winter? It’s because the cold weather alters our body’s thirst response. Our sweat also evaporates more quickly in the cold and dry air, and without sweat, we’re fooled into thinking that we aren’t thirsty or even losing fluids. Of course, if we don’t feel thirsty, we’re less likely to even remember to drink water.

But keep in mind that breathing cold and dry air can cause the body to lose a substantial amount of fluid. To prevent fluid loss, set an alarm or install an app to help remind you to regularly drink water to make sure you’re drinking the recommended daily intake. 

Staying hydrated will help increase the elasticity of the skin, maintain your pH balance, and flush out the toxins in your body so keep that bottle of water near you at all times. 

Taking care of your skin is just as important as taking care of your holiday to-do list so make sure you don’t neglect it. If you want to take the extra step to ensure a flawless and radiant complexion in time for a small family gathering or what have you, then an appointment with Spela Skincare and Waxing is just the thing. Click here to book an appointment!