Beauty & Personal Care

3 Skin Care Tips for the Holiday Glow-Getter

Ah, the holidays — a time for joy, family gatherings, delicious feasts and fun events. While these festivities fill our hearts, they can take a toll on our skin.

Between traveling, celebrations and hectic schedules, stressed-out skin is more common than you might think. But fear not! Your go-to guide for radiant skin during the holiday season is right here. We’ve got a few simple tips to help you maintain beautiful skin during all your end-of-year activities.

Glow-Getter’s Guide: 3 Lifestyle Tips for Beautiful Skin

Lifestyle Tip 1: Prioritize Beauty Sleep to Combat Stress

Amidst the holiday preparations and late-night events, prioritizing sleep is essential for healthy-looking skin. Adequate sleep allows your body to produce repairing hormones and regulate cortisol, which is part of your body’s stress response system. On the other hand, when you’re deprived of sleep, your cortisol level goes up and your body can go into a state of stress, which is linked to acne, rosacea, psoriasis and premature aging.

But life is a marathon. Every. Single. Day. We get it. How do you squeeze in more shuteye? Here’s an idea: Establish a bedtime self-care routine to help you relax, whether that’s by incorporating meditation, yoga or a soothing bath to unwind.

We also suggest a skin care routine! After all, skin care is self-care, and it can help you wash away the day and get ready for a restful night’s sleep. The kind where your night cream does all the work, and you don’t have to. Sounds nice, right?

However, something to avoid in your nighttime routine is blue light. That’s the light that emits from your smartphone, tablet, laptop and TV. Studies indicate that the blue light emitted by electronic devices can impact your skin cells, causing cell shrinkage and death, even accelerating the aging process in as little as 60 minutes.

The late-night scroll also impacts your sleep, which then further impacts how your body repairs your skin. Exposure to blue light leading up to bedtime can hinder sleep because it inhibits your body’s release of melatonin, the hormone that makes you feel drowsy. The silver lining? We have a second lifestyle tip you can incorporate into your nightly wind-down, and it won’t negatively impact your beauty sleep or the aging process.

Lifestyle Tip 2: Practice a Skin Care Ritual, Morning and Night

So, we touched on this topic in the first lifestyle tip, but here’s how to get started with a ritual that makes a difference — in a good way.

First things first, kickstart your morning and evening routines with the Lucim Facial Gel Cleanser. In the a.m., this cleanser primes your skin for flawless makeup application, and at night, it helps you wash away all the seasonal red lipstick and glittery eyeshadows.

That nightly cleanse is really important because leaving makeup on overnight is notorious for leading to clogged pores and breakouts. For an ultra makeup-free feel, you can also indulge in a double cleanse with both our Lucim Facial Oil Cleanser and Lucim Facial Gel Cleanser.

Follow your cleanse with a complete skin care system designed to help protect your skin from environmental aggressors during the day and help it renew at night.

More Skin Care Products You Can’t Skip …

The Lucim line is a skin savior, but there are two more products you can’t go without.

If it’s cold where you live, your lips probably need some love. Combat chapped lips with our Lucim+™ Lip Plumping Gloss.

Formulated with conditioning plant-based oils and butters, it hydrates and leaves a beautiful sheen.

Plus, its plumping peptides and advanced volumizing technology help give your natural lips an extra visible boost.

Apply as needed throughout the day for perfectly plump, soft and supple lips with a glassy-smooth finish.

Most importantly, don’t skimp on sunscreen because sun exposure may cause up to 90 percent of the visible changes attributed to aging!

Even in the midst of cloudy winter weather, your skin remains susceptible to UVA rays, which can cause damage, such as wrinkles, discoloration and skin cancer.

To maximize protection against winter UV rays, remember to reapply sunscreen every two hours, opting for formulas with broad spectrum coverage and a minimum of SPF 30. This will help shield your skin against premature aging.

Lifestyle Tip 3: Keep Your Sweet Tooth in Check

Did you know your skin is impacted by what you eat, especially sugar? We know … indulging in holiday treats feels irresistible. Sadly, too much sugar can wreak havoc on your skin.

Here’s the reason why: Overconsuming sugar triggers glycation, a process where sugar binds to proteins and lipids in your body. This can prevent your cells from functioning properly, contributing to skin that’s vulnerable to environmental stressors, such as sunlight, pollution and increased free radical damage.

Preserve youthful skin by making mindful, less sugary choices — think fresh berries and smoothies instead of cookies and cakes — to satisfy your cravings without compromising your complexion.

So, there you have it! Three lifestyle tips for beautiful skin this season and beyond. We hope you get some beauty sleep, get in the hang of a solid skin care routine and indulge in some less-sweet treats!

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