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Top 4 Ways the Holidays Mess Up Your Beauty + Tips for Looking Great

Top 4 Ways the Holidays Mess Up Your Beauty + Tips for Looking Great

Fighting mobs in crowded stores, overnight flights and putting others before yourself—the holidays are right around the corner! But this holiday season, make a little time to ensure that you look your best no matter what gets thrown at you.

Here we’ve put together a list of our top tips for looking fresh all season long. The holidays may actually leave you looking better than before.

1. Get a Full Night’s Sleep

Late-night travel, multiple parties and stressful shopping can all take away your precious sleeping time. The most common afflictions related to a lack of sleep are dark circles, wrinkles and bags under the eyes, but lesser-known side effects are a duller complexion and limp and lifeless hair.

While Hair la Vie’s Nº 77 Leave-In treatment can help your hair woes by controlling frizz and naturally restoring the vital hair protein known as keratin, a prolonged lack of sleep can actually speed up signs of aging in the skin and hair.

Try to make sleeping a priority this holiday season, as it will help prevent weight gain from all those yummy treats and help you achieve well-rested, glowing skin.

2. Manage Your Stress Levels

Whether you’re putting together a festive dinner for a big group or scouring the parking structure for a spot at the mall for some holiday shopping, the holidays definitely bring on a heightened level of extra stress.

While stress affects your mental health in an obvious way, it also affects your physical wellbeing. The extra pounds we pack on and that sudden forehead breakout during the holidays aren’t only because of pie, pie, and more pie: it’s also tied to our stress levels.

Extra stress can also cause hair loss and flare ups of various illnesses, such as psoriasis.

While it is customary to treat your loved ones during the holiday season, don’t forget to set time aside for yourself as well. Add in scheduled time for a nice massage or a simple night in with hot tea and a book by the fire, anything that relaxes you and will lower your stress levels.

3. At-Home Treatments

Your hair is just as tired as you are at the end of the year. The crisp weather can dull and dry out hair and skin while adding various levels of static to those strands.

Rather than spend time and money on trips to the salon or spa, opt for in-home hair and skin treatments to restore a little more life in those luscious locks. Try weekly treatments with Hair la Vie’s Masque for salon-quality hydration.

While treating your hair, don’t forget to show your skin some love—it gets dry and itchy during the colder weather. Try exfoliation for a deep clean that will refine the texture of the skin and stimulate cellular turnover.

Skincare is in, which means there is a mask out there to help any skin ailment you may be facing. From bubble masks to Korean sheet masks and everything in between, there’s something to help give you bright and supple skin.

4. Stay Hydrated

Staying hydrated actually helps increase brain functionality while providing adequate energy for the day. It can also aid in flushing out toxins from the system.

We flush out waste through sweat and urination, providing added protection against infection. But with all the extra drinks, sweets and meats we’ll be consuming during the holidays, our bodies may need an extra push to help the detoxification process.

Hydration is also an absolute essential for a healthy, glowing complexion. With more water in our system comes more moisturized skin and shinier hair. An added benefit of proper hydration is the easing of the pain caused by those holiday hangovers.

Final Thoughts

Those were just a few simple but essential beauty tips to add into your life during the hectic holiday season. Your hair and body will thank you for just making sure you get a proper night’s sleep and get your daily recommended 8 cups of water a day.

Just remember this holiday season that you deserve some pampering and well wishes too.

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