Tis' the holiday season, and while this can be such a wonderful and thankful time of year, it can also be stressful! There are risks of not getting enough sleep, gaining weight, dehydration, skin issues, family drama, stress, and drinking. Dealing with all of this can be frustrating and place a toll on our body and mind. So, if you want to find out ways to give your body, mind, and skin a break this holiday season, continue reading.
In this article, we will discuss:
- How Psychological Stress Can Lead To Premature Aging
- Other Ways Stress Can Impact The Skin
- Different Ways To Deal With Holiday Stress
- Yummy Holiday Foods That Are Good For The Skin
- Ways To Pamper Yourself
- And MORE Tips For Glowing Skin This Holiday
Did You Know Stress Can Lead To Premature Aging?Many people realize that stress can impact the body, but what a lot are not aware of is that Psychological stress can lead to premature aging. WHAT?? Yes, you read correctly. You see, when you feel stressed, your body releases high amounts of cortisol, aka the stress hormone, which can break down the collagen and elastin of the skin. Research has found that chronic stress can increase inflammation, causing skin aging, and accelerating wrinkle formation.
Party Season Eye Puffiness
In addition to wrinkles, stress can leave marks on the face in other unwanted ways as well, for example... Puffy, swollen eyes! Yep, we've all been there; you wake up after a night of holiday fun with puffy eyes. There are three-holiday culprits to this, first drinking too much holiday cheer, second is too many salty holiday foods resulting in water retention, and last is a lack of sleep.
But beauties, don't fret as we have a special gift from Santa to help to show your eyes some LOVE and bag those puffy eyes quickly, with our Eye Love Infusing Eye Cream. Say bye-bye to extra baggage and keep your eye area refreshed, hydrated, and bright as this eye cream reduces puffiness, dark circles, and fine lines!
Ways To Deal With Holiday StressNow that we have discussed some ways stress can impact the skin, how about some ways to deal with holiday stress.
Having too many things on your to-do list can increase stress levels. Hence, you want to focus on what you can control and learn to prioritize. You can't do everything, and that IS OK!
Enjoy Some Yummy Holiday Foods
While eating some of those prepackaged foods may be convenient between work and holiday planning, they are not always best for your body. Too much-refined foods with sugar or a lot of added salt can drain the body of essential vitamins and minerals. This, in turn, encourages premature aging, reduces energy levels, and can leave us feeling rundown and tired. There are tons of holiday foods that you may already be eating but had no idea that not only are they good for your body but also your skin and mind! See some of our top favorites below.
Working out releases endorphins and has many benefits for your body's health, both physically and mentally. Like bringing more oxygen to your skin cells, leaving you with skin that's nourished and firmer, better sleep, decreases anxiety and stress levels gives you more energy, and physical shape.
Make Some Alone Time
With a house full of people, especially with the new lock downs, everyone needs to find time alone. Something as simple as spending only 15 minutes alone every day, without distractions, can be a savior to those who feel overwhelmed. It can be things as simple as taking a walk, listening to your favorite music, taking a bath, even meditation.
Take A Breather And Pamper Yourself
Setting time aside to pamper yourself is a must to survive the craziness that the holiday season will bring. There is nothing like some in-home spa treatments to set yourself up for success.
Ways To Set Up An At-Home Spa
- Set the mood with some relaxing music and scented candles
- Soak in a luxurious bubble bath with Epsom salts
- Sip on a red wine spritzer (red wine has antioxidants that are good for the skin)
- Dress the part in a warm thick robe and cozy slippers
Treat Yourself To An Aesthetician Style Facial
As we have mentioned, Holiday stress can show up in our faces, which can potentially aggravate skin conditions and cause premature aging, not what we want on our holiday wish list.
However, having a lengthy skincare routine can be daunting, and it could cause you to skip this critical step. But beauties, you don't need a 10-step skincare routine to have gorgeous, glowing skin this holiday season. That is right; we at TreCeuticals are all about inspiring everyone to feel more beautiful and confident in their skin. This is why skincare does not have to be complicated, as the simpler the skincare routine, the more likely you are to stick to it.
All you need is three powerful active ingredients, achieved in three simple steps, three minutes a day. And our TreComplete Gift Set is the whole kit and caboodle skincare product you will need for glowing holiday skin!
The TreComplete Kit includes our:
- Priming Cleanser
- Infusing Hydrator
- Sunday Peel
- Everyday But Sunday
- Mist Me Baby!
- Eye Love
Buy Yourself Something You Really, Really Want
Well, we think we saved the best for last. This holiday season, you need to buy yourself something you really want! It could be some new perfume, a new pair of shoes, a cooking class, some new skincare, whatever your heart desires, within reason, of course.
Treating yourself by buying something you really want is a great way to help you stay motivated, energized, and appreciated. The holidays are all about a time to give back and to be thankful. So why not show some thankfulness by celebrating your hard work, wonderful life and give back to yourself for all the fantastic things you do every day of the year! Your mind, body, and soul deserve it!
Author: Barbie Ritzman