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Posted: 2013-11-05 16:00:00 I know, I know, you don’t want to think about it but let’s face it, we say it every year……I’ll have dropped a dress size for Christmas and my skin and hair are going to be silky & glowing. Then it’s Christmas Eve, that LBD is a little more snug than it should be, the GHD is working flat out on the frizz from the wind & rain and the skin needs a complete course of microdermabrasion!!! Save yourselves!!! Start now….and here are a few little tweaks you can make to ensure you’re looking Sassy in your Stockings for Christmas!!!
Drink up And no, we’re not referring to cosmos or mojitos, save that for the party season only a matter of weeks away!!!! It’s a known fact that we tend to feel less thirsty in the winter months, and it’s so hard to drink cold water when it’s cold outside but it's crucial to keep ourselves - and skin - hydrated, inside and out. In addition to drinking plenty of water, herbal teas, diluted sugar free fruit drinks, try clear soups as a more creative and tasty way of getting your daily H2O fix and flush out those dreaded toxins.
SPF, SPF, SPF Even when it’s cold outside with fewer hours of sunlight, UV rays are still potent in the winter months. A moisturiser with an SPF 15 is recommended on a daily basis and many foundations actually have SPF in them so keep an eye out for those.
Lip Service Pucker up with a juicy pout! Try an exfoliator on lips to get rid of flaky patches, or use a toothbrush lightly. Try not to lick your lips as it will dry them out more and choose a moisturising lip balm.
Feed your Skin from the inside out Certain foods can help your skin glow from the inside out, especially foods such as oily fish like salmon and tuna (high in omega-3 which help plump up skin's collagen production), spinach and avocadoes (high in vitamin E, which protects skin from UV rays and cell damage) and vitamin C-rich foods like tomatoes and citrus fruits (they'll help stave off wrinkles). Sugar won't be doing any favours for sallow winter skin, so get snacking on seeds and nuts for a zinc boost, essential for preventing rashes and unwanted skin irritations.
Treat your skin to a Facial A facial is an investment in your skin. Filled with nourishing & moisturizing properties a professional facial can transform tired, sallow and dull skin into skin that looks beautiful, soft and supple.