This coming festive period, you are probably looking forward to eating too much, drinking too much, partying too much, and general merriment every single day.
Of course, you should enjoy every single second, but how can you prevent all this excess from showing on your face?
Festive beauty burn out is a very real thing. Every good thing in life has a downside, it is part of karma, it is the silver lining to every cloud in reverse, so if we want to enjoy ourselves for around a week non-stop, then we need to be prepared to pay the beauty price!
That’s the bad news, but the good news is that with a few hints an tricks, you can avoid excessive burn out, and those dark circles under your eyes!
Water is Your Friend
You might prefer gin or something similar, but water is your friend at all times over this most festive of periods. That’s not to say you can’t enjoy a beverage or two, but try and make it 50/50 at least with water. This will help to hydrate your skin, help out your liver, flush out toxins, and give your eyes a brighter sparkle. You are also much less likely to wake up feeling like a herd of elephants are stampeding through your skull.
Enjoy Your Meals, But Turn Down Seconds
You know the drill – you’re at a buffet dinner and you see all manner of delicious foods; of course you want them all! If you binge eat, even at this time of year, you’re going to feel sluggish and rather horrible afterwards, and it’s going to show in your general demeanour. Enjoy your meals, go for it, but say ‘hell no’ to seconds. Portion control and moderation will both mean that you can have your favourite things, without going over the top.
Do Not Forget Your Cleansing Routine
It’s easy to all into bed at the end of a long day working and an evening out partying, but never forget to remove your make up (if applicable), and to continue your cleansing routine. Whether you’re male or female, this should be your staple beauty go-to, and during this busy and rather indulgent time of year, it is more important than ever before. It’s not just your tiredness levels, your stomach, or your liver which feels the strain, but your skin too.
Always Make Time For at Least SOME Exercise
Finally, just because it’s a joyful time of year, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t continue to do your daily bout of exercise. Even if it’s just 20 minutes every day, make sure you get your blood pumping. You could run around the house a few times, jog around the block, play a game of football in the back garden with your nieces and nephews – the point is you continue to be active.
These are easy rules to follow, but they will save you from beauty burn out this festive period.