December is a month packed with festive parties and plenty of late nights, but now that January has rolled around, it is likely that you have noticed that your skin has begun to suffer. Fortunately, there are many ways in which you can restore that glorious, natural glow to your complexion, bringing your skin back up to its healthiest state.
If your skin cells have been damaged by too much champagne or too many sleepless nights, exfoliation is the best way to shed these cells and make way for the fresh new cells beneath. By exfoliating in the evening, you not only ensure that your skin has been thoroughly cleansed, but this will also make your skin much more receptive to any products that you subsequently apply. While it may be tempting to exfoliate every night, you should only exfoliate twice a week to begin with, building this up slowly if your skin is able to tolerate it.
January is the perfect month to detox your skin and body, refreshing it from all it went through in December. Drinking warm water with lemon every morning is one of the easiest ways to do this, as this will not only hydrate you at the start of the day, but will also give your skin and body a boost of antioxidants, while encouraging toxins to be flushed out. Your diet can also have a direct impact on the state of your skin, so make the effort to eat as healthily as possible, consuming plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as healthy fats and lean proteins.
In order for your skin to really bring back its original glow, it needs to be sufficiently hydrated, from both the inside as well as the outside. In addition to drinking plenty of water throughout the day, you should also be using hydrating products topically on the skin. From a hydrating serum that contains hyaluronic acid to a thick and rich moisturizer, hydration is key when it comes to bringing some vitality back to your skin.
Targeted Facial Masks
Facial masks do so much for the skin, as they remain directly in contact with it for much longer than other products do. This means that their active ingredients have enough time to properly penetrate the different layers of your skin, bringing about immediate results. There are facial masks available for just about every skin type and problem out there, whether you may have oily skin with acne or dry skin with rough patches, and these will contain specific ingredients that have been proven to target these issues. Use a facial mask twice a week until your glow has been restored, before using them once a week thereafter.
It is all-too-easy to slip up over the holiday season and neglect your skin, but now is the time to put this right. From regular exfoliation to a January detox, following each of these tips will bring back your natural glow in no time at all.