While weight gain is the number one complaint heard post-holidays, your skin can also take a hit during the holiday season. You may have strayed drastically from your diet, skipped your skincare routine and missed out on sleep. Drifting from your normal routine can take a toll on your body and lead to numerous issues including low energy, blemishes, poor complexion and under-eye circles.
The first step is to get back on track. Like most good things, results will not be instant. It may take a few days or weeks to get your skin health back to normal. Follow these 5 detox tips to get your skin back to normal.
1. Drink More + Eat More
By drink more and eat more I don’t mean alcohol and desserts. It means drink more water and eat more fiber. Water not only keeps you hydrated but flushes out impurities and keeps digestion moving along. Commit to drinking eight glasses a day. You’ll feel the benefits of this one instantly.
Rather than going on a radical fast, simply go back to eating a healthy, balanced diet. Adding fiber to your diet in the form of fruits and vegetables will get your digestion back on track and rid your body of toxins you’ve accumulated over the season.
Exfoliating is a great way to rid your skin of any dead skin cell build up that has occurred over the holiday season. Exfoliation unclogs pores and encourages healthy skin cell regeneration. It’s a great fresh start for your struggling post-holiday skin.
3. Cleanse & Moisturize
Have you been suffering from breakouts over the holidays? The increase in sweets, alcohol and holiday stress is an imbalance that can cause skin to become irritated. Resist the urge to pop your pimples and instead get your complexion back on the right track by going back to the basics. Use a gentle facial cleanser both morning and night and follow it up with a moisturizing cream. Sticking to even the simplest skin care regimen should have your skin back to normal in no time.
4. Use Collagen Boosters
Did you know that sugar breaks down collagen? It’s the reason our skin tends to look less supple after a holiday food splurge. Collagen boosting products have natural anti-aging properties to give your skin the boost it needs. Look for products that contain primrose oil and green tea.
Exercise increases blood flood which carries oxygen and nutrients to working cells throughout the body, including your skin. The increased blood flow also helps eliminate toxins from your skin cells.
If you are struggling with skin issues and don’t know where to turn, the skin health experts at Forefront Dermatology are ready to help. To find the Forefront dermatologist nearest you, visit the locations page today.