As the festive season begins, thousands of Australians will relax their health regimes and enjoy Christmas parties, cocktails and too many cheese dishes.
And while a little holiday weight gain is to be expected, few forget the devastation that a stupid seasonal outburst can cause on their complexion.
From dark circles and acne to extreme dehydration, these are the most commonly reported skin problems during the Christmas period and what you can do to prevent them from happening to you.
The Christmas period is less than eight weeks away, but for many the festivities have already begun
DARK CIRCLES & PUFFiness
According to Ultraceuticals Education coach, Sarah Shephard, late nights, & # 39; snacky food & # 39; and too much alcohol are the main offenders when it comes to tired, dark eyes.
Ultraceuticals education coach, Sarah Shephard
& # 39; In the run-up, make sure you drink plenty of water throughout the day so that you & # 39; "You are hydrated in the evening, eat healthily and try to eat a good meal before your night out to prevent you from eating junk food as a snack," she advised.
& # 39; Plan a few nights where you don't consume festive bubbles and get to bed early – alcohol robs us of a good night's sleep so drink plenty of water before you go to bed & # 39 ;.
To prevent puffy eyes, Shephard recommends treatment such as the Ultraceuticals stimulating mask and drinking plenty of water just before bedtime.
It also urges people not to immerse their delicate eye area under a hot shower and to apply a firming eye serum to re-strengthen and strengthen the eye tissue.
The main causes of unwanted pimples during the holidays are greasy snacks, alcohol, stress and sleeping with makeup on.
& # 39; You are what you eat so be careful what you eat during the foolish season, & # 39; Shephard warned.
& # 39; The festive period tends to be full of snacks and excess alcohol and unfortunately all of these things build up and manifest themselves on the skin. & # 39;
Drinking lots of water before, during and after you have a few glasses of wine helps your skin get annoyed by annoying red dots.
Choosing fresh salad and raw vegetables instead of hot fries and party pies will also help you get rid of the dreaded pimple on Christmas Day.
The main causes of unwanted pimples during the holidays are greasy snacks, alcohol, stress and sleeping with makeup on (stock image)
Ultra B2 micellar solution (pictured)
Stress around the foolish season can be the result of family commitments and working hours, but try to get some relaxation in the form of a massage to keep your face clear.
& # 39; And no matter how much alcohol you have drunk or what time you & # 39; Coming home in the evening, it is NEVER good to sleep in your makeup, & Mrs. Shephard said.
If you rush to work or have a late evening than you planned, the Ultra B2 Micellar solution will help remove makeup carefully and quickly, including heavy eye makeup and mascara.
If for some reason, despite your efforts, a pimple develops, choose a spot treatment with salicylic acid to remove it within 24 hours.
The Christmas period falls exactly at the start of the summer for those who live in Australia, so air conditioners will be put on full power.
The increased heat combined with the drying nature of air conditioning can leave your skin incredibly dehydrated, which ultimately encourages blemishes and wrinkles.
& # 39; It is a good idea to add an extra moisturizing serum to your routine during the summer season & # 39 ;, Shephard said.
Your skin dries out more at night than during the day, while your body temperature rises while you sleep (stock image)
The Ultra B2 hydrating serum has a blend of B vitamins and moisturizing ingredients to ensure that your skin's thirst continues to quench, even when exposed to the elements.
Your skin dries out more at night than during the day if your body temperature rises while you sleep, so if you don't sleep enough or drink more alcohol than normal, this dehydration will get worse.
It can be a good option to increase your night cream or you can sleep two to three times a week in the Ultra-supplemental mask to ensure that your skin is well nourished.
BLOTCHITY AND IRRITATION
When we get tired, fall, or simply break up, our skin is often the first to show signs of tiredness.
The skin tries to maintain a healthy barrier every day to protect it against the environment in which we live.
It needs a lot of water, good nutrition and eight hours of sleep while repairing any damage – all the things we miss during the festive period.
A spotty and itchy skin can be a symptom of a stupid party (stock image)
The end result is a reduced barrier function that can cause your face to poke like a madman or look red and smudged.
& # 39; Try to ensure a good night's sleep during the festive season. Eat a balanced diet with lots of seasonal fruit and salad and make sure you stay hydrated, & suggested Mrs. Shepard.
Give your skin a helping hand and support that barrier function with a good exfoliating serum such as the Ultra-Even Skin Tone smoothing serum to gently remove dull skin cells and a moisturizing mask such as the ultra-fill mask.
Keep your cleaning routine simple if your skin feels sensitive and carefully remove dirt and debris with an ultra-moisturizing milk cleaner.
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