Taking Care of Your Skin After the Holidays

It's the time of year when we eat too much of all the food groups and treats we try to avoid the rest of the year (which, for me, just makes me want them more, even though I have GERD and can't eat a lot of things). Unfortunately for us, our skin doesn't love cakes, chocolate, cheese, coffee and alcoholic beverages as much as we do. So, if your skin isn't happy with the food you've been eating and is starting to look a little worse for wear, keep reading for tips on how to cheer it up and get it back to normal after the holidays.

We are, unfortunately, what we eat, so before you go crazy with detoxifying skin care products after a month of nonstop holiday indulgence, try cutting back on your diet a bit. Your skin will reward you if you make an effort to make your dishes look more colorful than neutral beige.


If you've been eating a lot of sweets, which, let's be honest, is quite impossible to resist during the holiday season—we're not judging—it's probably the reason why your skin is looking a little reddened and puffy. Antioxidants, which are commonly included in skincare products, have the potential to calm irritated skin and bring it back to its usual appearance in a relatively short amount of time. The use of skincare products containing aloe vera, vitamin E, or green tea will be effective. These are all ingredients that are high in antioxidants and have anti-inflammatory properties, which will help reduce the appearance of puffiness. They are available in a wide variety of forms.

I find that drinking juice made from fruits and vegetables is the most effective way for me to cleanse my body. However, because I have GERD, tomatoes are not on my list of acceptable food to eat.

It's important to replenish lost fluids after the holiday celebrations because overnights, alcohol beverages, and cold temperatures may all be drying to the skin. The hydrating serums in sheet masks establish a barrier over the skin, locking in moisture and making the mask an effective hydrator. High amounts of sugar consumption hasten the glycation process, which is just a fancy phrase for the breakdown of collagen in the skin, so a collagen-boosting mask wouldn't hurt!

In addition, it's important to replenish by drinking eight glasses of water.

And for my final suggestion, have your own at-home facial massage.


Spend 10 to 15 minutes massaging your face in an upward motion with an oil or cleansing balm to remove toxins and stimulate the lymphatic system.

I purchased a handheld acupuncture massager pen. The fact that this product may be used not only on our bodies but also on our faces is one of the things I enjoy most about it.

The vibrations smooth out wrinkles and tighten sagging skin, which are both signs of aging, and promote healthy, radiant skin. The massager acupuncture pen features three distinct types of massage heads, including a dome, a spheroidal, and a node type. These massage heads were created to be utilized in various locations on the body to achieve a variety of therapeutic goals.

When the holiday celebrations are over, how do you like to relax and pamper your skin? Do share!