We’re into the 1st week of 2010 and folks, Party Season is officially OVER! Ever since Christmas, for many, its been one late night after another with lots of food, booze (for some) and perhaps a slightly more lax skincare regime.
On a personal note, I realize that when I’ve had many late nights in a row with lots of rich food and perhaps alcohol thrown in, my skin starts looking dull and feeling lax and any fine lines are accentuated. Pigmentation too!
So, here are 5 things you can do to address the “after Party Season” skin.
Drink lots of water
Just plain water please. Perhaps if plain water isn’t your thing, try squeezing a bit of lemon or lime in it to make it easier to go down. Water flushes your system and gets rid of the accumulated toxins from Party Season.
Get some sleep
Its time to get back to work for many of us (or school) and not only will sleep help our skin regenerate and slough off the dull outer layer, it’ll help you perform better at work or school too. So, get into a regular sleep cycle and sleep early to make up for all those late nights you’ve been having. I try to be in bed latest by 11pm because I need my full 8 hours like a baby 😛
Go for a facial or do a home facial
If you have time, go for a facial. If you don’t, do a mini facial at home. Start by cleansing your face, then do a scrub (don’t forget your lips) and then a moisture mask and relax! If you’ve been partying hard during Party Season, your skin might be dehydrated so a moisture mask will help plump things up.
Do a hair mask
If you’ve been dressing up your hair as well as your face for all the parties you’ve been going too, its time to relax your hair with a mask. A quick in shower mask can perk up hair that’s starting to feel lifeless and make it feel softer and more manageable.
Eat lots of fruits and vegetables
Party Season tends to be mainly lacking in the fruit and vegetable department. Foods that feature high on holiday lists are fried greasy foods or alcohol (no the olive in your martini is not counted as a fruit for our purposes!) or sweet. Time to get back into a healthy eating routine. Add lots of fruits and vegetables back into your diet – your skin will thank you and so will your body.
Above all, getting back into a routine will make it easier to ease out of party mode and into regular life mode. What’s your tips for getting out of party mode? 🙂