How to Look after Yourselves During the Holiday Season

A Skin Care Regimen to Look after Yourself and Your Skin

Are you feeling depleted in energy from yet another challenging year? Between the sleepless nights, the travelling, and the related cumulative stress, our skin can look a little tired and dull. Now that the New Year is around the corner, it’s time to take care of yourself and bring the festive glowing energy back to your skin.

Try a Relaxing Essential Oil Treat

If relaxing has always been a challenge, add a splash of essential oils to your self-care routine which will stimulate a release of happy hormones in the body. Recent studies have indicated that various essential oils, such as lavender, lemon, ginger and bergamot, can help to relieve stress, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. Most notably, inhalation of essential oils can communicate signals to the olfactory system and stimulate the brain to exert neurotransmitters (serotonin and dopamine) thereby further regulating mood. Ginger essential oil can be applied undiluted to the soles of the feet for fast absorption, which is helpful for rapid relief from anxiety.

Melt Tired Skin Away

There are some days when cleansing becomes a therapeutic way to remove tiredness and a negative mind set. Using the SkinPointEight Gentle Foam Cleanser with lemongrass essence can be a self-indulgent experience: whilst melting away dry and dull looking skin, it can also refresh the senses. Lemongrass essential oil is very beneficial to relieve body pains. It also aids the digestive system and used topically is a very effective antibacterial and antiseptic, addressing acne-prone skin concerns. It also helps promote a more positive outlook and encourages mental focus. The fruit acid complex and the unique enzymes will brighten the complexion, fade pigmentation and soften fine lines. It will also prepare your skin for better penetration of subsequent treatments and products. The experience of cleansing away skin imperfections to reveal soft and silky skin will give you back the confidence to celebrate a new you during the festive season.

Apply a Facial Mask

The surface of your skin is very absorbent after a thorough cleanse and will be ready to absorb the soothing and hydrating pure actives of a good mask. My SkinPointEight Age-Adapt Face Mask has no perfumes or preservatives of any kind as the skin may react to any introduced chemicals and additives. Apply the sheet mask for just ten minutes and feel your skin being invigorated and nourished. The mask has skin toning, pore minimising, antibacterial and calming properties. Pure and potent in skin actives, the treatment will provide you with an authentic pampering experience.

Moisturise and Nourish

Apply moisturiser when your skin is still damp to help seal in that much needed hydration. Your skin will look more youthful as a result and feel silky and well protected from any environmental challenges and stress. Massaging a nourishing moisturiser on the face, brings you back in touch with your own skin. In addition to calming down the mind and reducing stress responses, a gentle facial massage will enhance the release of oxytocin, the “cuddle hormone”, which affects how we feel about ourselves. Oxytocin is a neuropeptide, which encourages feelings of self-love, trust and bonding that will ease away the stresses of the day to re-establish inner connection.

Never feel guilty for taking the time to take care of you. A little beauty skin recovery will remind us that beauty is a personal relationship with ourselves. Feeling healthy and contained within our own skin goes a long way and will radiate from inside to everyone around you: so make it happen!

The Recovery

How to Look After Yourself
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