The silly season has rolled around again—like us out of Grandma’s house after Christmas lunch. As wonderful as this time of over-eating and excessive alcohol consumption and mandatory toleration of the in-laws can be, busyness and stress are both almost certainly inevitable, and can appear not only internally but externally as well. If this jolly time already has you and your skin feeling dehydrated and worn out, don’t panic; we are here to help you manage your stress levels, boost your skin glow and have you feeling ready for everything the festive season has to offer.
We know that you will most likely be over-indulging in the coming weeks—because honestly, who won’t be?—but just make sure you let your body rejuvenate so you can make the most of this wonderful time of the year. Continue on as normal with your exercise routine, or if you don’t have one, consider going for morning walks or doing some gentle laps at the local pool. At the very least, just ensure that some “me-time” is a priority. By not completely throwing out your existing health routine you will be helping yourself, both physically and mentally, with the extra stress that may be put onto your body and your mind during the holidays.
You should also make an effort to keep yourself hydrated—it may sound simple, but we all need a reminder. We’ve all been guilty of forgetting to keep hydrated when we are on the go (or when we’ve had one too many Christmas cocktails). When you’re dehydrated, your skin is too, and this can leave your complexion looking dull and tired. Add some slices of fresh lemon to your glass of water to flush out the toxins, kick start your digestive system and rehydrate the body.
Another easy way to boost your skin’s health from the inside out is to add a collagen supplement to your favourite smoothie or to your glass of lemon water. If you don’t know where to start with this, worry not—we’ve done the hard work for you! We recommend Intrametica Collagen Ultimate+. This scientifically formulated inner beauty collagen powder is designed for long-term use, and will actively improve the texture and clarity of your skin by supporting cell-renewal and tissue quality. It also helps to maintain clear and healthy skin and to also protect against further damage.
If glowing, radiant skin is on your Christmas wish-list this year, our suggested treatment is the Carbon Laser Facial. This gentle laser treatment can instantly improve your skin’s tone and texture, creating a clearer, smoother more glowing complexion.
A muscle relaxant treatment is also a very effective treatment
Also, if you’d like to get your hands on some of the Collagen Ultimate+, you can pick some up from our James Street or Sunnybank clinics.