The holidays are here, and while “‘tis the season to be jolly,” ‘tis also the season for stressed moms. Moms typically do the most of holiday prep like buying gifts for everyone, decorating the house, making plans to see family or friends, and more. Through the busyness, moms also deserve to look and feel good so we can look back at photos and not look stressed or tired. Moms bring the holiday magic, but we deserve some magic for ourselves, right?
I put together this holiday skin prep guide to share what I’ve been using for a few weeks now that just make me feel happier, all because I’m taking a few moments to take care of myself despite my long to-do lists.
Vitamin C Cleanser from InstaNatural
Launched in 2013, InstaNatural is a personal care brand from humble beginnings with a simple mission to create natural and effective skin care products. The Vitamin C Cleanser from InstaNatural features natural antioxidant properties that prevent signs of aging while brightening the tone of skin. I’ve been using the Vitamin C Cleanser for several weeks now and love it. It’s infused with coconut water, aloe, and a blend of green tea and sugar cane extracts to give a radiant complexion. I am new to this brand, but I am very impressed with them!
Vitamin C Peel Off Mask from InstaNatural
After cleansing (while I soak in the tub and have me time), I use the Vitamin C Peel Off Mask from InstaNatural. It just transforms my skin in 30 minutes! I have naturally normal to dry skin, and it looks so bright and radiant when I’m done. The Vitamin C Peel Off Mask has a blend of skin brightening Vitamin C, Caffeine, and Turmeric combined with Hyaluronic Acid and Astaxanthin. My face always feels SO soft and moisturized after using it. It’s a must have for holiday skin care prep for anyone who wants a glow for holiday happenings.
Coconut Lime Shea Sugar Scrub from Tree Hut
Do you get dry skin in the winter? Our skin’s barrier becomes compromised during the winter from the cold weather and an exfoliator helps get dead skin away, moisturizes, gives it a radiant glow. It’s so important not to forget to do holiday skin prep on your body, not just your face. The Coconut Lime Shea Sugar Scrub from Tree Hut is a product I’ve used for so long. I love how it smells, makes my skin super soft, and also leaves it hydrated thanks to the shea butter in it.
The Coconut Lime Shea Sugar Scrub is made with Sugar, Shea Butter, Lime, and an array of natural oils like Coconut, Evening Primrose, Avocado, Macadamia, Sweet Almond, Safflower and Orange Oils. Tree Hut Sugar Scrubs are paraben free, vegan, sulfate free, alcohol free, has a no-slip formula and long-lasting scent. Even in wintertime, I love smelling like an island, and I promise you, it’ll have your mind at ease from holiday stressors.
I’ve got one last holiday skin prep task that is super important and easy to do. Did you know that people feel less thirsty during the winter? Weird, right? The cold weather alters our body’s thirst response. Sweat also evaporates more quickly in the cold, dry air, and when we don’t sweat, we think we aren’t thirsty. Worse- we could even be losing fluids. I’m especially guilty of not feeling thirsty, so I’m less likely to even remember to drink water. Yikes.
Breathing cold and dry air can cause the body to become dehydrated quickly. Set an alarm, install an app, or even get a massive half gallon water bottle to help remind you to regularly drink water. Staying hydrated is one of the easiest ways for holiday skin prep. It can increase the elasticity of the skin, maintain your pH balance, and flush out the toxins in your body so keep that bottle of water near you at all times. What’s better than that?
Listen, I know you’re busy this holiday season. BUT, taking care of your skin is just as important as taking care of your holiday to-do list. It’s so important that you don’t neglect yourself so you can feel your best during every holiday event. Enjoy these easy ways to get in self care with these great products from this holiday skin care prep guide. Happiest holidays to you!