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4 Secrets to Preventing Holiday Skin Mishaps

Posted by Dan Narsete on

“I have had a holiday, and I'd like to take it up professionally.” —Kylie Minogue

With the holiday season just around the corner, chances are good that you’ll be spending time with family or friends. Whether you’re visiting for a few days or a few weeks, changes in your skincare routine can quickly distress your skin. Not to worry, though. Taking care of your skin on the go doesn’t have to result in a dry, flaky, lackluster appearance. Here are some tips for keeping your skin in tip top shape while on the road or out and about.


Don’t Experiment with Hotel Soap

A hotel stay away from home has many benefits, but that bar soap in the shower is not your friend. Even if your comfy digs are decked out with beautifully wrapped bars labeled “facial soap,” stick with your tried-and-true cleanser. Most bar soap has a high pH level. In layman’s terms, it does a great job of removing dirt and grime as well as necessary moisture. While it will get the job done, you’ll probably need to layer serums and moisturizers over it to undo any dryness it leaves behind. This holiday season, bring your personal cleanser with you and save the hotel soap for your body.  

Airplane Air Is Not Lip Friendly

If your travel plans include flying, then prepare to show your skin some in-flight love before touching down in holiday town. Airplane air can make even healthy, hydrated skin dry and uncomfortable, especially your lips. Between sipping beverages and breathing in recirculated air, lips can quickly get rough and chapped. Save the lip balm for the slopes and plump your pucker with a hydrating lip treatment like Epionce Anti-Aging Lip Renewal. The combination of safflower and avocado extracts work to soften, hydrate, and prevent further moisture loss, so you’ll be ready for photos and tender moments when stepping off the plane.

Prepare for All Kinds of Weather

Holiday gatherings don’t always take place indoors, and if you’re not prepared for outdoor weather, you’ll be feeling it within hours of arrival. Carrying your go-to moisturizer is a good idea but doubling down with a heavier cream can do wonders if the weather turns chilly. Unlike bottled lotions, jarred creams are more occlusive. In short, they keep moisture in and prevent external elements like wind from stripping it away. If you need help selecting the right cream for your normal, dry, or acne-prone skin, just let us know.

Don’t Forget the Sunscreen

No matter how cloudy the weather may be, UV rays can still damage your skin. It’s tempting to forego sunscreen in winter, but here’s a little tidbit you may not know: snow reflects sunlight … a lot of it! If you’re planning to ski, snowboard, or just take a walk in the snowy woods, be aware that snow can nearly double the intensity of UV rays. So, protect your skin and don’t forget the tops of your ears. Save the rosy cheeks for Santa. 

Happy holiday travels,

Team Reflect

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