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Get glowing skin for holiday fêtes & photos
The holiday season is filled with parties, dinners, and photos you'll want to look your absolute best for. With all the hustle and bustle, it can be hard to keep up your regular skincare routine. Don't worry - with a few simple tips and products, you can get your skin holiday party-ready.
Five Tips for Glowing Skin
1. First up is exfoliation. Dead skin cells and dullness can really show up in photos and under bright party lighting. Use a gentle scrub or mask like our Exfoliate Mate once a week to slough away dry skin and reveal fresh, glowing skin underneath. The lactic acid and extracts in this mask work to brighten while natural extracts like pineapple and papaya draw out impurities.
2. Next, boost radiance with Vitamin C. Illuminating Eye Gels and Sheet Masks are packed with nourishing ingredients that help reduce dullness and uneven tone. Use weekly to brighten up lackluster skin. Vitamin C's antioxidant properties also help protect against holiday stressors like travel and sleepless nights.
3. Don't forget hydration! Dehydrated skin looks flat. Quench your skin with a hydrating serum followed by a rich moisturizer. Hyaluronic acid, antioxidants, and ceramides are ultra-moisturizing ingredients to look for. All The Feels moodmask trio has these nourishing ingredients, antioxidants, and niacinamide to hydrate your skin.
4. Facial massage is an easy at-home brightening technique. Use fingers to gently massage face in circular motions for 5-10 minutes. This stimulates blood flow and lymphatic drainage to eliminate puffiness. Do this a few times a week or whenever your face needs a pick-me-up. Be sure to apply facial oil prior to massaging your face.
5. Protect your glowing skin with SPF, even in winter. UV rays cause pigmentation, which can ruin a flawless holiday look. Choose a moisturizer with broad spectrum SPF 30 or higher and remember to reapply.
With these tips and products, you'll be ready to walk into every holiday gathering looking radiant, refreshed, and photo-ready. Let your natural glow shine through this season!
Get Glowing for the Holidays with Radiant, Healthy-Looking Skin
The holiday season is a time for celebration and merriment, and you want to look and feel your best. One of the most important things you can do for your appearance is to get radiant, healthy-looking skin.
Here are some tips on how to achieve glowing skin for holiday parties and photos:
- Exfoliate weekly. Exfoliating removes dead skin cells and reveals the brighter, newer skin underneath. You can use a physical exfoliant, such as a scrub or brush, or a chemical exfoliant, such as an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) or beta hydroxy acid (BHA). If you have sensitive skin, start with a gentle exfoliator and gradually increase the frequency and intensity as tolerated.
- Use brightening skincare products. There are a number of skincare ingredients that can help to brighten your skin, such as vitamin C, niacinamide, and kojic acid. Look for products that contain these ingredients to help improve your skin tone and luminosity.
Light Up the Season - Illuminate your complexion for holiday merriment when you’re traveling
Here are some tips for improving your skin while traveling during the holidays:
Stay hydrated! Drink plenty of water before and during your flight to counteract the dry airplane air. Avoid alcohol and caffeine which can dehydrate skin.
Apply a rich moisturizer or hydrating face mask while flying to replenish moisture that gets zapped at high altitudes. Look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid, ceramides, and glycerin.
Mist your face with a hydrating facial spray throughout your journey to give skin a refreshing boost. Keep a travel-size spray in your bag for on-the-go refreshment.
Pack oil-absorbing blotting papers. Dab these on oily zones mid-flight to blot away shine. This prevents clogged pores and breakouts.
Wipe skin down before bedtime to remove makeup, oil, and impurities from traveling. This prevents congestion and next-day breakouts. Clean AF is a nourishing wipe made for travel. Vitamin B5 delivers maximum moisture, biotin gives off a lit-from-within glow, and folic acid that detoxifies and purifies pores.
Use gentle, non-irritating skincare products to avoid sensitivity and inflammation. Steer clear of abrasive scrubs or intense acids that may over-dry.
Follow these tips for glowing, healthy skin while jet-setting this holiday season!
You can learn more about how to get glowing skin when you’re traveling this holiday with W Magazine’s feature here.
Sleighing the Skincare Game - Look picture-perfect with Patchology
Hydrate FlashMasque is a great option for a quick, pre-party skin boost. This innovative sheet mask contains hyaluronic acid, Vitamin B5, and betaine to hydrate, energize, and brighten your skin in just 5-10 minutes.
Pamper yourself with our Happy Face sheet mask kit, the perfect weekly ritual for an unmatched holiday glow. The Illuminate mask is infused with Vitamin C, licorice extract, and grapefruit to brighten and even skin tone. Hydrate replenishes moisture with hyaluronic acid, vitamin C5, and betaine to smooth fine lines. Finally, treat your skin to the antioxidant-rich Rosé mask, with strawberry extract, resveratrol, and hyaluronic acid to soothe and renew.
Using this trio of masks brings out your natural radiance while also providing much-needed self-care amidst the holiday hustle. Give your skin and yourself the gift of glow with Happy Face!
Other brightening skincare products that you may want to consider include:
- Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can help to improve skin tone, reduce hyperpigmentation, and protect against sun damage.
- Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3 that can help to reduce the appearance of pores, improve skin texture, and brighten skin tone.
Don’t Forget To Prioritize Self-Care
The holidays can take a lot out of you between shopping, cooking, traveling, and attending events. That's why it's crucial to take some time for self-care too. Set aside just five minutes in the morning for an eye gel or sheet mask like our Rejuvenating Eye Gels. This little act of me-time will help you start the day relaxed and radiant. Patching All The Way is the perfect kit full of eye gel singles when you're on the road this holiday.
Don't forget to also drink lots of water, get enough sleep, and take moments of calm throughout the busy season. Taking care of your mind and body will give you the energy you need to glow all season long!
Joy to the Glow - 'Tis the season for radiant, festive skin
Get your glow on this holiday season with Patchology's range of brightening masks, eye gels, and kits. Using products packed with ingredients like vitamin C, licorice extract, hyaluronic acid, and shea butter will help reveal radiant, healthy-looking skin perfect for all your festive photos and parties. Don't forget to make time for weekly exfoliating, facial massages, SPF protection, and hydration to boost your natural luminosity.
With just a few minutes of regular skincare pampering, you can look like you have an inner holiday sparkle. For shoppable skincare secrets for a flawless holiday glow, check out our kits and online exclusives and get ready to dazzle this season. Spread cheer and turn heads with beautifully bright, refreshed skin that steals the show.
Let Patchology help you sleigh your skincare routine and glow confidently all holiday season long.