Yuletide season is fast approaching. This generally means you’ll be busy buying gifts for family, friends, and loved ones; stuff yourself with food from reunions, gatherings, and seasonal parties. This is the season when you are likely to go to bed late and get less sleep.
Maintaining a healthy, balanced diet on holidays is a struggle. Temptations of sweets, sumptuous fatty feast, and glasses of alcohol would be too difficult to resist.
Moreover, your skin becomes dry because of the cold weather on top of the accumulation of toxins from poor dietary choices, cigarette fumes, alcohol consumption, and the wearing of makeup for many hours.
Intoxication, hangovers, dehydration, and fatigue… all these are detrimental to your health and beauty.
You don’t have to be a Grinch. It’s the best time of the year, you deserve to enjoy. Nevertheless, here are natural and safe ways of taking care of your skin, and aid your digestion this holiday season.
To protect your skin this season
- Use any natural detox face mask to remove any after night-party impurities. It lessens pore size, and prevents appearance of black heads or any blemishes.
- Your skin becomes dry and scaly, so use a naturally-made exfoliant to gently remove dead skin cells without making your skin sore.
- Allow your skin to recover from many hours of wearing makeup and exposure to cigarette smoke by drinking plenty of water to rehydrate your skin, your scalp and flush out toxins.
- Use body lotions with natural products to moisturize your hands, legs, feet, knees and elbows.
- To prevent chapped lips, use any lip balm with ingredients like honey, rosewater, jojoba oil, coconut oil or aloe vera.
- Since hair becomes dry during cold weather, avoid blow-drying and brush hair with a few drops of lavender oil.
To beat after-party headache and hangover
- Drink Vitamin B-rich drinks like beet root smoothie or juice to reduce headaches.
- Squeeze one lemon if you don’t feel like drinking water for cleansing.
- Eat 1 or 2 bananas to remedy hangover uneasiness.
- Drink fruit juices and honey, rather than coffee, to raise your blood sugar and to replenish your body with lost energy and vitamins during drinking.
- A glass of tomato juice with a little of cayenne pepper, sugar, and lime stops the groggy feeling prevailing in your head.
- Have spirulina green smoothie in the morning as alkalizing drink.
- Take a detox bath with your most picked essential oil like lavender oil, or tea tree oil to relax your body and ease any pressure in your heavy head.
- Avoid oily foods; instead go for green leafy veggies, fresh fruits and cereals. These will restore lost electrolytes in drinking alcohol.
To aid your digestion during this season of overeating
The best kinds of food to help with your digestion are bananas, avocados, pineapples, papayas, rice and potatoes. They are rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber essential for digestion and recovery.
Prepare them in any which way you like, or just eat them raw and fresh. What is important is for you to have the nutrients that can lessen your guilt and make you feel great.
These are some of the best tips that will help you get back to your routine as fast as possible after a whirlwind festive season.