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Holiday Skincare Guide: How to keep your skin looking merry and bright all season long

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With the countdown to Christmas underway, you’re no doubt planning your beauty looks for the upcoming party season. Between the colder weather, cookies, and cocktails galore, and the stress of keeping up during the busiest time of the year, keeping your skin clear for the festivities (and your family Christmas card photos) can be easier said than done.

Now, we’re not saying that you should stop having fun over Christmas (we’ll be enjoying ourselves just the same!), but there are a few things you should be doing to safeguard your skin at this time of the year. Use these tips to keep your skin looking merry and bright all season long.

Stay Hydrated

Hydration cannot be emphasized enough, especially during the cooler temps and dry air that come with the end-of-year holidays. Dry skin not only feels rough but can also display blemishes more than usual. Keeping your skin hydrated will add healthy plumpness to every area of your face.

Exfoliate Regularly

With dry indoor heating and freezing outside air, the winter weather makes your skin dull and dry. As your skin dehydrates, dead skin cells accumulate faster. Regularly exfoliating the dull, dead top layer of skin will ensure that your skin can cope with winter dryness, as new skin cells will be able to absorb the hydrating boosts they need. Finish off with a rich moisturizer for added hydration. Exfoliate at least twice weekly.

Lather Your Lips

As the winter months approach with dropping temperatures, the lips are the first to dry up. To relieve dry, chapped winter lips, ensure that the moisture that’s lost is replenished regularly. But applying moisture to lips laden with dead skin is somewhat useless as the moisture applied is only sitting on top and can’t get through to the new skin cells. Buff off the dry, top layer of skin from your lips with a lip scrub and then moisturize.

Don’t Forget Your Eyes

Late nights are inevitable during the holidays. Partying may leave you feeling tired, but there’s no reason to look it. An extra boost of hyaluronic acid to your under-eye area will keep them soft and hydrated.

Give yourself the gift of healthy, glowing skin this holiday season by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Barnett at the Atlanta Skin Wellness Center. She’ll recommend a personalized skincare and treatment plan to help you reach your unique goals. Make an appointment by calling (404) 446-4840.

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