The Holidays can be a very busy time in your already hectic life. Between family, festivities, and feasts, it is easy to get overwhelmed. However, there are a few things you can do to feel your best, look your best and beat stress during the holidays!
First, make sure you’re taking good care of your body. When you focus on your health, you are bound to look as good as you feel. Prioritize getting enough sleep. Sleep helps you fight off illnesses, allows your body to operate at its best and keeps your energy level up. In addition to sleep, make sure you’re drinking plenty of water. Not only does water keep your body hydrated and you skin looking refreshed, it helps to flush out toxins and other impurities. You also need to incorporate plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables into your diet. A healthy diet fights bloat and that heavy, listless feeling that comes with high fat diets. If your meals include fruits and vegetables such as blueberries and broccoli, these fight free radicals and are packed with antioxidants. Also, plan to take healthy snacks with you while you shop or head out to a holiday party so that you won’t feel obligated to make unhealthy food choices due to limited options. However, if you’re consuming a relatively healthy diet during your day, you deserve to indulge in a slice of pie at special events!
Next, streamline your daily beauty routine for the holidays. Choose your favorite feature to play up, and let that be the focus of your look. If you prefer classic red lips, pair it with a cat eye and mascara and you’re ready to go. If you want your eyes to be the focus, choose holiday silver or gold eye shadow and a nude lip and you’ll shine.
Finally, make sure to plan some ‘me’ time. Carve out a few hours for yourself to do whatever you like best. Schedule a massage, have a facial, get a mani-pedi or even take a bubble bath and just relax. Prioritizing your health and mental well being during the holidays will make this special time of year far less stressful.