3 Skin Dangers to Avoid At the End of the Holiday Season
The office, the family, the dinner with
friends - the holiday season can certainly be a time for celebrating, and for
anyone with acne-prone skin, all that partying can catch up to your complexion in
The condition of acne is due in part to a
hormonal imbalance that takes place within the body. Certain hormones can
affect the amount of sebum, an oily substance, produced by the sebaceous
glands. When too much sebum is produced, it can clog pores. These clogged pores
combined with dead skin cells and debris from the skin’s surface and bacteria
is formed within the pore, often leading to inflammation or breakouts.
Certain things can potentially trigger
the imbalance of hormones, such as sugar and lack of sleep, while other habits
can create unsavory conditions on the surface of the skin, which will often
lead to a dry, flaky complexion that can contribute to the formation of acne
symptoms. Read on to learn about our top three holiday party dangers to avoid,
ensuring a clear and healthy complexion!
Holiday Party Culprits That Might
Interfere With Acne-Prone Skin
This one might be hard for some people to hear, but those holiday drinks are
not only dehydrating, but may interfere with your sleep schedule later, which can potentially lead to breakouts over time.
That being said, if you can’t cut out the cocktails altogether, just try to
drink in moderation or make smarter choices for your skin, like choosing wine
or straight alcohol over mixed drinks high in sugar which can lead to
inflammation, exacerbating acne symptoms. Red wine is preferred over white
unless you have rosacea, in which case avoid red wine. Straight liquor can
either be consumed as a shot or over ice, and a refreshing blend of alcohol and
sparkling water is another easy way to enjoy your spirits while minimizing the
impact of alcohol on your acne. Adding a dash of lime or lemon can add a
healthy dose of vitamin C, an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, which
contributes to clear healthy skin.
With all the sweet foods at our fingertips during the holiday season,
temptation is around almost every corner. While everyone should allow
themselves to indulge from time to time, those with acne-prone complexions
might find themselves paying for it on the surface of their skin for days. Many people blame their acne on sugar, and
although no single food is the cause of the condition, certain things we eat,
including sugar, can affect the way our bodies react. When we eat too many
sugary foods, our insulin hormones kick into high gear, which many believe to
be directly related to the condition of acne. That is not to say, however, that
we cannot have our sweet needs met. The trick is to find alternatives to sugar
as a way to sweeten your treats, such as organic honey, stevia, and coconut
nectar, which all taste great and won’t wreak havoc on your complexion. Check
out our guide to sugar-free alternatives for acne-prone skin for a few tasty ideas!
- Sleeping in your make up. Most people wash their face upon waking, but if you’re
the type to fall asleep in a face full of makeup, you could be making your acne
worse, and with some long nights of festive fun ahead of you, it’s important to
get into the habit of washing your face before bed. Keeping a clean surface is
half the battle when it comes to acne, and washing with a gentle cleanser
followed by a moisturizer suited to your skin type before bed can go a long way
in keeping those pores clean and unclogged, which can result in fewer
Of course, even the most skin savvy
person can slip up from time to time, especially when faced with the
festivities of the holiday season, which is why it’s important to have
something working for you even if you let your guard down for a night or two.
The most effective way to keep your skin looking and feeling its best is to
prevent acne before it starts, which means breaking the acne cycle, and this is
exactly what AcnEase® does. Using 100% safe, all-natural ingredients, AcnEase®
works to restore the internal balance and correct the factors that cause
pimples to form while treating existing pimples simultaneously, regardless of
of your symptoms. Because it is a systemic
solution to treating acne, you can rest assured that it’s always working from
within, whether you indulge this holiday season or not.
we want to hear from you! What are some
top tips that you usually do during the next week to avoid breakouts?