Well you did it .. you survived Christmas .. well done you!
Christmas is a busy time of year and a major cause of stress for women, so studies report.
Here are just a few factors that add Festive season stress:
Extra Time Pressure:
- Shopping chores- food and presents
- Writing and sending of cards
- Preparations for house guests
- Wrapping presents
- Food Cooking
- Reduced working month but same work to do!
- Alcohol consumption
- High calorie snacks
- Lack of vitamins
- Reduced water intake
- Increased salt and fat intake
Lack of sleep
- Caused by all of the above
- Worrying over keeping everyone happy
- Compiling an endless to do list
You may already be starting to see the results of this stress on your skin:
- Dry flaky skin
- Puffy under eyes
- Furrow lines – bridge of your nose, eyes, lips
- Blemished skin
Here are a few things you can do to start looking and feeling better in January:
Drink the recommended daily amount of 6-8 glasses. Add some green tea for a boost of healthy antioxidants and eat foods that have a high water content (fruits and veggies like cucumbers, tomatoes, beets, and celery are 80 to 90 percent water).
Get more sleep
Specialist recommend 8 hours. Aim to go to bed a little earlier than normal. Turn off your electronic device at least 1 hour before bed time and read a book instead to settle your mind.
Take a moment to breath in for 5 breaths through your nose, hold the breath for 5 seconds, breath out for a count of 5 through your mouth. Repeat 5 times. Drop your shoulders and relax your facial muscles on each breath out.
Eat a healthier diet
Start to re-introduce 5 fruit and veg back into your diet and replace high calorie snacks with slow releasing energy snacks instead.
Aim to under achieve
Take 1 item off your daily to do list and replace this time with a pure self-indulgent moment of doing absolutely nothing but relaxing and enjoying living in the now
Indulgence Beauty Treatments and Products that can also assist:
Hydrafacial – instant fresher looking complexion
Plasma – non surgical facelift