Six Skincare Products For Post-Holiday Recovery

By Victoria Prima

The wonderful time we spent enjoying the holiday season’s festivities is behind us. It’s time to give our skin what it needs to recover from lack of sleep, dehydration, and more than usual amount of makeup.

1. [Gentle] Clean Slate

Sloughing away dead skin feels even more necessary after a period of holiday exfoliation neglect. But don’t rush your skin with a hash abrasive scrub. Opt for a gentle dead skin peel to avoid unnecessary skin irritation.

MURAD Replenishing Multi-Acid Peel
MURAD Replenishing Multi-Acid Peel.

MURAD Replenishing Multi-Acid Peel is a gentle, yet potent, daily bi-phase peel that rejuvenates the look of skin for a healthy dose of vibrant glow. The peel contains multi-benefit exfoliants blend (Glycolic, Lactic, and Malic Acids) that remove dull skin to smooth and improve the look of skin texture, brightness, and clarity over time. The peel is suitable for normal, dry, combination, and oily skin.

2. Tone and Tighten

If you had one too many boozy eggnogs over the past two weeks, you might notice loss of your skin’s firmness and elasticity.
Kate Somerville's Tight'N™ Cryogenic Tightening Gel
Kate Somerville's Tight'N™ Cryogenic Tightening Gel.

KATE SOMERVILLE Tight’N™ Cryogenic Tightening Gel visibly tightens and firms the appearance of skin. Formulated with advanced tightening and firming ingredients, it features an innovative delivery system inspired by the science of cryogenics. When applied, the gel delivers a refreshing burst of cold temperature, followed by “crackling” sound and sensation. The cooling effect lasts several minutes. Glycoproteins—derived from mud found on King George Island in Antarctica—deliver cryoprotective properties to help protect skin from any sensitivity to the cold application, while also helping to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

3. Nourish

While holiday feasts include a wide variety of dishes, there is very little good-for-you nutritional value in apple pies and heavy gravy. As a result your skin might be showing signs of fatigue by now.
FRESH Crème Ancienne® Ultimate Nourishing Honey Mask
Fresh Crème Ancienne® Ultimate Nourishing Honey Mask.

FRESH Crème Ancienne® Ultimate Nourishing Honey Mask is an intensely hydrating treatment made with pure honey that delivers six hours of nourishment while improving the look of elasticity. The honey helps deliver a moisture-preserving veil over the face without leaving a sticky residue. This honey mask formula is enriched with echinacea, a powerful antioxidant used for centuries to help skin recover from environmental stress. It’s also infused with seabuckthorn oil, which is rich in moisturizing omegas and protective antioxidants. The mask can be used morning or night, three to four times a week.

4. Moisturize

For a supple, dewy, and smooth skin we need to restore its moisture level. In addition to your daily water intake, drench your skin with moisture and then lock it in for a healthy, youthful look.
FRESH Rose Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask
Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask.

FRESH Rose Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask is a next-level, two-step mask that delivers continuous hydration overnight. This sleeping mask gives you the appearance of plumper, smoother skin after as little as one night of use. Start by replenishing moisture with a cooling gel essence powered by rosewater, damask rose extract, and hyaluronic acid. Then lock it in with a silky water-cream mask that uses time-release technology.

5. Pay Special Attention to the Skin Around the Eyes.

After wearing heavy eye makeup and staying up late you might want to brighten up the dark circles and reduce visible signs of fatigue for glowing, well-rested eyes.
GLAMGLOW BRIGHTEYES™ Illuminating Anti-Fatigue Eye Cream
GLAMGLOW BRIGHTEYES™ Illuminating Anti-Fatigue Eye Cream.

GLAMGLOW BRIGHTEYES™ Illuminating Anti-Fatigue Eye Cream is a fast-absorbing cream that works on all skin tones to energize and brighten skin under and around the eyes. With linoleic acid, watermelon, apple, and narcissus extracts, it helps repair the delicate eye-area skin’s moisture barrier and prevent future signs of fatigue while gently erasing the look of fine lines and wrinkles in just four weeks.

6. Give It a Some Rest

Give your skin another well-deserved treat by swapping your regular foundation for a light-weight tinted protective skin treatment.
TARTE BB Tinted Treatment 12-Hour Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen
Tarte BB Tinted Treatment 12-Hour Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen

TARTE BB Tinted Treatment 12-Hour Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen is a five-in-one long wear, vegan primer that can be used instead of foundation for smoother, brighter skin. This product hydrates, helps smooth fine lines, and works to correct dullness and enlarged pores. It provides lightweight, sheer coverage, while protecting your complexion with SPF 30. This formula also contains a triple-B complex to help brighten, smooth, and soften your skin.