Let It Glow: Get the Best Natural Glow for the Holidays

Cold and windy weather, less sleep, and that stress from worrying about which presents to buy (as well as the party that's not even half close to its planning completion) can all conspire to zap your skin of its glow during this festive season. 

But are you really going to let dull skin ruin the holiday mood? 

With these sure-fire simple tips, you'll be group photo-ready, beaming as bright as the holiday lights. 

 

Double down on hydration 

Long flights to visit family and spending time outdoors ice skating can expose your skin to become more dehydrated. When this happens, your skin becomes dull, rough and flaky--the opposite of that healthy glow you want to achieve. 

Your saving grace for this situation? Moisturizer! But be careful about the kind you apply. Some over-the-counter moisturizers have petroleum-based ingredients that can only dry your skin even further during the cold months. Instead, choose a smart formula that has natural, nourishing ingredients. If possible, you can go for an oil-based rather than a water-based solution, as it’s more likely to help your skin retain moisture in the cold season.  

 

Load up your makeup bag with moisture-rich cosmetics  

We know your schedule is packed this season. You'll always be outside, running errands after another, or attending parties, or traveling to meet acquaintances. Being on the go, your best bet is to have a bag for moisture-rich makeup. Powder formulas are dry skin's worst enemy, so to avoid this, stock your makeup bag with liquid and gel-based formulas. 

Keep in mind that your complexion needs some breathing room, so choose lightweight, multi-purpose products. We are loving this sheer tint foundation from Mineral Fusion. It cuts your foundation routine in half by covering blemishes, minimizing pores and disguising wrinkles leaving skin bright and smooth.

 

Don't skip H20

Winter's low humidity levels, alcoholic beverages, among other things, can rob your skin of hydration. It's great to chug down this season's cocktails...just don't forget to wash it away with, well, pure water. Our experts recommend drinking ounces of water equal to half your body weight. Adding fresh lemon or lime to water can also help detoxify your liver! And remember, clean liver = healthy skin!  

Just do your skin a favor and avoid toxins. Shop now at ZAFRA! 

Cold weather skin is more fragile to allergens and irritants that may flare up issues like eczema, dermatitis or psoriasis, so avoid irritating fabrics and chemical-laden detergents. Also, use mild personal care products that are made of natural and organic ingredients, and are designed for sensitive skin. 

Not sure where to find products that will keep you toxin-free? Zafra is your one-stop shop for natural and organic personal care must-haves. Shop now to enjoy the lowest prices of the season. Take up to 40% off on select items!