The holiday season is upon us! Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years are right around the corner, and with it comes colder weather and drier air that can wreak havoc on our skin. But don't worry, because we've got you covered with the ultimate holiday skin guide! In this blog, we will share tips and tricks to keep your skin glowing and healthy all season long, plus give you some product suggestions. Whether you're dealing with dryness, breakouts, or just want to maintain your beautiful skin, we've got the solutions for you.
Our top 5 favorite Ash + Stone Winter Skincare Products
- The O.G Balm
- Body Butter
- Body Oil
- Renew Travel Bundle (three great dry skin products in one bundle)
- All of our lips balms
How to protect your skin from cold weather during the holidays
As the temperature drops and the weather gets colder, it’s important to take extra care of your skin during the holiday season. Cold weather can lead to dry and itchy skin, and harsh winds can cause chapped skin/lips. Here are some simple tips to protect your skin during the colder months:
- Moisturize: Use a heavier moisturizer to help keep your skin hydrated. Look for products that contain ingredients like shea butter, glycerin, or hyaluronic acid. The OG Balm and the Body Butter is the perfect winter product for layering all winter and keeping your skin protected. See O.G. Balm
- Wear protective clothing: Wear hats, scarves, and gloves to protect your skin from the cold winds, especially if you plan to be outside long. This will help prevent chapping and windburn.
- Stay hydrated: Drinking plenty of water and herbal teas will help keep your skin hydrated from the inside out.
- Use a humidifier: Indoor heating can dry out your skin. Using a humidifier in your home will help add moisture to the air, which in turn will help keep your skin from drying out. Plus its good for your house plants
By following these simple tips, you can help protect your skin from the cold weather during the holiday season. Remember to take care of your skin, and enjoy the holidays with healthy and glowing skin!
The importance of staying hydrated for healthy holiday skin
With the cold weather and dry indoor heating, your skin can easily become dehydrated, leading to dryness, itchiness, and even breakouts. That's why it's important to stay hydrated during the holidays to keep your skin healthy and glowing.
Water is essential for maintaining healthy skin, as it helps to flush out toxins and keeps your skin cells plump and hydrated. When you're dehydrated, your skin can become dry, cracked, and irritated, which can lead to a dull and tired-looking complexion. Sugar also plays a roll in dehydrating your skin, and we all know you are going to eat some pumpkin pie and have a few to many Christmas cookies, so help balance that by drinking plenty of water throughout the day.
If drinking water can be a challenge to you, try drinking water lemon water in the morning or adding fruits and citrus to your water during the day to keep it more fun. If you must, get yourself a cutie little cup to carry around that makes you want to drink more water.
Skincare tips for traveling during the holidays
Traveling during the holidays can be a fun and exciting experience, but it can also take a toll on your skin. With the change in climate, different environments, and stress, it's important to take extra care of your skin while on the go. Here are some helpful skincare tips for traveling during the holidays:
1 Do yourself a favor and get an Ash + Stone Travel bundle that is perfect for you skin type. We have four to choose from. This is the easiest way to make sure you have your skincare essentials on the go and in the perfect travel size.
2 Hydrate! Drinking plenty of water is key to keeping your skin hydrated and healthy. Whether you're traveling by plane, train or car, make sure to bring a reusable water bottle with you to sip on throughout your journey.
3 Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! The air in planes and hotels can be very dry, which can cause your skin to become dehydrated. Make sure to pack a travel-sized moisturizer and apply it regularly to keep your skin soft and supple. I keep an OG Balm in my purse during the winter so I always have it when I need it.
4 Don't forget about sunscreen. Even if you're traveling to a place that's cold or overcast, UV rays can still damage your skin. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 before going outside. I find the SPF also helps to protect your skin barrier and help fight damage that harsh winds and cold elements can cause.
5 Keep it simple. While it may be tempting to bring your entire skincare routine with you, it's best to keep it simple. Stick to the basics. The OG balm plus one of our travel bundles will do the trick for your whole trip.
By following these simple skincare tips, you can keep your skin looking and feeling great while traveling during the holidays. SO go have fun and enjoy the time with your friends and family!