The holiday season has finally arrived. The streets are filled with festive lights and delicious smells. Now is the perfect time for an update on the best ways to stay beautiful and healthy this holiday season.
* Clothes and Makeup
The holidays are the perfect time to break out your fabulous warm clothes that you have been hiding all year. Everything from coats to scarfs to turtlenecks are perfect choices for this holiday season. Mix in holiday color accents to give your wardrobe the perfect holiday touch. When choosing your holiday makeup, contrasting red lipstick with lighter makeup will make for a glamorous holiday look.
* Skin Care
Many people associate skin care with summer but the winter can be just as damaging of a time for your skin. The drier, windier weather of the holiday season can quickly dry out your skin and cooler weather does not mean your skin can’t be damaged by the sun’s harmful UV rays. The best way to protect yourself and keep your skin smooth and beautiful is to regularly use moisturizer and sunscreen. The holiday season is also the perfect time to schedule a visit to the dermatologist for a chemical peel or skin renewal procedure.
With New Years just around the corner, the holidays are a great time to get started on that New Years resolution to have a healthy 2012. Many gyms and personal trainers run great deals around the holidays, giving you the perfect opportunity to get fit. Another great option is the new trend of fitness bootcamps which are a great inexpensive way to stay fit and get a great workout. For the more spiritual among us, yoga and pilates classes are a terrific way to get in shape this holiday season.
As we all know, the holiday season is one of the most delicious times of year. Cookies and treats are always nearby and giant holiday meals are filled with delightful ham, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and pie. Unfortunately, this also means holidays are an opportunity to over-indulge and develop some unhealthy habits. Try to avoid the always-present holiday sweets and remember that portion control is the name of the game when it comes to keeping your holiday meals healthy. It won’t be easy but try skipping one or two of your favorite holiday foods this year. They will always be there next year.
Warren Howe is a writer for Torrey Pines Dermatology, a leader in San Diego dermatology. Torrey Pines Dermatology specializes in a range of cosmetic and medical dermatology procedures including laser skin rejuvenation, dermal fillers, and acne treatment.