As the holiday season is upon us we're all excited about what this season may bring, laughter, joy, and tons of fun with the people we love the most. The holiday season can be one of the most busiest times of the year for most, which also means the most stressful time of the year as well! And as we all know with stress, comes hormonal changes that may effect our usual glowing skin. Whether it's stress, lack of skincare products due to travel, or change in climate, there are many ways to prepare your skin for the seasonal changes.
Here are a few ways to keep radiant glowing skin throughout the holiday season!
If you're traveling be sure to check the weather to ensure that you pack the appropriate skincare products for your trip. If you're traveling to warmer climate, you want to ensure that you keep your skin hydrated and clean to prevent bacteria build up on the skin. TreasureU Skincare has a great toner Jewelz for hydration and cleansing. If you're traveling to a cooler climate, be sure to pack a great moisturizer to prevent from having dry dull skin. Try Beauty Elixir. If you already struggle with dry skin you may want to try a cream based moisturizer for a more heavier coverage. Another option would be to purchase travel size containers to fill with your skincare routine daily products to prevent from traveling with large containers. Besides we need the extra room in the suitcase for more shoes!
Be careful with the water!! I know you have heard this before, but I must add this to the list because it's one of the most important factors for skin health. Whether it's the water you consume or use on your body, it will vary with location, and definitely have drastic changes to your skin. If you have sensitive skin you may want to purchase a gallon of distilled water to wash your face with, as this may be the area that you may see the most changes in. The water in climates differ and may be more harsh on the skin than you're used to, so MOISTURIZE, HYDRATE, and MOISTURIZE again! Also be sure to stay hydrated throughout the day, as this will help with cell regeneration.
Lastly, enjoy the holidays and STAY STRESS FREE! As we know stress can cause changes in the skin as well as the overall health, so don't be stressed this holiday, be blessed! Ensure that you take some time out for yourself and enjoy the present time with your family. Meditate on the past year lessons and look forward to the new year blessings!
Shaquana Shotwell- CEO & Founder of Treasure Universe home of TreasureU Skincare. Lover of all things beauty, advocate of health and wellness, and spiritual life coach.
Healthy Diet! Healthy Skin! Everyone has heard the saying "you are what you eat," well what if I told you that wasn't just a saying, but a fact! Although diet may not be the only factor in skin health, it is one of the most important key factors. The skin is the largest organ apart of the body and usually the first organ to reveal signs of what's going on inside the body. For example, some patients with chronic kidney disease may experience some unpleasant changes with the skin like: dry skin, itchy skin, and skin discoloration. So in some cases the skin is a direct reflection of what's going on internally with the body.
So where is the connection between diet and skin health? First, let's see what causes acne in the first place. Acne is a disorder of the turnover of skin cells, called keratinization. Improper skin cell renewal leads to retained cells, which in turn block the oil glands and pores, thus causing the pores to trap protein and sebum under the skin. Those proteins and oils become food for P. acnes, the bacteria that causes acne. There are several steps involved in the cycle of skin renewal process, much of which pertaining to the foods that we eat. The body, skin included, is constantly being renewed and it uses vitamins and nutrients from food to repair and rebuild skin cells. Eating a balanced and healthy diet will go a long way for skin health. By providing your body with the essential vitamins and nutrients it needs to properly restore and regenerate skin cells will not only prevent skin blemishes, but it aid in producing healthy radiant skin.
Here are a few things you should consider in your diet for healthy glowing skin:
1. Eating low fat foods- foods too high in fats can produce excessive amounts of oil on the skin, thus clogging pores
2. Avoid processed foods- fast foods, and pre made foods usually have additives and artificial ingredients.
3. Avoid hormone dairy products and meats- both high in fat and bacteria, and the added hormones can cause acne as well.
4. Chocolate and junk food- most junk food is high in fat and oils and do not provide any essential vitamins or nutrients needed for proper cell renewal.