First of all, Happy Thanksgiving to all our readers! We can’t believe it’s already that time of the year (how did 2012 go by soooo quickly?!?!) but we’d be lying if we didn’t acknowledge that we’re really excited about having some time off and spending it with our family. However, Thanksgiving also seems to mark the beginning of gluttony season (starts with turkey dinner, ends with NYE bar crawl/party hop) so Simple Skincare tasked us to come up with a few tips for staying healthy during the holidays.
1. Get Started on Your New Year’s Resolutions Early: Being hungover on New Year’s Day is no way to kick start your fitness and health resolutions, plus planning to get healthy “sometime in the future” makes you feel like you have leeway to overindulge now. Why not ease into the resolutions instead, starting today? Planning on going to the gym 4 times a week in 2013? Start off with 1 or 2 days a week now. Want to adopt a clean diet next year? Start slowly incorporating healthier alternatives in your diet today.
2. Keep your holiday dinner plate balanced: Remember the food pyramid from second grade? Keep that ratio in mind when plating at holiday dinners: lots of veggies, some proteins, and go light on the fats and desserts. However holidays are about enjoying – so don’t deprive yourself of what you love. Just keep it balanced in the appropriate portions.
3. Take Care of Your Skin: Alcohol! Desserts! Parties! Not only do you have to adjust to colder and drier weather, holiday activities and diets can wreck additional havoc on your skin. Drinking too much can further dehydrate your skin so always remember to a) drink a lot of water and b) keep a deep moisturizing product on hand such as Simple’s Replenishing Rich Moisturizer. Too much partying also inevitably leads to passing out post party but try to avoid sleeping in your makeup especially since skin is already prone to be super sensitive during the season. At minimum, use Simple’s Facial Cleaning Wipes pre-bedtime on your most exhausted nights.
4. Keep in Mind What’s Important: While all these tips here so far are to help you take care of yourself, the holiday season is an important time to think of others. Whether it’s spending more time with your relatives who don’t get to see you during the year or volunteering for your community, think about what values and people are most important in your life and carve out time to dedicate yourself to those tasks.
Happy Holidays everyone!