The holiday season can be the most demanding time of year with events to prepare for and attend, shopping to do, parties to go to and friends and relatives visiting. With all the activities afoot, it is not difficult to understand how easy it is to neglect self-care. When you do not take time for your own rest and relaxation, it shows on your face as well as in your demeanor.
The Beauty of Water
One of the most important things you can do for your skin, body and brain is to stay hydrated. There are two things that deplete hydration around this time of year; getting so caught up in activities you forget to drink water and overindulging in alcoholic beverages. Water is a key ingredient for health. It keeps the cells in good working order, and it adds volume and a healthy glow to skin. It is also a requirement for proper brain function.
The holiday season is one in which alcohol consumption is generally increased. What many people may not realize is that alcoholic beverages act as a diuretic and can quickly deplete fluids from your body. Drinking plenty of water between alcoholic drinks will help you stay hydrated. It will not lessen the effects of the alcoholic beverages, or protect your liver, but it will keep your fluid levels up and may lessen the effects of tomorrow’s hangover.
Take Time for R & R
In addition to keeping your body hydrated, you also need time for rest and relaxation. Dark circles or bags under the eyes, puffiness and deeper wrinkles and lines show up when you are not getting the rest you need and when stress levels are high.
Whether you take time out for a massage, meditation or a short nap, downtime will help keep you and your skin in good shape. Incorporating a daily quiet time into your hectic schedule will not only help with clarity of mind, it will also help you maintain a fresh, relaxed appearance.
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