Guest blog by Cassie Brewer
The holiday season is here and it’s a time when you’ll be attending lots of parties. Looking good is a must! From skincare to fashion, we’ve got your gorgeous style covered so you can be a radiant beauty all season long.
Winter-proof Your Skin
Your skin needs extra nourishment in the colder months so that it can be silky smooth. A rich, oil-based moisturizer is important to use to prepare your skin for the upcoming cold as it helps your skin retain moisture. It should be used at least twice a day, but re-apply moisturizer to dry areas throughout the day.
Check out organicspa’s Moisture Rich moisturizer for maximum hydration. This moisturizer available at Authentic Beauty is designed to replenish and rejuvenate tired, dry complexions with vitamin enriched rosehip oil, nourishing cocoa butter and restorative hyaluronic acid.
Avoid Harmful Chemicals
Skin TLC is a big beauty trend and it makes sense: when your skin is cared for it can look its best. Choose natural and organic skincare to maintain skin health and avoid chemicals that are found in conventional beauty products. These toxins can be irritating to skin and since your skin is more sensitive during winter you want to avoid them even more.
Check out Farmhouse Fresh body moisturizers made with up to 99.6% natural and naturally-derived ingredients that are paraben & sulfate free, vegan and gluten free. Available at Authentic Beauty.
Prevent Skin Saboteurs
It’s strange to associate holidays with stress and yet the two often go hand-in-hand! Try to reduce your stress over the holiday as this boosts cortisol (or the “stress hormone”) in the body. When this hormone is too high, it can lead to skin issues such as acne. This is because cortisol activates the skin’s production of oil, which can lead to breakouts.
Besides emotional and psychological stress, avoid stressing out your skin with unhealthy lifestyle choices. During the holidays you’ll probably be drinking more alcohol and not getting enough sleep because there are so many fun parties to attend. All this takes its toll on your skin.
- Make sleep a priority. Your skin repairs itself while you sleep so don’t cut down your hours of recovery. With eight hours per night, you’ll see that your skin looks rested and you prevent puffy eyes and dark under-eye circles from cropping up.
- Top up on water. Make sure you drink lots of water in-between drinking alcohol. This prevents dehydration which shows up on your skin as dryness and dullness.
- Pamper your body with an organic treatment. You should sneak in some pampering during the holidays and what better way than to try one of Authentic Beauty’s organic facials?
- Have a face and body scrub with natural ingredients, such as salt and sugar, that are mixed with pampering essential oils, milk, or honey. It’s a great way to exfoliate your skin so that it can remain glowing and luxuriously smooth during the winter months.
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Makeup Tips for the Holiday
Makeup feels more fun during the holiday season but you don’t want to look like a Christmas tree! Here’s how to keep your look elegant but trendy.
- Revamp the Smokey Eye
The smokey eye is a staple look for the glamorous festive season, but this year use trendy autumn shades to achieve it, such as earthy browns and bronze, and even cranberry if you like a dash of colour. Bold with a touch of glamour!
- Bring Sexy Back
You don’t have to go out to buy new makeup for the season’s festivities – you probably have all you need to re-create a sexy, classic look as seen on the fall/winter runways. All that’s needed are coats of mascara on your upper and lower lashes, and a beautiful red or burgundy lipstick. It’s really easy to achieve and burgundy lips are all the rage this season.
- Use Colourful Jewelry as Inspiration
Statement pieces you love to wear, such as rings with colourful diamonds, are a huge trend and they’re a great starting point for a gorgeous makeup look. Match those gems to makeup colours to bring warmth to your winter wardrobe. For instance, a berry lipstick will look lovely when worn with amethyst earrings; likewise, a pretty turquoise necklace will look fabulous with blue nailpolish on your toenails.
- Or get a holiday looks makeup application or a holiday makeup lesson from Authentic Beauty.
Look beautiful from head to toe this festive season with these beauty and style tips. Remember to care for your skin so that you prevent winter woes from crashing the party.
Authentic Beauty Makeup Salon & Hair Studio, located at 4674 Roswell Rd. Atlanta, GA 30342, is a full service makeup salon and hair studio in Atlanta offering award winning service with professional makeup applications, makeup lessons, brows, hair, organic facials, organic spray tanning, eyelash extensions, wedding makeup services, manis and pedis, massage and more.