‘Tis the season—to practice self-care! While you may be focused on running around to find the perfect gift for your friends and family, there’s no better time to treat yourself to some much-deserved TLC. And what better way to do that than to indulge in a luxurious beauty routine? From clay masks to hair masks, there are so many ways to pamper yourself this holiday season. Keep reading to say no to holiday stress and find out how to practice self-care during the holidays.
Holiday Self-Care Tip #1: Use a clay cleanser
Cleansing is a necessary and important step in any skin care routine, but using a clay cleanser in particular will treat your skin to a whole new experience. Plus, you’ll be way more cozy and comfortable, not to mention capable of relaxing, if your skin is completely clean. Try one of the cleansers from the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay line, each of which is formulated with three pure clays.
L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox & Brighten Cleanser: Formulated with charcoal, this daily cleanser clarifies and detoxifies for skin that can breathe better. Immediately skin is purified of dirt, oil, and pollution and is left with a revitalized, fresh glow.
L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Purify & Mattify Cleanser: The formula of this cleanser, which contains eucalyptus, removes everyday impurities while eliminating excess oil. The end result is skin that feels refreshed and has a matte finish.
L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Exfoliate & Refine Cleanser: Formulated with red algae, this cleanser exfoliates, unclogs, and minimizes pores. After using, your skin will feel smoother, look healthier, and have a refined texture.
Holiday Self-Care Tip #2: Treat yourself to a face mask
Whether you try an overnight mask or decide to multi-mask, a face mask is a great way to practice self-care this time of year. Not only will you be pampering your skin, but you’ll also feel good dedicating a full 10-15 minutes to yourself. To really embrace self-care, apply one while taking a hot bubble bath (equipped with an Instagram-worthy bath bomb, of course). If you need a little help getting into the holiday spirit, try multi-masking with red and green masks like the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Exfoliate & Refining Face Mask and the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Purify & Mattify Face Mask.
Holiday Self-Care Tip #3: Pop on a hair mask
Another way to practice self-care? Using a hair mask. During the holidays, it’s common to use heat tools to style your hair. After all, you need to look absolutely fab for all those parties and get-togethers. The only problem is, despite the fact that a curled or straightened mane is certainly stunning, all that heat styling can take a toll on your locks. To give your hair a much-needed reprieve, take a day off from heat styling and use a hair mask. We recommend the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Deep Moisture Hair Sheet Mask or the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Intense Repair Hair Sheet Mask.
Holiday Self-Care Tip #4: Embrace an overnight hair styling routine
Show yourself a little love by allowing yourself to wake up later. That’s right, press that snooze button! Of course, something will have to change so that you aren’t heading into work late or missing an important appointment. In order to still get out the door on time, switch to prepping and styling your hair at night. Trust us, you’ll be thankful when you can get a few extra minutes in your warm bed, away from that cold winter air.
Not sure how to style your strands ahead of time? Get a few ideas from our article, 5 Overnight Hair Hacks to Try Tonight.
Holiday Self-Care Tip #5: Layer on a serum
You’re likely aware that as the weather continues to get colder, your skin will get drier. The lack of humidity in the air can lead to dry, cracked skin, so layering on moisture is key when it comes to taking care of yourself—and your skin—during the holidays. Try layering on a hydrating face serum, like the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Derm Intensives 1.5% Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum, before applying your daily moisturizer. Formulated with 1.5% pure hyaluronic acid, this serum absorbs quickly to immediately replenish and reduce wrinkles for visibly plumped, youthful-looking skin.
Holiday Self-Care Tip #6: Pair guilty pleasures and beauty products
If you have trouble slowing down and practicing self-care, you may find it helpful to multi-task while you treat yourself. No, we don’t mean doing anything productive—this is still your time to relax. Instead, turn on your favorite guilty pleasure TV treasure or grab your go-to holiday snack and enjoy while taking care of your skin or hair. To really upgrade your self-care experience, coordinate your beauty treatment with your indulgence of choice. For ideas, check out our articles, 8 Holiday Treat and Beauty Treatment Pairings and Your Face Mask Match According to Your Favorite TV Show.
Is finding the right makeup look for your office holiday party keeping you stressed? We can help with that, too! Here’s How to Do Your Makeup for Your Office Holiday Party.