We’re now full-swing into the holiday season with holiday parties happening left-and-right! But as the weather gets colder and the dry heat in your home or office takes its toll, you might be left wondering how to moisturize better and get your skincare game back on track.
Whether you’ve got a work party, family gathering, or are taking on the new decade with a bang, here are five beauty hacks that will give you a last-minute glow (and some beauty products for when you’re on-the-go).
1. Stay hydrated.
Drinking enough water can sometimes feel like a challenge, but it’s one of the best ways for taking care of your skin. While drinking lots of water doesn’t mean your skin will appear hydrated, it can reduce inflammation and improve circulation. This helps fight off other skin woes like acne or eczema.
If plain water just isn’t doing it for you, try drinking tea, sparkling water, or fruit-infused water. Adding collagen-boosting fruits like lemons that are high in vitamins A or C can also help keep your skin supple and firm.
And if you work out regularly, sweat a lot, and want a drink that will help you hydrate rapidly, we recommend Cure Hydration mixes, which you can find at Fourpost in Mall of America. The natural electrolytes in these mixes help you rebalance and hydrate more effectively than water alone. Simply mix it into your water and drink!
2. Refresh the delicate skin around your eyes.
If you want to minimize puffiness or dark circles under your eyes, the best thing you can do is get a good night’s sleep and hydrate.
However, if you’re looking for a faster solution, some beauty enthusiasts suggest using tea bags for faster, fresher eyes. Caffeinated tea has diuretic properties and natural tannins that can help decrease puffiness. Just soak two tea bags in warm water, let them chill, and then place them under your eyes for five minutes.
You should also consider applying a nightly moisturizer or restorative oil to give your under-eye skin an extra boost. We recommend Pura Botanicals’ Neroli Eye Ritual, which uses a blend of natural ingredients to minimize lines, dark shadows, and signs of fatigue. These ingredients include neroli (increases collagen production and tightens the skin to diminish under-eye circles), jojoba oil (rich in vitamins A and E to revitalize dehydrated skin), aloe vera (soothes skin and reduces puffiness), and skin-brightening rosehip.
3. Rejuvenate your face and body.
Trying to rid yourself of dry, winter skin and get your glow back? Along with exercise, water, and sleep, try a (at least three-step) skincare routine to cleanse, tone, and rejuvenate or moisturize. With holiday parties pretty much happening now, you don’t have too much time to explore a bunch of different options. So we recommend picking up a great, all-around skincare kit like the Honey Belle Watch Me Glow Kit at Fourpost MOA.
This kit includes a cleansing oil that evens out skin tone and removes makeup as well as an organic rosewater toner full of vitamin C to help erase fine lines and boost collagen. In general, rosewater supplies moisture, cleans pores, and tightens your skin to create a more hydrated and balanced complexion. The last product in this kit is a facial oil packed with healthy omega 3s and 6s to make your skin appear younger, firmer, and fresher.
Another step you should take before your next holiday party is to try a facial mask like Petite Amie’s Hydrating Bamboo Charcoal Masque or Intensive Rejuvenating Masque. Both of these masks include ingredients that will moisturize your skin and give you a more radiant complexion.
For your whole body, try a scrub for smoother, flawless skin. Buddy Scrub’s all-natural pink Himalayan salt scrub exfoliates, nourishes, and moisturizes your skin. You can use it every other day in the shower to give your skin a natural, healthy glow.
Looking for more clean skincare? Try adding these products to your everyday routine.
4. Take care of your hair.
In the days before your holiday parties, try moisturizing your hair with high-quality shampoos, conditioners, and masks. These will give your hair more body, shine, and softness. If you purchase a FabFitFun Winter 2019 box at Fourpost MOA, it contains a few self-care products that will give you a beauty boost this holiday season. Some of our favorites are the R+Co Television Perfect Hair Shampoo and Conditioner. These contain juniper berry extract to add weightless moisture to your hair, glycerin to retain moisture, and babassu seed oil that deep conditions dry hair.
The FabFitFun box also contains Drybar Prep Rally Prime & Prep Detangler which will protect your hair from heat when you’re styling it for your holiday parties.
5. Get makeup and perfume that works on-the-go.
Once your skin, hair, and eyes are all moisturized and glowing, it’s time to actually go to that holiday party! While you probably want to keep your makeup refreshed throughout the night, you might not want to bring a whole bag full of products with you. That’s why we recommend picking up makeup products and brushes that are compact and perfect for taking on-the-go.
One of our newest brands at Fourpost, Alleyoop, has the secret weapons that will let you live your best life. Their Pen Pal 4-in-1 makeup pen contains eyeliner, highlighter, lipliner, and eyeliner, so you can touch up quickly wherever you are—without taking up a ton of space in your tiny party clutch.
If you’re already bringing a foundation, blush, or eyeshadow with you, then you might want to get their Multitasker 4-in-1 makeup brush as well. This way you won’t have to carry around a bunch of different brushes.
Another compact product that’s perfect for slipping into your clutch? Scentbird’s fragrance cases. Scentbird’s perfumes come in all your favorite scents like In Full Bloom Blush by Kate Spade and Rosa Nobile by Acqua di Parma. However, their cases fit tiny 8ml bottles that are perfect for bringing-on-the go as well as testing out a new fragrance before going all in with a bigger bottle.
Good news! Many of these beauty products are on sale for 50% of this weekend from December 20-22 at Fourpost in Mall of America. Learn more here.
Happy holiday partying!