5 Tips for Tired Skin

As we bid farewell to the festive season, you might be left with more than just fond memories – post-holiday puffiness. 

Any combination of eating more salty, processed foods, increased alcohol intake, increased stress, travel and irregular sleeping patterns during celebrations can contribute to water retention and inflammation leading to a puffy appearance. 

Here are our 5 top tips for addressing tired, puffy skin, naturally:

  1. Hydrate Inside Out: Start your day with a tall glass of warm water infused with lemon, which aids in flushing out toxins and reducing bloating. Additionally, don't forget to hydrate your skin topically with a hydrating toner.

  2. Choose anti-inflammatory skin care products: Give your skin some love with anti-inflammatory ingredients that help to move stagnation and that calm and support the skin. Avoid using anything too harsh or active that may irritate your skin. For puffiness, we especially love Laurel's Deep Clarity Oil Cleanser, Unburden or Antioxidant Serum and Recovery Balm, LILFOX's Ambrosia Eye Mask, Eminence's Snow Mushroom & Reishi Masque, Kahina's Oil Cleanser and Antioxidant Mask.

  3. Using lymphatic drainage tools: Treat yourself to a calming facial massage, using a jade roller, gua sha, chill wands or your own hands. This simple ritual helps reduce inflammation and promotes lymphatic drainage, leaving your skin looking and feeling rejuvenated. Always finish your ritual with gentle, downward strokes from neck to arm pits for proper lymphatic drainage.

  4. Detoxifying Teas: Swap your regular tea for herbal blends known for their detoxifying properties. Ingredients like peppermint, dandelion, and nettle can help your body eliminate excess fluids and reduce bloating.

  5. Restorative Beauty Sleep: Prioritize quality sleep – it's the ultimate beauty secret! Ensure you get 7-9 hours of rest each night to allow your body and skin to detoxify and regenerate. Consider incorporating calming rituals before bedtime for a more restful sleep.

 

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