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What Has Christmas Done to Your Skin and Hair?

It may have been the most wonderful time of the year, but all of the festivities and indulgences of Christmas may now be showing on your skin if you’ve not been taking care to keep it as nourished and healthy as you could have throughout the festive season.

However, at Natural Beauty Online, you’ll find a gorgeous range of kelp-based skin and haircare products designed to nourish and replenish your skin and hair, which is exactly what’s needed after all of that over-indulgence.

So, what exactly can the festive season do to your skin and hair? Everything from the temperature to the food and drink may have had an impact on it, but using natural, kelp-based beauty products can help you to combat this, contributing towards healthier looking and feeling skin and hair over Christmas.

The Impact of Over-Indulging on Your Skin

The foods that you eat can have an effect on your skin, and those with a high sugar and dairy content - like all of that Christmas chocolate, cheese and brandy butter you’ve been indulging in - can be among the worst for your skin.

Meanwhile, drinking too much alcohol can leave you dehydrated - that’s why your head can hurt when you have a hangover - and this can show on your skin, leaving it looking dull, dry and lacklustre.

You need to feed your skin from the outside too, using products such as those in the Dermikelp® Body Conditioning Collection. These are packed with natural kelp nutrients to leave your skin looking and feeling better.

Too Cold Outside, Too Warm Inside

Getting outdoors for a winter walk to blow away the cobwebs is something that many of us do over Christmas, as it can be wonderfully invigorating, but exposure to the harsh, cold weather can leave your skin chapped and sore. This makes it all the more important to use a nourishing moisturiser on your face and body.

You might also need a soothing cream like this one to soothe irritated skin a little bit more; it’s been dermatologically tested and proven to be non-irritant, so you can be assured it will be sensitive to skin.

Taking a long, hot shower when you arrived home to warm yourself up might have also dried out your skin - and hair - further. It's important to make sure your showers aren’t too long, and that you’re using naturally nourishing products when you do shower for the best results for your skin.

You should also be mindful of how much time you’re spending sat in front of the fireplace in the winter months, as proximity to heat can dry out skin too. It’s vital to get the balance right, and to keep up your skincare routine to keep your skin looking and feeling its best.

Is a Lack of Fresh Air Bad for Your Skin?

Although the cold winter weather can have an adverse effect on your skin, it’s actually much better to expose your skin to fresh air than it is to stay indoors, where skin can dry out more if the central heating is turned on high all of the time.

Like we said above, it’s all about finding the right balance, and making sure you’re starting the new year with a three-step cleansing, moisturising and soothing skincare routine.

What Did the Festivities Do to Your Hair?

The extra styling ahead of festivities, applying more hairspray and perhaps even decorative glitter can see the Christmas season have a significant impact on your hair too. If you washed your hair after each night out, this will have helped, but you need to have used the right kind of products to provide your locks with the best possible nourishment.

Replenishing properties can also be found in Dermikelp® haircare products, where a nutrient-rich sea kelp formula has been combined with grapeseed oil to create gorgeously nourishing natural haircare products that are designed to leave your hair looking and feeling beautifully soft and shiny.

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