You can keep putting the blame on bad luck, but your sudden and ~*random breakouts*~ don’t just happen when you have one million Christmas parties and dinners to attend. In fact, you could actually be the reason why zits and pimples pop out of nowhere. Here, a few reasons why:
1. Binge eating sweets.
It’s hard to pass on holiday sweets—those festive cupcakes and chocolates are just too cute to resist!—but binging on these definitely takes a toll on your skin. Too much intake of sugary foods can cause inflammation, leading to nasty pimples and breakouts. Research has also found that increased intake of sweets can aggravate hormonal acne. Yikes!
2. Holiday food = TOO GOOD.
No one can pass up home-cooked Filipino dishes during the holidays. However, most of our favorite dishes are packed with oil and dairy—two of the most common causes of blemishes and skin flare ups. So think of this fact before you help yourself to a second serving or delicious lechon and your mom’s famous fruit salad.
3. Partying way too much.
We can't stress this enough: There is no substitute for a good night's rest. Not even a deep tissue massage or an overnight repair serum can give your body what sleep does. Attending too many holiday parties can mean not having enough sleep every night, which definitely harms your body. When you don’t get enough rest, your skin gets stressed and you can already guess what tired skin leads too.
4. We love our cocktails and wine, but we forget the H20.
Guilty! Alcoholic drink are PACKED with sugar and we all know what sugar can do to our skin. It’s okay to down a few rounds of cocktails with your girls, but remember to wash it all down with A LOT of water afterwards.
5. You get ~*too tired*~ to take off your makeup at the end of the night.
There is no excuse for not cleaning your face before bedtime! We recommend using Simple Micellar Wipes—they leave your skin squeaky clean without robbing it of its natural moisture. One wipe is enough to get rid of deep-seated dirt and oil, thick makeup, and acne-causing germs from your skin. Our time-saving tip: Bring a pack in your bag so you can start cleansing your face on your Uber ride home.
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