I know I’m not alone when I say that this week is by far the most stressful week of the year. It’s easy to get caught up in the holiday madness and forgot all about yourself! Luckily, I’ve got a couple of easy tricks up my sleeve to share with you on how to beat that blah!
1. Moisturize Skin
This one is important all year round but especially when you’re stressing! As women, we know all too well that stress causes break outs. The one and only way to stop those break outs is to take good care of your skin! Make sure you’re washing your face every night before bed to rid your skin of all that nasty buildup of oils, and of course when you’re done with that, moisturize! There are tons of moisturizers you can get from your local drug store that are fragrance-free and hypoallergenic. You should be moisturizing every morning and night to reduce the chance of dry skin or pimples.
2. Hair Oil Treatment
If I’ve said this once, I’ve said it a million times! You already know my feelings on the importance of treating your hair with oil treatment. You can refer to previous blogs on the best natural oils to use on your hair. Trust me, when you’re already stressed out and your hair looks crazy frizzy; it all seems like too much! When your hair is fully moisturized, it cooperates even better! Not only that but hair is naturally more dry in the winter time so oil treatments are even more important.
3. Cold Sore Tricks
Along with break outs, come cold sores! Unfortunately, cold sores can be a natural part of stress for some of us. There are plenty of natural at-home remedies to prevent and get rid of cold sores. If you feel one coming on, keep applying your chap stick and ice the area every night! If it’s already too late, you need to treat that nasty bugger! One proven trick (and a festive one) is peppermint oil! Dab some on a Q-tip and apply it to the affected area before bed! And don’t forget to change your tooth brush once it’s gone!
4. Beauty Sleep
I know 8 hours of sleep seems completely unrealistic, especially when you’ve got a full-time job, children, and holiday shopping on top of that! There’s a reason why they call it beauty sleep! After a good night’s sleep, you’ll look beautiful and when you’re more rested and relaxed, you’re more likely to stay calm and keep your cool.
5. Treat Yourself!!
That’s right, ladies – treat yo’ self! There is no better way to relax than to come de-stress for a few hours at the salon! In the midst of holiday stress, it’s easy to get down on yourself for any number of reasons, but that’s exactly what we’re here for! Come on in – have your roots touched up, get a fresh haircut, or even a quick blowout before that party! Here at Le Palais, we pride ourselves on being extremely relaxing for our beloved clients. Whether you feel like talking or not, we are always there for you!
No matter what, remember – the importance of the holidays should be those around the tree, not what’s under it! Forget about the craziness of shopping and just enjoy every moment.