We’re into the home stretch! With Thanksgiving now behind us and Christmas preparations on the horizon, you might be thinking about an after thanksgiving detox or boosting your ordinary skincare routine.
Diving into your Black Friday haul is certainly a tempting idea, with all the new skincare and makeup offers. Introducing too many new products at once can strain your skin, causing breakouts and inflammation.
So, how many new skincare products can you introduce at once?
Going slowly but surely is best. Try doing a swatch on your inner forearm or on your neck, just under your jawline. These areas are typically sensitive and so will show a reaction if you have sensitive skin, but aren’t super visible.
Depending on the product and its concentration of active ingredients, new skincare products can take a month to 3 months or more to show clear results. Some early indicators that your skin is reacting to new products might include breakouts or an increase in oil and sebum.
As we move through the seasons and enter into the final hurdles of the year, our skin typically starts to show it. End of year Holiday Parties, dinners, heavy food or excess alcohol can take its toll on our skin. Pairing these lifestyle stressors with the stress of new products can be a big no-no.
If you find your skin is getting oily or showing uncharacteristic signs of irritation, pause the latest addition to your routine and gauge the impact. If your skin starts to clear up, it might be a case of not right now for the product - remember our skin’s needs change with the seasons.
Or, if you don’t notice an improvement with the removal of the newest skincare product, it might be time to take a look at your habits for the last week or more. If you’ve been sleeping less, eating more fatty and sugary foods and have been spending less time at the gym, it’s pretty likely your skin will show it.
Boosting your skincare morning and night with hydrating, collagen boosting tools can help to improve the look and feel of lackluster skin. Adding a heavier topical cream to lock in the moisture through the cold winter months can help to ensure your skin is smooth and supple, even under the driest heating systems!
For day time, there’s some amazing skin care products that hydrate without occluding the skin. Lighter active serums that sit under your moisturizer are a great tool to have in your arsenal.
All In One Skin Care?
If something’s offering to do everything, will it really do everything well? Typically the answer is a firm “No”. But, what if we told you that all of the best new skin care couldn’t reverse the impact of sleep deprivation?
As we near the end of the year, it can be hard to stay on track with everything. Sometimes getting off the couch can be an achievement in and of itself!
An easy way to boost your skin and keep your glow, even with a pared down travel skincare routine? Adding the Beauty Pillow encased in Skin+ or a Silk Pillowcase into your routine!
The Beauty Pillow isn’t looking to replace your skincare routine, it’s designed to maximize it! The patented design features side cut outs and head placement zones that help you sleep comfortably, while reducing facial contact.
Less contact with your pillow means less product transference, boosting the effectiveness of nightly topical treatments. Adding a Silk Pillowcase to the Beauty Pillow will help to boost the shelf life of your lotions and potions.
Silk is naturally less absorbent than traditional cotton pillowcases, meaning your products won’t transfer and be absorbed into the luxe fabric. The Silk Pillowcase for Beauty Pillow is designed to securely fit to the Anti Aging Pillow’s unique specifications.
Reducing the amount of slippage across the pillow can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles that can form. Every night, we naturally move and shift in our sleep. With traditional pillows and cotton pillowcases, the skin can drag and pull, causing minuscule tears in the delicate facial skin.
These tears, like sleep wrinkles, are hard to treat. Using a beauty tool like the Beauty Pillow provides an easy and effective way to prevent deep set lines and wrinkles from forming and isn’t prevention better than a cure?!
Day Care at Night?
Speaking of prevention, none of your new skincare products or the latest skincare on TikTok, will be effective without daily use of sunscreen. The ultimate anti-aging tool, sunscreen with a minimum of 30 SPF (50 SPF is better), is the best way to protect your skin from the effects of sun exposure.
Though you’ve started your early Christmas preparations and it might seem like the sun isn’t a factor (at least in the northern hemisphere), wearing sunscreen every day is a must. Sunscreen helps to prevent uneven pigmentation and protects the skin from harmful UV Rays that can accelerate the aging process.
Boosting your overnight skincare routine with active sleep support like Beauty Pillow’s ultimate partner, the Skin+ Pillowcase, is a great way to supplement your sun care routine. The Skin+ Pillowcase is made of Tencel sleep technology fabric, infused with antioxidant carotenoids.
As you move in your sleep, the microcapsules in the fabric slowly burst and release antioxidants that attach to your skin through your bedding and sleepwear. Antioxidants are essential to any skincare routine.
These powerful atoms balance the uneven free radicals that stress and damage the skin and work to repair the skin at a cellular level. You’ll wake every day with plumper, softer and more rejuvenated skin.
No matter the time of year, support your skin care and beauty routines with Beauty Pillow’s range of active support pillows and luxe silk sleep accessories!