The holiday season is vibrant and exciting, but it shows on our skin.
Breakouts and pores make themselves known and just like us, our skin feels tired and severely dehydrated. This is ‘celebratory skin’. And it starts from within.
The end of year wouldn’t be the same without a little indulgence. But a social calendar full of canapes and champagne aren’t great for our nutrition – or our skin.
Consider this your skin survival guide for the festive season and find a tailored ingestible beauty solution to protect your skin’s glow.
Recognise your symptoms
‘Celebratory skin’ is synonymous with clusters of spots, lacklustre skin and a complicated complexion. Switching between excessively oily, dry or sensitive states, stressed skin arises all of a sudden and can be challenging to soothe – so take cues from your skin and keep your routine simple. Pare back skincare to a trusted cleanser and moisturiser, and strengthen skin with ingestibles like Natural Marine Collagen to firm and smooth, or Anti-G-Ox to soothe and rebalance.
Know your triggers
‘Celebratory’, out-of-balance skin is often triggered by dramatic – and less than ideal – diet and lifestyle changes.
Alcohol is one of the primary culprits. It dehydrates the body, and that ‘wine flush’ across your cheeks and chest is inflammation. When skin is well-functioning and rapidly repairing, this acute inflammation fades and skin rehydrates naturally. But as skin’s repair slows with age and continued triggers, inflammation can become more severe – and lasting.
Canapes and sweets also affect skin by elevating Advanced Glycation End products (AGEs) in the body. AGEs are naturally produced during glycation, the sugar digestion process, or with high heat cooking, like frying or grilling. They’re harmless in moderation, but when AGEs accumulate, they can undermine skin’s repair, make skin puffy and degrade collagen.
In the southern hemisphere, the end of year also means more time under the sun – and this brings oxidative stress. Over long lunches and beach days, excess and prolonged exposure to the sun’s UV rays and their free radicals causes oxidative stress within cells, triggering inflammation and breaking-down skin’s natural defence mechanism. Skin can feel more sensitive, and is more vulnerable to pigmentation like sun and age spots.
Prevent and balance celebratory stressors
To minimise inflammation, prevent AGEs and combat oxidative stress, try increasing your antioxidant and anti-inflammatory intake.
Vida Glow’s Anti-G-Ox is formulated with 10 potent active ingredients to protect against the effects of busy, modern – and party-filled – lifestyles. To calm inflammation, strengthen skin and support cellular repair, Anti-G-Ox is formulated with antioxidants vitamin C, curcumin, vitamin E and niacinamide. To prevent the build-up of AGEs, Anti-G-Ox also delivers vitamin B6 and chromium. This duo enhances sugar metabolism and maintains healthy blood sugar levels to help keep spots and puffy features at bay.
Keep your skincare consistent
When you only have the energy to cleanse and moisturise your skin, keep it simple and use Natural Marine Collagen in place of a serum. By stimulating collagen production in the dermis, marine collagen plumps and smooths skin from within. And for fast and heightened results, supplementation can be increased to two or three serves daily serves.
Skin will be perkier and glowing in as soon as four weeks. With little to no effort on your part.
Maximise your hydration
Hyaluronic acid is a skincare essential for those with dry and dehydrated skin. And ingestible hyaluronic acid takes its water-attracting action one step deeper, bringing skin back to life from within. Hyaluronic Complex is a daily ingestible ampoule. In combining bioavailable hyaluronic acid with antioxidants Acai extract and vitamin C, and soothing medicinal herb Gotu Kola, the ampoule increases skin’s moisture retention and promotes and protects hydrated skin.
To prep and support skin through the festive season, take one to two daily ampoules – and make the most of your water intake for naturally dewy skin.
When the effects of late, celebratory nights dim your skin’s shine, place your trust in minimalist ingestible beauty to get your skin back in the clear, glowing celebratory spirit.