The holiday season is well upon us and there are so many beneficial things you can do for your skin, so stay with us and keep on reading if you want to know how to properly upgrade your skincare routine.  Here are four simple tips you should take into consideration, so check them out and help your skin look and feel fabulous this holiday season!

Use sugar scrub as a gentle exfoliator

Exfoliating should be one of the essential steps in your everyday skin routine, but it gets even more important if your skin is likely to become even drier with more exposure to the sun.  In case you didn’t know, dry skin can be extremely itchy and flaky, which can cause a lot of discomfort.  Sugar scrub can effectively get rid of the dead skin cells that have been piling on the surface of your skin for a long time, thus making your skin look and feel soft and smooth once again.  You can make your own body scrub by mixing ½ cup of white or brown sugar with ½ cup of olive or coconut oil.  Use it two to three times a week for the best results!

 Don’t forget to slather on your favorite moisturizer

As the weather is changing slowly but surely, it’s about time you switched to a moisturizer which will keep your skin dewy without clogging pores.  This is true both for your face and your body, because lightweight creams and lotions are there to help you survive summer’s hottest days.  As for your face, you should take extra care of your under eye area as well, because the skin is extremely delicate in that area so that it requires specific skincare products.  When it comes to your body, we can say that body butters are ladies’ favorites as they lock in the moisture and provide nourishment.

 Skip long, hot baths and keep your showers short

Even though a nice, hot bath seems like the only logical ending to an exhausting day at work, the truth is that you should probably skip it and take a quick, lukewarm shower instead.  And why is that? Well, hot water is likely to dry out your skin even more, by stripping it of its natural oils.  This means that your skin won’t be as hydrated and moisturized as it should be, which is a problem.  So, skip those long baths and keep your showers short (5 to 10 minutes max).  When you’re done, gently pat your skin dry instead of rubbing it hard and apply a moisturizer right after that, while the pores are still open.  It will penetrate much deeper into your skin this way, hydrating it from within.

Find a perfect makeup look for the upcoming festive season

A sparkly makeup look is an absolute must for the upcoming festive season, which is all about joy, presents, glitter and beautiful ornaments.  The first step is applying a primer, so that your makeup stays on your face all night long.  Apply your foundation with a beauty blender for light to medium coverage, or with a brush for full coverage.

Then carve those cheeks with a matte bronzer and don’t forget to add a touch of beautiful rosy blush for a healthy look.  A highlighter is also a must, as well as shimmery eyeshadows in your favorite metallic shades.  The last step is applying your lipstick and its color should depend on your eye look – bold smoky eye requires nude lips, whereas neutral eye look goes perfectly with red lips or any other edgy color.

Upgrading your skincare routine for this holiday season definitely doesn’t have to be as tricky as you probably thought.  All you have to do is to exfoliate regularly, apply a moisturizer, skip long, hot baths and take short showers instead and find your perfect makeup look.  Once that’s done, you’re ready for the festive season!


Amy Mia Goldsmith is an Aussie blogger in love with fashion,  beauty, and style. Her mission is to inform the world of all the things she loves and enjoys. You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.