There is no time of year that I like better than the holiday season. Family. Turkey. Ham. Football. Gifts. Holiday parties. It is not the most restful time of year, but it is the merriest. To keep me looking my best, from Thanksgiving to the last of the New Year’s get-togethers, here are some of my favorite beauty tips and must-haves.
The cold, dry air of winter can wreak havoc on your skin. Add too much caffeine, too much wine, and not enough water, and then the dull complexion really sets in. For me, the key to looking good is to keep my skin hydrated, both from the inside and from the outside.
I find my body has a natural tendency to round itself out during the winter. I’m not sure if that is due to the extra turkey, eggnog, and cocktail food I am consuming or to a natural evolutionary (and hence unavoidable) reason (doesn’t extra fat protect from the cold?). Regardless of the reason, I try to remind myself of the following:
Finally, remember: beauty is all about attitude and confidence; the holidays are a time to be merry, thankful, and forgiving; and a smile will go a long way to make you and those around you happy, regardless of how your dress looks, how tired you are, and how burnt the holiday cookies turned out.
Ada Polla is the co-creator of Alchimie Forever. She launched the line and is the driving force behind the business’ development and expansion. Ada is a member of the International Spa Association, as well as a contributor to numerous magazines and a frequent guest speaker at leading universities and industry conferences.