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Dealing with too Much Holiday Cheer

The Esthetician Says The holidays are a time for gathering with family and friends, traditions new and old, exchanging gifts and sharing meals. Between shopping, decorating and baking, we can all feel a bit frazzled, but then throw in holiday parties, late nights, rich food and drink and you might look as though you’ve been burning the candle at both ends. With a few little beauty tricks, no one has to know that you’ve been over-indulging.

If you’ve been skimping on sleep in an effort to get everything done, or have been to one late-night party too many, you’re probably seeing the tell-tale signs on your face, especially around your eyes. Make puffiness and dark circles yesterday’s news with L'Occitane Immortelle Eye Balm. Formulated with Immortelle floral water, this cream will soothe, moisturize, nourish and tone the delicate skin around the eyes. Kinetin-rich Kinerase Under Eye Rescue will hydrate and smooth, making you look like you got a full eight hours of sleep.

If your complexion is looking a bit sallow from long hours or less than optimal nutrition, Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion, with magnesium oxide crystals, will polish away dead skin cells leaving your skin radiant. If you’re concerned about tolerating a physical exfoliant and would rather use an enzyme product, Tracie Martyn Enzyme Exfoliant will have you glowing in no time, even if your skin is sensitive. Of course you can always look into your makeup bag for quick fixes. To fake a healthy glow, try Too Faced Pure Bronze Mineral Bronzing Powder. Pure illuminating pigments are naturally activated by your skin to create a brighter, smoother and more radiant complexion. Ready for a multi-tasking finishing touch? Stila Convertible Color brightens cheeks and lips with creamy, translucent color, in a variety of shades.

Over-indulgence might be a seasonal hazard, but if you find yourself looking a little less than radiant, the solutions to appearing relaxed and well-rested are no farther away than your bathroom counter.


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