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Tips to Recover Your Skin Post-Thanksgiving

Tip #1: Pamper your skin with a sheet mask - Whether you stayed up all night binge-watching holiday

movies on the couch or shopping your favorite Black Friday beauty deals, chances are your skin could use some extra TLC the morning—or days—after Thanksgiving. If you have just 10 minutes of downtime, a hydrating sheet mask can work wonders.

Tip #2: De-puff the eyes – Chances are if you consumed Thanksgiving staples like stuffing and mashed potatoes you also consumed excess amounts of sodium. When you consume too much sodium in your diet, your skin may appear dry and puffy, and that often includes your eye contour. If that’s the case the day after your Thanksgiving meal, help reduce the effects of dryness by reaching for your favorite facial moisturizer and applying liberally. If your under-eye area looks puffy, reach for the right ingredients in eye serums and creams.

Tip #3: Hydrate your skin from the inside out - Indulged in one too many glasses of bubbly during Thanksgiving? Heavy alcohol consumption can dehydrate the skin, making it appear less plump and fresh. In addition to hydrating your body with water the next day, take it one step further and add a refreshing facial mist into your routine.

Tip #4: Banish breakouts - After indulging in a big meal, you may have fallen asleep on the couch without washing off your makeup. Your skin may not show signs of a breakout the next morning, but if it does, help reduce its appearance and prevent new blemishes from forming by cleansing and following with an acne-fighting spot treatment formulated with benzoyl peroxide.

Tip #5: Don’t forget the lips - All those savory and sweet meals probably left you licking your lips a bit more than usual. Pair that with the lack of moisture in the air and blustering winds and your pout is probably feeling dry. Reach for a lip conditioner that can help relieve your lip skin of the drying effects of wind and cold weather. The best part about lip balm is you can apply it as liberally and as often as you’d like.

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