With the holiday season fast approaching, it seems as though everyone is caught up in the end-of-year scramble, both at work and home. Between buying presents for friends and loved ones, getting the house cleaned up and decorated, and mentally preparing for the drama that inevitably crops up at family gatherings, it can be easy to lose track of time, only to freak out at the very last minute because you don’t have a thing to wear!
The holiday season is a common time for anxieties about appearances to surface. Whether there’s someone you want to impress or if you just wanna look your best this holiday season, don’t panic! With a few simple tips, you can make sure that you look your very best this winter, and you won’t even have to spend an arm, a leg, and an afternoon shopping to do it.
Remember To Take Care Of Yourself
The most important thing to keep in mind for your own health this holiday season is also the number one thing you can do for yourself to look gorgeous! With the hustle and bustle of the weeks before the holidays taking their toll on you, it can be so easy to forget to take care of yourself. In turn, you may find yourself sacrificing important parts of healthy living like getting enough sleep and hydration.
Not only is that bad for your overall well-being, but it’s also a great way to accidentally show up to your corporate holiday party looking like a zombie (and no one wants that, do we?). Make sure you get enough sleep, drink plenty of water, and try to take a break to relax every once in a while. Your self-care will show once you dazzle the crowd later on.
Keep Your Skin Looking Radiant
Another important part of looking your best this holiday season is continuing to take care of your skin. While it may seem tempting to spend less time on skincare as your schedule gets increasingly busy leading up to the holidays, this is the worst time to take a break on proper skin maintenance. Not only will you be seeing more people during this time than usual, but the harsh winter winds can dry out and damage your skin extremely easily if you don’t take proper care of it.
At a minimum, you should be keeping up with a daily routine of cleansing with a scrub cleanser and moisturizing your skin to keep it healthy and happy going into the holidays. You don’t want to show up with a bright pimple, do you? A few months before the holidays is also a good time to start using more intensive treatments like toners and serums. Toners balance the pH level of your skin, while serums deliver nutrients and other active ingredients to your skin to help keep it in the best shape possible.
Don’t Be Afraid To Make A Statement
While it might not usually be your style, there’s no better time than the holiday season to try something new! A bold fashion choice, even if it’s just a bright lipstick or a colorful tie clip you haven’t worn before, can make a big difference in making a good first impression and helping you feel a bit more confident. The holidays are a time of bright colors and silly fun, so don’t be afraid of mixing it up a little! If nothing else, you’ll be able to get through the endless barrage of Christmas sweaters that will undoubtedly fill the room.
Try A Festive Theme
Another fashion strategy you can keep in mind is leaning into the holiday spirit by dressing in a festive theme around the holidays. While you don’t need to go to your formal holiday dinner wearing jangling reindeer ears, bright holiday-themed colors or themes rarely go unappreciated during the season. You’re not limited to the usual red and green either. Why not go with a sparkling silver and gold “winter lights” theme, or wear some festive hair accessories? Feel free to be creative and join in on the holiday cheer.
Why Not Treat Yourself?
Finally, the holiday season is the best time of the year to just relax and treat yourself a little. Spend a day at the spa, or get that manicure you’ve been putting off for a year. Not only will it add a bit more flair to your overall look, but a bit of relaxation will also help you look your best for the holidays. In the end, no matter what you wear or how perfect your skin is, what matters most of all is that you’re having fun and in the holiday mood — and in turn, you’ll look that much better to everyone else!