Holidays can take their toll on sensitive skin and red hair, but you can lift your look in minutes with these redhead beauty tips from the top experts in skincare:
1. “Ginger, pumpkin and cranberry in thanksgiving foods contain powerful antioxidants which can help reduce inflammation, skin sensitivity and premature aging; in combination with other measures such as suitable skin care and daily sunscreen use. Some of these antioxidants have been shown to confer benefits when applied topically and can be found in products like, Juara Sweet Black Tea Moisturizer, Ginger Mattefying Moisturizer and Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Peel,” says Dr. De Fiori, Dermatologist for the Rosacea Treatment Clinic in Melbourne, Australia.
2. “Be strong. With the holiday baking and sweets about, it seems impossible to resist sugar. But, did you know that excess sugar can break down your skin? When your body processes sugar, it turns into glucose which can destroy collagen and your skin’s elasticity which is a big factor in aging skin,” recommends Heather Hejna, from Enza Essentials by Rucker, MD. “You may want to pass on that extra chocolate chip cookie, for your skin’s sake.”
3. “The thing you can do for your skin, and no one likes to hear this, is drink lots of water. Strive for 16 oz in the morning (8 first when you wake up, 8 oz at lunch, 8 oz later afternoon and 8 with dinner). That alone will make you look younger, more rested and smooth out wrinkles. You might also avoid putting on those holiday pounds,” said Vanessa McCauley, owner of Sweet Cheeks All Natural,
4. Kim Laudati from Kim Laudati Skincare advises redheads, “…to not be too close to anything cooking on the stove top or having your face directly in the path of the heat while basting and attending to foods in the oven. Too much heat and steam is never good for the skin, especially for pale/sensitive skin. Keep an extra coating of moisturizer to protect the skin from heat while cooking, wash skin gently when done, reapply a light coat of moisturizer, then SPF, then foundation for a flawless holiday look.”
Rock it like a Redhead and Happy Thanksgiving!