The Road To Recovery: Post-Turkey Day Beauty Tips and Tricks
No doubt after a full day of non-stop food inhalation, along with a barrage of alcoholic beverages, the likelihood of waking up to a puffy complexion and a bloated, jeans-busting body looking back at you in the mirror are pretty high. It’s just par for the course. Luckily, we’ve got the surefire tips and tricks to help you beat the bloat and get back to beautiful – head to tippy toe – with this step-by-step skincare and body re-boot. Bring on Black Friday looking fabulous, flawless, and fit. No guilt here, girls.
So, this Thursday, you’re sure to indulge in excess – and that’s totally admissible and encouraged, by the way! After all, being thankful for all your beloved blessings by binging on a foray of the finest comfort foods known to man, decadent, dreamy desserts, and delicious drinks, followed up by even more food (cold turkey sandwiches or piping hot turkey soup, anyone?) is the only day of the year you get a pass for NOT passing on Aunt Lucy’s creamy, whipped, mashed potatoes imbued with real, juicy chunks of beguiling bacon. Plus, you’ll need all that fuel to power you through the Black Friday mobs at the malls. Thanksgiving Day is undeniably the kickoff to the mad rush of the holiday season, and while filling up on three, four, and five servings worth of tasty, home-cooked, full-of-fat foods feels great going down, the next day we’re feeling – and looking – rather remorseful, to say the least. But, don’t let a food-filled, long holiday weekend turn you into the Grinch. Just tuck these tips and tools in your beauty bank to help get you back on track fast – from your face to your physique. Let’s go.
Face it. You’ve pigged out big time the day before and now you’re looking pretty puffy. It’s most likely due to the salt and sugar over-consumption you partook in at the dinner (and dessert) table. Basically, you’re suffering from temporary water retention. No fear. The beauty gurus are here to help you flush that funk the f*** out! The best way to de-bloat your complexion is to keep a satin, lavender-scented eye sachet in the fridge or freezer the night before and apply to your eye area immediately upon waking up the next day. Lie back for 15-20 minutes for some serious de-puffing action. The icy, coolness will help constrict your blood vessels, pushing out excess water that pooled into your eye sockets overnight. Another timeless trick – put your go-to eye cream in the fridge the night before and apply to eyes during your morning skincare regimen for an instant, cooling effect.
Dewy, delicious-looking skin starts with clean skin. So, do the dew by double cleansing with a facial cleansing oil or oil-imbued balm, then follow up with a creamy cleanser if you’re dry or a gel cleanser if you’re more on the oily side of things. Pat dry and proceed with the rest of your regimen.
Buff and Beautify
Exfoliate your skin of bacteria and acne –causing dead surface cells for a renewed and gorgeously glowing complexion. Pick products that are formulated with finely-granulated pure cane sugar and/or alpha hydroxy acids, like glycolic or lactic acids, for a gentle scruff and buff.
Brighten and Beautify with a Purifying, Multi-tasking Masque
Slather skin with a thin layer of kaolin clay-based Kashmere Kollections Purifying Masque to help de-gunk skin of grime and vacuum pores of impurities, including the day’s dirt and debris. The definitive skin re-set, this Kashmere Kollections masque is loaded with skin-brightening glycolic acid, plus complexion correcting and super-hydrating hyaluronic acid to plump-up and prettify the skin. After just one use, your skin will feel baby-soft, smooth, and supple with a hint of luscious succulence. It’s a one-stop-shop for all-over complexion perfection.
Fan the Flames of Inflammation
After a fun and food -filled weekend, you’ll want to stop redness in its tracks by procuring products that contain highly-effective, anti-aging active ingredients that put the fires out on your skin. Look for ingredients like chamomile, lavender, salicylic acid, allantoin, and white willow bark extract.
You’ve got a long holiday season of hustling and bustling ahead of you, so start putting your body’s best asset (your skin) on guard by loading up on products chockfull of antioxidants to fight free radical damage (read: aging!), and reduce the oxidation process and accelerate cellular repair and regeneration. Think green tea extract, resveratrol, vitamins C and E, and beautifying botanical oils, such as jojoba, sweet almond, grape seed, apricot kernel, coconut, safflower, and sunflower. Beauty products containing these skin-saving essentials will give skin a daily dose of defense in every drop.
Moisturize Like MAD
After you’ve replenished your complexion with much-needed anti-aging serums and treatments, slather on the moisturizer like it’s going out of style. And, to help you with this must-do, moisturizing mission, we’re happy to announce the latest skin luxury to the Kashmere Kollections line-up – the Kashmere Kollections Anti-Aging Hydrating Serum. This two-in-one serum plus moisturizer pulls double beauty duty as it’s loaded with highly-active, anti-aging ingredients to help reverse and repair existing damage, such as watermelon and papaya extracts, collagen-promoting hydrolyzed silk peptide powder, and wrinkle-reducing retinol; PLUS long-lasting, healthy hydrating hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, and grape seed oil deeply imbue the skin with a weightless cloud of juicy, dewifying moisture. Skin instantly feels like it’s just been drenched with a huge gulp of complexion-cushioning, thirst-quenching water! Lightweight and luxurious, this highly-anticipated skin-pampering potion leaves all complexions feeling comfortable and beautifully-balanced – and it’s suitable for all skin types, no matter where in the anti-aging game you are! Check out the Kashmere Kollections site this Black Friday for this sexy skin sneak peek.
Additionally, loading up on water-rich fruits and veggies and good fats, like raw nuts/nut butter, avocadoes, and salmon helps to keep skin hydrated and healthy from within, because that’s where true beauty begins, right?
Start the morning after with a room temperature, tall glass of lemon, cayenne pepper, and honey –infused water to flush out toxins and boost the body’s detoxification process. Come nighttime, sip on a hot mug of comforting, body-benefitting golden milk. A savory, spicy blend of plant-based turmeric, black pepper, cardamom, vanilla, and ashwagandha make this ancient Ayurvedic recipe a treasured classic for its plethora of anti-inflammatory properties, including aiding in digestion and eliminating uncomfortable bloat and gas. An after-the-feast favorite for centuries, golden milk is currently the hottest trend in singular health and body therapy, so start serving some up. We love Gaia Herbs Golden Milk ($16-$20), available at select health food shops.
Before emerging from the shower, finish up by de-flaking and body buffing with your Kashmere Kollections Silken Body Polish. Once out from beneath the invigorating spray, pat skin dry and follow-up with your caffeine-infused Kashmere Kollections Firming Lotion to firm your fanny and tighten your tummy, then layer with a slather of your Kashmere Kollections Luxurious Toning Oil to keep everything perfectly in place! For an extra helping of hydration, lock it all in with the Kashmere Kollections Ultra-Smoothing Body Butter loaded with shea and cocoa butters, plus smoothing coconut oil to leave your body bursting top-to-bottom with baby-soft silkiness.
Plus, now’s not the time to let your workouts fall to the wayside. Even though the upcoming season is gonna leave you exhausted, undoubtedly, be sure to fit in fitness whenever – and wherever- you can. Whether you do lunchtime lunges, planks in the park, or bathroom burpees on your break, keep moving.
Get Baby-Soft Skin by Sleeping Like One
Be sure to clock in at least 7-9 hours of beauty sleep per night to reap the restorative and reparative benefits that come with blissfull bedtime slumber. If you need help winding down, sip on some hot golden milk as mentioned earlier. The warmth of the milk induces slumber and much-needed relaxation to the body. Infusing your bedroom with Kashmere Kollections Oils by Kim Bulgarian Lavender Essential Oil using your Kashmere Kollection Luxury Diffuser throughout the night will permeate your sleeping space with a sweet floral scent that is a real dream-come-true.
De-Stress Like a Boss
Light candles, run a warm, bubble bath, and diffuse some Kashmere Kollections Oils by Kim essential oils to help take the edge off this stress-filled holiday. When your body is under chronic stress, you risk adrenal fatigue – a debilitating condition as a result of the body’s incapability of producing cortisol due to excessive stress. You’ve got a busy month of merriment ahead, so prevent body, brain, and beauty burnout by taking care of yourself and learning to relax and rest. Meditate, pull out a mat and do the downward dog, lose yourself in a page-turning book before bed (there’s nothing like juicy fiction to mentally and imaginatively escape to), go for a wintry walk with a friend or significant other, listen to some Beethoven – whatever it takes, get tranquil! We recommend adding a few drops of Kashmere Kollections Oils by Kim Bulgarian Lavender Essential Oil to your bedtime bubble bath or bedroom Kashmere Kollections Luxury Diffuser for instant soul-saving serenity. If the a.m. leaves you anxious, try this tranquilizing trick to put you back in the Zen zone: add a few drops of Kashmere Kollections Oils by Kim Eucalyptus Essential Oil in the cup of your hands and take a few soul-soothing deep breaths during a hot, steamy shower to help decongest, purify, and balance. It’ll instantly turn your bathroom into a spa-like sauna. To keep calm during the day, add a few drops of the positivity potion, aka Kashmere Kollections Oils by Kim Bergamot Essential Oil, to your timeless, fashion-forward Kashmere Kollections Diffuser Jewelry. This way, you have the power of happiness, health, and prosperity with you all day long. Kashmere Kollections Oils by Kim Peppermint Essential Oil also puts a fun and refreshing pep in your step, while keeping your mind in mint condition.
So, what do all you Kashmere cuties do to recover from the gratuitous feast fest? We’d love for you to share your beauty re-boot and skin-saving secrets. Comment below or tag us at #kashmerekollections.
Gobble, gobble, Gorgeous!