How can I avoid skin and body burnout in January?

Saturday, 11 January 2014

During the festive season I usually attend a lot of parties and functions, and my skin and body are left feeling exhausted and tired-looking in January. Do you have any tips for keeping the skin and body healthy over Xmas, and avoiding looking tired and run-down in the new year?

How to look after your skin during the festive season

In your case there are some absolute “HAVE TO DO’s.” Firstly, you need to take care of your skin with both topical and oral supplements in the form of very powerful antioxidants. So in your case, something like the Ovelle skin care capsules are essential (this will obviously look after both the body and the face!), and applying a potent antioxidant serum under your moisturiser and sunblock every day is absolutely crucial. Try something like Skin Ceuticals CE Ferulic Serum (there are many other options as well).

Also, especially if a lot of your functions are outdoors, your sunblock is absolutely essential (for both the body and face), and then last but certainly not least, hydration is essential, both internally and topically. So re-hydrate your skin every night before you go to bed with a powerful HA serum, like Lamelle’s HA Plus Serum, and of course, drink loads of water throughout your functions and parties during the festive season.

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Written by

Dr Maureen Allem is a GP with a special interest in Aesthetic procedures and Integrative Anti-Ageing Medicine. She is also the founder and Medical Director of national group Skin, Body and Health Renewal and Oasis Spas, with 17 centres and four Oasis spas across South Africa's major cities in Johannesburg, Pretoria, the Western Cape and KZN. Anti-ageing treatments include non-surgical, anti-aging procedures, cellulite and weight loss programmes as well as body sculpting procedures. The ultimate aim of all consultations is to provide optimal health and to restore aesthetic beauty. Health Renewal appointments involves an hour long extensive medical consultation which includes hormonal balancing, nutraceutical supplements, intravenous support and detoxification treatments. Dr Maureen has seventeen Doctors working with her using the same techniques she has spent years honing. Dr Maureen frequently travels overseas to World Anti-Ageing Congresses and Laser Forums to stay abreast of the most up-to-date non-surgical procedures.

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  1. Kariwo

    The ”potent antioxidant serum under your moisturiser and sunblock” tip sounds very helpful. I’ll give it a try

    4 years ago •

  1. Hess

    I’m having a tough time getting back into the right diet, but drinking water and an antioxidant pill everyday reminds me to try every day.

    4 years ago •

  1. Sue1N

    It is always a great idea to drink lots of water, to re-hydrate both skin and body.

    4 years ago •

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