Even though there is a great deal to look forward to about the end of the year, such as the arrival of the holiday season and the start of a brand new year, it is no secret that December can be one of the most hectic months of the year. From rushing around trying to create some holiday magic to making your preparations for the start of the year, you can find yourself feeling and looking rather tired when all is said and done.
If you are hoping to step into the new year looking and feeling more refreshed than you currently do, now is the time to take some proactive steps towards achieving this goal. While it might not be possible to completely step away from the chaos of the season long enough to get a couple of full nights’ sleep in a row, you can still do quite a bit to feel more energized throughout the day.
Here are a few tips that can help you to do just that so you can approach the new year with a more revitalized, rested appearance and attitude.
When you are the one who is responsible for bringing all of the holiday magic to life, it can be difficult to put yourself into a mindset where you treat yourself. However, it is important to remember that you deserve a bit of enjoyment and rest this holiday season as well.
Moreover, there are some ways in which you can treat yourself that will have a positive effect on your appearance by helping to reduce the look of fine lines and puffiness, both of which can make you look more tired than you really are. For instance, a bit of red light therapy can go a long way to helping your skin to heal and recover after the most hectic time of the year.
Drink More Water and Less Caffeine
It is a common misconception that more caffeine is the answer when you are feeling a bit worse for the wear. While there is nothing wrong with that morning cup of coffee to help get you going in the morning, caffeine is not the most sustainable answer when you need more energy throughout your day.
Caffeine does provide your body with a nice boost of energy at first. However, once that boost wears off, you will experience a crash that makes you feel worse than before. Moreover, too much caffeine on a consistent basis can leave your skin looking dull and dehydrated.
Instead of reaching for that third (or fourth) cup of coffee, do yourself and your skin a favor and opt for some cool, refreshing water. By increasing your water intake throughout the day, you can end up feeling more energized and give your skin cells a boost of hydration. This will help encourage cell regeneration throughout the layers of your skin for brighter, more firm-looking skin.