Be ready for the holiday season

It's the holiday season: five family meetings in a row, ten hours of accumulated fatigue. Too many desserts and small bites are in perspective (clearly my case here). The time for a small daily training is limited, to make room for several small toastand above all, a lot of fun! We all go through this once a year, and often this results in a small (or big) disaster for our skin (and even our body in general). Between two Christmas songs, here is a little guide of tips and advice to wear a radiant skin, in this time of frenzy!

Eyes bloated

Short nights, preceded by a feast of salty food, all mixed with the December temperature changes can lead to fluid retention below the eyes and make you feel puffy!

To remedy :

  • Add an extra pillow during sleep. This allows the head to be elevated and so help not to accumulate too much fluids.
  • Make compresses of fresh water (the modern method of cucumber compresses). Tap for a few minutes gently the area around the eyes with a cotton swab dipped in cold water.
  • At sunrise, gently massage the area around the eyes with a little moisturizing oil or cream (not scented! Very important not to aggravate the situation by irritating your eyes!)

Push Buttons

The stress of the holiday season, more make - up than usual, going to bed late, and without having removed make - up / washed face or simply change our usual routine because we are on the move can contribute to the " appearance of buttons.

To remedy / prevent:

  • It is imperative to remove make-up and clean your face at the end of each evening, even when half asleep. Bioderma Cleansing Wipes are a little gem.
  • Use a regular scrub on a regular basis throughout this period.
  • To improve this situation and many others, relax! : P

Dry skin

The house of your host heated with electricity, or even the dry air of the shops, combined with your skating outdoors, all crowned with a few glasses of champagne, can help to dry your skin.

To remedy :

  • The best solution will be to use a refreshing, fragrance-free moisturizer, morning and evening! For cases of intense dryness, adding a good moisturizing oil (not an essential oil please!) Can help soothe the skin.
  • Installing a humidifier in the bedroom is also a good solution to help remedy this problem.

Lastly, we will never say enough, drinking a lot of water and moving are musts, as much for the body as for the spirit!


Mayo clinic staff. (2014) Bags under eyes. Spotted at:

Yosipovich, G., Tang, M., Dawn, AG, Chen, M., Goh, CL, Chan, YH, & Seng, LF (2007). Study of psychological stress, sebum production and acne vulgaris in adolescents. Acta dermato-venereologica, 87 (2), 135-139.

Chiu, A., Chon, SY, & Kimball, AB (2003). The response of skin disease to stress: changes in the severity of acne vulgaris as affected by stress. Archives of dermatology, 139 (7), 897-900.

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  • Good morning, Ms. Côté,
    Thank you for your comment :)
    To answer your question, you should check what ingredients are in "baby oil". They may vary from one brand to another. A good oil does not contain perfume or essential oil. You should also look for one that contains a mixture of several oils (eg jojoba oil, grape seed oil, cranberry oils, etc.) since this ensures that you have different antioxidants and fatty acids. There are very good options at low prices, so no need to invest much to get an effective hydrating oil.
    Stay on the lookout ... an article on the subject will follow soon :)

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  • Thank you! Good advice and I too will be radiant!

    Hélène the
  • thank you, thanks to your stuff, I will be radiant for my evenings of the Holiday Time !!!!!
    Can baby oil be considered a good moisturizing oil ??? How to choose a good moisturizing oil ?.

    Christiane on the

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