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Holiday Beauty Rehab

Partied out?  The holidays have a way of making us appreciate family and friends, get into the spirit of giving, and…over extend us.  Overdoing the late nights, less than healthy foods and spirits can leave you feeling, and looking, like you need a little R & R.

If your skin is looking less than lustrous, follow these simple steps to get yourself glowing in time for New Years.

Drink – Water that is.  This is an oldie but a goodie, drinking plenty of filtered water does more than keep you hydrated.  It flushes toxins and clears your skin too.

Get moving – It may be the last thing you feel like doing, but hitting the trail, treadmill, or even firing up the Kinect will get your blood pumping, rid your body of extra fluid, and make you feel great.  Just do it!

Exfoliate – This is one skin care step that is often overlooked, but so important year round.  Whether you opt for the Clarisonic, a gel exfoliant, or simple scrub, removing dead skin cells reveals healthy, bright skin.  My favorite is a mixture of organic sugar, organic milk and a dab of honey.  Remember to be gentle, and never exfoliate irritated or broken out skin.

The ice cube trick – Puffy eyes and swollen face are easily and quickly remedied with this tried and true trick.  Simply rub an ice cube, gently and briefly, over your face, eyelids, and under eyes.  Truly, your skin looks instantly revived.

Lube up – When skin is pasty and sallow extra moisture is essential.  Getting oiled from the inside out is the best route, so be sure to consume healthy oils, like olive oil and ghee on your veggies.  For instant moisture a facial oil does the trick.

A healthy flush – Blush is essential when skin isn’t glowing on its own.  It is amazing what a little dab will do to liven up the complexion. RMS Lip2Cheek in Smile looks natural on most skin tones.

Glow from the outside – If you are heading out tonight and need an instant fix, RMS Living Luminizer gives skin a natural lit-from-within factor that will have you party ready in seconds.

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Written by Liz Thompson

I am an organic beauty expert, writer, and mom of two young environmentalists who can already spot a toxic product when they see one. Read more about me at Organic Beauty, and find me on , Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

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