Holiday meals: Our tips for keeping perfect skin

A small glass of champagne, small canapes to gently start the festivities of Christmas Eve...

A gourmet starter followed by a rich festive dish, all washed down with good wine...

The Norman hole to digest (ha ha ha), the yule log and finally… the 13 desserts!

You had a great time, you had a perfect complexion thanks to our advice "Shine in the evening with our special holiday routine" when suddenly the first pimple in a long series appears on your face😱.

We explain to you right away why it happens for sure and especially how to avoid these unsightly appearances thanks to adapted natural beauty products and some lifestyle tips.


Why do 1 in 2 people have an acne breakout after a heavy meal? 

When you eat and drink, food is "processed" by your digestive system (stomach then intestines) but also by your liver, which in addition to assisting the digestion process, will play an essential role for your health. Indeed, it is involved in the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Suffice to say that he has three times more work than usual during the end of the year meals!

Once it has used and stored everything it needs, all it needs to do is flush the waste out of your body. And that's where it gets stuck! The liver and intestines saturate, they are overloaded and can no longer perform this detoxification function correctly. Quite naturally, your body adapts and calls on your skin, which is also a so-called secondary emunctory. This is how pimples, often similar to small cysts, appear on your jaw and in your neck. Your skin is simply trying to flush out accumulated toxins.


How to Avoid Christmas Buttons 🤓?

From the start of the festivities, a basic but essential advice is to remember to drink plenty of water throughout the day but also during meals.

Listen to your body and when it tells you "Loosen the button of the pants", you will kindly refuse to take a third piece of the log ;). But despite everything, the festive dishes, even if you do not abuse the quantities, are much fattier and much sweeter than usual. Thanks to a few natural tricks, you will be able to help your body better manage these excesses.

It should also be kept in mind that skin that "breathes" badly will be more likely to develop acne.. You will therefore also act locally thanks to natural beauty treatments.


Tip #1: Cleanse and cleanse your skin morning and evening.

By cleaning your skin, you prevent bacteria from outside from proliferating on the surface of your face and your neckline on the one hand, and on the other hand, you avoid the accumulation of creams and/or make-up on its surface.

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Tip #2: Rid your skin of impurities once a week.

By exfoliating your skin, you rid it of dead cells accumulated on its surface. Thus the pores do not clog and let toxins out of your body more easily without forming pimples.


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Tip #3: Keep your skin well hydrated.

 Proper hydration with a lotion and/or cream suited to your skin type will make it more supple, less reactive and thus better able to let toxins out without causing redness.


Tip #4: Help your liver in its detoxification function.

  • The liver loves heat. So you can take out granny's hot water bottle and stick it on your right side as often as possible J.
  • A course of desmodium adscendens regenerates and boosts liver function. Milk thistle also supports the liver. As for rosemary, it facilitates the production and evacuation of bile. You will find these plants in the form of ampoules or syrup to drink in pharmacies and organic stores.
  • If you are not prone to heartburn and reflux, you can start the day with ½ fresh squeezed lemon mixed with a little warm water. Take it on an empty stomach, this will facilitate your detox.


Tip #5: Adopt good daily habits.

  • Drink enough water (about 1.5 L/d) . We never repeat it enough.
  • Between heavy meals, eat light. All-you-can-eat vegetables! Avoid dairy products and processed foods. You can even undertake intermittent fasts several times a week to "lighten up".
  • Walk, exercise, exercise, sweat! Not only will all your organs be better oxygenated and therefore better able to do their job of cleaning the body, but in addition, by sweating, you eliminate toxins naturally.
  • Avoid stress as much as possible because it alone leads to digestive difficulties and the appearance of skin imperfections.
  • If you are already prone to acne problems, you can take a zinc cure.

    Tip #6: And if, despite all these precautions, a pimple had the audacity to appear...

    Roll on SOS imperfections

    Thanks to this roll-on, finally say stop to the spots! Propolis, an ingredient of La Ruche, combines its virtues with plants acclaimed for their benefits on problem skin. The essential Tea Tree and Lavandin, purifying Witch Hazel and sebum-regulating Palmarosa Essential Oil make up a traditional formulation with measured corrective action, combining a neutral, subtly lemony scent with the pleasant freshness of peppermint. 


    Happy Holidays !


    find also Ingrid's naturopathic advice on her site and on instagram @pimp_ta_santé.

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