Tis the season for giving!

Seasonal tips for your skin care needs.

HEALTH AND WELLNESSSKIN CARE

11/19/20220 min read

If your skin is like mine, this is the time of the year where you see flare-ups (regardless of how good your diet and regimes are)! Wonderful, isn't it! So let me give you some tips to help push through this season and possibly avoid the worst:

~Be honest with yourself~

If Mac-N-Cheese causes you issues, try to avoid it or at least minimize the amount. I know that's ridiculous, right? Trust me, I understand how crazy is it to try to avoid or lessen the amount of fried turkey wings you add to your plate but if you don't want to deal with the down right skinache (yes, that's a word I made up, LOL) of feeding your body so many things it's going to have a bad reaction, then you may need to reconsider. It matters and so does you skin!

~Stay Consistent~

If you have a skin routine that is working, keep at it even when you're visiting family and friends the holidays! Personally, I have a travel bag I take everywhere with my regime things in it. It holds all of my main toiletries and is big enough to add extra things I've added to my daily routine. This bag stays full! For example, my OBB body/facial doesn't have an expiration date so I usually refill it once I get home from a trip just to make sure it's already there. If you can't remember to do that, you can always have extras of each that you keep on hand in your to-go bag just in case you're leaving in a hurry and might forget something. You don't have to worry about it because it's already packed.

~Get help~

Sometimes natural solutions, creams, oils, etc just isn't enough. Speak to a dermatologist for a possibly quicker and more effective way of treatment in this particularly harsh season. I just recently had to do the same because my hands were breaking out more than normal and she gave me some advice as to what to use. Now, with that advice, I've added another layer of protection and nourishment to my hand cream and is working very well. They may not have all the answers you need but they may be able to lead you in the right direction.

~Watch for the signs~

There's been enough times in my skin care journey where I ignored the increased itching or slight irritation until it turned into something that needed extensive care. If you being outside without gloves causes slight irritation, 9 times out of 10, it's going to get worse if not tended to. Washing the dishes without gloves may not be the best idea if your hands become severely inflamed a few hours later. Don't disregard what your skin is saying. It may save you money, time, and added hardship.

All in all, I hope these tips were helpful or at least a reminder. If you have any questions, email obbaesthetics@gmail.com and I'll respond at my earliest convenience.

Have a great Thanksgiving!