How to maintain healthy, glowing skin through the holidays.

How to maintain healthy, glowing skin through the holidays.

Yes, it's that time of year again! We love the festive season... there is so much to celebrate - Christmas parties, quality time with friends and family, long lazy days at the bach and those classic kiwi summer barbecues. 

All that celebrating often means a lot of indulgence, which we all know can wreak havoc on our skin. So how do you maintain healthy, glowing skin through the silly season? 

1. Slip, slop, slap.

Slip on a shirt, slop on the sunscreen, and slap on a hat!

It's the mantra that we hear every summer in New Zealand and as much as it seems obvious, it can be easy to head out to the garden and forget to cover up. Not only will this protect you from those harmful UV rays, but it will help maintain your skins natural moisture and glow. 

2. Remove your makeup before heading to bed.

After a night of Christmas party indulgence it can be very tempting to crawl between the sheets without removing your makeup. But did you know that sleeping in your makeup can age your skin up to seven times faster? No-one wants that! 

Don't fret - with our gorgeous new HempPurify Emulsifying Oil Cleanser it is so easy to remove your makeup in one step. You heard that right - it even removes pesky eye makeup! 

"Absolutely loved this oil cleanser! Very light and smooth, not too heavy for the skin but helps every bit of makeup glide away with ease. Perfect for those hard to remove waterproof mascaras, eyeliners and lipsticks. LOVE!" Mackenzie Stone - Cosmetics Industry 

3. Water, Water, Water.

Make sure you increase your water intake - especially during those long days at the beach. It will help to rid your body of toxins, keep your gut happy and your skin glowing. 

We also love a refreshing face spritz to keep cool and hydrated on hot summer days. Check out these 5 DIY Face Spritz Ideas from Hello Glow.

4. Exfoliate.

Balmy summer days and increased alcohol intake over the holidays can contribute to dry, dull skin. Exfoliate your face and body once or twice a week to remove those dead skin cells, unclog pores and draw out impurities. We don’t have an exfoliant for you ready at Hark & Zander as yet, as all good things take time! But try adding a touch of sand, salt or sugar to our HempLavish Body oil or HempPurify Face cleanser (don’t use white sugar on the face, it’s a bit harsh) and gently rub around in circular motions.  

Exfoliating helps your skin absorb oils and moisturisers too and provides an instant glow. So make sure you moisturize after exfoliating! We recommend applying our HempLavish Nourishing Body Oil to slightly damp skin after exfoliating for an instant hydration boost.  

"I just received my body oil - it made it all the way to Fiji. Already smothered myself - it's amazing - skin is glowing - other oils make my skin look oily - this product doesnt and a few drops goes a long way."  Jackie Scott

5. Add Vitamin C rich foods to your diet.

With beautiful local product in abundance in summer, this is an easy one. Adding extra Vitamin C to your diet will help to maintain gut health and assist in the regeneration of skin cells. 

Eat your way to glowing skin with Vitamin C rich citrus, strawberries and kiwifruit - delicious!

6. Keep up with your skincare - even on holiday.

It can be easy to slip into bad habits when you're on holiday. Simplify your skincare routine with dual action products like our HempTonic Face Oil.

Save space in your toiletry bag with this two in one product. It is suitable for all skin types, so the whole family can use it. 

It’s also great to soothe skin after time in the sun or irritation from sunscreen. 

“My son reacted to our sunscreen, and had dry flakey skin. So I put your face oil all over his face for instant relief” Alana H

Travel = 2 in 1 Oil Cleansing Method with HempTonic
Place 5 drops of oil on your palms, gently massage into your face and neck. With a warm, damp cloth wipe away makeup in an upward, circular motion for freshly cleansed skin. Follow with toner and moisturise as below.

Travel = 2 in 1 Oil Moisturising Method with HempTonic
Place 3 drops of oil on the tips of your fingers, dab onto the face and gently massage in an upward, circular motion. Use morning and night after cleansing and toning to nourish your skin. Our beautiful natural oil will soak itself in.

"I purchased 2 bottles of this beautiful oil and we absolutely love it! I have had very dry skin and dermatitis since reaching mid forties, this is hands down the best product I've tried. Dramatic improvement in only weeks! The other bottle was for my teenage daughter who has acne prone and very sensitive skin. It has helped calm her skin, reduce inflammation and we've noticed an improvement in acne scarring. Well done you have created an amazing product!" Olwyn Andrews

So there you have it - six easy steps to GLOWING skin this festive season. We hope you all have a safe and relaxing summer break and some much deserved down time with friends and loved ones. xxx