How to Wow for Thanksgiving 

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year. It is a time when families gather to be together. However, it can also be a bit stressful. Preparing for the holiday can take a mental toll. You want to look your best for your family and friends. Achieving a look that wows everyone around you is made that much harder around Thanksgiving by the time of year, at least in certain areas. If you live in a climate where the weather gets cooler and dryer around Thanksgiving, it can damage your skin. Here are some ways to protect your skin this holiday season and really wow for Thanksgiving. 

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Keep Your Skin Hydrated and Protected from the Elements

If you want to maintain healthy skin, it is important to keep it hydrated. At Thanksgiving, that can be challenging because you may have a busy schedule of preparing for the holiday. You also must deal with changes in weather if you live in a colder area. You can keep your entire body better hydrated by drinking plenty of water, but there are also specific things you can do to help your skin stay hydrated. Here are some top options, according to the world-Renowned Mayo Clinic

  • Wear Gloves to Protect Your Hands Outside
  • Hook Up a Humidifier in Your Home
  • Do Not Expose Your Skin to Hot Water
  • Use Moisturizer, and Avoid Alcohol-Based Skincare Products

Replace Unhealthy Habits with Healthy Ones

One of the best ways to keep your skin looking its best this Thanksgiving is to avoid unhealthy habits. Your skin condition is sure to improve when you cut back on habits like cigarette smoking, drinking alcohol, and eating fatty foods. Instead, fill your time with healthier habits. Take up a sport or find a fun new hobby. 

Exercise is the Best Habit for Skin Health

The weather may cool down around Thanksgiving but take the opportunity to heat up your exercise routine. Thanksgiving is one of the times of year when exercising more is always better. That way, you can prepare ahead for the delicious spread you are about to enjoy with loved ones. When you have an established exercise regimen, you can burn off the calories from your Thanksgiving feast easier and faster than someone leading a sedentary lifestyle can. At the same time, exercising is fantastic for your skin. It provides the healthy glow you need to pull ofF your ideal Thanksgiving look.

Know What to Eat

Thanksgiving can be a time of overindulgence, especially when it comes to eating. Even in the weeks leading up to the holiday, you may have parties to go to where delicious foods are all around you. It is important for your skin health to keep careful tabs on the foods you eat. However, you can still indulge in a lot of Thanksgiving food favorites. Here are some Thanksgiving foods that can be good for your skin: 

  • Brussels sprouts are packed with skin-strengthening vitamins.
  • The protein in turkey can help your skin cells regenerate faster.
  • Antioxidant-rich pumpkin can protect your skin from free radicals. 
  • Cranberries are known for reducing inflammation. 
  • Many nuts, including walnuts and pecans, can help you reduce the chances of developing wrinkles. 

Get Plenty of Sleep

Your skin never looks its best when you are exhausted. Thanksgiving and the surrounding time can be difficult because you have so much to do, but don’t let a busy schedule keep you from getting some solid sleep. The general recommendation is to get eight hours of sleep a night, but even if you can consistently squeeze in six, your skin will be healthier. You will also find that your concentration levels and energy levels are higher. Then you can get through Thanksgiving and the whole holiday season with more alertness and enthusiasm.

Let Go of Stress

One of the biggest enemies your skin has is stress. Stress is like an invader that attacks it from several different fronts. A major problem is stress hormones are released, which can lead to acne and other skin problems developing. Stress can also cause your immune system to go out of whack. That can lead to the development of hives or rashes. 

Another side effect of stress is it changes your behavior in ways that can damage your skin. For example, if you are too stressed out preparing for Thanksgiving, you might forget to do parts of your daily skincare routine. Make sure you make that routine a priority as Thanksgiving approaches. Also, find ways to reduce your stress levels. You might need to ask loved ones to help you prepare for the holidays to take some stress off your shoulders. It could also help to find time to indulge in your favorite hobbies in between your holiday preparations.

Tailor Your Makeup to Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is a time for gatherings. You may be hosting one or invited to one or more Thanksgiving celebrations. In either case, you want to make an impression that wows everyone. That is why selecting a great Thanksgiving look might feel like the most stressful part of the holiday for you. 

A great way to wow friends and family is to choose makeup that highlights your natural beauty. You can begin with your brows. Nabila K Brow Wow can help. If you have a medium or dark complexion, it is an excellent eyebrow palette to choose. Nabila K also offers several eyebrow pencils, including this one. When trying to find a Thanksgiving look you love, you can even get inspiration from the tones of the season. Burgundy, orange, and other leafy fall colors can help you get in the Thanksgiving spirit. 

Consider Your Personality, Too

If you want to know how to wow everyone else with your Thanksgiving look, start by wowing yourself. The best way to do that is to consider your personality when choosing your Thanksgiving makeup. Most classic Thanksgiving makeup tutorials will tell you to go for warm tones, but cool tones can make a splash around the Thanksgiving dinner table, too. You might also want a more glamorous Thanksgiving glow. Once you decide on the look you are trying to achieve, finding the right makeup to do the job becomes much easier. 

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