Shea butter: 5 ways to keep your skin holiday happy

Cold weather is just around the corner, and with it comes a holiday season filled with overindulgence—from late-night parties to a few extra cocktails and all the delicious food. While it may not seem that harmful, it's our skin that can really suffer from the excess.

The question is, how can you keep up your festive holiday schedule and maintain that healthy, glowing skin you work so hard to nourish and pamper? The following tips, and a healthy dose of shea butter, are all you need to keep your holiday skin in check.

Did we say shea butter?

Why yes, yes we did. It's our secret ingredient for bright and happy holiday skin.

Fun fact: Shea butter is a hardened version of the fatty acids and oils distilled from in the meat of the shea butter nut!

Because shea butter is safe for most skin types, hydrates the skin, and calms irritation, you’ll find it in a bunch of skincare products—including our Simple Beauty Purifying Cleanser. Here are some additional shea butter benefits?

♦ Plumps the skin through hydration.
♦ Helps fade small scars such as acne scars.
♦ Soothes sunburned, cracked, and peeling skin.
♦ Eases discomfort from allergic rashes, bug bites, contact dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis.
Stimulates collagen production to fight signs of aging.
♦ Fights free radical damage due to its high vitamin E content.

Now that you're on the shea butter train, here are some other helpful hints to help you and your skin thrive.

Holiday skin tips

Now that you're on the shea butter train, here are some more helpful hints to help you and your skin thrive this season.

1. Stay on track

Pick up a Simple Beauty Bundle to cover all of your skincare needs—perfect for sticking to your regimen, even on the go. With a convenient, home delivery skincare system, it's easier than ever to stay the course.

2. More moisture

Travel, drinking, sugar, and cold weather are a recipe for sad, dry skin. Adding moisture (shea butter!) regularly and using quality products can combat skin's festive fatigue.

3. Develop a cleansing habit

Selecting a cleanser that doesn’t dry out your skin is key. Simple Beauty Daily Purifying Cleanser includes shea butter—plus it's free of fragrances, drying alcohol, and toxic chemicals and is hypoallergenic. Use it regularly in the morning and night to keep consistent.

4. Use sunscreen

You heard that right; don't let the cooler months fool you. Applying sunscreen in winter is crucial as the sun is closer to the earth—so even if you can't feel it, sun damage can be done. And if you’re in an area that snows, you’re absorbing rays that will reflect back to your skin—double the reason to lather up.

5. Everything in moderation

Keeping your skin clear during the most festive time of year means balancing out those cookies and candy canes with some healthier options. With everything on your holiday list, we wanted to share an easy guide from the Mayo Clinic with their top food suggestions for healthy skin.

You buy a beauty bundle, and you get a beauty bundle

The Simple Beauty Bundle is designed to give your skin the nourishment and moisture it needs to look radiant and refreshed. It’s a perfect on-the-go go-to for you and everyone on your list. 

So this year, we're making your holiday shopping one step easier. When you treat yourself to The Simple Beauty Bundle, you get one as a gift! A few of these bundles, and you're ready to wrap it up. With the option for a year-round subscription, this is the gift that keeps on giving—making you an easy favorite among your friends and family.

To put it simply

The holidays don't have to ruin your skin! The Simple Beauty Bundle filled with quality ingredients like shea butter along with the below tips will keep you and your skin happy, healthy, and hydrated.

We made a list, and we're checking it twice: stick to your skincare routine, add moisture, use a gentle cleanser like Simple Beauty’s Daily Purifying Cleanser, watch your diet, and use sunscreen.

Happy and Healthy Holidays!