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10 Wellness Tips For The Festive Season Glow

Navigating flawless skin and healthy living amidst holiday hustle and tempting treats. Glow inside out with these wellness tips, this festive season!

By URLife Team
24 Oct 2023

The arrival of 'ber' months (September, October, November, December) marks the succession of festivals such as Dussehra, Diwali, Christmas, New Year, and Pongal. While the festivities are undoubtedly a source of joy, they can also pose a challenge for those trying to live a healthy lifestyle. 


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While we all love dressing up, looking our best, and having a blast, it has its downsides too.  Maintaining flawless skin and upholding a healthy lifestyle during this festive period can be challenging, especially with hectic schedules and tempting high-calorie treats all around.

But you can ace the festive season with the right strategies. This isn’t only about rehydrating and nourishing skin during festival season; it’s about incorporating wellness into daily routines.


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Wellness Tips For Festive Glow

Following wellness tips can help mitigate the post-holiday blues and support a smoother transition back to regular routines. These tips will help you maintain your wellness and achieve that festive season glow.

1. Start your day with a glass of water: Staying hydrated is key to maintaining healthy and radiant skin. Water hydrates and plumps our cells, which in turn helps maintain the structural proteins, collagen responsible for keeping our skin firm and youthful. Since our bodies are composed of around 70 per cent water, consume at least 2 1⁄2 to 3 litres of water daily to keep skin supple but also aids in flushing out toxins. 


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2. Eat a nutritious and balanced diet: Enjoy the festive treats but balance them with nutritious meals rich in fruits and vegetables. Kickstart your festive days with a wholesome breakfast to prepare for all the festivities ahead, day and night. Opt for a nutritious and protein-rich morning meal like porridge, eggs, Greek yoghurt, protein pancakes, or a simple nut butter on toast to energise your day. Incorporate an abundance of fruits into your daily routine; they make excellent snacks. Transform your mid-meal snacks into fruit munching moments. Citrus fruits like orange, grapefruit, lemon, etc are rich in vitamin C, not only enhance your skin's radiance and texture but also boost your immunity.


3. Use vitamin c serum for instant glow: Just as you dedicate time to thoroughly clean every nook and corner of your house during festivals, your skin deserves the same attention. Stick to your skincare regimen. Cleansing, moisturising, and protecting your skin is essential. Implement a weekly exfoliation routine to eliminate dead skin cells and reveal a softer, more supple complexion. Opt for vitamin C serum to get glowy skin. 


4. Reapply SPF to protect your skin from UV rays: Don't forget sunscreen, even in the winter. Sun protection helps maintain your skin's health. The significance of sunscreen cannot be overstated. Apply sunscreen at least 20 minutes before heading out. If you have oily skin, opt for a water-based sunscreen. If not, a regular cream-based one works just fine. The one with SPF50+ you should aim for to shield your skin from harmful UV rays.


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5. Sweat 30 minutes for a youthful look: Finding time for workouts during the festive season may be challenging, but there are plenty of alternatives. You can plan gatherings that involve a beach walk, outdoor games in the park, or a leisurely neighbourhood stroll. There are plenty of options, from dancing to yoga, and you can easily practise them at home with a good mat. Engaging in a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise enhances the secretion of adrenaline, endorphins, and serotonin which improves blood circulation, aiding in the efficient removal of toxins from your system. It not only boosts your metabolism and lifts your spirits but also leaves your skin with a post-exercise glow. So, lace up your sneakers, cue up your favourite podcast, and prepare for an enjoyable sweat session.


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6. Enjoy the delicacies in moderation: Portion control helps you savour the flavours without overindulging. Practising mindful eating involves savouring each bite, chewing your food thoroughly, and taking your time during meals. It means being attentive to portion sizes and listening to your body's cues, stopping when you feel satisfied, rather than overindulging until you're uncomfortably full. This approach helps you enjoy your delicacies and avoid the unhealthy cycle of binge eating followed by fasting.


7. Meditate before bed to sleep better: A well-rested body and mind contribute to a vibrant look. Getting a good night's sleep allows your body time to heal and repair the daily wear and tear. Aim for a minimum of 6-7 hours of sleep every night to significantly enhance your skin's health. If late-night parties or binge-watching are disrupting your sleep, then try meditation. It promotes sleep and also improves sleep quality. If possible, scheduling early dinners and ensuring there's at least an hour or two between dinner and bedtime. Moreover, grabbing an hour’s siesta without feeling guilty is one of the best self-care practices you can adopt.


8. Pick your drinks wisely: Limit alcohol consumption as excessive drinking can dehydrate your skin. While many of us indulge in a few extra glasses during festivals, it's wise to keep things simple for the sake of your skin and overall well-being. Avoid cocktails that can be laden with hidden sugars. Instead, consider choosing a spirit with a clean mixer like sparkling or tonic water. Another good option is red wine, as it contains fewer calories than most drinks and boasts the added benefit of antioxidants, which are excellent for your overall health.


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9.Use pink noise to ease anxiety: Festival times can sometimes bring on stress, with the pressure of hosting, finding the perfect gifts, and dealing with various family expectations. The festive season can be draining, leaving both our minds and bodies exhausted. Dedicate just five minutes each day to meditation—disconnect from your phone, tune out the world, and create a moment of tranquillity to prepare you for the day ahead. You can also go for sound therapy or pink noise to help with anxiety and stress. has a soothing, gentle quality and is often used for relaxation, and stress reduction. It can help to mask background noises, making it easier to focus and calm the mind.


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10. Do not forget to express gratitude: Take time to reflect on the season's significance and express gratitude for the joys it brings. Remember that the most important aspect of expressing gratitude is being sincere and genuine. When you express gratitude from the heart, it is often felt deeply by the recipient. The simplest way is to say "thank you." Be sincere and specific about what you are thankful for. Show your gratitude by dedicating quality time to your loved ones during the holidays or festivals

Maintaining a holistic approach to wellness during the festive season can indeed be a challenge. The busy schedule of social gatherings, travel plans, and holiday shopping can easily divert our attention from healthy eating, self-care, and regular exercise. However, it's essential to find a balance and make conscious efforts to prioritise our well-being during this bustling time.


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