The days are shorter and the temperature has dropped, summer 2022 is behind us and that can only mean one thing- Christmas is on the way! Admittedly, it can feel early mentioning the C word before we’ve even got Halloween done and dusted, but with it being such a busy (and often extravagant) time of year, it’s worth giving yourself time to get organized. Starting early enables you to spread the cost; you can buy a few things each week starting now, and won’t be caught short in December. You can start coming up with ideas for gifts, and pick up things in the sales to save money.
Black Friday isn’t far away so if you know what you want to buy there’s a chance you could snap things up for cheap! And getting yourself ready for the all-important Christmas parties might take some time too, especially if you’re not feeling your best right now. The festive season is the one time of year you’ll most likely see all of your family and friends, so you want to be confident and feel good about yourself. If that’s not the case right now, making some changes can mean by Christmas you look fantastic and feel stunning in all of your party wear. Here are some ways to go about it!
Diet and Exercise
Are you finding that none of your clothes are fitting you quite right? Perhaps your normal clothes feel a little tight or you’re bulging in places you’d rather not be? Everyone is different shapes and sizes and that’s absolutely fine- it’s all about how you feel in yourself! If you feel puffy, bloated or sluggish and want to make a change then you have plenty of time to do so before Christmas. We all want to lose weight quickly, but even a moderate loss of 1-2lbs a week over the next few weeks will still make a fantastic difference. Aim to cut calories by eating less processed foods and focus on natural, whole, healthy ingredients. Exercise more, you don’t have to feel the burn at the gym. Long dog walks, dancing around your kitchen and taking the stairs are all small, achievable things you could try to do more.
Create a Skincare Regime
Now is the perfect time to address your skincare regime. The changing seasons mean we need to care for our skin in different ways, and colder weather especially brings challenges. Skin can easily become dry, sore and cracked due to low temperatures, windy weather and central heating. Add a hydrating oil and a more intense moisturizer to your regime. A gentle exfoliator will remove dead skin and debris to give you a clean, fresh base. Positive changes in your diet will also improve the way your skin looks, so come party season you’ll be looking your best.
Find the Right Outfits and Makeup
Finally, the right Christmas party outfit and makeup can make a massive difference to the way you look and feel. If you’re looking through your wardrobe and feel as though you’re short on options then consider treating yourself to a couple of new pieces. Sites like Shein have huge amounts of choice and are very inexpensive, and Youtube has lots of makeup tutorials that you could practice and have a go at. If you have very special Christmas parties/ ball type occasions to go to this year then it’s crucial to have the right outfit, so check out your options now!