You don’t need spirits to get into the holiday spirit this season! In fact, with a wide variety of non-alcoholic spirits available that mix just like their alcoholic counterparts and taste great, too, you can still celebrate with a festive drink in hand. Pick up a pre-mixed alcohol-free cocktail, zero-proof gin, or virgin tequila and shake yourself up a classic cocktail full of flavor but entirely sans alcohol for any holiday party, family gathering, or cheery get-together.
Algae for skin
Moisturize, soften fine lines, lighten dark spots … algae-based skincare products may be the powerhouse you’re looking for when it comes to all-natural skin care. This marine ingredient is not only rich in A, B, C, and E vitamins, it’s also an antioxidant, moisturizer, and even offers anti-aging properties. The ingredient is often found in creams and serums and available from many natural and organic brands!
Drink more water
We all know we should drink more water. After all, proper hydration can benefit athletic performance and even keep you from getting cranky (hello holiday stress!). But if you rarely seem to manage those eight glasses a day, maybe it’s time to try a smart water bottle. From water bottles that light up every hour to models with connected apps that track your sipping, there are several products that make it so much easier to remember to drink up.
Post-workout recovery tools
Move aside lowly foam roller … there are some new recovery tools in town that help get out those post-workout kinks and soreness (and they’re high tech!). If you’re feeling the need to pamper your body after a tough morning at the gym, the options are seemingly endless. Discover therapy guns for an at-home deep tissue massage, sleep mats that analyze your sleep cycle, or vibrating foam rollers to release tension! They make great relaxation tools for this stressful time of the year.
Ditch the idea of a drawer overflowing with lipstick, blush, and eyeshadow and replace them all with a simpler approach to your morning routine: a multi-use color stick that can be used on cheeks, lips, eyelids, and more. There are many all-natural, multi-use products available, often in stick or balm form. Easy to use and delightfully minimalistic, they can help you achieve a natural look in no time flat.
Stand up for mental health
Literally. Several studies suggest that sitting for most of the day can adversely affect mental health, so get up and move! Try regular breaks to stand up and move around, but most professionals recommend an hour or more of moderate exercise a day, coupled with reduced time in your office chair, to be the best medicine for boosting mental health and feelings of well-being.