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Well and Good: Hello, Gorgeous.

With the holiday party season upon us, most of us are getting ready to mingle with friends and family (and even some complete strangers) to celebrate. What’s one thing no one wants to hear? “Wow, you look tired!”

No matter how well-meant this annoying little phrase is, it does not conjure images of holiday cheer. Here at FRESH, we’ve prepared some handy tricks to help you look your best while mingling with the masses this season.

If your skin seems dull or dry, try this treatment: combine 1/2 cup pitted prunes and 1/2 cup canned pumpkin with 4 cups of water. Heat on low for 30 minutes. Purée the mixture and, when completely cool, apply to face for 30 minutes. Rinse with cool water. The salicylic acid in the prunes and pumpkin will help remove dull, dead skin cells and leave your skin beaming and radiant.

If your skin feels dry and tight, moisturize! Start your regimen with a moisturizing cleanser like MyChelle’s Creamy Pumpkin Cleanser. If you’re in a hurry, try a hydrating spritz. Here at FRESH, we love the MyChelle Dermaceuticals Pumpkin Hydrating Mist. While free of harmful synthetics, this mist is full of natural, plant based moisture. One of the greatest things about a mist is portability. You can hide it in a purse or clutch and spritz your face just before the soirée.

If oily skin is your dilemma, a quality cleanser is the place to start. You’ll want to choose a cleanser without extra moisturizers, for example a cleansing gel instead of a cleansing cream. The White Cranberry Cleanser from MyChelle is a great choice. With active ingredients from willow bark extract, pomegranates and cranberries, this cleanser will help turn your oil slick back into the beautiful beaming face you once knew. If you’re in a pinch and oily skin is trying to take over, pack Earth Therapeutics blotting tissues. Applied to the face with a pressing motion, these babies will soak up the oil and no one will ever know the difference.

Finally, if those under-eye pockets keep getting deeper and deeper, get some rest. Seriously, you’re only one person, and even though you can do it all by yourself, it’s no fun that way! Do what you can and delegate the rest. If you’re in a real pinch, though, try MyChelle’s Fabulous Eye Cream. The plant stem cells will perk up those pockets pronto!

Don’t forget that your skin will show the first signs of stress. What’s the best way to combat them on a daily basis? Nourish your skin from the inside out. Eat plenty of fruits and veggies and (you knew this was coming) hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Drinking your daily eight (glasses of water that is!) will put you on the path to radiant, youthful skin in no time. Now get out there and show them how gorgeous you really are!