They say when you want the merriest Christmas, you fly to the Philippines. Who wouldn’t when it lasts way longer than the rest of the world? Here, the season can last for three months. In other parts, such as Cebu, it extends to 30 days more!
One of the primary reasons for the grand and long festivity is its meaning for the Filipinos. For the children, it’s about seeing their grandparents again or asking presents from their godparents. For families, it’s a perfect excuse for a reunion or a short trip. For most, it means days or even weeks of partying, shopping, and planning. All these can result in stress. How do you maintain your beauty despite the busy schedule this season?
1. Take Care of Your Skin
Stress can appear in different ways, including full-on acne. You don’t want to deal with it, do you? After all, you’re about to attend dozens of parties. Manage your skin with a simple routine. For example, Kedma Skincare in the Philippines has scrubs, soaps, and black mud face masks. Most of them include Dead Sea minerals and antioxidants. They can remove the old dead skin cells, as well as the dirt from pollution. They can lock in the moisture to help maintain the skin’s suppleness.
When you buy a set, you can save more money and make your regimen straightforward. Everything you need is already within your reach. You can also bring some of them with you if you need to give your face some love anytime.
2. Plan Your Shopping Spree
First, decide whether to buy them or order online? If it’s the latter, take note of the shopping and delivery schedules. Usually, it takes longer for you to receive the package during the holidays. Philippine ports can be so busy and clogged up with people and parcel. Traffic can be horrendous. Authorities have also limited the delivery times for non-perishables between 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. only.
If you choose to purchase them yourselves, know the schedules of the shopping malls. For this year, they have decided to adjust their opening hours to 11:00 a.m. from 10:00 a.m. on weekdays since November 5. They, though, are more likely to extend their hours until midnight. If you want to skip the traffic, consider going to the mall during the first three hours. Avoid weekends. Another option is to buy your presents from the stores closest to you.
3. Learn to Say No
Do you need to eat lechon each time you party? Do you have to say no to every invitation? Perhaps you don’t. Consider some of your days untouchable. Use these as a perfect opportunity to recharge and recover. You can even take this time to reflect the year that was and plan for the next 365 days. Give yourself the gift of rest. You deserve it.
There’s a reason why Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, especially in the Philippines. If you allow yourself to burn out, though, it can be miserable for you. You might never get to escape from the stress, but you can learn to manage it. You can start with these ideas.