How to Get Glowing Skin in Time for Thanksgiving Dinner


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In spite of all the stress, chaos, and mad race to your local grocery to grab that last turkey off the shelf, Thanksgiving is still one of our favorite and most awaited holidays. But between perfecting your grandmother’s cranberry sauce recipe and making sure your tablescape is Pinterest-worthy, it’s nearly impossible to take a few hours for yourself and squeeze in a quick pampering session. But just because you’ve been cooking up a storm in the kitchen doesn’t mean your skin has to look like a disaster. Below, we list down our top tips on how to get glowing skin in time for Thanksgiving dinner!

Cleanse It All Away

Hosting a Thanksgiving dinner requires intense planning and prep work. It also means spending a large chunk of your day frying, baking, and exposing your skin to smoke, sweat, and heat. But now that the bird is looking every bit a beauty and your corn muffins came out perfectly golden, it’s time to finally jump in the shower! Start your Thanksgiving skin care routine with a thorough wash to cleanse your skin of all the day’s sweat, dirt, and grease. Reach for a gentle face cleanser like the Oceanic Gold Ocean Fresh Cleanser. Enriched with Manuka Honey Bio Active 20+ and nourishing oils (rose geranium, grapeseed, and castor), this cleanser unclogs pores while delivering much-needed moisture to your skin, countering free radical damage, and improving texture and complexion.

Squeeze in a Scrub

An exfoliating scrub is a tried-and-tested way to instantly brighten and freshen up tired-looking skin. Before you step out of the shower, take time to do a quick scrub to rid your skin of dead and damaged cells. We love mildly abrasive, deep-cleansing scrubs like the Oceanic Gold Crushed Pearls Facial Scrub. Infused with sea minerals and crushed freshwater pearls, Australian kaolin white clay, jojoba beads, Manuka Honey Bio Active 20+, and macadamia oil, it sloughs away dead skin cells, minimizes pores, and improves the appearance of blemishes, discoloration, and scars.

Keep Dryness At Bay

All those hours in the kitchen can be particularly drying for your skin as prolonged exposure to heat can zap moisture away. And we all know that applying makeup on dry skin rarely produces beautiful results. To prevent this skin emergency, double down on hydration by applying a moisturizing face mask. While letting your skin rest and absorb all that masking goodness, you can take this time to do some breathing exercises to ease tired muscles and relieve some stress—or add some final touches to your table setting and plating.


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Make Moisture Last

Now that you finally have Thanksgiving dinner on lock, it’s time to change into your carefully planned outfit and put on your makeup. But before you jump into your makeup routine, add another layer of moisture to your skin to amp up your glow and keep dry, “winter skin” at bay. Start with a moisturizing toner or floral water and follow it up with a hydrating serum to get that lit-from-within radiance. Then reach for a rich moisturizer like the Oceanic Gold Pure Ocean Day Cream, which hydrates and balances your skin without leaving any shine or grease. Infused with Manuka Honey Bio Active 20+, grapeseed, jojoba, and grapefruit oils, sea buckthorn berry, seaweed, and aloe vera, it plumps and softens skin, helps cleanse blocked pores, and protects from environmental stressors. And because of its easily absorbent formula and matte finish, it can also double as a primer and works great under makeup.

Soften Your Mitts

From carrying full grocery bags to rinsing a mountain of pots and pans, it’s safe to say that your hands bear the brunt of your Thanksgiving preparations. So reward them with some much-needed pampering by treating them to a moisturizing hand cream or balm.

Mist It Up

It’s going to be a long and fun-filled night of endless stories and laughter (and wine!) with your loved ones, and you don’t want to miss a single second of it! Make those quick trips to the powder room count and spritz on a hydrating mist to make sure your skin and makeup stay fresh!



Thanksgiving is all about gratitude, family, and great food. And while making sure your loved ones have a meaningful (and belly-bursting) time at the dinner table requires a lot of work, it’s always worth all the stress and aching arm muscles in the end. And if you follow these easy tips on how to get glowing skin in time for turkey-carving, we’re sure your hearty meals won’t be the only ones showered with compliments!