by Elizabeth Siegel
Getty Images An odd thing happened over the Thanksgiving holiday: I flew to Chicago for a five-day trip, and my skin totally changed while I was there. A few days into my vacation, and it was a little dryer, a little duller, and prone to breakouts. And now that I'm back home in New York City, it hasn't miraculously improved like I'd really, really been hoping it would. "That's common around the holidays," says Francesca Fusco, a dermatologist in New York City.
And it's common for a lot of reasons. "Flying, drinking alcohol, eating salty and sugary foods, and even washing your face with hard tap water can make your skin dryer and inflamed, which means it's also more prone to breakouts," she explains. "And dry skin looks generally older, because it gets duller and fine lines become more noticeable." Yikes. Before you get mad at your family for living out of town, here's how to get your skin back on track:
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