Tips to Keep Skin Glowing This Holiday Season

holiday skincare

Family portraits, holiday parties, and family gatherings – there are a lot of reasons to want to look your absolute best this season.  Photoshop may be able to help smooth blemishes and plump skin in your photos, but what about the other occasions?  What can you do when you want a glow that comes from more than the Christmas lights?  There are a few tried and true methods that are likely to deliver just what you’re looking for.  A consultation is the best way to develop a plan for gorgeous, party-ready skin, and while you’re there, these are some of the options you may want to consider discussing with your dermatologist.

Botox – For smooth, youthful skin, there are few treatments as effective as Botox.  Not to be confused with a facial filler, Botox is a relaxer, able to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles and keep it that way for months.  A quick visit to your dermatologist can leave you looking more refreshed that you have in years and perfectly prepared for any gatherings or photos that come your way.  The most common application areas are the forehead, around the eyes, the mouth, and the neck.

Juvederm – As far as facial fillers go, there are few injectables as versatile and effective as Juvederm.  With multiple formulations such as Juvederm Voluma, Juvederm Ultra XC, Juvederm Ultra Plus XC, and Juvederm Volbella, the treatment options are numerous.  If you are bothered by lines and wrinkles, want to lift and contour your cheeks, or are looking for fuller lips, there is a Juvederm option that can work for you.  The treatments are quick and the results long-lasting.

IPL – If discoloration, uneven tone, acne, or fine lines and wrinkles are a concern, laser treatments are a likely consideration.  However, many require a larger time commitment, including extended periods of downtime to recuperate.  IPL, on the other hand, is performed quickly, requires little to no downtime, and offers noticeable improvement in the skin.  You may have heard these referred to as photofacials, photorejuvenation, or lunchtime procedures.  Their minimally invasive nature makes them perfect in anticipation of an upcoming occasion where you want to look your best.

General Skincare – The fact is, most of us don’t do our skin any favors over the holidays.  There are some common skincare missteps that come with the hectic schedule of the Christmas season.  Taking care to avoid these is half the battle in looking your best.  After a late night, still take the time to cleanse your face and wash off makeup.  Despite the many holiday treats, make an effort to keep your diet and exercise routine on track.  Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated, and keep lip balm and moisturizer on hand to prevent dryness.

Look back on your 2016 holiday photos and memories with fondness.  You’ll always remember just how amazing you looked and felt by visiting your dermatologist beforehand for that perfect procedure.  Decide to stick with it, and that feeling can last indefinitely!  To learn more about these or any other cosmetic skin procedures, contact the offices of Dermasurgery Center.  Happy holidays!