As the holidays approach, now is the time to start planning so that the lights aren’t the only things that glow! Just like everything else, it does take a bit of planning to ensure you look your best, especially for all those get togethers with family and friends. Here are the three steps you should start now (if you haven’t done so already):
1- Update your skincare routine.
As the weather cools down, you may find your skin feeling and looking dry. No matter your style or skin type—whether you wear lots of makeup, minimal or none; have frequent breakouts or never break out—you should follow these steps:
- Use a gentle cleanser. Remember that clean skin is happy skin. Don’t use an exfoliating scrub more than once a week. For oily skin, wash with the suggested cleanser twice a day. If your skin is dry, you should use a gentle cleanser.
- Moisturize. If you’ve been using a lightweight moisturizer during the summer, it may be time to switch to a more emollient one that will help your skin cope with the drier air. It’s also a good time to consider adding an antioxidant serum to your daily routine.
- Sunscreen. I can’t say this enough. Everyone should wear sunscreen every day regardless of the weather. It’s the only way to reduce your risk of skin cancer and premature aging.
- Add-Ons: Use exfoliants, retinols and masks, as recommended. These are great, but more is not better. Less is more may be the better approach.
2- Eat right; look better.
A great formula for beautiful skin is eat a healthy, balanced diet, and stay hydrated.
There is a lot of research showing that eating a diet loaded with processed foods, sugars, saturated fats, and dairy can deprive your skin of the vital nutrients needed for youthful looking skin. So load up on healthy wrinkle-fighting foods that are high in antioxidants, such as fruits and vegetables, and make sure to include Omega-3 fatty acids in your diet. Your waistline and skin will thank you.
3- Schedule a facial treatment now!
A professional treatment is one of the best things you can do to keep your face looking its best. We offer a full range of services; one is right for every skin type. Ask us about microneedling (with or without PRP); microdermabrasion; peels; laser treatments; injectables; fillers, and more.
Our schedule gets very busy around the holidays. So please contact us now to ensure you get the appointment for the procedure you want to look your glowing best by the holidays.