Have you already got all your holiday plans lined up? Whether it’s year-end galas, office parties, or family dinners, many of us are probably already thinking about the look we’re going for. From outfits to hairstyles, accessories and shoes, all that’s left to check off the list is flawless skin. Instead of relying on heavy makeup to get that perfect holiday look, here are a few quick fixes to help you show off the complexion you’ve been dreaming about all year.
Did you know that even on the gloomiest of days, as much as 80% of the sun’s UV rays still shine through clouds and even windows? In fact, even the snow can be a powerful reflector for UV rays in the winter, which means sun protection should still be top of mind. Experts suggest that you should wear sunscreen 365 days of the year. Although genetics can play some role in lowering the risk of sun spots, no one is immune to sun damage. Luckily, visible damage that has already surfaced, such as sun spots, can be reversed. While home remedies and topical treatments are available, these won’t deliver quick results to get you ready for the holidays. Instead, consider IPL photofacial treatments, which work to diminish sun spots and other signs of premature aging. Although several treatments are recommended for a full treatment plan, you’ll immediately begin noticing the results. Winter is the perfect time for photofacial treatments, especially since you are less likely to be in the sun as any sort of tanning should be avoided after such treatments.
Acne can be difficult to cover with concealer; bumps may still be visible and heavy makeup can make breakouts worse. So, maybe it’s time to get rid of them for good. There are a lot of different causes of acne and it’s not exclusive to teenagers—cases of adult acne are on the rise. The key when actively seeking an acne treatment is to find one that can address both the underlying cause and visible symptoms of acne. IPL acne treatments, for instance, work using both blue and red light—the blue light destroys bacteria that causes acne and while the red light heals inflammation. Be sure to work with a certified aesthetic provider who can put together a personalized treatment plan and help make sure your acne-free skin lasts well past the holidays.
No matter the cause of uneven skin texture, we can all agree that it does not make for a great canvas to work with. If you’re ready to head into the holidays and start the new year with a smoother complexion, the solution may be radio frequency skin resurfacing treatments, which use radio frequency energy delivered through tiny pins to boost collagen and elastin production, and promote the skin’s natural healing process. With just a couple of quick sessions (usually lasting only 15-30 minutes each), you’ll notice naturally smoother, healthier-looking skin that you’ll want to show off at all your holiday evets. Add a touch of highlighter on the cheekbones, a bit of shimmery eye shadow, or a pop of color on your lips for an extra glam holiday look.
Fine lines and wrinkles are tricky to try and cover with foundation and concealer—too little and they’ll show right through, but too much and you’ll wind up making them look worse (since the makeup will just settle into the creases). If wrinkles are a real concern for you, treat yourself to a series of . They work to naturally enhance the production of elastin and collagen, the two major building blocks of smooth, youthful skin. The best part is that these treatments are very comfortable, soothing even, making them a nice, relaxing break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Plus, they require absolutely no downtime, so you can even get them done the morning of your big event.
No matter how long you’ve put off these fixes, it’s never too late to get on the right track. Keeping up with a customized treatment plan will give you the improvements you want now with results that will last through the new year. Ready to get started? Use the search field below to find a certified treatment provider in your area.
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