The holiday season is in full swing with social events, work parties and family gatherings booking up calendars quickly. Whether you’re preparing for a Christmas party or a New Year’s Eve event, wanting to look your best is a no-brainer. You want to be gorgeous for all the photos that’ll take over Instagram feeds, FB posts and work party prints that your snap happy friends, family and co-workers will take.
Getting glowing, radiant skin is the first step in putting your best face forward for the season’s celebratory shindigs and it begins with ensuring your skincare regiment is on point. Be belle of the ball with these helpful tips for getting your skin holiday-party ready:
Remember to Relax
The holidays are a high-stress season that can wreak havoc on your skin. Stress shows and no one wants to look like the red eyed demon that just awoke to take a holiday photo. Getting enough rest prior to your event is pertinent for pretty skin. Between running around to buy last minute gifts, late night present wrapping sessions, decorating, hosting, attending obligations and everything in between (i.e. regular life), hectic holiday stress is a reality. Keep it at a minimum by getting enough rest and taking time to care for yourself. Your skin will thank you for it.
Staying hydrated is one of the most important skin care steps you can take towards making sure your skin looks great. Drinking more water throughout the day and using a humidifier at night will help to combat the drier weather which also dries out skin. When skin is dry, it looks tight and flaky. Be sure to stay hydrated to keep your skin looking its best.
Schedule a facial or peel one to two weeks prior to your event. This way, you’ll ensure any irritation has subsided by the night of your party. You don’t want to look red or irritated in your holiday photos. The best time to get a facial is one week before you want to show off your party ready skin. This will allow any residual blotchiness to fade and be replaced with a gorgeous look at me glow.
An excellent facial peel that is popular among celebrities pre-red carpet events is the Ossential Stimulator Peel. Facials of any kind, should include a massage component administered by your aesthetician that helps drain toxins from the lymph system to minimize puffiness and eliminate fluid retention in the face. Botox® cosmetic treatments are another alternative for a quick instantly refreshed look this holiday season.
Keep Things Warm
Hot showers and baths are a welcome respite from the cold weather however steeping in hot water for long periods of time is not good for getting your skin party-ready. Opt for shorter shower times with warmer temperatures. Hot water is a skin moisture sucker and you don’t want to look like a prune for your party. Which brings us to…
Moisturize, Moisturize, and Moisturize
Tis the season to find a skin-saving, multi-tasking moisturizer. We’re talking jam packed moisturizers that contain sun protection, Vitamin C to brighten the skin, wrinkle smoothers, blemish erasers and skin plumping ingredients. By adding power packed products to your routine, your skin reaps multiple benefits at once. Speak with your skincare specialist to find a moisturizer that addresses all your skin’s needs. Here at Sculpt Aesthetics in Calgary, we proudly world-class multi-tasking moisturizers including Venus Skincare, SkinMedica and Zo Skin Health products.
Adding extra exfoliation to your skin care routine during the holiday season will help to boost smoothness, minimize pores and reduce flakiness for a flawless look come event night. Whatever your method, whether it be using a wash cloth, facial scrub, facial brush or an in-office treatment, exfoliating your skin properly will allow for easier make-up application and a smoother, glowing complexion.