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5 Ways to Prepare Your Skin for the Holidays

Updated: Nov 24, 2023

Skincare advice
Prepare your skin for the Holidays

The festive season embodies love and joy, yet it's crucial to acknowledge the impact that cold weather, heightened stress, and changes in diet can have on your skin.

Factor in the holiday gatherings where indulging in food and drinks is hard to resist, and even your skin may show signs of protest.

To ensure your skin remains in optimal condition during the holiday season, we're here to provide some tips for preparing for the upcoming hectic months.

1. Boost Your Skin's Hydration

With the onset of cooler temperatures, it's time to incorporate intensely hydrating products and include a richer moisturizer in your skincare routine. While elevating your moisturizing routine, pay attention to how your skin responds.

If you notice an increase in breakouts, RN Polly Moore of Revive Med Spa in San Diego recommends using a thicker cream only at night and opting for a lightweight moisturizer during the day.

Additionally, incorporating a Vitamin C serum can contribute to brightening and reducing any hyperpigmentation spots caused by summer sun exposure. Don't overlook the delicate eye area—introduce a moisturizing eye cream to ensure proper care for your peepers.

Maintaining hydration from the inside out is essential throughout all seasons, so be sure to drink enough water to keep your skin radiant year-round. For an extra boost, consider facial treatments like the HydraFacial, designed to cleanse, exfoliate, extract, and hydrate the skin, ensuring a radiant complexion throughout the holiday season.

2. Exfoliation Is Key!

Exfoliation in winter can offer several benefits for the skin, helping to counteract the challenges posed by colder weather. Here are some advantages of incorporating exfoliation into your winter skincare routine:

  1. Removal of Dead Skin Cells: Winter air tends to be drier, which can lead to an accumulation of dead skin cells on the surface. Exfoliation helps to slough off these dead cells, promoting a smoother and brighter complexion.

  2. Enhanced Moisture Absorption: Exfoliating removes the barrier of dead skin cells, allowing moisturizers and hydrating products to penetrate the skin more effectively. This can be particularly beneficial in winter when the skin is prone to dryness.

  3. Stimulation of Blood Circulation: Exfoliation promotes blood circulation, which can help deliver oxygen and nutrients to the skin cells. Improved circulation contributes to a healthier complexion and can give your skin a natural, radiant glow.

Chemical peel treatment for dry skin in the winter
Chemical Peels are great to remove dead skin cells

3. Chemical Peels

Chemical peels can offer several benefits for the skin during the winter months. Here are some advantages of incorporating chemical peels into your winter skincare routine:

  1. Reduction of Hyperpigmentation: Chemical peels can help fade dark spots, sun damage, and other forms of hyperpigmentation. This is beneficial during winter when sun exposure from the summer months may have led to the development of such skin issues.

  2. Treatment of Fine Lines and Wrinkles: Chemical peels can target fine lines and wrinkles, improving the overall texture of the skin. This is especially helpful in winter when dry air can accentuate the appearance of fine lines.

  3. Evening out Skin Tone: Chemical peels can address uneven skin tone by reducing the appearance of sunspots, age spots, and other discolorations. This can result in a more uniform and radiant complexion.

  4. Acne Control: For individuals prone to acne, chemical peels can be beneficial in controlling breakouts by unclogging pores and removing excess oil. This can be relevant even in winter when indoor heating and drier air may contribute to acne flare-ups.

4. Use SPF Daily

A big mistake we see people make is decreasing the use of sunscreen as the winter months roll around. Don’t let the cooler days fool you! The sun is still throwing down damaging UVA and UVB rays, and the skin is still absorbing it .

Traditional sunscreens may not provide direct protection against the blue light emitted by electronic devices, including computer screens.

Blue light, also known as high-energy visible (HEV) light, is part of the visible light spectrum. While it's different from UV rays, some studies suggest that prolonged exposure to high-intensity blue light, especially from digital screens, may have potential effects on the skin, such as contributing to oxidative stress and premature aging.

It is vital to continue using SPF throughout the winter.

5. Our Experienced Medical Professionals Can Help!

If you're seeking a festive lift for your daily skincare routine our team of Medical Professionals at Lotus is here to infuse it with holiday inspiration. Whether you're looking for rejuvenating treatments, expert tips, or skincare tricks, we've got you covered. Let us help you maintain a radiant complexion so your skin can truly shine during this festive season.

Book your appointment today: or call 440-836-3505

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