Derm-Approved Holiday Beauty Tips
- Posted on: Dec 8 2023
The holiday season is upon us, and that often means a packed calendar filled with parties, family gatherings, and other celebrations. It’s the perfect time to make a plan to look your best! The skin care experts at Asarch Dermatology are sharing these tips to help you get holiday-ready and keep that special glow all winter long.
A major key to achieving a radiant complexion is keeping your skin hydrated and preventing moisture loss, which can certainly be a challenge during chilly Colorado winters. Here’s everything you need to create a beauty checklist (and check it twice!) as you prepare for your holiday plans.
We can’t say it enough – keeping your skin moisturized is vital, especially in wintertime. The cold air outdoors holds far less moisture and the heaters we use indoors also dry the air, creating a double-whammy for your skin.
Using cleansers with ceramides helps you wash away dirt, oil, and other impurities without stripping away your skin’s natural oils, while using a moisturizer or serum with hyaluronic acid and plant oils helps seal moisture into your skin. Choose products that list hyaluronic acid in the first five ingredients, as this ingredient’s primary function is to keep tissues well-lubricated by retaining water.
We recommend moisturizing every day in the winter, even if you have oily skin or are prone to acne. A quality moisturizer should instantly hydrate dry skin, leaving your skin feeling smooth and nourished. Your Asarch dermatologist can suggest the best moisturizing products for your particular skin type.
Without the hot, humid temperatures and excess sweating associated with warmer weather, people tend to drink far less water during the winter. But if you want to keep your skin looking healthy, you need to hydrate your body from the inside out.
Drinking coffee, tea, or hot chocolate doesn’t count – and if holiday cocktails are on the menu, alcohol can dehydrate you even further. Try to drink as much water this winter as you would during the summer. Most healthy adults need at least 4-6 cups of water each day, but eight cups or more is best.
Regular gentle exfoliation increases the radiance of your complexion by removing dull, dead skin cells and generating new cell production. Ingredients like alpha-hydroxy acids break down the bonds that keep dead cells on your skin’s surface to reveal the fresh, healthy skin underneath. The stimulation of new cells also helps produce firmer, smoother skin.
When your skin is smooth and healthy, it reflects more light – talk about a holiday glow.
When you don’t sleep enough, it shows. Adequate sleep is important for repairing the damage that happens to your skin during waking hours – that’s why we call it “beauty rest.”
People often skimp on sleep during the hectic holiday season, but proper sleep helps build collagen, prevent inflammation that can lead to acne, heal wounds, and more. Do your skin a favor and try to get at least seven hours of sleep each night, even when your holiday schedule is packed.
Favorite holiday-ready treatments
You don’t have to try to create that holiday glow all by yourself. Asarch Dermatology is a full-service practice that offers a variety of cosmetic treatments and spa services to refresh and brighten your skin, including:
- Injectables and fillers – If cold weather and Colorado’s high altitude have taken a toll on your skin, injectables and fillers can help. Products like BOTOX®, JUVEDERM®, and KYBELLA® are excellent options for treating fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet, and other signs of aging.
- Light therapy – Asarch Dermatology uses NeoLTS, the newest and most sophisticated LED light therapy system on the market. This non-invasive treatment is clinically proven to enhance the appearance of your skin.
- Facials – Through increased circulation, deep exfoliation, and cleaning your pores, regular facials improve the overall health of your skin. We offer multiple facials to choose from, including our Signature Facial, Glycolic Facial, Vibraderm for Men, and more.
- Chemical peels – Get rid of the damage that sun, dirt, makeup, and other contaminants leave behind on your skin with a chemical peel. This treatment encourages your skin to shed the damaged cells, revealing new, healthier skin underneath. Choose from the Illuminize Peel, Vitalize Peel, Rejuvenate Peel, and more.
We want to help you to look and feel your best! Ask your Asarch dermatologist to find out which treatments and skin care products are right for you.
<h2>Schedule your holiday prep appointment today<h2>
Want to look fa-la-la-la fabulous? Asarch Dermatology makes getting your skin holiday-ready quick and easy with little to no downtime. To get started, schedule an appointment today at one of our three convenient locations in Englewood, Castle Rock, and Lakewood.
During your consultation, a board-certified dermatologist will examine your skin and create a customized plan that fits your needs, budget, and busy schedule – freeing you to enjoy your holidays (and healthier skin) to the fullest.