Whilst it’s going to be a little different this year, Christmas is coming around just the same as it normally does. This is usually a busy period for all aesthetic clinics as many people want to look their best for the seasonal festivities and parties. Although we’ve been assured the lockdowns will be easing in time for Christmas, it’s not clear what those seasonal festivities and parties will look like with the importance of social distancing remaining. There’s been a lot of talk of zoom Christmas parties or festive quizzes instead which although different bring their own heightened awareness of your blemishes and frustrations with your skin.
However this Christmas turns out, the winter weather, seasonal excesses and the late nights can still seriously affect the health and appearance of your skin. Your skin, however, doesn’t need to suffer this yuletide. In fact, there’s a number of simple procedures that can really transform your appearance both quickly and effectively. Your skin is often one of the first things people notice and friends and family will often comment when you genuinely are looking radiant and well…whether or not that’s over a zoom call.
If you’re still looking for a good reason to treat yourself this Christmas period here’s some inspiration:
- You deserve a little boost especially after this crazy year – when you look good, you feel good. When you feel good, you look good.
- You want to look youthful, fresh and radiant for yourself and your family who you haven’t seen all year
- You’d like to impress your colleagues on the Christmas zoom party
- You’ve bought everybody else a present and you deserve a pre-Christmas gift to yourself
- You’re actually exhausted with all the preparations and would like a fresh me up treatment
Here are our 7 tips on how to collect those compliments and look gorgeous for those under-the-mistletoe or socially distanced moments.
- Injectable for your wrinkles
Christmas is one of the most popular times for wrinkle reduction treatments like Botox and fillers. It is also often the time that most people first consider these procedures, and you can understand why. The results will last several months and can eliminate unwanted wrinkles, bags, sagging and much more. The procedures are quick; simple and in the case of fillers, take effect immediately.
- Microdermabrasion to clear away your dead skin
If you’d like a quick and simple procedure that will give your skin a refreshing glow for the Christmas party, Microdermabrasion is the treatment for you. There is absolutely no downtime and this treatment will give your skin a youthful glow without the use of lasers or chemicals.It’s normal for your skin to accumulate contaminants and a build-up of dead skin cells, especially so during the winter months. This is why your skin can appear dry, patchy, flaky and dull. A microdermabrasion treatment removes this build-up and boosts better cellular renewal whilst also stimulating your skin’s blood vessels. This, in turn, improves the overall texture of your skin and its elasticity, reducing wrinkles and giving your skin a refreshing glow during these winter months.
- IPL skin rejuvenation to boost your collagen
Once clients have tried IPL skin rejuvenation and seen the results it produces they’re often hooked. The IPL machine uses a broad spectrum of light to treat and eliminate the signs of ageing. Typical conditions it works well on includes broken capillaries, freckles, rosacea (redness) and age spots. The procedure also stimulates collagen production improving your skin’s volume and elasticity. The result is clear youthful looking skin with fewer wrinkles. Happy Christmas indeed!
- Light skin peel
Chemical peels are another amazing way to revive and refresh your skin at this time of year. In essence they work by peeling away the normal build-up of contaminants and dead cells. Some skin peels can require significant downtime of several days or even a week or two. The results from these intensive peels can be truly spectacular, which is why clients are prepared to accept the downtime. However the lighter peels do not have any downtime and will leave your skin feeling smoother and softer, giving your skin a more youthful appearance.The most popular peel at the Centre is the Blue Peel Radiance. This is a light peel that is the perfect balance of active ingredients. These include Witch Hazel, Willow Bark Extract and Liquorice Root extracts which provide calming elements to help soothe the skin. These provide a gentle yet effective chemical peel, which exfoliates the epidermis of your skin. It’s used widely and is suitable for all skin types with little to no downtime. It provides instance tightness of skin and improved your texture and tone and is a must have peel for individuals suffering from acne scarring, pigmentation to their natural skin texture and even those who just want an instant brighter complexion.
- Glittery lips
You should have a bit of sparkle at Christmas, and a bit of glittery goodness on your pout will be very welcome under the mistletoe. It’s an easy look to master. Begin by lining your lips with a light coloured lip pencil and add foundation to the corners of your mouth. Then apply a creamy Puremoist lipstick (available in 25 beautiful different colours by Jane Iredale) using a retractable lip brush before using a flat brush to add on your glitter. You can finish by glamming up your lips even more by adding some clear lip gloss, like Jane Iredales Pure gloss available at the Centre. Ask your practitioner or technician for details. Not only do these high shine lip glosses look luscious but they also soothe, hydrate and nourish your lips. Meaning you can wear these all day without the worry of dry lips!
- Combat alcohol
A tasty mojito or cosmopolitan is a well-deserved treat at Christmas, but any alcohol will have a detrimental effect on your skin. Alcohol is a diuretic and dehydrates leaving your skin dry, grey and dull. To ensure your skin glows despite festive drinks your normal moisturiser won’t be enough, so make sure you invest in some cleansing milks that contain hylauronic acid. Again the Blue Peel Radiance, is a simple yet effective treatment to combat the effects of too much partying. One of these peels will brighten your dull skin and comes with virtually no down time! Meaning you could even have this amazing peel done in your lunch break and no one would ever know! Although they may wonder what you’ve been up to when they see your sudden amazing glow. Ask your practitioner or technician at the Centre for details on the most suitable products
- Tired eyes
After all that partying you’re going to need to ensure you are keeping your eyes hydrated and those dark rings at bay. This is easy to achieved by always keeping a tube of Obagi Complex Eye serum close to hand! The fabulous thing about this handy roll-on serum is that you can wear it under or over your makeup! And it’s even better once it’s been in the fridge. Containing bi-mineral complex and Malonic acid it works to firm and smooth the delicate skin around the area with the added benefit of the caffeine which helps to reduce puffiness. If you prefer a quick fix and need a good concealer then pick up the circle/delete concealer available from Jane Iredale, it works by refracting light whilst also nourishing and conditioning your skin at the same time.
If you like to find out more about how to keep you and your skin looking its best over the winter period, book your free consultation with one of our technicians or practitioners today by calling the Centre on 020 8683 6730.
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