Holiday Season Skincare Tips

Insights from Marzena Pekala

The holiday party season is a time for celebration, but late nights, rich foods, and alcohol can take a toll on your skin. As your trusted skin care experts, Aestha Clinic’s very own Marzena has some tips to keep your skin looking radiant amidst the revelry.

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Prep Your Skin in Advance

Be proactive by adopting a diligent skin care routine in the weeks leading up to the start of party season. Exfoliate 2-3 times a week to slough off dull cells and allow for better absorption of your other products. Use a rich moisturizer morning and night to hydrate and nourish the skin. Apply a broad-spectrum SPF 30 or higher sunscreen during the day.

The Week Of

Pamper Your Skin In the days before a big event, give your skin some extra moisture and glow boosting attention. Apply a hydrating sheet mask or do a deep soak in the tub with bath oils. Get a nourishing Hydrafacial to deep clean pores and refresh the complexion. Be sure to avoid any abrasive treatments that could cause redness right before the party.

Prep Your Canvas with a Primer

Start your party makeup by applying a smoothing, hydrating primer. This will fill in lines, refine pores, add luminosity, and help your makeup last longer. Focus on the t-zone, under eyes, and any other areas prone to getting shiny.

Use Gentle Yet Effective Make-up

When it comes to your holiday party makeup, stick to oil-free, non-comedogenic formulas that won’t clog pores or exacerbate any existing breakouts. Buildable mineral makeup or a light liquid foundation are great options for sheer, even coverage. Go easy on powder products which can settle into fine lines and show up dryness.

Finish With a Nourishing Mist

Keep skin looking fresh and vibrant while you’re out on the town with a hydrating facial mist. Best use a rosewater based balancing mist which contains botanicals, aloe vera, and hyaluronic acid to rejuvenate the complexion. Keep it in your clutch for quick pick-me-ups.

Replenish Your Skin Overnight

Never go to bed with a full face of makeup! That’s a recipe for clogged pores, breakouts, and irritation. Use a dedicated makeup remover or cleansing balm to fully dissolve makeup, followed by your regular cleanser. For extra cleansing power, use a charcoal purifying cleanser a few times a week.

Remove Makeup Thoroughly

Party nights often mean later bedtimes and compromised beauty sleep. Counteract that by nourishing your skin overnight with a rich overnight mask or cream. Look for ingredients like peptides, ceramides, fatty acids, and antioxidants. Wake up to soft, supple, radiant skin!

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With these tips from our expert facialist Marzena, you can enjoy the festivities without doing damage to your skin. Get in touch to learn more about our skincare solutions and to get a consultation with Marzena