Whether you’re cramming in extra hours to buy those last minute presents, or your’e preparing your wardrobe for the party season, your December is probably quite busy. But while you’re enjoying the Christmas season, you might be neglecting your skin. From stress and work commitments, to alcohol and lack of sleep, your skin care routine can suffer. But what are the effects of this? And what are the most effective aesthetic treatments for your skin this Christmas? Well, here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic, we are Preston’s leading aesthetic practitioners. We provide a range of professional treatment options, including anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers. And this is our guide to the top treatments that can help your skin this Christmas.
How can the Christmas season effect the skin?
So, first of all, how does December, and the Christmas season have an impact on your skin? Well, there are a number of possible effects, including:
Dry or flaky skin – Once the festive season is in full flow, you will probably spend more time moving from a warm indoor environment, to a cold outdoor area, than at any other time of the year. From warm department stores and cold shopping centre car parks, to warm Christmas parties and the sub zero outdoor temperatures, this time of year comes with a range of temperature changes. And this can lead to uncomfortable dry or flaky skin.
Dull, dehydrated skin – from lack of sleep darkening circles under the eye, to excess alcohol dehydrating the skin, Christmas can leave your skin looking dull and tired. This can also lead to an increase in line and wrinkle visibility, as dehydrated skin becomes thinner and less elastic, so it is more likely to form expression lines and creases.
Fine lines and wrinkles – stress frowns and smiles both cause an increase in lines and wrinkles. And the chances are, you will be doing quite a bit of both this Christmas. As a result of the repeated expressions, and dehydrated skin, you could find that lines or wrinkles are appearing, or becoming more prominent, over this period.
What are the best aesthetic treatments for your skin this Christmas?
To help keep your skin looking fresh, glowing and youthful over this festive period you could consider:
- Dermaplaning to remove dry and flaky skin, as well as villus hair, and trigger deep exfoliation. This can also help to improve dull skin, leaving your skin looking radiant.
- Chemical peels to re-hydrate the skin and remove any dull or dead skin cells. This can also help to reduce fine, surface level lines and wrinkles, and leave your skin glowing.
- Dermal fillers to add volume to areas of the face, increasing facial structure and hydration, and reducing the signs of ageing.
- Anti-wrinkle injections to prevent new lines from forming, and to reduce the visible appearance of any existing lines and wrinkles.
For more information, advice or for a professional consultation, get in touch with Preston’s expert team today, here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic.