Your Holiday Healthy Skin Checklist

With the holidays on the horizon, your calendar is about to overflow with work parties, family get-togethers and dinners with friends. You aspire to look your best for each and every big event, but the stress of the season paired with dry indoor air can quickly take their toll on your skin.

To get that healthy skin glow you have on your wish list, be sure to add a cosmetic treatment with Ooh La La Spa, Anti-Aging and Wellness to your holiday to-dos. Because most procedures can be done over your lunch hour and require little to no downtime, you can easily fit them in between shopping trips and Santa visits.

Skincare basics for the winter season

The first step to luminous skin is to put healthy habits into action, even when the rush of the holidays offers the perfect excuse to slack off. 

  1. Drink plenty of water. Although eggnog and champagne may be calling your name this time of year, don’t put down your water bottle. To keep your skin hydrated and supple, you should drink half an ounce of water for each pound you weigh. For example, if you weigh 180 pounds, that means you should be downing at least 90 ounces of water a day.
  2. Sneak in time for your beauty rest. It’s hard to get the recommended seven to nine hours of a sleep a night. However, if you’re sleep-deprived, your body produces excess stress hormones that increase inflammation and break down levels of hyaluronic acid, the building blocks of glowing skin.
  3. Hit the gym. Because the Midwest cold often puts a chill on outdoor activities, it’s important to visit your local gym throughout the season. When you work out, your body pumps more nutrient- and oxygen-rich blood throughout the body—including to your skin—giving you an immediate feel-good glow.

Give yourself the gift of radiant skin

When you step into a holiday party, you want to light up the room—but dry, sagging or discolored skin can steal your gorgeous glow. To reclaim your youthful, dewy complexion, schedule a skin rejuvenating treatment with Ooh La La. While results can often be seen immediately, you should give yourself plenty of time before your event to ensure any redness or swelling has disappeared.

For fine lines and wrinkles:

BOTOX® Cosmetic – 2 weeks before: With just a 10-minute treatment, the first and only FDA-approved treatment for crow’s feet, frown lines and forehead gives you smooth, subtle results for a more youthful appearance. Best of all, Ooh La La will be hosting special workshops during National Botox Day on November 20 to provide you with information on getting your skin winter-ready.

Secret™ RF – 1-2 weeks before: The Secret RF system uses a non-invasive microneedling technique to deliver radio frequency energy below the skin, stimulating collagen production and reducing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and acne scars. Secret RF is fully tailored for each patient’s needs and can be used on all skin types.

For sagging skin:

Dermal fillers – 2-4 weeks before: Does your skin appear smoother and fuller in photos from Christmases past? As we age, the Hyaluronic acid in our body begins to wear down, causing our skin to lose elasticity and volume. Injectable dermal fillers pump up the skin’s hydration by replenishing our levels of hyaluronic acid—fine lines around the mouth soften, thinning lips are plumped and sagging cheeks are lifted. 

For brown spots:

LimeLight – 2 weeks before: If your skin is showing signs of all the days you spent in the sun this summer, consider undergoing a LimeLight laser treatment. Ideal for all skin types and conditions, LimeLight fades brown spots and erases sun damage. While skin may appear red or darkened in the hours following treatment, within two to three days, brighter, lighter skin reemerges.

For dull or rough skin:

MicroCollagen – Start Now: Improve your complexion from the inside out. MicroCollagen supplements from Ooh La La stimulate collagen production for greater skin elasticity, support rejuvenation of skin cells and improve skin hydration.

LUMIVIVE™ – 2 weeks before: LUMIVIVE Day Damage Defense Serum and Night Revitalize Repair Complex work together to protect your skin against pollutants during the day and recharge it overnight. When used in conjunction with your current skin routine, you can expect to see more radiant skin in just 14 days.

HydraFacial – The week of: If you have 30 minutes, you have time to indulge in a HydraFacial spa treatment. Ooh La La’s skin experts will gently exfoliate your skin, extract debris from your pores, and nourish the skin with intense moisturizers that hydrate and antioxidants that protect. Skin immediately appears more vibrant, and results last well into the New Year.

Laser Genesis – 2 days before: Dry, tight winter skin can dull our skin’s radiance and cause our pores and wrinkles to become more prominent. By gently heating the skin, Laser Genesis boosts collagen production to rejuvenate its tone and texture while treating redness, rosacea and acne scars. Skin feels softer and looks smoother.

Colorescience® – Day of the event: Give your skin an instant pop of color and illuminating glow by dressing it up with Colorscience’s line of primers, correctors and foundations, all of which brighten dull skin and keep makeup from settling into lines and pores. Be sure to visit Ooh La La on November 20 Colorescience Winterizing Your Skin workshop and healthy skin tips from some of our Colorescience brand ambassadors. We will have 2 workshops, 11am & 5pm, on Nov 20th. Learn more here

Colorescience is not just about looking pretty, it brightens, corrects, and protects your skin! Treat yourself to healthy and flawless skin 365 days a year!

End the holidays on a high note

While you may push all your Christmas baking and wrapping sessions off to the last minute, when it comes to your holiday skincare routine, this is no time to procrastinate. With holiday appointments quickly filling up at Ooh La La, getting your session on the books early guarantees your skin will be party-ready just in time for the big day. To schedule your treatment, contact Ooh La La today at (618) 248-4212.

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