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Holiday Skin Care Tips

Holiday SkinThe holiday season can wreak havoc on your complexion!

At Georgia Dermatology Center we can offer some holiday skin care tips on how to avoid those seasonal breakouts. This monthlong period known as “the holidays” are the perfect storm for bad skin ― not only because of food and alcohol, but also because of holiday travel, unavoidable winter weather, irregular schedules and expected holiday stress.

Here are 5 Tips That Can Keep Your Skin Glowing During the Holidays

  1. While tis the season to be jolly, keep watch of the holiday drink overload. Alcohol can substantially affect your skin. Not only does it dehydrate your body overall, but it also dehydrates your complexion while dilating the blood vessels, causing your skin to be red. Tip: If you can’t give up the holiday drinks, try to choose red wine over hard liquor, as red wine is full of antioxidants and can actually be good for your skin.
  2. Getting enough sleep can be a key factor in keeping your skin in peak condition during the holidays. Lack of sleep not only makes us feel bad, but makes our skin look tired, too. Tip: Georgia Dermatology recommends using Colorscience’s Total Eye Renewal Therapy to provide a rested, youthful appearance.
  3. Skipping your skin care regimen can really wreck your skin and it doesn’t take long! While your schedule is overly hectic, proper skin care regimen can be forgotten. Whether you’re coming home late from a party, or you are just too tired, going to bed with makeup on is a major no-no. This can cause breakouts, which can add more stress to the already-stressful holiday season. Tip: Try and make the time to take care of your skin by following a regular skin care regimen, regardless of your hectic schedule.
  4. Over indulging in holiday treats can cause weight gain, but they also are terrible for the skin. Enjoy a bite or two of a cookie, a sip of eggnog because sugar is the worst food for skin. Dairy can be an exacerbating factor when it comes to acne because of elevated hormones in milk, so if you know you’re especially sensitive, try your best to not eat a ton of cheese or dairy products. Tip: If your sweet tooth is hard to control, try eating something that will satisfy your cravings while providing your skin with nutrients. Try eating berries, which are full of antioxidants and can help fight aging.
  5. Stress can certainly exacerbate many skin conditions, such as acne, eczema, psoriasis and rosacea. Stress weakens your immune system, which makes skin conditions worse by lowering your body’s ability to fight inflammation. Tip:Although it sounds like a difficult task, the best thing you can try to do is de-stress. Whether you enjoy taking relaxing baths, going to a yoga class or reading a book, making time to do something you enjoy to help de-stress and relax your body will help balance the skin and relieve any tension. 

Products & Treatments To Combat Holiday Skin

SkinMedica offers several skin care products, which can help care for skin and regulate stress. Dr. Gross recommends these favorites:

  1. Redness Relief Calm Plex. This product has been clinically proven to reduce visible redness, restore skin’s barrier and keep skin looking healthy and radiant.
  2. TNS Recovery Complex® is a unique anti-aging product containing NouriCel-MD®, a combination of antioxidants and other elements found naturally in the skin. This product helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, age spots, roughness, and dyspigmentation while improving skin texture and elasticity.
  3. Ceratopic® Replenishing Cream is a non-greasy, intensive moisturizer used to treat dry, cracked areas like the feet, elbows, and hands. With ceramide and other lipids, this moisturizer will restore hydration in the skin and relieve irritation.
  4. A Deep Cleansing Facial provides deep cleansing and nourishment for your skin. Experience deep pore cleansing, exfoliation, steaming, and extractions followed by application of a mask and moisturizer. Not only is it good for your skin but also for your entire state of mind. Lay back and relax while one of our licensed aestheticians relieves stress and worry for your overall well-being.


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