Looking for the best tips for post-holiday skin care? Our Toronto team knows that as winter descends upon us, the holiday season brings joy, festivities, and a unique set of challenges for our skin. During festivities, our skin is often overlooked. Cold weather, indoor heating, and the celebratory indulgences can take a toll on our complexion by the time January comes around. Luckily, with a few mindful practices, you can regain radiant and healthy skin after the holidays.

  • Double Down on Hydration

Your skin is more likely to experience dryness and sensitivity this time of year. High levels of stress, along with excess sugar and alcohol can also contribute to inflammation and dehydration. You may find your skin looks dull, dry, and uneven. Fine lines and wrinkles also look more pronounced when your skin is dry. Hydrating masks with soothing ingredients can help inflamed skin that has been exposed to harsh winter weather. A hyaluronic acid serum can help retain water in your skin. Use a moisturizer and drink plenty of water to ensure your skin is hydrated from the inside out as well.

  • Moisturize and Protect Your Skin

Use a gentle cleanser and a rich moisturizer that won’t be irritating to skin that has already been compromised. Incorporate antioxidants such as vitamin C and niacinamide to help fight free radicals and prevent oxidative damage. Moisturizers that contain glycerin, ceramides, and humectants help to support and protect the skin barrier. Gently exfoliate and use a mild retinol or glycolic acid. Remember to use sun protection daily.

  • Minimally Invasive and Non-Invasive Cosmetic Treatments

Since non-surgical treatments are less invasive, they often have little to no downtime or side effects, making them great choices after a hectic and busy time of year. Fillers, neurotoxins, lasers, and skin resurfacing treatments can refresh your complexion after the holidays and help your skin glow for the new year. Fillers and neurotoxins can give you a relaxed, happy, youthful appearance. Lasers, microneedling and chemical peels can improve your skin’s texture and radiance to help you achieve a healthy, youthful look.

Interested in maintaining healthy, glowing skin? Contact Gidon Aesthetics & MediSpa for more skincare tips from our Toronto practice. Call us at 416-483-4541 or submit a contact form to request a consultation.