It’s hard to believe, but we are literally in the thick of the pre-holiday season. The holidays are literally two weeks away! Raise your hands if your calendar is jam packed with parties and events this year 🙋♀️🙋♀️🙋♀️ It’s a little daunting, but given the last holiday season, we’re not complaining.
Between holiday shopping and keeping up with endless commitments, you may have forgotten to book your pre-holiday treatments to ensure fabulous-looking skin for all those events. No need to panic! There’s still time. And if your event is coming up, like, STAT! and you need a skin pick-me-up with instant results, we’ve got a couple of those for you too.
Here’s a list of some of our favourite holiday ready treatments.
Botox and Filler for That Holiday Lift
Ok, so Botox and filler. These are two of our most popular treatments basically at any time of year, but especially just before the holidays. The results are more or less immediate and, let’s face it, in the hands of an expert injector, pretty stellar too.
That said, if you have an event coming up really soon, like tomorrow or in two days, we don’t recommend getting Botox or filler treatments just before your event. With both of these treatments there is always some swelling and bruising after, so we recommend booking these treatments about two weeks prior.
The great thing about Botox and filler treatments is that they do offer instant results, but they also require just that little bit of downtime, so it’s not something you want to book the day before a really glam event. If we’re talking now, think New Years more than your office Christmas party.
Forma and Miracle 10 Peel Treatments for That Instant Holiday Glow
If you forgot to squeeze in that Botox or filler treatment, or any other of your go to treatments that need a little downtime or take some time to reveal results, we’ve got you covered.
The Forma Facial is a perfect example of a treatment that requires no downtime and will give the skin that instant snatched and glowy look just before an event. Forma is a non-invasive treatment that uses bi-polar radiofrequency technology in order to build collagen and tighten the skin.
After just one treatment you’ll really see an improvement in your skin’s elasticity and in the overall quality of the skin. The treatment takes about 30 minutes and your face might feel flushed right after, like you’ve just had a workout. But after about an hour you’ll be good to go and glam ready.
Our Miracle 10 peel treatment is another one of those treatments that’s perfect before an event. Not only is it relaxing, but your skin looks so smooth, healthy and refreshed afterwards. The magic behind these peel treatments is that they are effective but gentle, so your skin will never be raw after.
You can expect exfoliating therapy combined with a unique dermaplaning approach (which we can also skip, if we want to keep it super gentle!) combined with a seriously relaxing facial massage and a lovely array of Miracle 10 skincare products. The extra added bonus following a Miracle 10 peel treatment is that your make-up goes on super smooth for that perfect party look.
Typically, we recommend a series of each of these treatments for best results over time: 6 sessions for optimal Forma results and a Miracle 10 peel treatment once a month to maintain that healthy glow. But if you need that instant glam look, these two treatments will not disappoint.
A Good Skincare Routine
Don’t forget that at this time of year when the skin tends to get a little dry and dull your best bet to always have holiday ready skin is a solid skincare routine.
We really recommend sticking with the classics that keep that moisture locked in like using Toner after you’ve cleansed the skin. Toner is packed with soothing and hydrating ingredients like Allantoin.
AHA Cream or Gel is also key to pulling in moisture during these winter dry months. Our day and night moisturizers without a doubt are a must and a dose of Botanical Oil after using these will keep that moisture locked in.
And last but not least, if you can’t get in for a last minute treatment, don’t forget that you can always apply Mask while getting yourself ready for an event. Mask will give you that glowy, clean, refreshed look, and a smooth, silky base to apply your make-up.