It’s no secret that our skin often has a rough time during the holidays. During festive times and the weeks leading up to them, our stress levels are high due to family-get togethers, lack of time, gift-giving pressure, sleep deprivation, drink overloads, sugary treats, and other factors. Not to mention, our skin often becomes dry because of the cold temperatures, low humidity, indoor heating, and wind that zaps moisture from our skin. When we’re stressed, our body produces more cortisol, a hormone that triggers increased oil production, which can cause blocked pores and trigger acne flare-ups. Now’s the perfect time to try BOTOX® from our Naperville-based John Bull Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Medispa. This and other aesthetic treatments can get your skin ready in time for the holidays. Here are some steps you can take to maintain glowing skin in the weeks and months ahead.

1. Soften Expression Lines

Instead of letting stress cause lines on your face to appear more pronounced, try neuromodulators like BOTOX® to keep facial muscles relaxed so that you can maintain smooth skin throughout the winter months and avoid the formation of new lines. BOTOX® takes years off of your appearance by minimizing crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead lines.

2. Add Volume to Reduce Wrinkles

Facial fillers are another option to make your skin look smoother and more refreshed, even if you’re not getting as much sleep as you would like during the holiday rush. Hyaluronic acid fillers such as Juvederm® are gel-like injectables that restore volume to thinning or wrinkled areas of your face.

3. Upgrade Your Moisturizing Routine

As mentioned above, your skin gets much drier during the colder months, so you need to replenish the moisture that is lost. Try moisturizing at least twice a day and using thicker, richer cream moisturizers that protect the skin’s barrier. We offer moisturizers and more medical-grade skincare products, and we can help you choose the right one for you. In particular, HA5 tends to be especially helpful and is very popular during the winter months.

4. Rejuvenate Your Skin

Skin rejuvenation procedures like chemical peels and microdermabrasion slough the dead skin that builds up on the skin’s surface and promote skin cell renewal to produce a clearer, brighter complexion.

To learn more about BOTOX®, contact the team at The John Bull Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Medispa for injections to reduce the facial muscle contractions that cause dynamic wrinkles. Give us a call at (630) 280-3913 or submit a contact form to request a consultation.