Festive parties and social gatherings are more than enough reason to want to look and feel your best. With the holidays fast approaching, Greenwich plastic surgeon Dr. Sandra Margoles would like to share tips to help you to get camera-ready this season.
Rejuvenate with Injectables
If you’re getting plenty of sleep but still seeing unsightly wrinkles or under-eye hollows, an injectable treatment can give you the quick results you seek. Botox is the “go-to” solution for wrinkles and crow’s feet as it smoothes out these age-related concerns almost instantly. Dermal fillers like Juvederm and Restylane fill in wrinkles, creases and hollow skin areas with volume for a fuller, younger-looking appearance. The longevity of the results varies depending on the amount and type of injectable used, but rest assured they can give you the bright appearance you seek for your next holiday party!
Keep a Food Diary
Office holiday parties and potlucks make it hard to keep track of meals, easily leading to overeating and weight gain. One way to manage what and how much you eat is by keeping a food diary. There are several smartphone apps to enter in the type and amount of food and beverages you eat and drink and keep track of your calorie intake.
Stock Up on Healthy Snacks
Holiday cookies are tempting but can easily sabotage your diet. Avoid splurging on sugary and high calorie treats by stocking up on healthy alternatives. Pack string cheese, almonds, grapes and other similar snacks in your purse before going holiday shopping. Or, keep some at your desk at work to eat whenever a co-worker brings in a tempting holiday dessert.
As the temperature drops, it’s easy to skip water and stick to delicious holiday drinks. These are fine in moderation but consuming too many of them and too little water can dry out your skin. Speaking of dry skin, using a good moisturizer can help combat the cold, dry weather and keep your skin smooth and hydrated all season long.
Get a Good Night’s Rest
Skipping on sleep is an easy way to sabotage your holiday photos. Without sleep, bags under the eyes become more apparent and blemishes surface. What’s more, research shows lack of sleep can lead to weight gain. Aim for eight hours of sleep, and set a routine bedtime schedule to stick to.
Refresh with a Skin Treatment
Are blemishes or dry skin your areas of concern? Not to worry. We offer a range of skin care treatments to reinvigorate your skin and complexion. Chemical peels slough away dead and damaged skin to reveal softer, healthier-looking skin. Our customized facials and intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment can improve the appearance of brown spots, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, age spots and other skin concerns. Our team can help you determine which treatment is best for your cosmetic concerns and skin type.
Need help refreshing your appearance for the holidays? Schedule a one-on-one consultation by calling Dr. Margoles’ office at (203) 869-2939.