Post-Holiday Skin Repair

Post-Holiday Skin Repair

The holiday season has come and gone, again! It's undoubtedly a time to indulge in sugary treats, carb-loaded meals, and a glass or two of celebratory drinks that may seem harmless at first. However, it's essential to remember that these indulgences can have a negative impact on our skin.

Excess sugar consumption during the holidays can wreak havoc on your complexion. When we consume sugary foods, our blood sugar levels rise rapidly, leading to a spike in insulin production. This process triggers inflammation throughout the body, including the skin. Inflammation can worsen existing acne or rosacea, promote collagen breakdown, and accelerate the aging process, resulting in dull, lackluster skin.

Carbs, especially refined carbohydrates like white bread, pasta, and pastries, can also affect our skin. These foods have a high glycemic index, meaning they cause a rapid rise in blood sugar levels. Similar to sugar, this spike can lead to an increase in inflammation and trigger the production of excess oil, leading to clogged pores and breakouts.

Alcohol consumption is commonly associated with the holiday festivities. While it's enjoyable to toast to the season, excessive alcohol intake can have adverse effects on the skin. Alcohol is a diuretic, causing dehydration and reducing moisture levels in the skin. This can result in dryness, flakiness, and an overall lack of radiance. Additionally, alcohol can dilate blood vessels, leading to facial redness and exacerbating conditions like rosacea.

Fortunately, you don't have to entirely forgo all the holiday treats to maintain healthy skin. The key is moderation, and balancing the treats with a good skincare practice. A day at Joanna Vargas Spas in NYC or LA will help reverse puffiness, dullness, and breakouts from the holiday indulgences!

We've put together a go-to guide on what to book to address the most common concerns of the post-holiday season:

For Puffiness, try our Body Booster Add-On: This hands-free lymphatic drainage suit works during your facial to stimulate blood flow and remove excess water build up.

For Dullness, book a SuperNova Facial: Our award-winning instant glow-getting facial. This is the most hydrating in our facial series.

For Breakouts, don't skip a Half-Hour Cleanse Add On: Book this  before our Supernova or Triple Crown Facial for extra attention to bumps and clogged pores.


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