Top Spa Tips for Flawless Skin During the Holidays

November 21st, 2014

We often remember the excesses from the holiday celebrations, including the fatty fare.  Fortunately, there are a few top spa tips that are guaranteed to deliver flawless skin to look your best for the biggest events of the season.   Combining your dedicated daily regime at home with a professional touch is recommended by the best spas in NYC and other major metropolises.  Those who apply natural nutrient-rich face care along with the leading holistic anti-aging treatments can actually delay the early signs of maturing skin while achieving unrivaled radiant clarity.

Treat yourself to a professional holistic facial.                                                                                              
What better time of the year to gift yourself with perfect skin than the holidays?  One of the best things you can do to restore youthful skin is through deep cleansing using thorough techniques only available at highly professional day spas.  Microcurrent uses safe and mild electrical currents to speed cellular repair and aid in lymphatic drainage putting an end to puffy skin.  In the end  the jawline is taut with a sculpted appearance and improved elasticity.

Oxygenating the skin using deeply penetrating 98% hyperbaric oxygen can expedite healing by through increased elastin and collagen production.  The Purifying Oxygen facial’s rejuvenating abilities restores youthful vitality in preparation for any major event or festivity.  And after so many holiday cocktails, spanning Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve, this regenerative treatment is the smartest care you can apply to lackluster skin.

Stick with natural face care products.                                                                                                                 Chemical-free face cleansers, exfoliants, serums and moisturizers strengthen rather than degrade skin.  Celebrity facialist Joanna Vargas says, “Think about how you feel physically after you eat fast food for dinner.  Now think about how it feels to eat a salad.  Your skin feels the same way when you use products with chemicals.  How do you expect your skin to look its best when you don’t feed it properly?”

That said: look for products that are derived from natural botanical sources.  They should be high in protective antioxidants, vitamins A,C,E , as well as rich mineral content.  Ingredients such as pineapple enzymes, acai and goji berry are the top sources for these vital nutrients.  Argan, jojoba, olive, and neroli oils have been proven over centuries to inhibit the aging process by decreasing fine lines and wrinkles.  Shea and cocoa butters have traditionally provided deep and lasting moisture to prevent extreme dry and chaffed skin.

Protect skin with a tinted sunscreen.                                                                                                                           Because although it’s fall and there are fewer daylight hours, your skin is still vulnerable to UV damage.  The top spas offer quality varieties of tinted sunscreens that can give dull worn skin a silky texture along with a boost of natural looking color.

Visit a relaxing sauna or steam room.                                                                                                                        Trust that this works for removing contaminants from the pores so the skin looks vibrant and healthy.  When the pores are open the skin is better oxygenated for improved circulation and cell renewal.   This relaxing hydrating therapy improves dermal elasticity especially when using a larch tree extract moisturizer that seals in hydration.  Plus it feels great during the colder seasons!


Deanna Lane has a BFA from Pratt Institute and a Masters degree in cultural anthropology from New Mexico State University–now writing health and wellness articles for Joanna Vargas Skincare Sanctuary in NYC.  Otherwise-trekking the national museum scene…