The Ultimate Glow-Up Guide for the Holidays: No Downtime Required!

glow-up guide for holidays


Hey there, glow-getters!

The holidays are nearly upon us, and while we're decking the halls and trimming the tree, it's also the perfect time to give our skin some TLC. For all my Colorado beauties, here's the lowdown on the top aesthetic treatments that promise a radiant glow without any downtime.

Dermaplane: Exfoliation on a Whole New Level

Of course! Dermaplaning is a popular aesthetic treatment that focuses on exfoliating the skin and removing fine vellus hair (often referred to as "peach fuzz"). Let's dive into the specifics of this treatment:

Dermaplaning is a non-invasive, physical exfoliation procedure that uses a sterile surgical scalpel to gently "shave" the skin's surface. This process removes the topmost layer of dead skin cells along with the fine vellus hair.

How Does It Work? 

A trained esthetician will hold the skin taut and use a scalpel at a 45-degree angle to gently scrape the surface of the skin. The procedure is painless and feels similar to shaving. The primary goal is to achieve a smoother, brighter complexion by removing dead skin cells and hair.

Benefits of Dermaplaning:  

  • Immediate Results: One of the most significant advantages of dermaplaning is the immediate improvement in skin texture and tone.
  • No Downtime: The procedure is quick and requires no recovery time.
  • Enhanced Product Absorption: With the top layer of dead skin removed, skincare products can penetrate more deeply, increasing their efficacy.
  • Seamless Makeup Application: Many users find that makeup applies more smoothly and evenly after dermaplaning.
  • Safe for Most Skin Types: Dermaplaning is suitable for all skin types, except those with active acne outbreaks or highly sensitive skin.

What to Expect During the Treatment: 

The skin will be cleansed and dried. Then, using gentle strokes, the esthetician will exfoliate the areas of the face, avoiding the nose, eye area, and any active breakouts. Some people might experience a slight tingling sensation, but overall, the procedure is comfortable.

Diamond Glow: A Gem of a Treatment

Diamond Glow is a non-invasive, advanced skin-resurfacing treatment that combines exfoliation, extraction, and infusion of condition-specific serums to improve skin health, function, and appearance. It's a patented, non-surgical procedure that offers a comprehensive approach to skincare.

How Does It Work? 

  • Exfoliation: The treatment uses a special diamond-tipped wand that gently removes the top layer of the skin. This process gets rid of dead skin cells, revealing a fresher, younger-looking layer underneath.
  • Extraction: Using a closed-loop suction system, the Diamond Glow device cleans out pores by removing dirt, oil, and blackheads. This deep-cleansing process helps to decongest the skin and reduce the appearance of enlarged pores.
  • Infusion: Simultaneously, as the exfoliation and extraction processes are taking place, the device infuses the skin with a condition-specific serum. These serums are tailored to address specific skin concerns, such as hyperpigmentation, acne, dryness, or signs of aging.

Benefits of Diamond Glow:  

  • Customizable: The treatment can be tailored to address individual skin concerns by choosing the appropriate serum.
  • Immediate Results: Many patients report seeing visible skin improvement immediately after just one treatment.
  • No Downtime: The procedure is gentle, allowing patients to return to their daily activities right after the treatment.
  • Suitable for All Skin Types: Whether you have dry, oily, combination, or sensitive skin, Diamond Glow can be adjusted to suit your needs.
  • Enhanced Product Absorption: By removing the dead skin barrier and deeply cleansing the pores, skincare products applied post-treatment can penetrate more effectively.

What to Expect During the Treatment:

The procedure typically lasts about 30 minutes. It's often described as feeling like a gentle, wet sanding on the skin. Most patients find it comfortable and even relaxing. After the treatment, the skin might appear slightly flushed, but this usually subsides within a few hours.

Seasonal Facial: More Than Just a Facial

Our seasonal facial is a multi-step treatment that's customized to an individual's skin type and specific concerns. It combines various techniques and products to cleanse, exfoliate, nourish, and rejuvenate the skin. The "seasonal" aspect incorporates delicious scents of the season to provide a sensory escape.

Key Components of a Signature Facial:

  • Cleansing: The first step in the facial process is a thorough cleansing to remove makeup, dirt, and oils from the skin's surface.
  • Exfoliation: This step involves removing dead skin cells from the surface, which can make the skin look dull. Exfoliation can be done mechanically (using scrubs) or chemically (using enzymes or acids).
  • Steam: Warm steam is often applied to open up the pores, making it easier to remove any trapped impurities.
  • Extraction: This is the process of clearing individual pores that have become clogged with blackheads or whiteheads.
  • Massage: A relaxing facial massage not only feels great but also stimulates blood flow and lymphatic drainage, promoting healthier skin and decreasing puffiness.
  • Mask Application: A mask tailored to your skin type (hydrating, detoxifying, calming, etc.) is applied. While the mask sits, it delivers beneficial ingredients deep into the skin.
  • Toning & Moisturizing: Finally, a toner is applied to balance the skin's pH, followed by a moisturizer to hydrate and protect the skin.

Benefits of a Signature Facial: 

  • Customized Care: The treatment is tailored to address individual skin needs, ensuring optimal results.
  • Deep Cleansing: It offers a level of cleansing that's hard to achieve at home.
  • Relaxation: The massage and pampering elements provide a relaxing and stress-relieving experience.
  • Improved Skin Health: Regular facials can lead to noticeable improvements in skin tone, texture, and overall health.

What to Expect During the Treatment: 

A seasonal facial lasts 60 minutes. The environment is designed to promote relaxation, with soft lighting, calming music, and a comfortable treatment bed.

Glowing in Colorado for the Holiday Season: Things to Remember

Colorado's unique climate can be a tad challenging. Post-treatment, remember to:

  • Stay Hydrated: Both inside and out. Drink water and use hydrating products.
  • Protect from the Sun: High altitudes mean stronger UV rays. Always wear sunscreen.
  • Follow Expert Advice: Your esthetician knows best. Follow their post-treatment advice to the letter.

Wrap Up

So, ladies, as the holidays approach, remember that amidst the hustle and bustle, you deserve some pampering. These treatments are the perfect way to prep for the festive season, ensuring you look as radiant as the holiday lights. Shine on! 🌟🎄🎁

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