The holidays are known for causing us high levels of stress, usually with high reward. It’s great knowing that all the hard work you spent picking out the perfect present pays off when you see the look on your loved one’s face who was longing for it. Unfortunately, there are lasting physical effects of stress that are difficult to get over.


Wrinkles and dark circles under your eyes only grow with age and increased stress. No matter what we do to avoid them, they always seem to keep growing. Now, there are skin products we can use to slow down the process of our aging skin and give us glowing skin with youth for longer.


Here are a couple of the best types of skin care products our medical experts recommend that will keep you looking young for the holiday season.

Microdermabrasion Wash


Most dermatologists recommend to wash our face twice a day along with brushing our teeth. Adding a few extra steps to our morning facial routine can only increase the rate of youthful looking skin. Microdermabrasion face wash contains a large amount of abrasives that actually scrub through the dirt and grim and dig out our pores. It is recommended that you scrub lightly in order to protect your skin from scratches or actually rubbing away layers. Keeping the top layer of dead skin from building allows your glowing skin to shine through the cold weather.


Cream Face Wash


After applying the microdermabrasion, look out for a cream-based face wash. Not only do you want to make sure that all of the extra abrasives are cleared, but you want to make sure you get an even wash. Wrinkles are formed due to dry skin, so using a cream face wash will keep your face hydrated with lasting nutrients like collagen that will fill the creases and keep your glowing skin perfected.


Moisturizer with Sunscreen


Yes, it may be winter time, but that doesn’t make us immune to the sun. The skin on our face is the most sensitive compared to the skin on our body and reacts the most to the sun’s rays and heat. If you want to keep your face free of dry skin and wrinkles, invest in a moisturizer that contains at least 20 SPF. Using sunscreen every day is the best way to keep your glowing skin looking young, especially when fighting the Texas sun year round.


If you are not happy with your facial skin at the end of 2015, you may want to consider a new facial regimen for the new year. Treat yourself to a new skin care regimen for Christmas, or add it to your wish list before it is too late. Contact A Beautiful Smile at Lake Pointe in Houston, Texas to see what skin care packages we provide through our med spa. Your skin can only look better and glow brighter in the New Year.