5 Skin Care Treatments to Gift to Yourself in the New Year

Even though the summer is long gone, it may have left behind some nasty sunspots and fine lines. The cool winter air is no better though, as it can wreak havoc on our skin, leaving it dry, cracked, and irritated— but it doesn’t have to!

Instead of waiting until the damage is done and you have to work to reverse it, get ahead of the game this time. The new year is the perfect excuse to treat yourself to some pampering, and these skin care treatments will keep your skin looking flawless for months to come.

1. Overnight Retinol Cream

For mild skin imperfections, retinol creams can be a lifesaver. They treat sun spots, fine lines, acne scars, and age spots that can make us look much older than we are. It’s the perfect solution for someone who is just starting to notice signs of aging, and results often take just a few days. One of the best products on the market is Neutrogena Rapid Tone Repair overnight retinol cream. Creams containing retinol tend to cause minor peeling, so be sure to start using it at least a week before any big holiday events.

2. Microdermabrasion

A microdermabrasion can be performed in several degrees of severity, depending on the kind of results you’re looking for. The objective of these kinds of treatments is to remove the surface layers of the skin. During the healing process, the body naturally produces collagen that gives the skin a more youthful appearance. It also helps to reduce the appearance of fine line and wrinkles. A more severe microdermabrasion treatment can take several days to heal, so make sure you don’t have it done right before a big night out!

3. Moisturizing Face Mask

We all need a bit of extra moisture when it comes to taking care of our skin during the winter months. One of the best ways to do this is with a moisturizing face mask. These are especially useful if you have been slacking on your moisturizing routine and have started to notice some flaking on your face. These masks will help to get your skin back on track, leaving you with smooth, flawless results just in time for New Year’s Eve!

4. Mild Chemical Peel

Similar to a microdermabrasion treatment, chemical peels are designed to remove the top layers of the skin. Using a mixture of chemicals, this skin care treatment can be performed at several degrees of severity, depending on how deep into the layers of the skin you want it to penetrate. Designed to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles, a mild chemical peel will renew your skin for the holidays. If you prefer a more severe treatment, be sure to leave time for your skin to heal.

5. Laser Skin Rejuvenation

The latest craze in skin care treatments is laser skin rejuvenation. Ideal for those who have more serious signs of aging and skin imperfections they want to get rid of, people are seeking out laser skin treatments now more than any other skin care option. They’re able to improve the skin by targeting and ultimately eliminating any damaged skin cells. The body naturally creates new, flawless skin cells to replace them during the healing process, reducing any signs of aging. Our bodies also naturally produce collagen during the healing process as well, which is what gives youthful skin a firm appearance. Our bodies stop producing collagen when we hit our thirties, and as we get older the skin loses its natural elasticity.

Laser face rejuvenation is the only skin care treatment that can help you get back this lost collagen and skin firmness. Treatments can be performed to anywhere on the body, including the face, neck, and chest. Since the lasers used during this treatment are able to target damaged skin cells deep within the layers of the skin without damaging the skin’s surface, no downtime is required after each treatment. Most people notice a difference after just one laser session, but you can have several treatments if you have severe wrinkles or scars that you want to get rid of. Schedule your laser skin rejuvenation appointment now and you’ll look like a completely different person come to celebrate the New Year!

See how these kinds of laser skin care treatments are done in this video:

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Paul A. Boulos
Dr. Paul A. Boulos is an excellent and versatile cosmetic surgeon, passionate about his vocation and helping others. Dr. Boulos is an alumni of Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his General Surgery training at Inspira Medical in Southern New Jersey. He studied and learn under Dr. Joseph Castellano, one of the premier breast and body Cosmetic Surgeons in South Florida. He currently works as a Cosmetic Surgeon at Jolie Plastic Surgery in Miami, FL.