As joyful as the holiday season may be, it can leave us looking a bit worse for the wear. Coincidentally, these densely packed weeks are filled with visits from friends and family, parties and events and essentially become a blur of photo ops. Adding to the stress, selfies are more popular than ever before, with the need to get skin in tip-top shape a definite beauty must. Not feeling ready for the camera flash just yet? Dr. Vish Banthia, founder of ZendyBeauty, the online beauty resource that helps you look fabulous at your price, offered up three simple ways to help us prepare for all those 2014 close up photos that are ahead of us:
Turn Back the Clock. Lazy summer days spent at the beach fade into sun damaged skin, leaving your complexion looking red, mottled, and lackluster. Turn back the clock by shedding a little light on the situation. "IPL treatments even out skin tone, shrink pores, and treat rosacea," the physician explained. "And as an added bonus, a recent Stanford University study showed that IPL treatments alter gene expression of skin at a molecular level. This causes older cells to behave and function like younger cells, proving that it just may be possible to turn back the clock."
Need a Lift? If you feel as if life is starting to drag you down, elevate yourself with Ultherapy. "This is a non-invasive procedure that aims to battle aging collagen by using concentrated heat to stimulate new collagen growth," Dr. Banthia told us. "Ultherapy treats the same layer of skin targeted in cosmetic surgery, the one that lifts, supports, and controls skin tension. Have a facelift without a scalpel and turn your favorite scarf back into an accessory, instead of a necessity."