Quick Fix for Holiday Skin Stress

With the extra late nights, food, alcohol, and general holiday stress, many people’s skin looks less than great. Besides the obvious of drinking a ton of water, a little more sleep (try a nap before going out), and some exercise, here’s what to do.


Really hydrate and exfoliate gently. Do an Epsom salt or sea salt bath and exfoliate your face gently, then lay a warm washcloth on your face for about 2 minuntes. Then apply a moisturizing masque for 5-10 min. When you get out, moisturize!! The warmth, H20, and moisturizer will revive your skin. Also a little Botox or a syringe of filler can be a nice pick me up if you’re not prone to bruising with it.


See Dr. Irwin’s article, an exposé of before and after photographs in cosmetic skin treatments.

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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