Post Party Skin Fix

The party last night was a blast! The food was delicious, the music was amazing and the cocktails were delightfully tasty. But now the night is over, it’s the next day and looking back at you in the mirror is a person with skin that looks like it partied last night like it was 1999.  You’ve got work to get to, life to get on with….. how do you fix this? Like always, we have got ya’ covered!  Here is our 5 step post party skin fix – you might be feeling the night before, but there is no need to look like you are!



Step One:  Just Add Water

Mix 1 part Gatorade and 2 parts water, and drink it. Hydration drinks are chock full of sugar and sodium, diluting them gives you water you need, with a hydration boost so you absorb it better, without the extra calories, and puffing up side effects that sometimes happen when you drink hydration drinks straight.


Step two: Retrain to Retain (aka retrain your skin to retain water)

After cleansing your face in the shower (using a gentle microfiber cloth to buff away the leftovers from the night before) once out, while your skin is still damp liberally apply (and we mean liberally, don’t skimp!) a dose of Hydrating B5 Gel. This will help your skin hold onto water, water that was whisked away the night before by the last two (or three) cocktails consumed 😉


Step three: Spritz and Spray Away

Avene Thermal Spring Water. Repeat. Over and over as often as you want.  This product will not only feel amazing on puffy, tired skin, it will help reduce post party redness and inflammation.  The best part? You literally cannot overdo it, so keep up the spritzing all day long.


Step four: Hydrate

Moisturize. Your temptation will be to find your heaviest moisturizer, but stick with a light weight moisturizer like the Dermaquest Essential Moisturizer so that you can re-apply steps 2-4 a few times throughout the day if needed.


Step five: Apply a Bit of Faux Glow

Go easy on the makeup. All you need is touch of highlighter, a sheer warm pink lipstick, and a swipe of water proof mascara. This simple application will brighten your complexion and withstand re-application of your B5 Gel and your Avene Thermal Spring Water throughout the day.  Heavy makeup applications on skin that has not recovered yet will only highlight the lack of luster in your skin and make you look worse.



Once you have survived the first 12 hours post party, your skin is ready to return to its regular daily routine. Returning to your routine will help get your skin back on track.  If you’re still feeling a little dull post-holiday season, give us a call to book a dermaplaning to reset your skin and return yourself to your glowing glory!

(403) 287-1477



5 Ways to Get Your Christmas Glow (At Home!)

Nothing can compare to the fabulously glowing skin results you can get with an in-clinic treatment. There are times though, that life takes over and as much as you desperately want to get in for a treatment, there are too many other priorities. You still want to look your best for your holiday parties and family visits, so what do you do? Here are our top five pre-party at home treatments:



Quickest Fix: For when you have only 10 minutes!


Product(s) needed: Patchology Flash Sheet Masque of your choosing.


Treatment: Apply your choice of Patchology Flash Masque to clean skin.  Let sit for 5-20 and remove, massaging in any remaining serum from the masque. If desired, finish with your favorite lightweight moisturizer.


With options that include Hydrating, Firming, Exfoliating, Detoxifying* (*Smart Mud for acne) and more, the Patchology Flash Masques work in as fast as 5 Min!  At only $11 per masque, you can use one for every holiday party you are going to. Patchology also has amazing lip and eye gels, so you can look refreshed and awake with the smoothest, most naturally full lips!


Brightening Vitamin C Blast: Perfect for dull looking, dehydrated skin


Products needed: Dermaquest C-Infusion Cleanser, Vivier Vitamin C Scrub, Dermaquest C-Infusion Masque (This is enough product for 20+ at home treatments)


Treatment:  Dampen your face with warm water and massage in a dime sized amount of the C-Infusion Cleanser, rinse. Massage in a cherry sized amount of the Vivier Vitamin C Scrub for 2-3 minutes.  Wrap your face in towel saturated (then wrung out) with warm water, let sit for 2 min, then use towel to gently remove scrub.  While face is still damp, layer the Dermaquest C-Infusion Masque 1-2mm thick over the entire face, let sit for 10 min and remove with warm water and a soft cloth.  Finish with your favorite serum and moisturizer.


Two Day Tone Up: When you can start the night before. Great for diminishing fine lines and wrinkles.


Products Needed: Dermaquest Mini Pumpkin Masque, Patchology Night Time Eye Gels, Dermaquest Hydrating B5 Gel, SkinCeuticals B5 Masque.


Treatment: Apply to clean skin, a thin layer of the Dermaquest Mini Pumpkin Masque, avoiding the eye area.  Leave on for 5-15 minutes. Remove with warm water and soft cloth. Once masque is removed apply the Dermaquest Hydrating B5 Gel to the entire face, following with Patchology Night Eye gels, these will sit for 5-20 minutes. Once removed, gently massage in any remaining serum left over from the gels.  You are now ready to apply 1-2 mm of the B5 Masque to the face.  Once it has absorbed mostly, go to bed, sleeping in the masque. In the morning remove with a gentle cleanser, re-applying the Hydrating B5 Serum and finishing with your favorite moisturizer.



Breakout Banisher: Perfect for Acne prone skin with mild inflammation.


Products: SkinCeuticals Clairifying Clay Masque, SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Masque, Dermaquest Essential Moisture


Treatment: On clean skin apply a thin layer of the SkinCeutical Clarifying Masque, let sit for 10-20 minutes (closer to 20 min for skin that is very oily).  Remove with soft cloth and warm water.  Immediately after removing, apply 2mm thick layer of SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Masque, let sit for 20 min. Remove with warm water and a soft cloth.  Finish with Dermaquest Essential Moisturizer.


Products: Dermaquest Algae Polishing Scrub, Vivier Kine C, Vivier Ultra Replenishing Hydrating Masque.


Treatment: After cleansing, massage Dermaquest Algae Polishing Scrub gently into damp skin for 3 minutes. Remove with warm water. Blot skin dry with a soft cloth, apply 3-4 drops of the Vivier Kine C Serum.  Once absorbed, apply an even layer of the Vivier Ultra Replenishing Hydrating Masque, massaging in as much as will absorb, and still leaving 1-2 mm on the skin. This can sit for 20-30 minutes.  Remove with soft cloth, dampened with warm water.  If desired, finish with your favorite moisturizer.  For maximum dewiness, you can sleep in the Vivier Ultra Hydrating Masque the night before.



For advice on which of these at home treatments is best for you, give us a call or pop by the clinic.  All of the products listed can be purchased in our online store, so you can really get party ready without needing to leave your house!



(403) 287-1477