Skin Prep Tips for the Holidays

December 9, 2021

When I was a kid, I loved watching Christmas movies just for the party scenes. I felt that there was something simply magical about those swoonworthy outfit/makeup reveal scenes that just made me want to put on something sparkly and go dance the night away!

However, now that I’m older I realize that a perfect make-up look does not come easy! It requires hydrated and smooth skin, and a lot of time and effort. The years of trying to mask dry, uneven, and bumpy skin with thick foundation are now over, and I am always on the lookout for skin care treatments that will help me “glow naturally” and help my foundation or bb cream seamlessly blend into my skin.

Image from The Holiday (one of my favourite Christmas movies!)

Because it’s Christmas and officially party season (there are office Christmas parties and holiday galas fast approaching people!!), I want to share with you 3 of my all time favourite facial treatments that will help prep your skin for makeup!

Glass Therapy

Glass Skin is a K-Beauty (Korean beauty) trend that is not about to go anywhere (In fact, I predict it only becoming more popular as people shop k-beauty products online).

the term “Glass Skin” describes a very healthy-looking complexion that is well hydrated, glowing, and oh so smooth!

Our Glass Therapy facial helps the function of your skin externally by providing essential hydrating ingredients to your skin cells to boost the skin barrier function, calm inflammation, and lock in hydration. This treatment also reduces redness and leaves your skin looking radiant and revitalized. If you’re looking for smooth, plump, and firm skin this holiday season, this is the facial for you! 

If you still want a little more coverage on your skin and want to really go for a “no makeup, makeup look”, we suggest going for a bb or cc cream instead of a thick or heavy foundation. 

(OR: mix a few drops of concealer or foundation into a bit of your favourite face cream/gel cream and voila you have your very own tinted moisturizer!)


Maybe you’ve heard of this one, maybe you haven’t. But we guarantee you’ll love it! 

This treatment is an alternative to microneedling that offers no downtime and uses a pain free microcrystalline technology. This 60 minute facial treatment improves fine lines and wrinkles, naturally firms and lifts, reduces acne scarring, brightens and plumps skin, improves textural concerns, and induces oxygen to reduce inflammation and bacterial growth. 

This treatment really calms and clears your skin like no other. We swear your skin will look so good you could even skip applying any foundation!


Our motto for the Hydrafacial is: “eliminate your selfie filter and exchange it for the “real” glow!” 

The Hydrafacial deep cleanses the skin exfoliates dead skin cells, extracts dirt and bacteria from the pores, and infuses moisture, vitamins, antioxidants, and Hyaluronic Acid into the skin.

There are 3 steps to this facial:

Step One:

The process begins with a deep cleansing of the skin. This unique cleansing solution loosens dirt and blocked oil from the pores. Once the solution has penetrated, exfoliation begins. 

Step Two:

Now the loosened debris is extracted from the pores with a gentle suction tip followed by a nourishing moisturizer that quenches the skin.

Step Three:

Once the skin is clean and exfoliated we infuse it with antioxidants and peptides to maximize your glow. This is where you control the party – do you chose Dermabuilder®, Growth Factor or Britenol®?

The results?

Right after treatment, your skin is softer, more hydrated, and glowing! With monthly treatments, you will notice an improvement in pigmentation, fine lines, and congested skin. 

Because this facial deep cleanses the skin, it is essential that you follow up with clean, non-comedogenic make-up to keep your skin looking and feeling happy! I suggest Jane Iredale, but any mineral makeup with good SPF protection will work!

Bonus: Holiday Makeup Suggestions:

Jane Iredale: “Glow Time” Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream

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Jane Iredale: Pure Pressed Base Compact

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Colorescience Total Eye SPF35

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Jane Iredale PureGloss Lip Gloss

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Blush, Bronzer, Eyeshadow, and Eyeliner?

Check out Tarte and bareMinerals at Sephora for great blush, bronzer, and eyeshadow options! As for eyeliner, I highly recommend the Maybelline black liquid eyeliner (Precision All Day Liquid Eyeliner, Black)! It’s super affordable and easy to use!


We are accepting donations for The Shoebox Project until December 15th!

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A Very Happy Holidays from The Vancouver Laser and Skin Care Centre!

Skin Prep Tips for the Holidays