Complements Get glowing just in time for Valentine's Day


By Lashelle Kuhlman, licensed aesthetician, reconstructive & cosmetic surgery, Mount Nittany Physician Group

Want to have flawless skin for your valentine on Valentine’s Day? Here are some tips to get your skin glowing in time.

Cozy up with a Vitamin C lotion. Vitamin C helps to brighten and even skin tone as well as reduce the appearance of age spots, fine lines, and wrinkles. This is a great product to brighten your complexion all over. My favorite in our office is Vitamin C Lotion by Revision® Skincare, which uses THD Ascorbate, a powerful form of Vitamin C.

Give your skin some extra treatment with a peel. This extra exfoliation will help to get rid of the layers of dead skin cells that build up and can cause a dull complexion. Anyone that has sun damage, brown spots, wrinkles, and acne can benefit from a peel. Our wide range of peels offer benefits for all skin types - even the most sensitive. I absolutely love how my skin glows after a peel!

Treat yourself to a relaxing facial with a brightening or extra hydrating mask. With the right products, facials can clear your pores. Using steam will really open your pores and allow them to breathe. Hydrated skin is healthy skin, and a facial will help regulate the proper moisture level your skin requires.

Commit to moisturizing daily! Using a moisturizer daily not only repairs your skin, but it also protects, circulates, and primes it for your makeup. Your skin will glow as it is replenished. A good product for the winter is PCA SKIN® Collagen Hydrator moisturizer, a rich antioxidant that delivers intense hydration to your skin.

Get smooth and full lips with Restylane® and peptide lip therapy. Dr. Emily Peterson can enhance your lips with Restylane, the only FDA approved lip enhancement that is a unique formulation of hyaluronic acid, which helps maintain lip fullness. This time of year can be drying on our skin and that includes our lips too! PCA SKIN Peptide Lip Therapy will hydrate and minimize the fine lines and wrinkles in the lip area, improving the overall appearance of the lips. 

Follow these tips and you will be sure to get your glow on just in time for your valentine.