Those Christmas lights shouldn’t be the only things glowing. 

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Has 2016 felt like it’s gone on forever? Even if you don’t feel like it, your skin probably does. And just when retreating to an island to sleep off the rest of the year seems like a one-way ticket to solve all your issues, your diary is most likely filling up – fast. From end of year parties to Christmas Day right through to NYE celebrations, you don’t have time have for dark circles, breakouts or a lacklustre complexion.

Here are some treatments you could do in your lunch break that will revitalise your skin and have you glowing this party season.

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The treatment: Societe Oxygenation Peel

Location: The Clinic by Scott + Sullivan, Level 22, 520 Oxford Street, Bondi Junction

The downlow: this treatment uses the healing and anti-bacterial benefits of oxygen to create a fresh dewy complexion – instantly. Think of it as a big glass of water for your face. It involves three treatments – an antioxidant fruit enzyme mask to exfoliate, an oxygenation peel to increase collagen production and a peptide mask to hydrate. Book in the afternoon of a big event for the ultimate pick me up.

Time: 30 minutes with no downtime or pain

Price: $ 150

The treatment: Omnilux LED

Location: Duquessa, 695 Nicholson Street, Carlton North, Victoria, 3056

The downlow: Light therapy is popular with celebrities as it’s a quick and effective way to reinvigorate the skin – quickly. Helpful, if you’re heading to an event. It uses different types of light to address a different types of skin concerns (likes pigmentation, dryness, acne and fine lines) as infrared lights have been shown to “revive and stimulate cell activity.” The result? A fresh complexion and time left over to eat your lunch.

Time: 20 minutes

Price: $ 150

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The treatment: Pro 30 AHA results facial

Location: Spa Q Falls Creek, Sydney, Port Douglas and Gold Coast

The downlow: Feel like a good old exfoliate? This multi-acid peel deeply cleanses and polishes to brighten the complexion. Consider it a metaphor for ridding yourself of 2016. Following the peel you’ll receive a 16-point acupressure massage on your face and scalp – who needed that deserted Island after all?

Time: 30 minutes

Price: $ 95

The treatment: Face Fit

Location: available from all Dermalogica Skin Bars

The downlow: Don’t think you have me time? Think again. Head to a Dermalogica Skin Bar for your own personalised express facial that can boost radiance, hydrate or plump the complexion all in 10 minutes. The best bit? It primps skin for make-up application to make you all the more party ready.

Time: 10 minutes

Price: $ 15 which is fully redeemable on product.

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