Winter can be quite cruel on our skin as we make our way to work every day in cold air and harsh wind. It can leave our faces feeling red, dry, itching and feeling raw and vulnerable. Add in the constant temperature changes from moving indoors to outdoors and the stress of holidays and you get a tired-looking, unattractive skin. Winter skin care is important and this is exactly a perfect timing to get a facial and breathe in new life into your skin!
Choosing a facial
Once the weather turns for the worse, getting your monthly facial treatments is the best way to treat your skin and restore its moisture and boost the circulation. Choosing the right treatment will get your skin rejuvenated and glowing as it was during summer. From a light exfoliation treatment and chemical peel to micro treatments and ultrasound therapy, your grey winter skin will be a thing of past!
With minimal or no sun exposure in winter, it’s perfect timing for a chemical peel. It will do wonders to your skin helping it seem fresh, revitalized and brightened. The procedure applies a chemical solution to the skin that removes dead skin cells and boosts collagen production. As you won’t be exposed to UV rays during the post-procedure healing process, fall and winter are the best times to get and being practically painless and quite quick, you’ll be able to enjoy its results immediately.
Microneedling is many ladies and gents’ favourite facial treatment during winter. It involves using a small device that delivers over a thousand micro-punctures to the skin-boosting its production of collagen and elastin. It visibly improves the appearance of lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, stretch marks and acne scars.
Microdermabrasion should also be done during winter to avoid exposure to UV rays. The procedure removes the upper skin layers using a diamond-tip device that exfoliates damaged skin cells and abrades its top layer. It’s easily tailored to every patient’s needs from reversing sun damage to smoothing out the complexion.
As technology permeates almost every aspect of our daily lives, skincare is no exception. One of the latest trends is ultrasound skin therapy as the next step in the evolution of aesthetic science. It uses sound waves beyond the upper limit of human hearing that stimulate collagen production deep in the skin layers. It triggers a healing reaction and practically gives you a mini facelift.
One of the options is undergoing Ultherapy procedure which is a non-invasive and non-surgical treatment with ultrasound that will naturally tighten and lift loose skin on your face and neck. It will give you a quick boost but the natural processes it triggers within your skin will build up gradually over the following two to three months. There’s no downtime or foreign substances used and the improvements are visible immediately with the fullest effect in the following months. Your skin will look more even, tighter, toned and refreshed.
A few extra tips for winter skin care
As temperatures drop, our skin loses water due to evaporation which can leave it feeling dry and flaky despite your daily moisturizing routine at home. Consider using a hydrating mask within a medical-grade facial treatment to reduce the redness, dryness and irritation. In combination with hyaluronic acid, you’ll go a long way in aiding your skin retain water, stay firm and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Another addition in your winter skin care facials can be vitamins and antioxidants, that provide protection against the harsh elements of cold temperatures. They help reverse the effects of free radicals damage accumulated with pollution and sun exposure. They also reduce inflammation, encourage new cell growth and improve cell circulation.
With the onset of winter, our skin changes as well and it may not always be pleasant. Despite the lack of sunshine, the skin suffers from lack of humidity in the air and the drying effects of wind. A facial treatment counteracts these effects by giving your skin a deep cleansing, restoring its moisture and hydration and improving the circulation. It all comes down to giving your skin what it needs to keep shining and stay beautiful and healthy.