Our skin begins to change with the onset of colder weather in autumn and once winter sets in, it can get quite sensitive, feel dry and itchy and become very vulnerable. When you factor in constant temperature and humidity changes as you move in from outdoor to indoor and the stress at work and around the holidays, most of us end up with tired-looking faces and feeling very unattractive.
This is why winter and cold weather are an ideal time of year to devote special attention to our skincare.
Choosing the right treatment
As hectic as things can get when the year draws to its end, it’s important not to skip your monthly facials as this is the best way to prevent your current issues from escalating and new ones from appearing. The right facial treatment will restore your skin’s moisture and boost its circulation and it will leave it looking glowy and rejuvenated. Whether you opt for simple exfoliation, a chemical peel, various micro treatments or ultrasound therapy, you’ll be doing your skin and yourself a huge favour!
During the cold seasons, dead skin cells tend to build up on the surface and produce a dull and dry complexion. By adding exfoliating into your daily skin routine besides your facial cleanser and moisturizer, you’ll be able to get rid of the unwanted layers, revitalize your skin and even out pigmentation or discolouration.
Luckily, there’s almost an unlimited choice of face cleansers, scrubs and masks on the market so you’ll surely be able to find the combination that works best for your skin type. Just make sure you always follow with moisturizing crème and be careful how your skin reacts. Some skin types can take daily exfoliation whereas others can withstand only once a week.
With very low or no sun exposure in winter, getting a chemical peel makes perfect sense as you will not be exposed to harmful UV rays during your post-procedure healing process. The effects are fresh-looking, brightened and revitalised skin. The procedure is simple, quick and painless and it involves applying a chemical solution on the skin surface that removes the build-up of dead cells and encourages skin collagen production.
The skincare industry has not remained immune to the advances of technology and one of the latest trends it has to offer is ultrasound skin therapy. High-frequency sound waves are used to stimulate collagen production in the deeper layers of the skin which triggers a healing reaction and leaves you looking as if you had a facelift!
By opting for Ultherapy face lift, you’ll undergo a non-invasive and non-surgical skin treatment that will lift any loose skin on your face and neck. The procedure uses safe, time-tested ultrasound energy that penetrates deep in the skin without disturbing its surface layers and triggers natural processes in your skin that build up gradually over the following months. Improvement is visible immediately and with no foreign substances used in the process, there’s no downtime.
Micro-needling and dermabrasion
For many clients, both female and male, micro-needling is one of the favourite skin treatments out there, especially during winter. A small, hand-held device is used to deliver thousands of micro-punctures to the skin boosting its production of elastin and collagen. This procedure visibly improves your skin appearance by minimizing wrinkles, acne scars, stretch marks and pigmentation.
Winter is also a great time for microdermabrasion as you won’t be exposed to UV rays. This procedure uses a diamond-tip device to abrade the skin top layer and remove damaged skin cells. It can be customized for every client’s needs and treat the effects of sun damage or any other type of skin unevenness.
It’s typical for skin to lose hydration as temperatures drop due to evaporation. This leaves skin feeling dry and flaky even if you moisturize regularly. To bring in some extra help, use a hydrating face mask in combination with hyaluronic acid to help you reduce dryness, redness and irritation. Your skin will retain more water, be firmer and appear smoother.
You can also consider adding vitamins and antioxidants in your facial treatments as these provide powerful protection against the elements. They reverse the damage by free radicals, reduce inflammation, improve cell circulation and boost new cell growth.
With the beginning of winter, our skin goes through changes that may not always feel very pleasant. Even without harsh sunlight, our skin can suffer from lack of moisture and drying effect of the cold winds. Regular facial treatments can reverse these effects and give your skin the protection it needs, from deep cleansing to restoring its hydration and improving circulation. All you need to do is be gentle with yourself and your skin and continue to shine throughout cold winter days!