From the sudden drop in temperature and the dry and harsh air to the stresses that often accompany the holiday season, winter can wreak havoc on our skin and cause endless unfavorable reactions, such as redness, flakiness and an overall dry appearance. However, if you wanted to get a facial to rejuvenate your complexion, winter might actually be the best season, as you’re much less likely to be exposed to dangerous sun rays and cause damage to your skin.
So, here are some of the best facial treatments that will help you battle that winter skin and achieve a radiant and glowing complexion:
Working by applying a specific chemical solution to the skin, chemical peels aim to remove dead skin cells, accelerate cell turnover and stimulate the production of collagen, helping you achieve a smoother and brighter complexion. Depending on the strength of the chemical peel (superficial, medium or deep) this facial treatment might also help you address some specific skin concerns, such as hyperpigmentation, brown spots, wrinkles and fine lines, and help with the overall tone, texture and clarity of your skin. A great way to tackle several skin issues at once, chemical peels are best done during the winter, as the healing process is quicker and safer, revealing a smoother and brighter complexion sooner than during the warmer months.
While it’s always a good idea to start getting anti-aging treatments in winter, it’s especially important to maintain them throughout the colder months, as the loss of moisture in the skin caused by cool and dry weather could lead to an increase of visible wrinkles and fine lines. These facial treatments usually start with a thorough cleansing, followed by a mild exfoliation procedure to get rid of the built-up dirt, sebum and dead skin cells that cause a dull and uneven texture. Then, a cream with active ingredients or a highly concentrated serum is applied to effectively fight the visible signs of aging, whether it’s a hydrating mixture that provides intense moisture to the skin or an anti-aging concentrate that helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, and enhances the overall skin brightness.
A minimally invasive cosmetic procedure, microdermabrasion involves suction and diamond tip technology to gently exfoliate the skin, while triggering your skin’s repair process and collagen production. Simple and highly effective, this treatment is ideal for anyone who wants to reverse the signs of aging, minimize the appearance of pores and improve the overall tone and texture of the skin. However, if you want to achieve optimal results, always opt for the best and most trusted beauty clinic where highly qualified professionals will not only help you achieve a smoother and brighter complexion, but also end the treatment with a purifying mask that will calm, hydrate and restore your skin, offering the ultimate finish.
From hyperpigmentation and dark spots to acne and scarring, laser treatments can effectively target any skin concern you might have. This procedure involves directing short and concentrated beams of light to treat specific skin issues, and is a great option for anyone who wants to see immediate results, or has already tried several different chemical peels. However, the healing time after this process can be quite lengthy, and it’s advised to stay indoors to avoid UV rays, which is why it’s always best to opt for these treatments in winter. As with many harsher procedures, it might be a good idea to change your skincare routine after laser treatments and use more mild and gentle products, to avoid irritation and accelerate the healing process.
While a dermaplaning treatment can be a good idea all year round, it’s most beneficial during winter, when the skin tends to get dryer and duller. A type of mechanical exfoliation that is performed using a scalpel to gently remove the top layer of dead skin cells, this procedure is perfect for achieving a smoother and brighter complexion. A great option for anyone wanting to fight sun damage, large pores or even dry and flaky skin, dermaplaning will help you achieve a more even skin texture immediately after your first treatment.
Whether you are battling negative temperatures or the weather just gets a bit chillier than usual, your skin is still affected by the change in climate during winter, and desperately needs some love and care with the very best winter facial treatments.
Sophia Smith is a beauty and style blogger, a graphic designer and a DIY enthusiast. She is a big fan of basics with a twist. Sophia writes mostly about beauty-related topics in her articles. She has contributed to a number of publications including: LA Fashion, Viva Glam Magazine, Just Haves, Whytt Magazine, How to Simplify and Carousel.