Best Facials for the Wintertime
The escalation of skin problems is a frustrating feature of winter. Not only does the cold weather lead to irritation and inflammation — indoor heating can quickly dry us out. Maintaining an optimal skincare routine complete with cleansing, moisturizing, sun protection, and exfoliation will protect your skin from winter’s wrath, but these efforts alone don’t always cut it, especially when it comes to keeping the skin on your face bright and supple. Sometimes, a professional facial is in order, and winter is the best time to invest in such a treatment. Let’s explore some of the best types of facials for keeping your skin lush and healthy all winter long.
Best Facials for Winter
Facials that Offer Extra Hydration and Exfoliation
Hydration should be your primary focus when it comes to winter skincare. So, when considering different types of facials, prioritize those that offer a high level of hydrating qualities. Hyaluronic acid is an essential moisturizing agent, so seek topical facial products containing this ingredient. Exfoliation is also key during winter, as lingering dead skin cells contribute to ongoing dryness. This winter, you might consider an exfoliating oxygen facial that’s infused with hyaluronic acid or a HydraFacial® procedure, which replenishes your skin’s vital nutrients and delivers long-lasting results without irritation or downtime.
Light Therapy Facials
Light can also be used to repair skin and mitigate winter-related problems such as redness and dryness (as well as scars, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, and more). A laser contains a specific wavelength of energy, so it can be tuned to target particular skin problems. So, not only can laser facial procedures clean pores and brighten up the skin — they can also correct some of the problems mentioned above. These treatments are worth looking into any time of year, but they can be especially beneficial during the winter when your skin is most dry and vulnerable.
Dermaplaning is another solution for reducing dry skin during winter (among other things). During this procedure, a sterile surgical blade is used to gently exfoliate and essentially shave the outer layer of skin, removing 2-3 weeks’ worth of dead skin cells (and any peach fuzz) in the process. The result is bright, smooth, youthful skin that’s more ready to take on what winter has to offer. Dermaplaning can also remove light surface wrinkling, smooth out acne scarring, and improve overall skin texture and tone.
If you’ve thought about doing a chemical peel in the past but have yet to try it, there’s no better time than winter to give it a shot. Chemical peels come in many varieties, differing in chemical composition, duration, intensity, and more. However, every chemical peel shares the same basic aim: to slough off dead skin cells, stimulate collagen production, and speed up skin cell turnover. When administered properly, a chemical peel can brighten your skin, reverse discoloration, reduce wrinkles, and aid in the skin’s natural healing process (which is of the utmost importance during winter).
Help Your Skin Win this Winter with a Facial Treatment
With so many different types of facials and cosmetic dermatology treatments available, you might struggle to make a decision for your skin this winter. Fortunately, the experts at Premier Dermatology Partners are here to guide you and help you set up an appointment so your skin is ready to withstand whatever winter holds this year. To learn more about our providers and all the services we offer, contact us today.