Between the cold, dry air, turbulent winds, tight skin and chapped lips are all signs that winter has once again arrived.
In the winter, cold air holds less moisture than warm air, so moisture is drawn out of the skin the temperature start to drop. To make a bad situation worse, when that dry air is heated and blasted indoors, it strips your complexion of its last water reserves.
If you are like me, your self-care routine is in dire need of a boost to help you get your glow back. The combination of an enhanced at-home skincare routine with in-oﬃce skin treatments will get you the optimal results in the shortest period of time.
Selecting from the wide range of skin treatments available today is dizzying. That's why we’ve nailed down 3 of the best winter skin treatments that will give you the glowing, revitalized, and rejuvenated complexion you deserve. These treatments are all nonsurgical with minimal downtime.
1. Chemical Peels:
Ranging in intensity from light to deep, chemical peels can effectively remove successive skin layers using different types and strengths of acids. The result of a chemical peel is dependent upon the strength, but clients can expect improved pigmentation, tone, and fine lines.
The winter months are ideal for chemical peels, as strict sun avoidance post-peel is crucial to minimize the risk of hyperpigmentation and scarring.
The downtime of a chemical peel varies depending on if it is light/medium or deep. For light and medium peels, any flaking and peeling resolves within 3-5 days. For a deep chemical peel, it may take up to 2 weeks for your skin to fully heal.
2. Radiofrequency Microneedling
Radiofrequency microneedling is the combination of microneedling with radiofrequency heat energy to stimulate the production on collagen and elastin. RF sessions are able to penetrate deep into the dermis and deliver pulses of thermal energy to stimulate collagen and elastin production giving you tighter, firmer, smoother skin
RF Microneedling is one of the absolute best anti-aging procedures for dramatically improving skin laxity on the face, neck and body, deep acne scarring, cellulite and more. A series of 3-4 RF microneedling treatments is recommended to maximize the immediate and long-lasting results.
The downtime following a RF Microneedling procedure is minimal. After the treatment, patients will have moderate redness and irritation in the treated area for a few hours, which should fully subside over the next day. RF microneedling does not damage the epidermis, so recovery will be shorter than a chemical peel or laser resurfacing.
PRO TIP: Pair RF microneedling with plasma achieve your optimal results even faster.
3. JetPeel Facial
Struggling with winter dryness? Look no further than the JetPeel facial.
JetPeel is “like a carwash for your face.” The treatment is 100% non-invasive with zero downtime and it delivers visible same day results.
The JetPeel utilizes continuous fine liquid jet streams that provide a Lymphatic Massage followed by a gentle but thorough exfoliation, and then deliver a customized infusion of serums directly into the skin layers.
The result? Ultra-plump, hydrated, rejuvenated skin.
The deeply penetrating, but non-damaging infusion of serums treat a range of skin concerns, including dryness, acne, rosacea, fine lines & wrinkles, and uneven skin texture.
There is zero downtime for JetPeel facials, and they can be done in the same week as any other facial to boost the results of another treatment. You can even get a JetPeel facial weekly, as results are improved over the course of treatments.
Cold, dry weather can wreak havoc on any complexion, but there are a number of skin treatments that will keep your skin hydrated and glowing all year long. Opting for in-oﬃce treatments can give your skin the personalized attention you achieve your desired results much faster than going at it alone.