“It’s the weather!”
As Wisconsinites, winter brings more than just a rosy blush to your nose and cheeks. Did you know that winter causes other issues for your skin? The dry winter air, combined with the amped up indoor heat, causes dehydration, which can lead to flaking and dullness, even eczema (inflammation of the skin). Luckily, there are things you can do to combat the effects of the weather!
Talking to a skincare professional is always a worthwhile investment. Everyone’s skin is different, and therefore reacts to the seasonal changes differently. When it comes to skin, there is no one-size-fits-all regiment that you can buy at the drugstore.
Why are facials so important in the winter? Because they provide specialized treatments that you cannot get at home. Our Winter Remedy Facial is designed specifically for winter skin, with an exfoliation to remove the dry, dead skin and a deep moisturizing treatment to fight the intense dehydration.
Now what is a peel? A peel is a treatment that removes the outermost skin to reveal the new, healthy skin below! They are perfect for treating a multitude of skin issues, including acne, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and scarring. While peels should be done with every seasonal change, winter is actually the best time of year to have them done. Because we are typically inside more often in the winter, your sensitive post-peel skin isn’t as exposed to the elements. However, that doesn’t mean you do not have to keep it protected. Always apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen 30 minutes before going outdoors, and make sure to continue the skincare routine your esthetician recommended.
(Quality sunscreens, like this Oil Free SPF 40+ by Glotherapeutics, provide quality protection from the sun while also giving you hydration that will not clog your pores.)
What your esthetician wants you to know:
The condition of your skin changes with the seasons. It is important to make an appointment with your esthetician at the minimum with every seasonal change. She will be able to assess your skin changes, and adjust any treatments and skincare routines based on your needs to keep your skin beautiful all year round!
To book an appointment with one of our estheticians click here.