Winter Skin Rituals: Why is now the perfect time to rejuvenate your skin?

Winter Skin Rituals: Why is now the perfect time to rejuvenate your skin?

Less Sun Exposure, Better Results 

Winter is the ideal time for cosmetic skin treatments as there is reduced exposure to sunlight, giving our skin a break from harsh UV rays. This is crucial for treatments that are energy based such as (laser and IPL) and skin treatments such as chemical peels, and skin needling, which can make the skin more sensitive to the sun. By starting these treatments in the cooler months, you minimize the risk of sun damage and ensure optimal results.

Many cosmetic procedures require a period of downtime for healing. Whether you're undergoing a laser resurfacing like Halo or IPL /,BBL  or chemical peels,   winter provide the perfect opportunity to heal as its easier to cover up and experience less sun exposure.

Prepping Skin Is a Thing

A clean resurfaced skin canvas ensures optimal treatment outcomes,less complications and often a more comfortable procedure.

Prepping may be as simple as a hydrafacial or adding a few skincare products like retinol to your routine to increase cellular turnover and resurface the build up of dead skin cells.

summer months can be more difficult to use your retinol nightly due to increased sun sensitivity particularly for those prone to pigmentation or melasma. So winter is a good time to increase your retinol to speed up

skin renewal and prepare skin for treatments like peels,laser and BBL

Specific Skin Concerns

Other skin conditions like rosacea or sensitive skin can flare up in winter often requiring soothing treatments like LED therapy, Hydrating facials and gentle enzymes, and tweaking skincare by addition of a hydrating serum under your moisturizer.

Patience Pays Off

Many cosmetic treatments require multiple sessions with monthly intervals to achieve optimal results. Starting in the cooler months ensures you have enough time to complete the full course of treatment. By the time Summer arrives, you'll be able to flaunt the improvements you've worked so hard for.

 

Boost Your Confidence 

Investing in your appearance can have a significant impact on your self-confidence. Completing a course of cosmetic treatments before Summer allows you to look good and feel confident.

 

Combat Seasonal Skin Woes

The colder, drier air of Winter can wreak havoc on your skin, leading to dryness, dullness, or uneven texture. Skin treatments like Hydrafacial, LED Facials and Gentle peels can remove dead skin build up so you will absorb your skin care products more effectively, helping combat these seasonal skin issues. 

 

Don’t let the colder months pass you by without taking advantage of the opportunity to invest in self-care and your skin health.

 

Melissa Drury, 

RN/Director, MD Cosmetic & Skin Clinic