Skin Renewal – Help Your Skin Bounce Back from the Ravages of Winter
With spring just weeks away, now is the time to refresh your winter skin. Winter can leave your skin dry and looking dull – not exactly the look you want to pair with your spring wardrobe. If you’re ready to shed that winter skin and leave the season behind, here are some skincare treatments that can help with winter skin renewal.
This is an important part of skin renewal at any time of the year. Exfoliation is the process of removing the surface layer of dead skin. Your body does this naturally about every thirty days. In addition to improving the appearance of your skin, removing the dead skin cells with regular exfoliation speeds up the process and promotes the production of collagen. This protein is naturally produced by the body and helps to increase the skin’s elasticity, reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
It is important to be choosy about the products you use to exfoliate. Some contain abrasives such as ground-up nuts or fruit pits. While this may sound organic, these can be too abrasive and cause micro-tears in the skin. This can lead to irritation and a loss of hydration. It is best to use products such as sugar scrubs and remember to massage them on your face gently. Never use a scrub meant for your body on your face. Often, the best option is to get a professional facial that provides safe and thorough exfoliation for skin renewal.
Removing built dirt and oil can also refresh your skin. This build-up can clog pores and result in blackheads and breakouts. As with any exfoliant, you want to choose a gentle cleanser that won’t be harsh and dry out your skin. Although it may sound counter-productive, oil-based cleansers are the best choice when using an over-the-counter cleanser. There are a variety of professional skin renewal treatments that can deep clean your skin gently and thoroughly.
Hydrate Your Skin
Winter weather can be very drying to your skin. It’s important for skin renewal to keep it hydrated. Avoid products with kaolin, charcoal, salicylic acid, tree tea oil, perfume, or parfum. If you are unsure which is the best product to hydrate your skin, you should consult with your dermatologist or aesthetician. They will point you in the right direction and may even recommend medical-grade skincare. Even though there is still some debate as to whether or not drinking water can improve skin health, it can’t hurt, so be sure to drink plenty of water.
Many people put away sunscreen once summer is over but the sun’s UV rays can damage your skin all year long. Whenever you’re outside, your skin is subject to potential damage unless you protect it. Use sunscreen and skincare products with an SPF of 30 or above all year long to prevent damage from UV rays. When summer does roll around, be sure to limit your exposure and reapply sunscreen often. Over-exposure can cause premature aging of the skin as well as dark spots and various skin cancers.
Professional Skin Renewal
For optimal winter skin renewal, consult with the professionals at Vive Aesthetics and Wellness. We offer a variety of facials and skincare treatments to make you look and feel your best including Hyrafacial, Microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and more. We also offer other aesthetic treatments such as PicoSure laser treatments, dermaplaning, and injectables such as Botox and Juvederm to help you put your best face forward all year long. Contact us today to schedule a consultation. Our skincare professionals will assist you in choosing skincare treatments and products that keep your skin healthy and beautiful.