Top Skin Treatments To Do In The Winter
Give the cold a run for its money
The winter season can signal many changes in our routines – replacing flowy tanks with cozy knits and rotating your manicure color to a darker shade of red. This change in season should also signal a change in your skincare routine to combat the colder temps, increasing wind and a lack of vitamin D.
We’re not talking a full overhaul of your bathroom cabinet in order to keep a dewy glow. But incorporating some of the best medical spa treatments for winter months into your routine can minimize damage and keep your skin refreshed and ready for holiday parties. So we’re sharing the best winter skincare tips for your daily routine and the best medical spa treatments that can keep you on the right track for spring.
The Best Medical Spa Treatments for Winter
Chemical peels are one of the best medical spa treatments for your face because they can address so many skin concerns in a single treatment. Chemical peels work to remove dead skin cells from the surface of the skin, accelerate cell turnover and increase collagen production for smoother, brighter more even-toned skin. In addition to revealing more radiant skin, chemical peels can be used to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and discoloration.
Why is winter the best time? Depending on the intensity of the chemical peel, too much UV exposure can cause post-treatment complications. Because it’s best to limit your exposure to direct sunlight, the winter months are a great time to schedule this treatment. Whether you’re looking to correct slight imperfections or more moderate to severe ones, there is a specific chemical peel for you.
There’s a trend in winter skincare – treatments that remove the top layer of skin to reveal healthy, revitalized skin underneath and one of the best ways to gently remove a layer of sun-damaged skin is with a microdermabrasion treatment. Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive procedure that uses exfoliating surfaces to remove the top layer of dead skin cells.
This process will smooth and refine the texture of your skin, remove discoloration and deep-clean pores. This treatment is a winter-must to rid your skin of the harsh effects of summer and reveal glowing skin for the holiday season.
Laser Skin Treatments
Pigmentation, scarring, age spots, acne and unwanted hair are not on your holiday wish list. The best medical spa treatment that can address each of these is a laser skin treatment. From skin rejuvenation to complexion blending, laser hair removal to skin tightening, laser skin treatments are another must-schedule this winter season.
Similar to other treatments we’ve discussed, post-treatment protocol is to avoid direct sunlight and UV rays, making winter an ideal time to schedule. After discussing your specific needs with our expert team, you can find the laser skin treatment that helps you reach your winter skincare goals.
Injectables & Fillers
You’ve almost made it to the end of a long year – and maybe it shows. Don’t bring wrinkles and fine lines to holiday parties and family gatherings. Injectables and fillers are a good idea at any time, but getting them before the holiday season can give you the radiant skin and confidence boost you need to greet the new year.
Sometimes we all need a little lift, and you want to look your best this holiday season. Study up on how to pick the right injectable or filler and schedule a consultation with a medical provider to discuss your goals.
Winter Skincare Tips
Now that you’ve scheduled time for the best medical spa treatments for winter, consider the everyday routine changes you’ll want to make to keep your skin vibrant and healthy.
Prioritize Your Moisturizer
Everyone loves sweater weather. Extra layers are the look of the season and the same should be true for your skin. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. We can’t say it enough. Colder temps, dry air (inside and out), and windy days mean your skin needs extra moisturizing.
Moisturizing must be part of your morning and evening routine. Consider incorporating a hydrating cleanser and even hydrating makeup products to make sure you’re getting that boost at every step.
Don’t Forget the SPF
We’ve talked about how you’re likely going to be avoiding UV rays – and that’s probably true. But if you are planning a day outside in the winter, don’t forget the SPF. Just because you’re not feeling the sunburn doesn’t mean it won’t happen. You don’t want sun damage on top of potential wind and cold damage, too. Make sure your moisturizer or makeup incorporates SPF – and better yet, keep your SPF in reach and apply it before stepping outside.
Incorporate a Face Mask
For enhanced moisturizing and an antioxidant boost, make sure you’re incorporating a face mask every few weeks. Whether you have an at-home go-to in your beauty arsenal or need a more customized face mask, this treatment will make a world of difference. Nourishing vitamins and antioxidants can make all the difference between a glowing complexion and looking like Rudolph’s nose.
Walking in a Courted Wonderland
Put your best face forward this holiday season and brace against the harsh temps and stresses that the winter season can bring. Learn more and schedule each of the best medical spa treatments to do in the winter at Courted.
If you’re looking to improve your at-home regimen for the winter, stop by Courted at The St. James to talk with our expert team and browse our inventory. You can also always learn more about our current favorites by following us on our Instagram.