As the seasons change and temperatures drop, it's time to reassess and adapt our skincare routines. Winter brings a unique set of challenges for our skin, including dryness, dullness, and increased sensitivity.
However, it also presents an excellent opportunity to indulge in specialised treatments and adjust our skincare regimen to achieve optimal results. In this blog post, we'll explore why winter is the perfect time to change your skincare routine and discuss various treatments and products that can help you maintain healthy, radiant skin during the colder months.
Winter Treatments: Skin Needling, Advanced Peels, PDO Threads, and More
Winter provides an ideal environment for certain skincare treatments that may require additional downtime or temporary side effects. With reduced sun exposure and the ability to cover any redness or bruising with clothing, now is an excellent time to explore more intensive procedures!
Skin needling is a popular treatment that can address various skin concerns, including fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation and uneven texture. This minimally invasive procedure stimulates collagen production, leading to improved skin elasticity and a rejuvenated complexion. The winter season provides an ideal opportunity to undergo skin needling as the reduced sun exposure minimises the risk of post-treatment sensitivity.
It’s also a great time to try fat-dissolving injections before the summer months. These injections target stubborn pockets of fat, such as love handles or double chins, by breaking down the fat cells for natural elimination from the body. Winter is an excellent time for fat-dissolving injections since they may cause temporary swelling or bruising, which can be easily concealed by winter clothing.
PDO Threads have gained popularity for their ability to lift and tighten sagging skin, providing a non-surgical facelift effect. These dissolvable threads stimulate collagen production, leading to long-lasting results. They can be used across many areas of the face, neck and body to firm, lift and tighten. Just like fat-dissolving injections, they do come with the risk of some redness, swelling and bruising - the cooler weather means scarves and jackets can be used to cover these side effects!
Other treatments worth considering during winter include anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, bio remodelling, and advanced peels. These procedures can target specific concerns such as dynamic wrinkles, volume loss, skin laxity, and other concerns.
Book a consultation to discuss your personalised treatment plan!
Winter Skincare: Adjusting Your Routine for Optimal Hydration and Nourishment
In addition to specialised treatments, adjusting your skincare routine is essential during the winter months. The cold weather and low humidity levels can strip the skin of its natural moisture, leading to dryness, flakiness, and irritation.
Here are some tips to enhance your winter skincare routine:
Introduce Hydrating Ingredients
Incorporate products with hydrating ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and ceramides into your daily regimen. These ingredients help attract and retain moisture, keeping your skin hydrated and supple. We love cocktailing the Aspect Dr Hyaluronic Serum with other targeted serums for a boost of hydration.
Use a Weekly Hydrating Mask
Treat your skin to a weekly hydrating mask like the Aspect Probiotic Mask. This nourishing treatment replenishes moisture and revitalises dull, dehydrated skin, leaving it soft, smooth, and radiant.
Opt for a richer moisturiser that provides a protective barrier to lock in moisture. Look for formulas containing nourishing oils and emollients to replenish the skin's lipid barrier and prevent moisture loss. We love the Aspect Dr Resveratrol. Or, for a little more, try the Redless Oil to hydrate and protect the skin. Use as the final step of your skincare, before SPF.
Don't Forget Sun Protection
Although the winter sun may feel less intense, UV rays can still damage the skin. Remember to apply broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 50 daily. Shop our range of SPFs here.
In conclusion, winter is a fantastic time to reassess and modify your skincare routine to address specific concerns and embrace treatments that can enhance the health and appearance of your skin. Book a consultation with our therapists to discuss your skincare needs and let us create a personalised treatment plan for you!