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5 Treatments Beauty Editors Always Get in the Winter

When winter rolls around, we all reach for additional layers to accommodate these weather changes. The same should apply to our usual skincare routine. During winter, our skin may not be as exposed to the sun as it is in summer, but there are other factors that can cause damage to the outer dermal layers. That is why it’s important to change our approach to skincare and add layers of protection the same way we approach our outfit choices. Facial treatments are the perfect way to give your face the much-needed TLC after summer and make sure it’s hydrated, moisturized, and protected.

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To help you narrow down your choices, here is a list of the five very best facial treatments beauty editors recommend getting in winter.

Microneedling for a firmer, toned skin

Microneedling for a firmer, toned skin

The first facial treatment on the list involves creating small punctures on the skin with the help of short needles or a derma roller as a way of rejuvenating the face. Aside from being a great way for achieving plumper, luminous, radiant-looking skin, this minimally invasive, multi-purpose cosmetic treatment is also a very effective way to treat acne scars. The needles that are used are very fine and short, so they only enter the surface layer of the skin. This helps increase collagen production which helps the skin look younger, which makes microneedling the perfect option for those looking to reverse or postpone wrinkles and other signs of aging.

Why get it in winter: Because this facial involves puncturing the skin, it’s best left for colder months when the skin isn’t as sun-sensitive as it is during summer.

Chemical peels as a perfect tool for gentle exfoliation 

Chemical peels as a perfect tool for gentle exfoliation

An effective way to get a healthy, radiant complexion, a chemical peel is a treatment that includes the application of gentle acids or chemical solutions on the skin. Depending on the type of chemical peel that your aesthetician recommends, you can address different concerns when it comes to your skin, from hyperpigmentation and wrinkles to the texture and clarity of the skin. A chemical peel helps remove dry skin cells and it also affects the collagen production, and to make it work, it’s best to stay away from at-home exfoliants in the days prior to the treatment.

Why get it in winter: Sun exposure and UV-rays during summer can disrupt and complicate the post-treatment healing process, so chemical peels are best to get in winter.

Microdermabrasion as a way of rejuvenating summer-damaged skin

Microdermabrasion as a way of rejuvenating summer-damaged skin

Often referred to as the lunchtime treatment, microdermabrasion lasts for around 40 minutes, giving your face smoother texture and reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines due to enhanced collagen and elastin production. It involves physical exfoliation of the skin and it’s a treatment everyone can benefit from, whether they’re looking to rejuvenate summer-damaged skin or improving and revitalizing their complexion. Microdermabrasion is a great skin pick-me-up if you’re preparing for an event where your skin has to look flawless, but it’s important to choose a professional and reputable beauty clinic if you want to get the best results.

Why get it in winter: By removing outer layers of the skin in winter, the sun-damaged skin is given fresh appearance after harsh summer months.

Thermage RF (radiofrequency) treatment for tightening the skin

Thermage RF (radiofrequency) treatment for tightening the skin

This is a non-invasive, celeb-endorsed treatment that relies on the use of radiofrequency technology as a way of tightening the skin and improving its laxity by stimulating natural collagen production. It’s a great alternative to cosmetic surgeries if you want to smoothen wrinkles and achieve a young-looking skin sans incisions. With zero to no recovery, Thermage seems like a great solution for getting a firm skin, and the results can last as long as two years.

Why get it in winter: It will take a couple of months until new collagen is produced, it’s best to prepare long beforehand so that you can look your best in summer.

Dermalinfusion for reviving dull and dry skin

Dermalinfusion for reviving dull and dry skin

The last treatment on the list employs pneumatic force to exfoliate the skin, remove impurities, and insert serums suited to your skin’s needs. It’s great for treating skin that got damaged by the sun, fine lines on the face, as well as dry skin. With the help of vacuum suction, the outer layer of the skin is abraded, improving the tone and texture of the skin and leaving it hydrated and radiant.

Why get it in winter: The skin tends to get dry and dull during winter, making it the prime time to invest in Dermalinfusion treatment.

As is evident from the list above, some facial treatments are better left for wintertime. So, use this time to prep your skin and ensure it looks fresh and gorgeous come spring!