After this long winter of snow and polar vortexes, your skin might not look its best. Even a mild winter can take a toll on your skin, and this year has been a doozy.
Here at SculptMD, in Shrewsbury, New Jersey, our team offers various treatments, such as the HydraFacial®, to restore your healthy glow. Let’s explore why winter is so tough on your skin and how a HydraFacial can restore your skin.
Why your skin is so dry in the winter
There are several reasons that winter is so tough on your skin. First, the air is dry during the cold winter months. Also, you probably spend plenty of time indoors, where central heating can dry out the air even more. The air around you sucks the moisture out of your skin.
Additionally, you most likely don’t drink enough water throughout the winter. While we encourage you to drink at least eight glasses of water every day, your sense of thirst might be diminished by as much as 40% in the winter, so drinking water might not be high on your list of priorities.
And on top of all of this, you probably didn’t change your skincare routine to adapt to the dry environment and internal dehydration. Many people need to use a more gentle cleanser or a richer serum or moisturizer during the colder months.
How a HydraFacial helps with dry skin
A HydraFacial is one of the most gentle dermabrasion treatments available. It doesn’t use acids or any other harsh products. Simultaneously, the treatment delivers a moisturizing serum onto your fresh, new skin, which absorbs it more efficiently than dry, aged skin.
What to expect during a HydraFacial
A HydraFacial begins just like most facial treatments. We cleanse and carefully examine your skin, asking about your concerns to ensure we deliver the best possible treatment. If a HydraFacial is suitable for you, we start the luxurious, hydrating 30-minute treatment.
Using the hand-held device, we direct a gentle spray of water over your skin. There’s enough force in the water to exfoliate your skin and push away the old, dry skin cells on the surface. The treatment also helps extract blackheads and other impurities.
During the second stage of the treatment, the device sprays a hydrating serum onto your skin. Your pores are open, and the layer of old dry skin that can interfere with absorption is gone.
How to take care of your skin after a HydraFacial
You should avoid using any harsh skincare products, including cleansers, toners, or masks, at home for several days following your HydraFacial. This allows your skin to fully benefit from the rich, moisturizing treatment.
If you have questions about the best skincare products to use during the winter, ask us. We can recommend a variety of options to help maintain your glow. And as always, wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen.
In addition to taking care of the surface of your skin, make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day to stay hydrated from within.
If a HydraFacial sounds like something your skin needs, give us a call or schedule a consultation online to learn more and give your skin the TLC it needs.