Winter weather can be tough on skin, and our medical spa clients in chilly Boston are all too aware of its effects. Decreased atmospheric humidity, comforting hot showers, and the consistent adjustment from freezing outdoor temperatures to warm indoor air can dry skin out, leaving it uncomfortable and susceptible to damage. In this blog post, we address 3 common wintertime skin concerns, as well as their solutions.
Problem: Freezing temperatures and forced heating dry out skin.
Solution: Choose the right moisturizer. Your favorite drugstore brand may be suitable for the summer, but winter skin sometimes needs extra help. We offer a number of skincare products available for purchase, including one of our favorite brands, Environ. These clinical strength moisturizers are fortified with vitamins and antioxidants to nourish skin and help it repair itself.
Problem: The epidermis becomes weaker and thinner.
Solution: When the outermost layer of skin becomes less effective at withstanding the elements, the skin becomes vulnerable to damage and signs of aging. Gentle resurfacing treatments can help stimulate the skin to renew itself, resulting in a resilient epidermis that “bounces back” even in harsh weather. One popular option is Clear + Brilliant®, a non-ablative laser treatment designed to trigger the skin’s natural healing processes. Clear + Brilliant delivers precise heat energy where it is needed without actually removing the top layer of skin. Within a few days, healthy skin grows throughout the treatment area erasing early signs of aging, including fine lines and uneven skin tone. The result is a beautiful glow and skin that feels refreshed and healthy. Our nurse, Justine, can help you choose the right approach.
Problem: Skin conditions worsened by winter weather may require a medical-grade treatment.
Solution: Eczema, rosacea, and other common skin conditions can flare up in the winter. Justine can help you find a solution that reduces symptoms and keeps you comfortable. You don’t have to know what treatment you need before you schedule your appointment–we welcome general skincare consultations. During this appointment, Justine evaluates your skin and talks with you about your medical history and lifestyle, working alongside you to create a custom plan that address each of your concerns.
We want you to enjoy the splendor of winter safely and comfortably. Let us help you ensure your skin is at its best this season.