How to Keep Your Skin Hydrated in the Winter
Posted February 07, 2018
Keep your skin hydrated during the winter weather with dermaplaning & microneedling
If you’re experiencing dry, flaky, and cracked skin because of the frigidly cold winter, this is for you!
There are thousands of creams on the market that promise to rejuvenate the skin by providing moisture protection. While these lotions and creams may bring temporary relief, you’ll find yourself applying them constantly when winter weather is at its worst.
Visiting our medi spa in Pittsburgh can actually help bring life back to dull and damaged skin from the winter season — especially with microneedling and dermaplaning.
What Causes Skin to Dry Out in the Winter?
Many patients are surprised at what causes skin to dry out in the winter. From flaky patches to red and itchy skin, your skin loses more than 25% of its ability to hold moisture during the winter.
Here are a few reasons why the skin tends to dry out during the coldest season of the year:
- Low humidity: During the winter, humidity levels drop outside. As the air dries out, the water in your skin evaporates at an accelerated rate. If it’s windy, this can further damage the skin and make it feel dry and chapped. Be sure to wear protective clothing when you go outside.
- Hot showers: When you’ve had a long day at work and it’s cold outside, it’s tempting to retreat to a long and hot shower. However, hot water can strip the skin of its natural oils and dries out the skin even further.
- Regular hand washing: Washing your hands in the winter is crucial to avoiding the flu and other illnesses. However, regular hand washing can dry out your hands. This is especially the case when you use hand sanitizers and harsh bar soaps.
- Dehydration: You might not feel thirsty when it’s cold, but don’t allow this as an excuse to skip out on your daily water intake. Insufficient water intake can also contribute to your dry and itchy skin.
As a board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Antimarino’s goal is empowering women all throughout Pittsburgh. Those who have excessively dry skin might turn to a medi spa in Pittsburgh for relief—and microneedling as well as dermaplaning can give your skin life again.
How Can Microneedling and Dermaplaning Help Dry Winter Skin?
Microneedling and dermaplaning are two cosmetic procedures that are performed by a medical aesthetician. With the goal of making women and men feel uniquely themselves, these procedures give a more youthful appearance to the skin.
As your partner in defining you, this is an overview of microneedling and dermaplaning, and how these procedures can help you achieve smoother, softer skin.
The Benefits of Microneedling in the Winter
Even the best skin care regimen won’t cure all dry winter skin. However, microneedling can certainly help boost confidence and help skin look fresh.
Microneedling is a process that uses collagen induction therapy to rejuvenate the skin. The goal with microneedling is to improve skin texture and make the skin feel firmer. It smooths fine lines and corrects small skin imperfections.
This is a beneficial treatment for those who are suffering from dry winter skin, forming wrinkles, and are experiencing minor sagging.
Those who opt for winter microneedling can experience radiant skin that feels silky and luxurious. It’s almost as if you’ve invested in an expensive facial cream, except patients experience additional benefits such as reduced pores and potential reduction of scars and even stretch marks.
As this procedure stimulates collagen and elastin production, the skin is essentially renewed within 6-8 weeks of this procedure. Not only will it improve the skin for the remainder of winter, but it will also give you a new glow when the spring season arrives.
The Benefits of Dermaplaning in the Winter
Dermaplaning is perhaps one of the most effective ways to say “sayonara” to dry, flaky winter skin. This cosmetic procedure acts as the ultimate winter moisturizer, and it’s performed locally at your favorite Pittsburgh medi spa—Bellissimo Plastic Surgery & Medi Spa.
Dermaplaning involves exfoliating the skin to remove dead skin cells. Similarly to microneedling, this procedure helps smooth out the skin, leaving patients with a fresher face and a boost in self-confidence. It also promotes deeper product penetration, so the skin can hold moisture for longer periods of time.
Bellissimo Plastic Surgery & Medi Spa uses two approaches for dermaplaning:
- 45 minutes: includes extractions, moisturizer, and SPF
- 60 minutes: includes cleansing, extractions, facial massage, light Glyco peel, moisturizer and SPF
The process involves exfoliating the skin with a surgical blade. The dead skin is removed as well as the vellus hair, commonly referred to as “peach fuzz”. The result is smooth and healthy skin that looks fully rejuvenated.
In addition to glowing skin, patients may also experience the minimization of acne scars, smoother facial texture, reduction in clogged pores, and fewer brown spots from sun damage.
Encouraging Confidence with Advanced Skin Care Technology
Feeling uncomfortable in your own skin can quickly diminish self-confidence. Bellissimo Plastic Surgery & Medi Spa provides educational consultations on how you can improve the way you look and feel. Tara Hepler is one of the most experienced medical aestheticians in Pittsburgh. Bellissimo Plastic Surgery & Medi Spa offers medi spa treatments as well as surgical procedures to promote a positive and healthy lifestyle.
Contact us now to schedule a consultation by calling 844-496-6647. We have numerous locations to service our patients, including Shadyside and Monroeville.