September started so we can safely say that summer is over. Pumpkin spice lattes are already back and whether you like it or not, it is a sign that fall is upon us. And soon after, winter. While the former has the coziest vibe and the latter is associated with the holidays, the skin can take its toll during both. And that is where the below 5 facial treatments come in quite handy.
Fall and especially winter are harsh on your skin. Pollution, the cold, harsh weather, dry winds, etc. Expect redness, dryness and super sensitive skin. Your usual skincare routine might not cut it this time. We are confident those 5 facial treatments below can help you revive your skin and give it the boost it will need to survive winter.
Glycolic acid peel
Glycolic acid peels are a great facial treatment to help renew the skin. Indeed, the natural acids will cause dead old skin to peel away, revealing the smooth renewed skin underneath. Although this facial treatment is gentler than other chemical peels, it still can penetrate the skin more deeply and exfoliate more thoroughly.
A glycolic acid peel will also boost collagen production, reduce wrinkles and lessen the appearance of age spots. This facial helps to treat and prevent acne as well as keeps pores clear. The exfoliation will indeed remove dead cells and other debris that clog up the surface of the skin.
At Infinity Laser Spa, we use a gentle, skin-safe acid called alpha-hydroxy acid to bring through the gunk on a cellular level. The exfoliation will help brighten and re-texturize the skin. The texture of your skin will improve and dark spots will diminish.
As mentioned above, glycolic acid peels are one of the gentlest and mildest chemical peels. They are therefore most appropriate for people with sensitive skin. Plus, they will not require any special aftercare nor downtime. Patients may experience redness but it will disappear fast. We recommend a course of two glycolic acid facial treatments.
Moisturizing facial treatment
Harsh weather in winter can lead to dryness. Therefore, the perfect treatment to counteract that is a moisturizing facial. A hydrating and moisturizing facial will make your skin look dewy, glowing and healthy. Its main purpose is to hydrate the skin.
This facial treatment brings back water into your skin and locks the moisture in. During winter, the skin can be prone to dehydration, dryness and irritation. That is why this facial is ideal at that time of the year!
This moisturizing facial suits dry, sensitive, combination and oily skin types. Should your skin be affected by pollution or the sun, we encourage you to try it out too. Not only will this facial treatment hydrate the skin but also treat damaged skin. Moisturizing can help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and blemishes.
How do you know if your skin is dehydrated? If it looks flaky, dull and rough to the touch. This facial has seven steps, all meant to boost your skin during winter: cleanse, tone, exfoliate, serum, massage, mask and protect.
If you want to give a boost to your skin, make it look younger and stimulate collagen production, then a microneedling facial treatment is a great idea. Remember that despite the temptation to do it at home with a home derma roller, it is always safer and more efficient done at a spa.
A microneedling treatment starts with the application of a topical anesthetic. Then, the technician will run the derma roller over the skin. The device will insert tiny needles into the skin, which will boost blood circulation and prompt the skin’s healing mechanism.
Microneedling facial treatments are suitable for all skin types and colors. If you are looking to smooth your skin texture or reduce acne scars, a microneedling facial is a great treatment for you. Your skin will get its natural glow back and you feel like a new person in just 45 minutes.
Although a microneedling facial is minimally invasive, it still requires some downtime, usually about a day. The increased circulation and tiny wounds caused by the needle will give the skin a red color. Do not wear makeup for at least 9 hours following the procedure. Avoid alcohol and hot showers as well.
Nourishing facial treatment
Winter can make the skin tired and dull as well as lack in sun and vitamins. A nourishing facial is perfect to boost the skin with energy and make it healthier.
This facial works on all skin types. We recommend it all year round but it is especially suitable during colder seasons. Although one session will really help the skin, we recommend a course of three to maximize results.
This facial consists of gentle cleansing, exfoliation based on your skin needs, toning, pore steaming, nourishing face mask, head and neck massage to relax and provide blood circulation, vitamins infused serum, face cream, eye, and lip treatment.
Carbon laser peel
Carbon laser peels also go by some other names: Hollywood peels or charcoal peels. They combine the benefits of charcoal with the Q-Switch laser technology. A carbon laser peel’s main goal is to rejuvenate the skin.
Not only will the facial treatment give a boost to the skin but also will reduce the signs of aging. Pores and acne scars will reduce. The treatment will create a softer appearance and has no downtime as it is not invasive.
This facial treatment is suitable for all ages and all skin types. It works great on skin that is already healthy or only mildly damaged. Carbon laser peels have a cumulative effect. It is the succession of sessions that will improve the results.
If you wish your skin to look younger and healthier, this facial is the right one for you. It will increase your skin’s firmness and elasticity. This facial can treat the following skin problems:
- Dull, sagging skin in need of a collagen boost and extra glow
- Oily and combo skin types in need of a pore cleanse
- Uneven skin tone
- Redness and brown spots
- Fine lines and acne scars