Winterize Your Skin: Healthy Skin for Wintry Months

While we may not be buried under mounds of snow like Buffalo, NY, winter weather has definitely decided to grace us with its presence early!  When the temperatures drop you may notice that your skin may feel drier and the need for extra lotion wasn’t a prerequisite before stepping outside.  At Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center we believe that your skincare treatments should enhance your skin from the inside, out.  With winter weather, it is important to know that your skincare regimen of warmer days past may not be as effective for your skin as you may think.

winterize your skinThe best thing you can do for your skin is to get acquainted with your skin’s best friend – moisturizer!  Many of the products out today have multiple benefits wrapped up into one small package.  When applied daily, moisturizer provides the skin with the hydration it needs to stay young and vital looking.  Just as drinking lots of water helps to keep your skin supple, you could think of moisturizer as a glass of water for your face.  In the summer months, having a skincare regimen using a weightless moisturizer gives you ample coverage and many contain SPF to help block harmful UV rays from the sun.  In the winter your moisturizer should be heavier and we generally recommend our patients combine PCA serum and moisturizer to ensure your skin is getting the hydration it needs to look and feel great.

Staying diligently committed to your at-home skincare regimen is great, but sometimes it isn’t enough to target what’s deep beneath the skin’s layers.  We suggest that our patients consider certain procedures in the winter months as we tend to spend more time indoors and have extra days to devote to recovery time.  Luckily, chemical peels are an ever-popular facial rejuvenation procedure that doesn’t require much downtime at all.  With our PCA skin® chemical peel line, we apply a topical solution that eliminates the top-most layer of skin to erase imperfections, minimize scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, restore collagen and even improve overall skin tone.  What’s great about chemical peels is that our licensed aestheticians can customize the strength to target the conditions you are most concerned about.

Is acne and hyperpigmentation an issue along with dryness?  Very rarely do we have the pleasure of seeing a treatment that boasts safety for men and women of all ages and skin types/tones, that is until now.  Our newest SilkPeel® rejuvenation treatment treatment is the safest and most effective way to combat all in the same treatment.  As a new form of dermabrasion, Dermalinfusion® buffs away dead skin and impurities deep within the skin and features its own line of formulated topical medications specific to your condition.  Results are seen immediately and even more, the SilkPeel® system is a non-invasive and surprisingly gentle way to also improve the appearance of cellulite, stretch marks and body acne!

Even if you’re not sure what the next step in winterizing your skin should be, one of our aestheticians can help you determine the best treatment for you.  If you’re interested in learning more about winter skincare products and treatments, contact Laser Lights today.  Don’t forget to stay connected with us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ for the latest.