Cold, Cold Go Away, Come Again Next Year!
Don’t get me wrong, the Winter months can be fun, if you make the best of them! Skiing, Snowboarding, Skating, there are so many ways you can keep busy!
It’s no secret that harsh winter weather can wreak havoc on your skin, caused by extremely cold temperatures and dry air that deplete its natural moisture.
Here are 3 ways to help keep both face and body skin soft, hydrated, and supple, rather than cracked, parched, and chapped!
Regular AFYA Visits:
We offer a variety of treatments that are great for your skin during the cold winter months. One of our favourites is, Microneedling with PRP. MicroNeedling is an advanced medical-grade MicroNeedling device that can reduce fine lines, hyper-pigmentation, acne scars, stretch marks and signs of premature aging. It is the perfect treatment to increase collagen production with minimal downtime and natural looking results! Now, pairing Microneedling with PRP will do WONDERS for your skin. PRP Platelet Rich Plasma Injections work by removing the platelets from your blood and injecting them into the skin tissue, giving the skin the growth factors it needs to rapidly regenerate. The platelets induce fibroblast production; which are cells found in the skin that act as soldiers in the battle against aging. Platelets release growth factors that work to eliminate necrotic tissue and boost cell regeneration. It’s also great to do treatments like these during the fall/winter months because the UV index sin’t as high! – But you still need to wear your SPF in the winter!
Have a great Moisturizer or Night Cream:
One of our FAVOURITE Creams is Vivier’s DERMAV.
DERMA-V is a skin repair cream with prebiotics and antioxidants.
The skin is our largest organ and is home to trillions of bacteria that form our skin’s microbiome which is our first line of defense against infection, redness, inflammation and other more serious skin diseases. Research has shown that an unbalanced microbiome leaves the skin weak and unprotected, thus playing a vital role in our skin health.
DERMA-V’s carefully crafted and exclusive blend of 5 skin repairing ingredients work with your skin to restore skin health and hydration levels while you sleep.
✓Prebiotics: Helps to repair and strength skin functions for an enhanced appearance.
✓Antioxidants: Protective and corrective anti-aging action for a younger-looking skin.
✓Hydration Boosters: Hydrates for smoother and more radiant skin.
✓Repairing Boosters (Teprenone): Healthier-looking skin by increasing skin hydration and improving barrier integrity.
✓Peptides (Hydrolyzed Myrtus Communis Leaf Extract): Helps skin maintain its strength and elasticity, resulting in a more youthful appearance.
DERMAV is ideal for all skin types, including sensitive skin.
Try to avoid super hot showers:
Nothing sounds better than a hot steaming shower or bath on a cold winter day! But, hot water is actually the enemy of Dry Skin. Too much hot water can cause increased evaporation of your skin’s natural hydration. Try to avoid using regular bars or soap or harsh shower gels, and add a body oil to your shower routine. This will add some extra moister you need! We offer an amazing line called Comfort Zone in our clinic which carries fabulous body oils. The Tranquility Body Oil is really one of our favourites! With nourishing Amaranth oil and an exclusive blend of essential oils, it favours an immediate sensation of wellbeing! Talk about a silky body!
Come into AFYA Skin & Body and we can help fight the Winter Dryness together!
You deserve to feel confident and healthy in your skin. Let’s chat about how we can give you the skin you’ve been wanting.
If not, connect with us for more information, or to get you booked in for a complimentary skin assessment with one of our amazing skin & body advisors!