Help for Your Skin in the Winter

November 21, 2013

Does your skin feel dull and lifeless after the first couple months of winter?  Short days, holiday eating and late night festivities can do a number on your complexion.  Don’t feel bad – you’re not alone!

Winter is a great time to take positive action towards healthy skin by introducing a new vitamin boost treatment to your skin care regimen.  Two key ingredients are Retinol (vitamin A) and vitamin C.  These work well as a stand-alone treatment or, better still, are a great way to intensify a professional chemical peel.

Retinol is a powerful antioxidant to reverse signs of photo-aging.  It promotes cellular turn-over by creating fresh new skin cells.  It speeds up the production of collagen and helps soften fine lines and wrinkles.  Retinol also helps your skin remain soft and supple.

Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps promote collagen production, soothes inflammation, acts as a brightening agent, and increases the effectiveness of your sun protection. And yes, sun protection in the winter is just as important as it is in the summer!

Be prepared for mild to moderate sloughing beginning two to three days after treatment but the result is wonderfully healthier and more beautiful skin! Remember to get a proper moisturizer for your skin type to calm the skin as well. We recommend Dermal Repair by SkinMedica for dry skin and the Rejuvenative Moisturizer by SkinMedica for normal to combo skin types.