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Worn Out

Say goodbye to the impact of winter weather on your skin

By Samantha Gluck

The dry, colder weather in the months leading us through the holiday season takes a toll on our physical and mental well-being. Sleep schedules become disrupted, good nutrition habits and exercise routines fall away, and finances often end up on the slim side. But what you may not realize is that the non-stop hustle and cold air also affects your skin, especially exposed skin — namely your face.

Instead of worrying over red, flaky, dry winter skin, you can refresh and revitalize your face with these confidence-boosting options:

Try microneedling. This non-invasive, affordable treatment uses the SkinPen Precision System to increase blood flow, improve skin appearance, and encourage new collagen production. The system delivers vital nutrients, like vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin A, and copper peptides, deep into the dermal layer of skin. Most people need only three treatments spaced 30 days apart to whisk away tired, dry winter skin.

Opt for a hydrating facial. With a specially formulated hydrating facial, you can experience an immediate improvement in your complexion and skin texture. Usually only offered by medical professionals, specializing in cosmetic procedures, hydrating facials cleanse, exfoliate, hydrate, and protect facial skin. The treatment uses specialized serums and technology to even out skin tone, improve texture, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Switch on the red-light therapy. This treatment uses infrared or near-infrared light to improve a number of skin issues, including wrinkles, uneven skin tone, acne scars, and inflammation. Some clinical studies report that certain infrared therapy devices can even stimulate facial blood flow, encourage deep healing, and promote collagen production. Dermatologists and skin care professionals often provide these treatments to clients in-office. These devices are now available to purchase for home use but thouroughly research the best ones before purchasing.

Get Ultherapy for great results over time. If you want more in-depth, longer-lasting results, you might want to try Ultherapy. This safe, non-invasive FDA-approved treatment comes with minimal discomfort and little to no downtime. Unlike some other treatments, you won’t see immediate results with Ultherapy. Instead, it can take three months to start to see a difference and up to six months for full results. The great news is that this treatment is proven to stimulate collagen growth, resulting in lifted and tightened skin in the area treated. It’s considerably more costly than some other options, but it can be worth the wait if you have a little patience.

As always, it’s important to use a proven and effective skincare regimen to maintain your newly revived look for longer. And don’t forget to exercise, eat right, and drink plenty of water every day. Take charge of your skin’s health and step out with confidence.


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