The Best Facial Treatments for Winter

With cold weather comes the need for additional protection and some extra TLC, and not just in terms of clothes. Come winter, your skin also benefits from some extra layers of protection. So in addition to switching your lightweight dresses and sandals for some heavy duty winter boots and jackets, you need to step up your skincare game and give your skin the love it deserves.

Other than stocking up on protective creams and nourishing cleansers, you should also consider booking a facial treatment or two to make sure your skin is in its peak condition even during cold winter days. All that dry air and freezing temperatures can lead to unfavorable skin reactions. The best way to fight them is to add an extra step to your skincare regime and schedule a professional treatment.

Below, you’ll find some of the best facial treatments to slide into your schedule during the snowy season.


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Retaining smooth texture and even tone is a matter of exfoliating the skin on a regular basis. This is where scheduling treatments such as microdermabrasion come into play. The treatment involves a physical exfoliation of the skin, which is a minimally invasive procedure, with the aim of removing the skin’s upper layers and stimulating collagen production. This is done by using special crystal or diamond-tipped devices, depending on the type of microdermabrasion you select.

The best thing about this treatment, aside from its affordable price and no down time, is the fact that it will revitalize and rejuvenate your skin that has been damaged by the summer sun while also making any wrinkles and fine lines appear smoother.

Thermage facial

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Stimulating collagen production is key to retaining the elasticity and youthful appearance of the skin. For those of us who don't want to resort to surgeries and incisions to achieve these results, radiofrequency technology treatments such as Thermage facials are the perfect solution. This non-invasive treatment is perfect for those whose skin could benefit from a little tightening. It includes little to no downtime for recovery.

 The post-treatment glow is, of course, visible, although the best results will come after several months when the body’s natural collagen production is boosted and new collagen is gradually formed. This can take from 3 to 6 months. Over time, your skin’s laxity will improve, and you can expect a more toned, lifted, and fuller appearance of the skin. The best part? These amazing results can last up to three years!


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This is another great way to obtain firm, restful, and rejuvenated skin without turning to invasive procedures. This non-invasive treatment relies on the combination of hyaluronic acids, proteins, and vitamins to create a cocktail that is then injected into the central skin layer or mesoderm.

A painless procedure with no recovery period, the mesotherapy treatment can be an ideal solution for a range of problems. Treating everything from wrinkles to stretch marks to fragile, thin hair. The treatment is quick (it takes 30-45 minutes) and aims to stimulate the synthesis of collagen and elastin.

 After a couple of treatments, the skin is visibly rejuvenated. It's firmer and more elastic, and the formation of wrinkles is prevented. Optimal results are achieved after 4-6 treatments, with the effects lasting between 12 and 18 months.

 Chemical peel

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Another way to boost collagen production and ensure a smoother, tighter skin during winter is to turn to chemical peels. This treatment aims to eliminate any dead skin cells by applying a chemical solution to the skin. The solution will cause the skin to exfoliate, making it easier to slough off damaged skin cells. The new skin that is revealed after the treatment is less wrinkled and much smoother and brighter. You can opt for deep, medium, or superficial chemical peel, and you can also use it on your hands and neck. 

Although the procedure is generally painless and quick, the state of your complexion before undergoing the chemical peel treatment and the strength of the peel are the main factors that will influence the downtime. You will also need to avoid harsh sunlight and activities that cause you to sweat (cardio, hot yoga) two days after the treatment.

Wrapping up

Just like your wardrobe, your approach to your skincare routine should be adjusted to the current season. Not only do facial treatments help keep your skin looking its best during the cold, dreary months, but some of them (like the ones listed above) are best done in the wintertime because of reduced sun exposure.

 Give some of these winter-appropriate facial treatments a try, and you'll be well on your way to moisturized, hydrated, and revitalized skin that is healthy and glowy even on cold days.

Sophia Smith is a beauty and lifestyle blogger, graphic designer, and food enthusiast. She is very passionate about green topics, sustainable fashion, eco beauty, and conscious business. Sophia's other hobbies centre around her love for yoga, wellness rituals, and living in balance with nature. She loves sharing meaningful content that inspires people and has covered topics ranging from organic beauty products and sustainability to self-care and style tips.

Sophia has contributed to a number of publications including Fashion Finest, LA Fashion, Naughty Nutrition, Sivana Spirit, Urban Naturale, Carousel, Sheeba Magazine and Cause Artist.

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