Aggressive Skin Treatments: Why Winter Is The Ideal Time To Invest
4 May 2021
Aggressive skin treatments, really? Yes, Winter can often be the worst time of the year for our skin because of external factors, such as the harsh winter air and sudden changes in temperature between the indoors and outdoors. However, you could also see this season as the best time to invest in more aggressive, non-invasive treatments. Many of them will increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun. However, doing them in winter means you’ll have lots of time to heal without worrying about excessive exposure to the sun’s damaging rays.
Here are just a few treatments that are best suited to the winter months.
Laser as aggressive skin treatments
Laser treatments can serve up a myriad of benefits that range from helping to improve your skin’s texture and firmness to fading the look of dark marks. Thing is, many of these, such as pigmentation-targeting treatments, are most effective when your skin is at its palest. This is because the laser’s “eye” relies on the contrast between the pigmentation and the rest of your skin to identify the former. (It’s for this exact reason that laser hair removal works best on those with pale skin and dark hair.)
Still, most skin rejuvenating laser treatments, especially the kind that remove the uppermost layers of your skin, will make your skin a lot more sun-sensitive – and for longer than you might think. As an example, if you wanted to soften up the look of acne scarring Fraxel DUAL treatment can deliver great results. Still, you’d require 3 to 5 sessions spaced 2 to 3 weeks apart. This means you’d be looking at around 3 to 4 months of having to be extra sun savvy. That’s a long time to be avoiding pool parties so the winter months are the ideal time to profit.
Mild peels are a brilliant way to exfoliate. However, the more intensive kind are great if you’re looking to soften the look of lines, improve stubborn pigmentation and even reduce acne scarring. To figure out which would suit you best, chat to a knowledgeable skincare therapist who’ll be able to assess your skin’s type and condition. As an example, if you only required mild skin resurfacing, you might be a candidate for a series of Simildiet glycolic acid peels. For maximum benefit, many require at least 6 of them that could only be performed every 21 days. While there wouldn’t be any downtime, you’d still need to be a lot more wary of the sun.
Dealing with more stubborn pigmentation? You might get from a more intensive option like a 3D Peel. This is the more aggressive skincare peel. It is only ever performed by a doctor and could mean up to 7 days of downtime. The results, however, can be dramatic and incredibly rewarding.
Ultimately, don’t think that electric blankets, Netflix and hot chocolate are the only good things about the chillier months. Winter can also be a prime time to invest in your skin so you can put your best face forward come the summer!