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Dear #AYA: How Do I Protect My Skin This Winter?

November 21, 2018 | Blog

Dear #AYAGirls Winter Skincare TipsThere is a lot to love about the winter season including great food, plenty of shopping, and spending time with the people we care about most. However, despite what we love about the winter, this time of year can be very tough on our skin. The cold winter months can make our skin dry, itchy, and lacking in the healthy glow that we desire. Thankfully, there is a solution. Adjusting your skincare regimen and undergoing cosmetic treatments at AYA can help keep your skin looking and feeling its very best through the winter and beyond. Our skincare experts have answers to some questions we have received about how to provide your skin the care it deserves this winter.

Dear #AYA,

The skin on my face is prone to redness and it gets especially bad during the winter. Is there a specific treatment you would recommend that could help?

Seeing Red

Dear Seeing Red,

BroadBand Light (BBL) from Sciton® is a top-of-the-line cosmetic laser treatment designed to reduce facial redness and improve the overall quality of your complexion. BBL laser treatments for redness use light energy to gently treat acne, improve skin texture and discoloration, and reduce vascular lesions. It can also be used to treat the small blood vessels that contribute to exaggerated redness and sun damage in the face, neck, chest, and other areas.

Dear #AYA,

Is there anything I can do at home to help take care of my skin during the winter?

Doing What I Can

Dear Doing What I Can,

Other than using the right skincare products for your skin, there is a lot you can do to help your skin this winter from the comfort of your own home. Although it can feel great, showering in very hot water can dry out your skin by stripping it of its natural oils. You can help keep your skin hydrated by purchasing a humidifier for your home or office. Also drink plenty of water every day. If your clothes get wet from being outside in the rain or snow, change into dry clothing as soon as possible, as wearing wet clothes and shoes can irritate your skin and cause itchiness.

Dear #AYA,

How can I enhance the effectiveness of my favorite skincare products during the winter?

Love What I Have

Dear Love What I Have,

We know some people love their current skincare regimen and may not want to switch it up during the winter. For these people, microneedling treatments at AYA can be of assistance. During microneedling, a tool called a dermal roller is used to create tiny perforations on the skin. This stimulates the body’s natural healing process and promotes the creation of new collagen. After microneedling, products that you apply topically like moisturizers and cleansers will be able to penetrate more deeply, leading to healthier, more refreshed facial skin. Microneedling can be performed with or without platelet-rich plasma (PRP).

Thank you to everyone who submitted questions this month. Hopefully these answers will help keep your skin healthy and glowing all winter long. If you have any skincare questions of your own, please don’t hesitate to contact AYA Medical Spa today or come in to any of our locations for a complimentary skincare analysis appointment. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for skincare tips, photos, news, and more.