Cold winter weather can be very harmful to the skin. Between dry indoor air and snowy, windy weather, our complexions are put to the test this time of year. While our bodies produce a natural layer of oil that helps protect the skin, dry winter air can override this natural protection, resulting in itchy, scaly and uncomfortable winter skin. Aesthetics at Illinois Eye Center recommends a refreshing HydraFacial® and the daily use of SkinMedica® Dermal Repair Cream to combat all of the harsh and potentially damaging effects of the cold winter weather.
HydraFacials are a great treatment to replenish hydration – one of many services offered by Aesthetics at IEC. This four-step, deep-cleansing infusion process uses a hydrating, non-laser skin resurfacing technology to deliver a rejuvenated, glowing and youthful appearance. What’s great about the HydraFacial is that it can be used anywhere on your skin – your face, back, shoulders, neck, chest, hands or arms. With results similar to microdermabrasion, you’ll find this new approach to be a comfortable and refreshing alternative.
The result is a cool and comfortable process that leaves skin clean, refined, moist and polished. HydraFacials are formulated to improve the appearance of early aging fine lines and wrinkles, sun-damaged skin, blackheads and whiteheads, reduce enlarged pores and puffy eyes, remove excess oil, provide hydration and overall skin health. The HydraFacial is not just a quick-fix procedure – it improves the overall quality of skin, helping to make it healthy in the long term.
SkinMedia® Dermal Repair Cream
SkinMedica Dermal Repair Cream is a super-hydrating moisturizer with antioxidants to protect your skin cells from breaking down – which happens in cold winter weather. This cream intensely rehydrates and replenishes moisture to dry skin with high levels of Vitamin C and E. And it starts working right after application. SkinMedica products are scientifically formulated and clinically tested to rejuvenate skin and help rekindle your skin's youthful appearance.
Here’s some additional ways to protect your skin from winter dryness:
- Use a daily lotion with SPF
- Have a humidifier running while you sleep
- It will help your skin lose less moisture and you’ll breath better
- Wash your face with warm or cool water
- Hot water strips your skin of natural oils
For more information on the HydraFacial or SkinMedica Dermal Repair Cream to protect your skin in cold weather, call Michelle Ford, Aesthetic Coordinator, at (309) 243-3875. And make sure to visit our website for more information on all of the products and services Aesthetics has to offer http://www.illinoiseyecenter.com/aesthetic-services/.