Winter is notorious for bringing out the worst in your skin as the temperature drops. Cold weather and indoor heating makes your skin dry, dull, and lifeless. Dehydrated skin can become red, chapped, cracked, and even start to hurt.
But just because winter is upon us, doesn’t mean you have to settle for dull skin. Chemical facial peels rejuvenate and refresh skin from the inside, sloughing off all the dead skin cells that have built up and revealing fresh, bright skin underneath. Peels smooth the surface of your skin, exfoliate dead cells, and reduce pore size.
Micropeels, the lightest and gentlest option in the chemical peel world, are fast facials that can make a big difference when it comes to addressing your winter skin worries. The aesthetics team at Integrative Medicine, Laser and Aesthetics offers micropeels for anyone looking for a boost in skin brightness this time of year.
Fighting dull winter skin
Your skin can appear dull in winter due to changing conditions. Drier weather means drier skin, which is zapped of its glow and elasticity. As your skin dries out, more dead cells collect on the surface, making it appear uneven and dull.
Dry, uneven skin can make you look tired or older than you really are. Micropeels help you regain healthy-looking, glowing skin no matter the season.
Exfoliation rids your face of dead skin buildup, softens your skin, and gives it a more even appearance. Regularly moisturizing helps your skin retain its color and stay hydrated, combating the dry air of winter. The exfoliation and moisturization that come with a micropeel help reveal fresh, bright skin underneath for the glow you’ve been missing.
To keep your face looking bright all winter, you can have micropeels about once a month at Integrative Medicine, Laser and Aesthetics. Combining micropeels with a regular skin care routine that includes gentle exfoliation and moisturizing helps keep your skin glowing all year long.
What happens when you get a micropeel
When you come in for a micropeel, the team at Integrative Medicine, Laser and Aesthetics evaluates your skin to determine the best peel for your face. We offer a variety chemical peels, from light to deep. While deep chemical peels reduce the look of established lines and wrinkles and can lighten deeper scars and irregular pigmentation, light chemical peels and micropeels are more gentle.
Our aesthetician prepares your skin with a gentle cleanser, then smooths the micropeel chemical stimulant over the surface of your face. The stimulant works to remove dead skin cells that have piled up. After about 10 minutes, the aesthetician removes the chemical and deactivates it with a neutralizing, cooling cream.
After your micropeel, your face starts losing those dead cells that were causing it to appear lifeless and dull. In about two weeks, your skin’s shedding cycle is complete, and the full results of your micropeel leave you with clearer, brighter skin.
Most micropeels take about 30 minutes in our office from start to finish, and patients usually don’t have any downtime or side effects. Some patients have no outward signs that they’ve had a micropeel, while others have some redness that resolves quickly. You can even begin wearing makeup immediately after treatment.
For an easy way to banish the dull and dry skin that winter brings, try a micropeel facial. With the team at Integrative Medicine, Laser and Aesthetics, you’re in good hands. Our team evaluates your skin needs to help you get the brightest and best skin possible. Request your first appointment through our online system or call our office to get started.