• Dry Skin? Head to the Spa


    Winter seemingly zaps all the moisture out of your skin. Your knees crack, your face hurts and your elbows have turned whitish-gray. Creams and lotions may provide temporary relief, but icy temperatures and frosty winds may demand a stronger solution. You can find several great treatments at the spa.

    Regardless of your skin type, there is natural moisture that occurs throughout the skin. Wind, central heating and low humidity can strip your skin of that natural moisture. The outermost layer of your skin is the barrier that prevents your skin from getting dry. When that layer is affected by harsh winter elements, your skin loses the fats that help skin cells stick together and prevent water loss.

    Once your skin begins to dry out, it can flake and even itch. Your lips – which are skin! – can chap and you may experience chafing. That is when a trip to the spa is in order. Call ahead of time to let them know your skin type and which type of treatments you are seeking.

    A facial is a great solution. It is a procedure in which a licensed professional will deeply clean and nourish the skin on your face. A facial that includes gentle exfoliation can help relieve dryness. What’s more, the cleansing power of this type of treatment can remove excess dirt and blockages from your pores as well as wipe out dead skin cells. A quality facial will incorporate steam, warm towels and enzymes to open your pores and soften you skin. Call your favorite spa and ask them about a facial that includes a face mask. They will likely suggest a treatment that will either harden or rubberize as it dries. This can help leave your skin hydrated and refreshed.

    As your skin dries out, you may look in the mirror and feel you are aging much quicker during the winter. Your skin pales in colder months, which makes blemishes and dark circles more visible. You can add an eye mask on to a spa facial, which can plump the fine lines around your eyes while at the same time moisturizing the sensitive skin in the area.

    You can take exfoliation one step further though the process of microdermabrasion. This treatment involves an esthetician using medical-grade equipment that removes oil, dirt, dead cells and bacteria. Dead skin cells on your skin can build up and prevent lotions or creams from doing their jobs. Therefore, a trip to the spa for this type of treatment will not only remove toxins, but it will also increase the efficacy of your at-home products.

    If you suffer from extremely dry skin, you may want to try a chemical peel. This in-depth treatment uses a chemical solution to remove dead skin to improve and smooth your skin. Consult with the spa technician to figure out which type of treatment will best suit your skin. Many people find success with a series of treatments, with a few weeks in between each peel.

    A micropeel is a combination of microdermabrasion, which lifts dry, cracked skin, and a chemical peel, which cleanses the dirt and bacteria. Your skin is then treated with a mixture to remove the very top layer, which can leave your face silky-smooth and – bonus – reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

    You have probably noticed that your over-the-counter lotions simply don’t cut it when the mercury drops. Having great-looking skin is an important investment, not only for your self-esteem but also for your overall health. Your skin is your first defense against infection and disease. Your local spa likely uses or offers pharmaceutical-grade products that can add to the treatments you just received. Ask the technician which serums, creams and tools will be best to keep your face looking fresh. Develop a plan to prevent further dryness – including booking your next visit.


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