“Beautiful skin requires commitment, not a miracle.” ~ Erno Laszlo
As the seasons change so does your skin.
Most of us experience dry, flaky skin during the winter months due to the change in humidity and colder weather.
When the temperature drops, your skin loses hydration more quickly causing it to feel tight and itchy. Moisturizing is definitely required, but it’s not the first step to rehydrating your skin.
What can you do to fight winter skin?
Have no fear, we’ve got the answer!
Exfoliation is an integral part of keeping your skin hydrated during the winter months and should be included in your selfcare routine. Exfoliating your skin regularly to remove dead skin cells allows your moisturizing products to then soak through to the new skin underneath. Without exfoliation, your skin care products are sitting on top of dead skin cells that it cannot penetrate. We offer exfoliating products as well as exfoliating spa treatments including dermaplaning, microdermabrasion and chemical peels to exfoliate your skin and give you a fresh base for your skincare routine!
We highly recommend the ZO exfoliating polish for all skin types (including sensitive). It contains tiny round magnesium crystals (safe for our oceans) that gently but thoroughly buff away dead skin cells while nourishing the skin with hydrators and antioxidants. We recommend using this bestseller twice a week in the morning after cleansing for best results.
Want results right away?
We recommend Exfoliating Spa Treatments!
Dermaplaning (manual exfoliation using a surgical blade)
Silkpeel Dermal infusion (microdermabrasion on steroids)
Chemical Peels all help to exfoliate the skin.
Book a consultation with one of our medical aestheticians to find out which treatment is best suited for your skin’s needs.
Finally, all those serums and moisturisers you love dearly can finally be put to work!
Unsure what moisturizing products may be good for you? We’ve compiled a list of our top 5 bestsellers!
1- ZO Recovery Creme. This moisturizer helps restore hydration and nourishment to severely dry, dehydrated skin. It contains a small dose of retinol to stimulate epidermal renewal overnight.
2- AlumierMD Intellibright Complex is a lightweight but hydrating serum that contains naturally powerful skin-lightening agents to brighten the complexion and help reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation. Contains arbutin, kojic acid and natural botanicals.
3- ZO Hydrating cream. Originally created for patients on accutane, this is our favourite hydrating tool for all skin types including oily and acne prone. This moisturizer contains 1% colloidal oatmeal to help soothe and repair dry and compromised skin. Perfect for post-treatment such as chemical peels, microneedling and laser resurfacing treatments.
4- NEW Product Coming Soon!!! Eltraderm Advanced Native Collagen gel with Hyaluronic Acid. This lightweight gel delivers the benefits of pure soluble native collagen derived from marine sources, along with micro molecular weight hyaluronic acid. We call this product: Moisture in a Jar and we are obsessed!!!
5- ZO Brightalive Moisturizer. This non-retinol skin brightener is formulated to even skin tone, reduce dark spots and restore hydration, while calming and soothing irritated skin. It is often paired with retinol products and can be used morning and night. It is the hug your skin needs!
If you are exfoliating and getting regular treatments and still feel dehydrated?
It might be time to step things up a notch and resurface the outer layers of your skin with microneedling or Fractional laser. These treatments can improve the skin’s function by boosting collagen and elastin and rejuvenates your skin.
Don’t let winter dim your glow! Come see us today!
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