As the winter months soon arrive, we welcome colder weather, frosty surroundings and inevitably, dryer skin. With reduced exposure to sunlight comes a lack of vitamin D, causing us to feel more tired with low moods, muscle cramps and joint pain. Aside from these medical symptoms, we also develop dark circles and pale, dull skin.
These side effects could last all winter, meaning you’ll suffer from dry, chapped skin for longer. Thankfully, various cosmetic treatments are available to rehydrate the skin and leave you glowing all year round.
Keep reading to discover more about how you can tackle winter skin below.
What happens to the skin in winter?
Have you ever noticed your skin changes with the season? Well, you’re not alone.
During winter, we’re more vulnerable to dry skin because of the lack of humidity indoors and outdoors. The cold weather, rain and harsh winds strip your skin of its natural, hydrating oils, leaving you with a duller appearance.
Your outermost skin layer, the epidermis, is protected with a thin outer skin barrier called the stratum corneum. This skin barrier is made with lipids (fatty compounds) and dying/dead skin cells to protect harmful toxins from entering your skin.
Your skin barrier sustains damage as the low humidity strips moisture and natural preventive barriers. The results? Dry, irritated and chapped skin. The moisture level needed for your skin varies with age, gender, ethnicity and other environmental factors, e.g., sun damage.
Harvard Health Publishing notes that 75% of people over 65 have dry skin. It is also more common for women as particular hormones, which are essential for stimulating natural oils, deplete after menopause.
What are the signs of winter skin?
Damage to the skin barrier includes:
- Flakiness or scaliness;
- Rough patches;
- Skin cracks;
- Stinging or burning;
- Raw, sensitive skin;
- Redness (in paler complexions).
With humidity and temperatures at their lowest, you may experience multiple symptoms simultaneously. As such, choosing the proper treatment to ease these symptoms is essential.
How do you fix winter damaged skin
Preventing dry winter skin is achievable. Some tips include using skin care products with moisturising properties, staying hydrated, using a humidifier to reintroduce moisture into the air and limiting exposure to excessive heat (e.g., fire, heater or bath).
You may, however, be too late. If you suffer from dry skin, look no further than the selection of rejuvenation treatments at Omniya Clinic.
1. Chemical Peel
You might think a chemical peel is one treatment dry, sensitive skin would hate. Think again! Our chemical peels in London penetrate the skin’s deeper layers, causing the top layers to shed. At Omniya Clinic, we offer ‘The Perfect Peel’, which uses acids and vitamins to brighten and exfoliate the skin, increase collagen and elastin production and reduce inflammation.
For those seeking a gentle peel, we recommend the ‘Blue Peel Radiance’ by OBAGI or ‘Mesopeel’ by Mesoesthetic.
Dermaplaning involves using a sterile scalpel to shave the skin’s outermost layer and remove any peach fuzz (little fine hairs). The surgical blade will quickly remove dead cells, scar tissue and other debris that causes an uneven skin surface.
With smoother skin, moisturisers will penetrate deeper, allowing you to reap the benefits of an effective winter skincare regime.
Morpheus8 is a revolutionary device that combines microneedling with radiofrequency heat energy. Our skincare practitioner will carefully inject the skin with Morpheus8’s micro-needles during treatment. These punctures allow the radiofrequency energy to heat the different skin layers, generating collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid (HA) production.
After a while, your skin will stimulate new skin cells, activating a wound-healing process that re-models damaged skin. You will also benefit from tighter, younger-looking skin free from dryness.
4. Profhilo skin booster
Profhilo is a revolutionary remodelling treatment beyond conventional skincare solutions to combat dry, dehydrated skin. Profhilo contains pure hyaluronic acid, allowing the skin to attract and retain moisture after injection.
This non-surgical treatment has gained acclaim for its transformative effects on tired, ageing, and lacklustre skin. Profhilo stimulates collagen production, restoring elasticity and volume to the skin. The result is a radiant, rejuvenated complexion that looks and feels revitalised, reversing the signs of time and environmental damage.
Is your winter skincare routine falling short? A HydraFacial combines six processes to breathe new life into your tired, dull skin. The HydraFacial first deep cleanses your facial tissues from toxins and waste. Next, active botanicals naturally exfoliate the skin. You’ll then undergo an acid peel and pore extraction to eliminate dirt, oils and pore-clogging lipids.
Once your skin is pristine, we apply OBAGI Skin Care booster serums, peptides, antioxidants and HA tailored to your needs. These nourishing steps follow with LED light therapy, offering total skin rejuvenation.
With HydraFacial, you’ll say goodbye to dehydrated winter skin and hello to a radiant complexion!
Mesotherapy involves injecting a cocktail of skin-loving ingredients into the middle layer of your skin, the mesoderm. Usually, the injection will contain an adequate measure of hyaluronic acid, plant extracts, vitamins and enzymes to tighten and rejuvenate the skin.
After a few mesotherapy sessions, your skin will improve inside and out. Dullness, fine lines and wrinkles will fade. Ageing toxins will flush out, and dry, dull skin will glow as moisture is added to the skin layers.
Achieve glowing skin this winter at Omniya Clinic
Elevate your skin's radiance this winter with our diverse array of rejuvenating facial treatments. As the colder months leave your complexion dull and dry, our tailored treatments are designed to infuse new life into your skin.
Step into the winter season with a radiant complexion. Book your treatment today!