Winter can be harsher on our skin than we like to think about. That has a lot to do with how it brings cold, dry air with it. Our skin needs a certain level of moisture to be healthy and without it we end up in a position where it is difficult to actually take care of our skin in any meaningful way because the damage will become too constant. That is actually winter’s major threat. Regardless of who we are, our skin typically needs a good “pick me up” session or few after spring arrives. This will let us be sure that our skin is well on its way to healing and being as good as we know it can be for the warmer parts of the year. We’ve got a few tips on precisely how you can move forward with great skincare for spring. These should give you just the nudge in the right direction that you need to feel like you’re properly appreciating your skin.
While the name of this technique isn’t the most attractive, it is actually a fairly handy way to give your skin a healthy boost. The principle of the treatment is utilizing your skin’s natural repair process to heighten your skin’s health with minimal outside intervention. In practice this translates to using a device that uses incredibly small needles to perform consistent, minimal damage across the skin. The holes these devices create are just big enough for your skin to notice something has been damaged and motivate it to send for repairs. Once your skin gets alerted to these problems, it focuses on figuring out the best way to deal with them and ends up dealing with any other issues that it finds at the same time. Healing the damage from the actual microneedling takes practically no effort and every bit of surplus goes into healing problems your skin might have missed before instead.
Peels are a good way to give your skin a pseudo-reset in spring. That’s because of how thoroughly they can help clear away buildup on your skin. We all have problem areas that need to be properly address to ensure that our skin is as healthy as possible.It is worth highlighting that not everyone wants to do a full peel that covers their entire face. Targeted peels are increasingly popular and a potentially good option in spring. Sun spots and other localized problems can be particularly frustrating for some of us. Addressing them with targeted care is a good first step towards making them easier to manage in the future. We recommend looking into this in particular if you have a lingering issue left over from last year and want to start the new year right. Do keep in mind that you’ll need to provide proper aftercare no matter what kind of peel you get. This means keeps your skin out of the sun and remembering to properly moisturize the skin as well as any special directions from your doctor.
These treatments are an incredibly useful form of exfoliation. Most of the time they tend to be reserved for special occasions, but they also make for a good way to clean up your skin if you’re not really that interested in a peel. Microdermabrasion uses a finely grained rough service to help remove unwanted layers of dead skin. It is particularly good for helping to remove fine lines and minimize wrinkles. The best part is that it doesn’t have as much aftercare involved as getting a peel does. We do need to note that the treatment isn’t as immediately effective either. Microdermabrasion necessarily takes more than one course of treatment to have its full effect and as a result gradually builds to the desired results. This can make it less appealing to people than a peel. We recommend utilizing this treatment over a peel the closer it gets to summer though. This treatment has a far smaller risk of opening the skin to extra sun damage as well.
Springing forward to good skin involves maintaining a good skincare routine while trying to determine what we need to address about our skin to help it. This varies depending on how winter went for each of us. A careful look into how our skin is behaving and consulting with our dermatologists can go a long way towards telling us problem areas that need to be addressed sooner rather than later. Dealing with them in time will help us be confident in our appearance as the year progresses.