One of the most common complaints we hear from our patients every winter is that they’re battling dry, flaky, and cracked skin. While there are many creams and lotions saturating the market that promise to rejuvenate your skin with moisture protection, these are only a temporary band-aid. Laser Aesthetic Center can help to bring your dull and damaged skin back to life with dermaplaning.
Why Your Skin Dries Out in the Winter
Many patients are surprised at what causes their skin to dry out in the winter. From flaky patches to red and itchy skin, your skin loses more than 25% of its ability to hold moisture during the winter.
Here are a few reasons why the skin tends to dry out during the coldest season of the year:
Dehydration. You might not feel thirsty when it’s cold, but don’t allow this as an excuse to skip out on your daily water intake. Insufficient water intake can also contribute to your dry and itchy skin.
Hot Showers. When you’ve had a long day at work, and it’s cold outside, it’s tempting to retreat to a long and hot shower. However, hot water can strip the skin of its natural oils and dries out the skin even further.
Low Humidity. During the winter, humidity levels drop outside. As the air dries out, the water in your skin evaporates at an accelerated rate. If it’s windy, this can further damage the skin and make it feel dry and chapped. Be sure to wear protective clothing when you go outside.
Washing Your Hands Often. Washing your hands in the winter is crucial to avoiding the flu and other illnesses. However, regular hand washing can dry out your hands. This is especially the case when you use hand sanitizers and harsh bar soaps.
How Dermaplaning Helps Combat Dry Winter Skin
Even the most intense skin care regimen won’t completely combat dry winter skin. Dermaplaning is a cosmetic procedure that is performed by a medical aesthetician. Dermaplaning involves exfoliating the skin to remove dead skin cells. Similar to microneedling, this treatment is designed to smooth out the skin, leaving you with nothing but a fresh face and a boost in your self-confidence. Promoting deeper product penetration, dermaplaning is ideal for helping your skin to hold moisture for a longer period of time, which is critical during the winter months.
Benefits of Dermaplaning in the Winter
The dermaplaning process involves exfoliating the skin with a surgical blade. The dead skin is then removed in addition to vellus hair, commonly referred to as “peach fuzz.” The treatment results in smooth and healthy skin that looks and feels completely rejuvenated.
Additionally, patients may also experience:
- A post-treatment glow
- Minimization of acne scars
- Smoother facial texture
- Reduction in clogged pores
- Fewer brown spots
- Better makeup application
Despite popular belief, your hair will not grow back thicker or darker after dermaplaning treatments. Your hair will continue to grow back at the normal rate of growth and the same texture. Another significant benefit of removing the dead skin buildup is that your skin will allow products to better penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin. This treatment is only recommended for the face and does not include the nose, neck, or decollete. Dermaplaning is safe for all skin types.
Regain Your Confidence with Laser Aesthetic Center
Being embarrassed by dry, flaky skin can quickly diminish your self-confidence. Laser Aesthetic Center can significantly help you improve the way your skin looks and feels this winter. Call us today to schedule a dermaplaning appointment where we can help you shed winter skin and regain your confidence.