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4 Best Facials for Winter Weddings

Dr. Ashba Nasir Cheema

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Winters mean the advent of the wedding season, and the need to look the best. Glowing skin and a good skincare plan, as recommended by dermatologists are all part of wedding preparation. Here is a list of facials that give the perfect glow-up for winter weddings:

1. Microneedling and mesotherapy

These treatments are best for someone with acne and acne scars. While microneedling is performed all year round, wintertime is optimal.

This minimally invasive treatment involves making small punctures on the skin with needles, to trigger the healing and repair process of the skin. This increases the collagen in the skin and improves its elasticity and texture.

Microneedling visibly reduces the signs of aging and promotes clarity of the skin. This treatment is perfect for individuals with acne scars as the scars fade away due to increased collagen production.

The punctures in the skin are also ideal for the deeper penetration of antioxidant serums and peptides. A mild exfoliant is also used prior to the treatment to remove loose skin cells, followed by a numbing cream. The procedure is capped with a sunblock.  

2. Laser facials

These facials involve direct, concentrated pulsing beams of laser to treat the skin. The laser targets skin concerns like scarring, unwanted hair, age spots, and hyper-pigmentation.

The laser facials rejuvenate the skin and leave it brighter and tighter. It visibly improves the condition of the skin and is an excellent choice for immediate results.

There are several laser intensities available. Mild treatments with low-powered lasers do not have a long downtime and recover fast. In aggressive laser therapy, the recovery is longer, and there may be peeling, crusting, and oozing of skin. The skin takes two to three weeks to recover in such cases.

After the facial, the skin is reevaluated and products are advised to relieve the side effects.

3. Dermaplaning

This is a physical exfoliation treatment, directed to combat dry and flaky skin. Winters generally lead to drier skin, which is why dermaplaning is ideal during this weather. The results are smooth, glowing skin with better hydration.

4. Chemical peels

Chemical peels are performed to slough off the outer dead skin cells, stimulate collagen production, and brighten the skin through improved cell turnover. They are best performed in the winter months.

Peels are ideal for people combating hyperpigmentation, signs of aging, and a lot of skin texture. Once the skin cells turnover, they brighten the complexion and leave behind a soft glow.

Before the procedure, a consultation with the healthcare provider is mandatory to check if the skin is in optimal condition. A melanin suppressant may be added to the regimen to deal with post-procedure hyperpigmentation.

These facials not only improve the outer appearance of the skin but also address deeper skin concerns. Therefore, tailored therapy should be followed to get the maximum out of the facials.  

Create a skincare routine

Fabulous skin begins with skincare that is followed regularly. This means cleansing, exfoliating and moisturizing with products that are meant for your skin type. Not only should the facial skin be prepped, but the hands, feet, neck, and chest should also be addressed.

If you are trying new products for the first time, be sure to use them a few days prior to the main event. The ideal products for a skincare routine are those that are recommended by skin care professionals, as those tend to be scent-free and hypoallergenic. Healthcare professionals can also tell you all about layers of the products in the right manner to get the maximum benefits.  

Disclaimer: The contents of this article are intended to raise awareness about common health issues and should not be viewed as sound medical advice for your specific condition. You should always consult with a licensed medical practitioner prior to following any suggestions outlined in this article or adopting any treatment protocol based on the contents of this article.

Dr. Ashba Nasir Cheema - Author Dr. Ashba Nasir Cheema is a highly qualified Dermatologist with a number of certifications, including M.B.B.S., M.C.P.S, and M.D as well as 11 years of experience in her field. She is also a highly qualified skilled Laser Specialist.
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