It feels like only a few weeks ago we were still stretched out on towels, digging our heels into warm sand while we lapped up the sun with our freckled, summer skin. Of course, with the change of the seasons comes the gradual shift in our skin; that coveted summer glow eventually fades to accept the onset of cooler winter months.
Our relationship with the summer sun is often that of a love-hate nature. We can’t help but adore the Jessica Alba glow we achieve during the hottest months of the year, but we are also well aware of the potential damage the sun can have on the longevity and health of our skin. Much like everything else in life, the sun is good in moderation. It provides us with a healthy dose of Vitamin D, but there is a notoriously fine line between a “sun-kissed” complexion and damaging tanning behavior or burnt skin.
With this in mind, the team at Esterson Dermatology offers a Vitamin C SilkPeel to give your skin the ultimate boost and rejuvenation just in time for winter. Even better, we are also letting you in on two at-home remedies you can try in-between appointments to ensure your skin remains in envy-worthy shape all year round, tan or no tan.
Vitamin C SilkPeel
At Esterson Dermatology, we offer a variety of SilkPeels which will leave you with a refreshed, glowing complexion. This is a two-part process, which works to both exfoliate and moisturize your skin. The exfoliation technique works to remove the upper-most layers of skin cells, representing the part of your skin which endures sun damage. The hand-held device used for the SilkPeel treatment boasts a diamond-tip, which works to gently remove the dead and damaged skin cells that remain on the surface of the skin with precision and accuracy. After all, diamonds are a girl’s best friend, right?
The second step of the SilkPeel process involves a vacuum-induced pore cleansing function that will help to clean and infuse the skin with Vitamin C serum. This process helps to stimulate collagen production, repair damage and brighten the skin’s overall appearance. Winter skin woes? Fear no more. We have you covered.
Avocado Facial Mask
Avocados are filled with healthy fats, natural oils, Vitamin C and E. What you might not know is that you can benefit from these nutrients in more ways than one. Did you think Avocados were only good for a killer guac dip? Think again! When used as a facial mask, avocados act as a powerful hydrator, effectively softening your skin to create a supple, healthy appearance.
You can create this mask at home by mashing up 1 fresh, ripe avocado, adding 2 tablespoons of honey, and 1 tablespoon of milk. Mix all ingredients together, and apply an even layer to entire face. Sit back, relax and rinse off 15 minutes later.
Yogurt, Honey and Olive Oil Face Mask
Get ready to raid your kitchen cupboards again, because this is another amazing at-home skin remedy! Yogurt will leave the skin soft and smooth, helping to improve the skin’s overall complexion. The olive oil will moisturize while improving your skin’s tone and the honey is full of Vitamin B and C, which act as a natural moisturizer and boost your skin’s natural glow. To create this facial treatment, mix together 1 teaspoon of yogurt, 1 teaspoon of honey and ½ a teaspoon of olive oil. Apply in a circular motion from the chin upwards, and leave on your face for 15 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water.
Have questions regarding your winter skincare regime? Get in touch with us today.