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Glow Through the Snow: Top 3 Reasons Facials Are a Winter Essential and DIY Home Remedies

Updated: Jan 30

Facials are beneficial throughout the year, but there are specific reasons why they can be helpful during winter. Here are 3 reasons why you might consider getting facials in winter:

  1. Cold winter weather with its low humidity levels can really dry out your skin. When you add indoor heating to the mix, it only makes things worse by sucking more moisture from the air. Thankfully, facials come to the rescue! They often involve treatments and masks packed with moisturizers that give your skin a deep drink of hydration. This helps fight off that dry winter feeling, leaving your skin feeling soft, smooth, and way more flexible.

  2. Exfoliation for Radiance: In wintertime, your skin can look dull and flaky because of dead skin buildup. Facials usually use methods like chemical peels or gentle scrubs to get rid of those dead cells. This helps new cells come in faster, making your skin look brighter. Plus, it helps your skin soak up moisturizers better, making them work even better on your skin.

  3. Combating Winter Skin Issues: Cold weather during winter can make skin problems worse, like redness, sensitivity, and irritation. Getting a facial can really help by focusing on these issues and calming down irritated skin. Skilled estheticians can suggest products and treatments made for winter skin problems. This keeps your skin healthy and balanced even when the weather’s tough.

It's important to note that individual skin needs vary.

Here are five popular home remedies that can help alleviate skin issues aggravated by winter conditions:

  1. Oatmeal Mask: Grind oatmeal into a fine powder and blend it with warm water to create a comforting mask. Apply this blend to irritated skin for about 15-20 minutes before rinsing. Oatmeal has calming abilities to ease inflammation and relieve itching.

  2. Honey and Aloe Vera: Mix equal parts of honey and aloe vera gel, then gently apply the mixture to affected areas. Both ingredients possess anti-inflammatory properties that can soothe and hydrate the skin.

  3. Cucumber Slices: Place chilled cucumber slices on areas that are red or irritated for a rapid cooling effect. Cucumbers are hydrating and can reduce both swelling and redness.

  4. Coconut Oil: Tenderly massage a small amount of coconut oil onto dry and irritated skin. Coconut oil acts as a natural moisturizer, easing dryness and soothing irritated skin.

  5. Green Tea Compress: Steep green tea bags in hot water, let them cool, and then apply them to affected areas. Green tea holds antioxidants and anti-inflammatory elements that aid in reducing redness and calming irritated skin.

Remember, while these remedies can provide relief, it's essential to patch-test first, especially if you have sensitive skin or allergies, and consult with a healthcare professional if irritation persists or worsens.

We offer facials at Flutter Yen Aesthetics, Westminster, MA location as well.

Click here to schedule your hydrating facials and beat the winter dry, flaky skin to get that glowing skin.

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