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Tips to Keep Your Skin Glowing All Winter Long

Now that the holidays are behind us, we find ourselves in the dead of winter, with cold, dry air assaulting our skin. Many feel that the summer climate affects our skin more negatively, but that’s not the case. Although UV rays from the summer sun can damage youthful, radiant skin, the winter dryness, and prevalent winds can cause just as much damage if not more. 

The critical component for proper skincare during the colder months is to understand the danger that winter poses to our skin. To combat these hazards, the team at Aria DermSpa in Madison, CT, offers these helpful hints.

Stay Hydrated

Yes, we know that drinking adequate amounts of water during the winter months is more difficult, but it’s just as important than when lying by the pool when its 90 degrees. With lower humidity, the skin can dry quickly causing a dull, chapped appearance. Although moisturizing the skin surface is essential, hydrating your body from within is crucial, as well. Drinking plenty of water, at least 80 ounces per day, is good for your overall health throughout the year.

Moisturize Intelligently

You may use a skin moisturizer that works fine in the spring and summer. But as it gets colder, you should adjust your skincare routine accordingly. Find a moisturizer ointment that’s oil-based, not water-based, as the oil will create a protective barrier on the skin that holds more moisture than a lotion or cream. Many night-time moisturizers are oil-based.

Slather on the Sunscreen

Yes, it’s winter, not summer, but does the sun stop shining cause the temperatures drop? And remember, when it snows, it makes the outdoors like a beach in the Carribean when it comes to sun glare. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen to all skin exposed to the elements including your face and hands. This practice should be daily, apply the sunblock about a half-hour before going outdoors.

Cosmetic Treatments for Winter

You should also seek a professional that specializes in skin health. The best of these are dermatologists who help their patients retain their youthful skin and beauty. Here are a couple of treatments that work well during the winter months, when staying indoors is more convenient:

Chemical Peel

A chemical peel shoughs off old, tired skin layers to reveal fresh, radiant skin. The process includes a recovery period when the treated skin must avoid the sun. Winter is the best time to have this treatment when staying indoors is more manageable. It’s also easier to cover up with scarves and hats as you venture outdoors.

MicroNeedling PRP

Although PRP facial rejuvenation offers little to no downtime, this procedure is an excellent wintertime treatment to eliminate uneven skin tones, fine lines, a rough skin texture, and acne scars. It also adds skin elasticity to help tighten skin to that youthful glow. 

The treatment uses the body’s healing properties found in the blood. Also known as a Vampire facial, it employs platelet-rich plasma (PRP) delivered to facial skin to stimulate the healing process and produce glowing skin.


This laser skin resurfacing treatment is a quick, convenient process to attain healthy, smooth skin. Fractional laser skin resurfacing (Fraxel) is for patients who don’t have time for a long recovery associated with most laser treatments. It is a gentle, minimally invasive procedure that employs advanced laser technology to resurface facial skin with a gentle approach. 

Another great benefit with Fraxel is it can be tailored to your unique skin issues, including uneven skin texture, scarring, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, and fine lines.

Look Great this Winter and Beyond

You don’t have to wait until spring to boost your skincare regimen to look your best. Schedule a consultation today to find a procedure that is best suited to your cosmetic concerns. 

Call or contact us today to get more information about our facial rejuvenation treatments offered in Madison, CT.

5 Top Tips for Gifting Facial Rejuvenation this Holiday Season

If you haven’t started already, the time for Christmas shopping is here. It’s tough for some of us to buy a gift for that special somebody, such as your partner. Perhaps they’ve hinted at a special bracelet or pair of earrings, or maybe it’s the simple things, like a soft, comfortable robe. Or maybe, just maybe, they’ve expressed a desire to improve their physical appearance by addressing a cosmetic concern. 

If you’re struggling to find the perfect gift for somebody special, and are confident they are interested in a facial rejuvenation procedure, here is a guide on how to ensure your gift is well received.

Where to Start

If you’re thinking about gifting a facial rejuvenation procedure, you should keep these tips in mind: 

  • Pick a procedure that the recipient has mentioned some interest in.
  • Gift a consultation with a board-certified dermatologist to ensure the procedure is right for the receiver of the gift.
  • Don’t schedule a procedure secretly without a consultation, unless it’s a treatment your loved gets regularly (like BOTOX®).

If this is their first aesthetic treatment, don’t let it end with the procedure. Be there for support throughout the process.

Popular Choices for Skin Rejuvenation as a Gift

In the Madison area, the most popular procedures for achieving or maintaining facial beauty include:

Some patients are more interested in body contouring procedures like Coolsculpting, Liposuction, Kybella®, and ThermiTight.

How Do the Sexes Differ?

Women tend to be more open to cosmetic treatment as a gift than men. It’s essential to make sure your loved one sees your gift as a favorable present at the time you give it. For many, an aesthetic improvement is a personal choice they make with discretion, so it may be best to present the gift when the two of you are alone.

Generational Differences

On the subject of presenting your present with little fanfare to others, younger generations, like millennials and generation Xers, are more open about cosmetic improvement. However, baby boomers are more likely to want to keep this gift a secret.


Men are more likely to give a facial rejuvenation or body contouring gift to their significant other rather than to a friend, parent, or sibling. Women, on the other hand, are more likely to give it to a friend or mother, rather than their romantic partner. 

The generosity of this present is the motivation behind it. If your loved one has been wanting a particular treatment but can’t afford it or bring themselves to schedule a consultation, you may be the catalyst for him or her to attain their dream. However, if they have never mentioned wanting the procedure before, scheduling an appointment for cosmetic improvement may send the wrong message. 

Call or contact us today to get more information on how you can gift facial rejuvenation to that special person in your life.