With a number of storms to contend with recently, the weather has certainly been creating havoc. But have the windy, cold and wet conditions had any impact on your facial skin? For many, this type of weather can create dry and flaky patches of skin, especially on the cheeks, chin, nose and forehead. And dermaplaning can be the perfect solution, to help ensure that your skin gets back to its best. Here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic, we are Preston’s number one clinic for aesthetic procedures, such as dermal fillers and fat dissolving injections. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about the advantages of dermaplaning for dry skin.
Why does winter weather lead to dry skin?
Dry patches of skin, especially those on the face, can occur more frequently during the winter months. This is caused by skin dehydration, which can be influenced by a range of factors, including:
- Cold weather and wind- the skin needs to be well hydrated to stay healthy. When your skin loses moisture, the outer layers can become dehydrated, and this leads to dry skin patches. In the winter weather, wind and cold conditions can be the source of this dehydration on the outer skin layers, especially those most exposed to the elements.
- Changes in temperature- humidity changes between warm heated buildings and the cold weather outside can also lead to dry skin developing on the face, as the skin struggles to adapt to the two extremes of temperature.
What is dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a facial treatment that leads to deep exfoliation and skin rejuvenation. This involves using a small surgical scalpel to gently remove the top layers of the skin. In doing so, all dead skin cells, and villus hair (peach fuzz), will be removed. This should only be carried out by a trained professional, like us here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic. This procedure results in fresh, radiant skin that is smooth and soft.
How can you tackle dry winter skin with dermaplaning?
So, how can dermaplaning help to tackle dry skin? Well effective, professional, dermaplaning can have a number of positive impacts on the skin in general, which in turn can help to tackle stubborn, dry patches. These include:
- Removing dead skin cells- during the dermaplaning procedure, any dry skin cells on the surface of the skin will be completely removed. This allows your skin to feel smoother and softer, with no rough patches.
- Promoting skin rejuvenation- by removing the outer layer of skin cells, and dead skin cells, new skin cells will form full of the hydration and nutrition they need to be healthy.
- Increased product absorption- after a dermaplaning procedure, your skin will be better equipped to absorb skin care products, and this can lead to radiant and glowing skin, that stays hydrated and smooth for longer.
For more information or advice, get in touch with the team today, here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic.