Combination skin is best described as oily down the ‘t-zone’ and normal-dry over surrounding regions of the face. The condition of combination skin can vary with fluctuations in routine, diet, climate, stress levels, and age. These shifts can cause combination skin to become rough, dehydrated or oily, and blemished.
Combination skin becomes oilier during the summer months due to the increased humidity and heat. The winter months can bring about a dull complexion, coarse texture, and fine lines. This is mainly due to cold temperatures, and artificial heat exposure from heaters.
So, now that the snow is here to stay – let’s talk winter care for combination skin!
How do you treat combination skin in the winter?
Our favourite treatment for instant results and the perfect level of exfoliation is – dermaplaning!
Dermaplaning removes the superficial layers that build up from sun damage through the summer months. Although tanned skin adds a flattering glow to the complexion, it can leave the skin looking dull and damaged. Clearing away the damaged cells that build up through the summer brightens and evens the overall complexion.
There’s nothing like applying your skincare products to a freshly dermaplaned face. Once the skin is clear of buildup and dull skin, it quickly and effectively absorbs products and active ingredients.
Should my skincare routine change during the winter months?
As with any skin type, it is beneficial to adapt your skin routine to the changing climate throughout the year, this includes product selection. Try our Home Care Selection Guide for Winter Skin Care recommendations.
We highly recommend professional skincare products containing hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid attracts and maintains hydration to hold 1000 times its weight in water.Even if you drink 8 glasses of water per day, by the time your other organs have taken their share of water, there is very little that actually transmits to the visible layers of the skin.
Hyaluronic acid molecules act like a breathable capsule absorbing and retaining water molecules, thereby, preventing water from leaving your skin through evaporation.
Another benefit of Dérmaplane is the instant and painless removal of fine vellus hair. The precise technique and fine blades allow for precision removal and a smooth finish.
Take it up a notch.
An excellent pairing for Dermaplane is an AHA BOOST. The combination of hydroxy acids applied to the skin amplifies hydration levels by pushing fresh cells to the surface. These fresh cells are at their prime for proper absorption and hydration retention and therefore make your skin look and feel JUICY!
Take advantage of our dermaplaning specials! This month, relieve dryness and brighten your complexion with a dermaplane treatment. Not only will it even your skin tone, your skin will feel supple and smooth!
Throughout November, save 25% on half face and full face dermaplane services. Please note that your service provider will be taking before and after pictures which may be used for future marketing purposes as a condition of this special. This special is not valid with any other offer or promotion. Offer is valid from November 1-30, 2021. No pre-purchasing.
In addition to our dermaplaning specials, save 15% on in-store Glo Skin Beauty products. From cleansers to serums to moisturizers, our service provider can help you select products that will help you achieve and maintain your desired results.
Glo Skin Beauty formulas are paraben-free and safe for the most sensitive of skin types. Above all, their research and technology result in a skincare line that clinically transforms the skin.
Typically in our late 20’s – mid 30’s our skin cells slow down and become “lazy”. They no longer regenerate at the same speed in which it used to in our earlier years.
This laziness creates a backlog of dead cells on the surface of the skin and paves the way for the appearance of fine lines, dehydration, premature wrinkles, and dullness. Sun damage endured over the years now begins to reach the surface in the form of brown spots (hyperpigmentation), broken capillaries, and excessive ruddiness.
Skincare tips: Start It Sooner Than Later.
The first step in the anti-aging journey is prevention. It is never too early to start caring for your skin and preparing for what the years will bring. We recommend younger clients begin with a healthy homecare regimen which includes proper cleansing and hydration day and night.
A fresh cleanse in the morning and daily moisturizer with a minimum 20 SPF, and a hydrating eye gel to keep your eye area looking vibrant.
At the end of the day we suggest a double cleanse to first clear the skin of daily environmental buildup/makeup, and then wash the bare skin itself. This routine will keep your skin balanced and protected throughout the day and night.
For younger clients beginning a professional skin treatment schedule, Phototherapy will deliver immediate results. Photofacials aid in the clearance of fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and tightening of pores and texture. With a refresher treatment every 6 months your skin will defy age!
At this stage in the aging process resurfacing and exfoliation are vital in keeping your cells active, and clear of nutrient blocking dead cells.
Changes and Damage to Our Skin.
The changes and damage to our skin do not happen overnight, and everyday time slowly claims its youth. Therefore, once the skin reaches a more advanced stage in aging, reversing the effects of time is a process that also takes time and commitment.
Understanding your skin care products and the interactions of the ingredients with your skin is important when selecting your products. What may have worked a few years ago may not be ideal for your skin now.
Ensure that your products are age appropriate, targeted to treat your areas of concern, and most importantly protect your skin from further damage with minimum SPF20.
PROFESSIONAL SKINCARE AT HOME
Professional treatments should go hand in hand with clinical grade skincare products to help maximize results. This is why we offer 15% OFF all Glo Skin Beauty products in-store with any skincare treatment.
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Photofacials safely treat major skin conditions, however, there can be potential side effects. When present, certain factors can cause an increased risk of side effects. Examples of contraindications are health conditions, recent treatments, or use of certain products. As a result, we have created an IPL photofacial pretreatment guide for your review before booking online. In addition, your laser technician will conduct a thorough consultation on the day of your treatment.
PLEASE REVIEW THE IPL PHOTOFACIAL PRETREATMENT GUIDELINES BEFORE BOOKING ONLINE.
Check with your physician regarding possible photosensitivity of prescription medications, for instance, phenytoin.
You must not currently be (or have been over the last 12 months) on oral prescription acne medications, for example, Accutane.
Discontinue usage of products containing AHA/BHA/Retin A/Vitamin A on the area being treated 2 weeks prior to procedure.
Wait a minimum of 4 to 6 weeks from last tanning session (artificial or natural). To clarify, darker skin types should wait 6 weeks.
Disorders stimulated by light, for example, epilepsy
Cancer (remission under 2 years)
Use of photosensitive medication and herbs
Active infection of Herpes Simplex in treatment area
Use of anticoagulants
Potential side effects:
Time frame: 45 minutes
Recommended sessions: 4-6 spaced 3-4 weeks apart.
Downtime required: 24 hrs. After that, light makeup can be applied.
PROFESSIONAL SKINCARE AT HOME
In addition to maximizing your treatment, professional products help maintain results. Therefore, we offer 15% OFF all Glo Skin Beauty products in-store with any skincare treatment.
Dérmaplane brightens the complexion, evens skin tone, and leaves the skin feeling supple and renewed. The results are seen immediately following the procedure. Additional benefits of dermaplaning are smoother and hair-free skin.
Throughout April, receive a complimentary peel boost with our full face dermaplaning treatment, Dérmaplane. This special is not valid with any other offer or promotion. This offer is valid from April 1-30, 2021. Pre-purchasing is not available for promotions.
What are peel boosts?
Peel boosts are classified as mild skin acids. BOOSTS can be used to pre-treat the skin before transitioning into stronger skin peels. In addition, they are great for seasonal maintenance and anti-aging. Furthermore, they can be added to your dermaplaning service to amplify results.
Please review the treatment criteria before booking your treatment. There is an expected downtime of 1-3 days depending on your skin.
Choose your Boost
👉Retinol and Vitamic C
A great choice if your goal is to improve skin elasticity and decrease wrinkles. Moreover, it suppresses excess pigmentation.
1% Retinol stimulates collagen production and cell turnover, meanwhile, Vitamin C provides protection. It scavenges and destroys reactive oxidizing (think ‘rusting’) agents and other free radicals.
This peel boost relieves dry skin. Similarly, it reduces fine lines and pigmentation. Ideal for dry or mature skin.
Used for treating active acne conditions, this peel boost cleanses and decongests compromised skin. Ideal for oily skin.
The enzyme peel boost gives your skin that gentle boost it needs to self-regenerate and repair. Ideal for all skin types.
Like all services, dermaplaning can have side effects including:
Irritation caused by the superficial abrasion of the skin.
Sensitivityto strong products and cosmetics.
Redness as a result of stimulation of the skin that draws impurities to the surface.
Are the side effects to removing the peach fuzz from your face?
Vellus hair, aka peach fuzz, no longer serves the purpose it used to. Past functions of vellus hair included protection from the elements. However, today we wear sunscreen, makeup, moisturizer, serum, etc.
An additional benefit of vellus hair would have been heat insulation. Again, we have other means of providing that protection, for example, scarves.
How often should I dermaplane?
If you are doing it for the hair removal aspect, 6-8 weeks. If it is for skin rejuvenation purposes, every 8 weeks.
BOOST peels are classified as mild skin acids. BOOSTS can be used to pre-treat the skin before transitioning into stronger skin peels. They are great for seasonal maintenance and can be added to your dermaplaning service to amplify results.
Choose your Boost
👉AHA (10-20%)- Relieves dry skin, reduces fines lines and pigmentation.
👉BHA (10-20%)- Cleanses and decongests oily skin.
👉Enzyme- Exfoliating peel ideal for all skin types and maintaining healthy skin.
👉Retinol & Vit C- Brightens the complexion and softens the skin texture of the skin.