Provide Nourishment and Repair your Damaged Summer Skin.
Winter is the perfect time for:
Hydrate your dry skin this winter with a resurfacing procedure that thoroughly cares for your skin, providing cleansing, exfoliation, extractions, and hydration, including Vortex-Fusion® of antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid. The HydraFacialMD® is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that delivers instant results with no discomfort or downtime. Good for all skin types, it improves fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation.
WINTER ADD-ON – Hands treated for $30 with Face/Neck HydraFacial ($75 Value).
Drastically minimize the visible signs of aging with an IPL (Intense Pulsed Light). This technique treats skin damage non-invasively — there is no disruption of the skin’s epidermal surface. IPL treatments address the effects of photoaged skin, age spots (sun-induced freckles), brown spots, and broken capillaries with low risk of complications and no recovery time. Winter is a perfect time to get a FotoFacial® treatment to reduce the visible damage done by the sun over the summer.
WINTER ADD-ON – Hands treated for $50 ($150 Value)
Improve the appearance of pigment changes in the skin, sun damage, and wrinkles. It also enhances and smoothes the texture of your skin, while internally exfoliating the cells. Winter is a great time to have a chemical peel treatment, because you are limited in your sun exposure. Have a conversation with Beryl or Stacey about slowing down the pace of aging with peel treatments – from superficial to moderate depth peels – your skin will LOVE them, and YOU will love the compliments!
WINTER ADD-ON – Hand or Eye Peel add-on to your Facial Peel, $30 ($100 value)
Invest in Ultra Hydrating Products From Head to Toe:
Change your Cleanser
For more oil-rich skin types, you can likely continue with your summer cleanser in the P.M., but may want to switch to a moisturizing cleanser like NIA24® Gentle Cleanser – infused with moisture, leaving skin soft and supple in the A.M. Those “dry” types will love the moisturizing effect of the much loved NIA 24 Gentle Cleansing Cream AM and PM.
Great Time to Work on that Increased Summer Pigmentation Problem – Winter is the perfect opportunity to start to reverse your sun damage with products. We recommend:
OBAGI Clarifying C®
With prescription-strength 4% hydroquinone and Vitamin C to address the signs of skin damage and help obtain and maintain younger-looking skin; you’re on your way to softer, smoother, more radiant, and even-looking skin.
Obagi Nu-Derm Blender® contains a specific formulation of 4% hydroquinone and an activating base that complements tretinoin activity and provides blending along with stimulation. Use this unique formula to lighten dark areas in the skin such as freckles, age and liver spots.
Glytone Clarifying Gel or Cream
Utilizes unique qualities of 4% Hydroquinone to reduce the signs of hyperpigmented skin. It is also Fragrance-free. *Keep in mind these work more effectively when combined with Retin A or Retrinal (for intolerant skin).
Maximize Your Moisturizer
Your face moisturizer should penetrate into your skin! This can be enhanced by gently exfoliating. We recommend Nia 24® Physical Cleansing Scrub, which cleans, exfoliates and firms the skin to promote a brighter and younger complexion. Pro-Niasomes®, which are spherical Jojoba beads infused with Pro-Niacin™, gently remove dead skin cells, increase circulation and prime skin for the maximum benefits of Pro-Niacin™
Cleanses 6 times better than hands alone. 61% greater absorption of Vitamin C after use!! The Clarisonic brush is critical for deep cleansing, exfoliating, and to make sure you are getting the most absorption of your products.
Tip: Layering lighter products such as a Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C Serum, DNA Complex and Avene Hydrance vs. one heavy moisturizer will leave your skin feeling refreshed and able to breathe, while receiving added anti aging properties as well as the moisture it needs.
Elta MD® Ultra Moisturizing Lip Balm
Get Supple Lips AND SPF Protection with: Elta MD® Ultra Moisturizing Lip Balm; protects and soothes dry, chapped lips. Olive oil and vitamin E work together to condition and replenish moisture for silky-soft lips and long-lasting comfort. With SPF of 31, this is the perfect lip treatment for the winter.
Relieve Dry Hands, Chapped Lips and Cracked Feet
Avene® Cicalfate Restorative Hand Cream
Heal Your Hands with Avene® Cicalfate Restorative Hand Cream: Our “go-to” hand treatment. Repairs, soothes and protects very dry and cracked hands caused by various external aggressors including climatic conditions, occupational irritations and cleaning products. Its rich, nourishing texture spreads easily and is rapidly absorbed, creating an isolating barrier on the skin for “second skin” protection.
Glytone Pamper Your Feet & Heels
The Glytone Foot Care Products contain free glycolic acid, which has the ability to lift away the thick layers of dead skin that often accumulate on the feet. When used regularly, Glytone Ultra Heel and Elbow Cream treats calluses, softens the heels and leaves the skin on your feet feeling silky. Treat your feet to good daily care and you’ll be sandal-ready all year round.
For an Overall Better Body
Glytone Body Kit for reducing Keratosis Pilaris (bumps on back of arms, legs) and overall improvement of the skin on your body. Glytone Body kit is a revitalizing and exfoliating body wash and smoothing moisturizer with 17.5% glycolic acid to even the skin’s texture and promote a radiant tone. It reduces the appearance of uneven skin tone with each application, leading to a healthier appearance. Plus, vitamin E conditions and offers antioxidant protection to shield the skin against environmental aggressors.
SPF is Just as Important in Winter as it is in the Summer!
Just because it is winter does not mean you can skip your sunscreen. Protect your skin with mineral based sunscreen on your face and don’t forget your lips! In Colorado, we live in a high altitude climate, which creates an increased risk of sun induced damage. Statistically, 87% of UV damage is due to incidental exposure. That’s equal to 2 straight weeks of unprotected exposure over the course of a year!
At ABD, we recommend: EltaMD® sunscreens for face, body, and lips that are formulated with zinc oxide: a natural, mineral compound. Zinc maintains its protective ability in the sun, and it is more photostable than its competitor’s chemical ingredients that may degrade. Zinc sunscreen blocks the widest spectrum of UVA and UVB rays, protecting skin against burning and the premature appearance of aging and risk of skin cancer and is safe for even the most sensitive skin types. Don’t fear a Zinc “white” face, there are several formulas to choose from!
It is everyone’s dream to have dewy, soft and supple skin during the cold and dry winter months, and if you follow our tips, you can achieve your goal of having beautiful skin. Call for your complimentary consultation where we can review and tweak your current regimen to ensure you are on the best path to healthy, radiant skin!