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The Best Cold-Weather Facial Treatments for Winter

The Best Cold-Weather Facial Treatments for Winter

by Wasifa Ahmad Hasan

A new season brings a lot of changes. The weather, our clothes, and even our everyday routines change as one season ends and another begins. We can especially notice that the changing of seasons affects the way we take care of our skin. For instance, in the summer, we opt for lighter skincare products than in the fall and winter when the skin needs more hydration and moisture. In addition, professional facial treatments can help in keeping our skin youthful and glowing in the colder months. 

Therefore, in order to keep your skin healthy and beautiful, we bring you some of the best cold-weather facial treatments to get during the winter. 

Best cold-weather facial treatments :

Photofacial treatment 

Any kind of light therapy treatment will leave your skin sensitive, especially to sun exposure. That is why experts recommend getting this kind of procedure when the weather gets a bit chillier and the sky gets cloudier. A laser treatment that can be incredibly beneficial for your skin and that is suitable to be done in the winter months in the photofacial. This facial treatment uses the intense pulse light device to dehydrate the skin with pulses of light that are not harmful and are not damaging. 

By dehydrating the skin in this manner, it naturally gets exfoliated, which means that the skin is afterward refreshed and reenergized. The skin is then fully prepared to absorb the magnificent nutrients from a rich moisturizer that is a must in a winter skincare routine. Your complexion will be more balanced, your skin will be glowing, and your collagen production will be stimulated.  


This facial treatment is loved by many people around the world, including a number of celebrities who thank this smoothing and hydrating procedure for their flawless complexion. Microdermabrasion is a procedure you can get professionally done at a beauty clinic and it functions in a way that your upper layers of skin get removed. By exfoliating these layers of the skin, it is left soft and even-toned, as some of the hyperpigmentation caused by overexposure to the sun during the summer days is erased. 

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In addition, microdermabrasion boosts collagen production, which helps in smoothing out the fine lines and wrinkles, leaving your skin revitalized and youthful. Moreover, this type of exfoliating treatment can help in minimizing your pores and as an aftercare step, it is suggested to avoid excessive exposure to UV lights, which makes it a suitable cold-weather facial treatment. 


If you are searching for a facial treatment that is minimally invasive towards your skin, you should go for microneedling. As the name says, this kind of procedure involves tiny needles that puncture the skin, thus causing it to start its repairing process. This then triggers the collagen production and the skin gets a youthful look, fabulous glow, and in addition, certain fine lines disappear. As this treatment involves gentle cleansing and exfoliation as the preparation steps before actual microneedling, it is clear that the skin is quite sensitive afterward. 

Although after this procedure, your skin will be nourished with hydrating and calming serums and creams, it is advised not to expose it to the sun. That is why the colder months are perfect for getting this treatment done. Moreover, a few days after microneedling, you should take extra care of your skin and protect it with sunscreen and treat it with only gentle and soothing products. 

Dermaplaning treatment

This is an amazing facial treatment to have after the summer months, as it makes your skin brighter and have less hyperpigmentation. This procedure is, in essence, a type of exfoliation, however, this time, mechanical exfoliation is performed with a scalpel. Although it may sound a bit harsh, dermaplaning is actually a quite mild type of exfoliation, as the scalpel gently removes the top layers of the skin, together with all the dead skin cells and tiny hairs. This way, the skin is refreshed, glowing and soft. Additionally, after this kind of treatment, the skin will get much more hydrated and revitalized, as it will be easier for it to absorb all the nutrients from the lovely skincare products you use. That is why this facial treatment is especially beneficial for people with dry skin, but it is not recommended to be done if you have trouble with inflamed acne.

To sum up, when the weather gets colder, our skin notices it and requires a different skincare and beauty regime. That is why it is important to adjust the skincare products you use as well as treat your skin with some of the mentioned facial treatments.  

Have you tried any of these cold-weather facial treatments yet? Which one did you do? Share with us!

The Best Cold-Weather Facial Treatments for Winter
About the Guest Author:

Sophia Smith is a beauty and style blogger, an eco-lifestyle lover, a graphic designer, and a DIY enthusiast. She is very passionate about natural skincare, yoga and mindful living.  Sophia writes mostly about beauty-related topics in her articles. She has contributed to a number of publications including- Viva Glam Magazine, How to Simplify, Whytt Magazine, BonVita Style, Cause Artist, Secret Garden and Carousel. You can find out more about her writing by following her on: Facebook, Twitter, Google +

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Caitlin December 27, 2019 - 1:35 pm

I’ve been layering on all the hydration for my skin this Winter-it’s just so dry! Thank you for sharing all of these!

Wasifa Ahmad Hasan January 3, 2020 - 12:48 pm

Same here. We are having a blizzard here at Fargo and my skin is getting super dry!


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