Sunday, November 15, 2009

Winter Skin Care Tips From True MediSpa

Earlier this week I met with the founders of True MediSpa one of Toronto's first medical spas, Dr. Romy Saibil and Dr. Francine Gerstein to discuss winter skin care tips.

Although I have spent my whole life in Canada, I have never taken steps in the winter months to protect my skin. In my discussion with the doctors, I received tips that everyone can use.

Using Sunblock In the Winter
  • Our skin still needs protection from UVA and UVB rays in the winter months, so it is recommended that you continue to use sunblock.

  • I am guilty of taking hot showers when it is cold, however it dries out the skin
  • You should change your skin care routine in the winter
  • Moisturize soon after taking a shower
  • Don't forget about your hands and feet. After moisturizing your feed you should put on socks.
  • Some suggestions for moisturizing the skin are baby oil, almond oil and petroleum jelly
Note: anti-bacterial hand gels can be drying, so remember to moisturize your hands afterwards

  • Exfoliate the whole body using a loofah before a bath
  • Microdermabrasion kits are available that can be done at home or you can visit a spa
  • Chemical peels

Laser Hair Removal
  • Winter is a good time of the year to get laser hair removal since it cannot be done if you have a tan.
  • 8-10 treatments over a 6 to 8 week period

Photo Facials or Intense Pulse Light (IPL)
  • Just like laser hair removal, photo facials cannot be done if you have a tan or sun exposure

Treatments offered at True MediSpa:

  • Facial (Chemical Peels, Microdermabrasion
  • Photo Rejuvenation
  • Laser Vein Therapy
  • Botox Cosmetics
  • Restylane, Perlane and Jevederm Fillers
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Waxing and Threading
Both doctors are certified Botox injectors.

True MediSpa Inc.
1942 Avenue Rd
Toronto, Ontario
M5M 4A1

Tel: 416-780-1100
Fax: 416-780-1104

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1 comment:

natural cosmetics said...

Good winter care ideas here.Exfoliating is very important.I prefer luke warm showers in winter with a drop of olive oil in it.