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.
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