Hi friends!!! I’m back in action on the skincare train (did I ever get off the train? no.) and I’m switching things up a bit because my skin always changes a bit when the weather changes and it forces me to change up my skincare.
As many of your know, I have two memberships from Zona Med Spa (located in Scottsdale, AZ):
- Dysport Membership ($99/mo) that includes:
- Two areas of your choice for Dysport, every 4 months.
- 10% off all services and products throughout the year! (For example; additional units of Dysport for other areas, only $3.60 per unit, and saving at least $50 on fillers!)
- One area of IPL Photofacial.
- Your choice of one of the following; Customized Facial, Chemical Peel or Microdermabrasion.
- Get a ZONA Med Spa 3-step Skincare kit.
- Facial Membership ($69/mo) that includes:
- Your choice of a Dermaplane/Microderm, Fire & Ice Peel or Customized Facial per month
- Complimentary brow or lip wax during chosen treatment
- Discounts on Retail Product and Services
- 20% off retail products at the time of sign up.
- 10% off products for the remainder of the membership contract
- 10% off all additional ZONA Skincare treatments (excludes laser and injections)
- Birthday Month Perks During your birthday month receive an upgrade to one the following:
- LED Facial
- Dermaplane Facial
- Microderm Facial
- Perk Facial with eye or lip treatment
I’ve been posting on Instagram Stories whenever I go to get facials and I always get a bunch of questions about which facials I get and why.
Since Arizona is really dry in the winter, I talked with Chelsea (my esthetician at Zona Med Spa) about which facials are best for the winter months.
See below and let me know if you have any questions! xx
Photofacials are a skin treatment that uses pulses of light (laser) to boost collagen, lighten brown or red spots,and diminish broken capillaries, acne, and wrinkles.
There are LED, IPL, and even Clear & Brilliant facials that fall into this category. It is best to do these during the winter because the down time requires you to be out of the sun. Plus, the sun will only worsen dark spots and wrinkles, so it’s best to schedule these facials during a time when you know you can stay indoors for a while.
Just be sure to ask your esthetician which facial is right for you and your skin! There are different settings that can be used on each laser to target different pigments of sorts, so let them know what your skin’s concerns are and they’ll be able to help 🙂
I’ve only had one Hydrafacial before, but it was magical.
Its a hydradermabrasion facial that combines cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration, and antioxidant protection that results in clear skin with essentially no down time.
The reason so many people do this in the winter months is because winter weather can be so drying on your skin and a Hydrafacial is one of the best ways to infuse moisture back into the skin.
Pro tip: I now sleep with a humidifier next to my bed every night. The additional moisture in the air keeps my skin from drying out during the night! You can get the one I use here!
Dermaplaning is a method of exfoliation that uses a scalpel to gently scrape off the top layer of dulling dead skin cells (and peach fuzz/hair) on your face to reveal a smoother, brighter complexion.
I would recommend this as a prequel to any of the other facials mentioned, because by exfoliating and removing off the top layer of dead skin cells, it allows your skin to fully absorb whatever products or treatments you to do it afterwards without the barrier of the dead skin cells.
I also kind of give myself a “basic” dermaplaning at home by shaving my face with a razor. You can shop the ones I like here!
A microdermabrasion is a facial that removes the upper layers of skin using a diamond- or crystal-tipped device. By physically exfoliating the upper layers of skin, this treatment accelerates cell turnover to even tone and smooth texture, while stimulating collagen and elastin production to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles.
It basically creates mini “injuries” in the skin which result in the production of collagen for the skin to repair itself and your skill will appear smooth and full! This is another great facial for the winter months because of its exfoliating properties.
Deep Chemical Peel
I’ve had mild chemical peels done before, but the deep ones are where literally SHEETS of your skin fall off your face afterwards lol.
This facial requires significant down-time (like a good week) if you get a deep peel. I usually choose not to do a deep peel because I have a tendency to pick and scratch at loose skin which is bad lol.
Basically, a chemical peel involves applying a chemical solution to the skin to slough off dead skin cells, accelerate cell turnover and stimulate collagen production for smoother, brighter skin. A “deep” peel just means that the chemicals are quite a bit stronger and will slough of more skin.
I would definitely recommend Zona Med Spa’s Fire & Ice Peel facial because it’s a little more mild (and you get a arm and scalp massage during it). I notice a bit of skin sloughing off a few days after but nothing that crazy.
I hope these tips are helpful!!
If you are local to Scottsdale, you can always mention my name at Zona Med Spa for $25 any service!
I know how stressful the winter months and holiday season can be, and my favorite way to treat myself is with skincare and I hope you give it a try!