Winter is upon us. And even though here in TO, there hasn’t been a single drop of snow, we all know it’s coming quickly. We always get ready by pulling out winter coats and boots, but it’s also important to show a little extra attention to our skin. The easiest way to do that? Book a glow-inducing facial.
Here are a handful of facial treatments to book that’ll help you achieve your best skin of winter season!
OxyGeneo™ 3-in-1 Super Facial
Get three treatments in one when you get the OxyGeneo™ 3-in-1 Super Facial at the Miraj Hammam Spa inside the gorgeous Shangri-La Hotel. This super facial treatment helps reduce hyperpigmentation and firm and enhance the skin’s radiance — all while brightening and giving you immediately glowing skin this winter.
Even though it’s not quite a facial, microneedling needs to be on this list. Microneedling involves pricking the skin with very fine, short needles that trick the skin into thinking it’s injured. The reaction causes your body to rush to heal them, resulting in plump, more youthful-looking skin.
Microneedling is also great for anyone wanting to diminish acne scars or achieve smoother, more even-looking skin. There is a slew of medispas that offer the service; my go-to is Youth Medispa. Remember that it’s not the most relaxing treatment on the menu, but the results speak for themselves.
Bespoke Medical Facial
Also one of my go-to’s at Youth Medispa is their Bespoke Medical Facial. This isn’t your typical facial either because you’ll notice your skin won’t be slathered with every product on the shelf. Focusing on minimalism, the talented team here tailors your treatment to what your goals are and what your skin is needing. Extractions, masks, and even a light show of lasers are used to brighten and revive even the most tired of complexions.
Hollywood Carbon Peel
If maskne has got you down, it might be a good idea to book in for a detoxing Hollywood Carbon Peel at FCP Dermatology. This powerhouse treatment is a very effective way to remove dead skin cells and treat active acne, discoloration, uneven skin tone, and fine lines. The result is glowing, refreshed skin.
Give your skin the drink of water it’s desperately needing, and treat yourself to a Hydrafacial at North Medical. Using the advanced Hydrafacial device, this 4-in-1 treatment offers no downtime. It cleanses, exfoliates, and extracts all in one fell swoop.
What’s super cool about this treatment is that the Vortex-Fusion technology sucks out all the gunk (yes, that’s the technical term) from your face, and you can actually see how much was removed afterwards, but it also infuses hydration and antioxidants right into the skin. Expect to glow, glow, glow!
Fire & Ice Facial
Want that celeb-worthy glow? A quick visit to My Beauty Doctor just steps away from Yorkville will deliver just that with their Fire & Ice Facial. Also known as the Red Carpet Facial, this treatment is perfect to do the day before a big event. The peel is super gentle, but delivers big results like reduced fine lines, smoother and more even-looking skin, and of course, a red carpet-ready glow!
(Story by Contributing Editor, Blair Stutz)