Why Winter is the perfect time to get a facial.

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Brace yourselves, Winter is here!

Winter is kind of a beast to our skin. As we head out doors, the cold air and harsh wind can leave our faces feeling raw and red. Hectic lifestyles and temperature changes from moving indoors to outdoors, and it’s basically a recipe for our skin to protest!

So if you’ve always wanted to get a facial, winter is the best time to get them. Ultraviolet rays can be lower during the winter so it is the perfect time to have a course of Aveda Dual Exfoliation Peels!

Below are 4 hot tips from our Spa Team on how to take care of your skin during winter at Mien 

Skincare tip 1: Exfoliate regularly to encourage cell turnover and brighten your complexion

Our skin cells tend to turn over more slowly in winter due to poor circulation. Our luxurious Aveda Plant Peel treatments help revitalise dull winter skin and help even out discolouration or pigmentation. We have a microdermabrasion technique that can get to the deeper layers of the skin to produce collagen and improve elasticity giving you fresh, youthful skin 

Skincare tip 2: Hydration isn’t just about chugging your water bottle

Typically in cold temperatures, water evaporates out of our skin, sometimes leaving it dry and flaky. This can happen even with a regular skincare routine in place at home.

Using Aveda Intense Hydrating mask once a week can reduce redness associated with irritated, dry winter skin (and even plump the skin to remove and smooth fine lines). Applying Aveda Firm serum twice a day helps to plump up fine lines and wrinkles with powerful anti oxidants and stimulating liquorice root to firm and brighten - drinking at least 1 litre of water a day is key to staying alert as well as having plump lips and skin

Vitamins and antioxidants give your winter skin that summer glow

In addition to giving you a fantastic instant glow, our Aveda facial treatments finish off by sealing in a layer of vitamins and antioxidants that helps protect your skin from the elements. Aveda's Tulasara Professional range include Recovery serum and Vitamin C antioxidant blends can help reverse the free radical damage we and reduce redness and inflammation. These antioxidant and vitamin blends are incorporated with a luxurious shoulder, neck and face massage in our 60 and 90 minute facial treatments 

Keep in mind 

Even if the sun isn’t out, remember to use sunscreen to avoid sun damage. UV rays still get through clouds. They may be even stronger if the clouds are reflective. Keep up the moisturiser and sunscreen even in the winter, and your skin and future you will be thankful! 

(Our therapists recommend Ultraceuticls UV daily protector with Aveda Bright serum underneath for extra glow)

To find out more, book a consultation with one of our skin therapists - take advantage of our 'Facial Wednesday' where you can receive $60 off skincare when you enjoy a 60 or 90 minute facial!!!

Mien Salon Spa