Four Custom Order Facials to Combat Cooler Temperatures
by Adriana Ermter
From Kim’s KKW Makeup’s range of contour and highlighter palettes to Bite Beauty’s Lip Labs and Armachology’s mixology parties, everything beauty is coming up customized, even at the spa. Especially facials.
Not new news, of course, since rumour has it a variety of honey and milk facials were used in skin care during Cleopatra’s time. So while we could delve all the way back to the Egyptians circa 69 BC to understand their cult status just as easily as we could fast-forward to our current obsession with K-beauty’s DIY sheet masks, we’ll settle for what we need from the pros, right now. And that means picking the right skincare treatment, specific to your facial needs and winter’s impending assault of dehydration. According to the aesthetics team at Visage Clinic in Toronto, here are the four customizable options to consider to ensure your skin looks healthy, fresh and glowing all winter long.
- To Slow Aging: Platelet Rich Plasma
If you’ve been Keeping up With the Kardashians or any of the Real Housewives shows, chances are you’ve seen what’s now been dubbed as the vampire lift. “This procedure uses material derived from your own body to heal and revitalize your skin,” explains the Visage team. “It’s known to be the non-surgical face lift, which reduces the signs of aging by rejuvenating the facial skin and underlying tissues.” It’s also said to restores volume, trigger growth of new collagen and elastin, repair and regenerate damaged skin and reduce the appearance of pores, wrinkles, fine lines and dark circles under the eyes.
- To Revitalize: Chemical Peel
The top, external layer of your skin (a.k.a: your epidermis), takes the biggest hit courtesy of stress, pollution, dirt and grime, sunshine and so much more. Yet just below the surface is where your dermis’ younger and fresher looking skin cells live. “A chemical peel will strip away wrinkled, sun-damaged outer layers to reveal the smooth, healthy skin beneath,” says the Visage team. “It sounds gross, but the results are amazing! Because everyone has unique skincare needs, the chemical peel mixture is customized to improve conditions such as, discolouration and irregular pigmentation, rough patches, wrinkles and fine lines and scars.”
- To Hydrate: OxyGeneo
The OxyGeneo facial is best known for it’s exfoliation and oxygenation, while infusing your skin with essential revitalizing nutrients that will leave you glowing. “It’s the perfect treatment for special events or anytime you want your skin to look its absolute best,” advises the Visage team. “This three-in-one facial treatment reduces the appearance of dryness, dull looking skin, fine lines and wrinkles, enlarged pores, mild laxity and hyperpigmentation.”
- To Re-Balance: Biologique Recherche
Famous for their clinical approach to beauty, Biologique Recherche uses pure, concentrated ingredients paired with innovative and meticulous procedures. “The facial is based on a three-step process where skin experts assess your ‘skin instant,’ initialize the treatment and execute the treatment based on your specific skin needs,” says the Visage team. “Skin instant refers to your current skin condition, which changes several times a day. The Biologique Recherche professionals are trained to analyze your external factors, like climate and internal factors, like stress and how they evolve for your skin type, then advise on the treatment that is best suited for you.”