4 Tips for How To Keep Skin Healthy and Glowing in Winter

As we know, living in Alaska brings harsh winter temperatures that strip away the thin layer of oil that keeps the skin protected and hydrated. This leads to dull, dry skin and overactive sebaceous glands. Professional treatments such as our deluxe facial help women and men maintain their healthy glow and do away with fine lines and a dull complexion. A good at-home skin regimen is also important to not only enhance these professional skin brightening treatments but also keep your skin healthy 24/7.

In this blog post, we’ll review 4 of the best treatments we recommend to our patients who ask how to keep skin healthy and glowing even when winter temperatures are in the single digits.


Dermaplaning is an anti-aging treatment that removes the outermost layer of the skin, known as the epidermis. It is removed by the controlled scraping of the skin using a sterile, butter-blade held at a 45-degree angle. Once the outer layer of the skin is sloughed away, a brighter, smoother complexion is revealed. The treatment also allows for better product absorption, and it conveniently removes vellus hair. Dermaplaning is also great for prepping the skin for at-home products like vitamin C serum and moisturizers, so you can hydrate and rejuvenate your skin as the cold days continue.

MOXI® Laser Skin Rejuvenation

Safe for all skin types, the gentle MOXI laser delays skin aging, treats sun damage, Left oblique view of woman's face showing skin before and after MOXI treatment. fades hyperpigmentation such as melasma, and is an excellent option for maintaining smooth, bright skin throughout the winter. It also pairs beautifully with BBL® HERO™ for even more dramatic skin rejuvenation. A MOXI treatment takes about 30 minutes, so it can easily fit into your lunch break. You can expect about 2 to 8 hours of downtime after the treatment, during which you’ll need to stay out of the sun and wear a physical sunscreen. Results are visible in 4 to 5 days.


Facials are very customizable. They vary from one patient to another depending on your skin’s needs, but I will highlight some key aspects of most facials. They begin with the deep cleansing of the skin to rid the pores of build-up and impurities. This cleansing is followed by exfoliation, which clears away dead skin cells to rejuvenate the skin, reveal a brighter complexion, and allow products to penetrate the skin more deeply for maximum results. Antioxidant serums also are used to reduce inflammation. Face massage increases blood circulation, aids in lymphatic drainage, and allows oxygen to flow to the skin and facial muscles. To follow there are a variety of professional face masks that can be applied depending on what your esthetician feels your skin needs at that time. Check out our related blog post to find out more about the benefits of facials.


This treatment polishes the skin using a diamond wand with suction to draw out debris and impurities. Men and women with fine lines, uneven pigment, and clogged pores will benefit most from microdermabrasion. Microdermabrasion increases circulation, allowing for more oxygen to the cells. This oxygenation helps with elasticity, and it also enhances product absorption by up to 50%. It is safe for all skin types and does not have any downtime. We often combine microdermabrasion treatments with our Essential Facial to maximize the skin’s hydration and the promotion of new skin cell growth. You can learn more about microdermabrasion from Healthline.

If you’re ready to pamper your skin this winter and restore its vibrant glow, contact us online or call us today to schedule a rejuvenating or hydrating treatment at (907) 279-8800.