Webinar 12: Get Relief by Learning How to Manage Dry Winter Skin

During this webinar, Louisa Agate, LMA, and Giovanna Arbito, LMA, are discussing how to prevent and treat dry winter skin.


(00:18): Yep. Yep. I’m everybody. I’m Louisa. I’m here with Giovanna today. Hi, we’re gonna be talking about how to manage dry skin in the winter time.

(00:46): So Davon has been an institution here for the first year, right? A little more than a year, about 13, 14 months. Now, Louise has been my mentor and as everybody knows who comes here, everybody knows Elisa. But if you want to give a little background to you so I’ve been doing skin skincare and laser for over 20 years. And I’ve been with Shawnee since 2010 new thing. So it’s been a long road. So both gonna talk about the dry skin during winter. So why do we have dry skin in the winter time? Well, many reasons is forced hot air as milk Holmes causes the skin to dry moisture to evaporate quickly form for our skin, which leaves our skin cracked and dryer. So even the heat coming through the vents would help if I put my glasses on so I can actually see.

(02:04): So there’s less moisture in the hair. And it every, it just, everything just dries up. There’s not enough water in the air. So it just dries out your skin. I know. So I have oily skin normally, like by now you would see my face and my face would completely shiny up on screen. And I love the winter because my oils in control, but then it’s bad too. Cause I know that my skin needs some type of hydration. So I’m always using some other type of moisturizer. That’s different from my summertime moisturizer, but we’ll get into that in the next few slides. So I’m going to apologize because the mask, I can’t the glasses on with the mask, my glasses fogged up. So we get tested regularly. Yeah. And we work with each other all the time, so I feel safe.

(03:12): Yeah, I definitely feel safe too. We’re definitely negative. We’re just here to host this webinar. So how to keep the air moist in your house. So use the humidifier plants are great, natural humidifiers seal windows and doors, air drying your clothes, put an open pot of water or a kettle on your stove top to make the moisture into the air and then shower with an open door. Also, if you’re showering and you’re showering with really hot, steamy water that is drying out your skin completely, you do not want to be showering with hot water.

(04:09): So some common misconceptions for dry skin is one is so keeps your skin moist, which completely is not true, actually. So actually dries out your skin. And it actually takes off the pH that’s protecting our skin’s barrier when you use too much of it. The second thing is any moisturizer will help. It’s really not necessarily true. Certain ingredients will help, but not any moisturizer. And as Giovanna was saying really hot showers actually dehydrate your skin. You’ll lose moisture from your skin when the water is too hot and it dries you out more. I’m I am bad with that. I do that every time. I like the water so hot and the shower a woman does, it looks like we have dribbled. It’s raining like tiles. I don’t know why I do that. Cold temperature makes your skin dry. Normally that’s just the winter. And then dry skin is the result of dehydration. So dehydrated skin is not dry. Skin is not dry skin. So when, when somebody is actually dehydrated, when you look at somebody’s skin and you can see they’re like little fine, fine lines on their skin, but not really cracking and flaking that’s dehydration. So you need actually more one in your skin and not really oil on your, on your face,

(06:09): Keeping moisture in your skin. So think of the epidermal skin cells, as an arrangement of roof shingles held together by a lipid rich glue that keeps the skin cells flat, smooth and in place. So if you look at the picture that we have, you could, that’s basically a diagram of our skin. So water, water loss accelerates when the glue is loosened and by sun damage over cleansing scrubbing or underlying medical conditions or by winters, low humidity and the drying effects of the indoor heat, the result is roughness breaking it, chain cracking and sometimes a burning sensation. So that’s how, you know, you damaged your skin’s barrier when just everything seems to irritate you, which usually, you know, like I said, how you know, people with moist oily skin now in winter time, they don’t have that oil, but if you are an oily skin type that your skin produces that oil for a reason.

(07:11): So we need some type of moisture. And when you don’t, you’re not giving that moisture during the winter, you start to damage your skin’s barrier. Yeah. Yeah. I usually, I usually related to our skin has like scales on a fish. So if you look at a fish and you see the little scales on a fish, it was like, I think the glue that holds our skin down. So there’s not dry, but, but older cleansing and some damage and scrubbing the face, actually loosens that can just tell you a glue. And you end up with dry, dry skin, especially if you think about it in the shower, you take a shower, the shower, water, so hot, which is actually taking moisture out of your skin, but then you’re using soap to clean your skin. So that’s like a double whammy. So I know my legs in the summertime, the wintertime, I’m sorry, I get really, really drunk.

(08:14): So we’re gonna look at some ways to help this out. Yeah. Upgrade your skincare regimen with products containing these ingredients. So when you look at some ingredients, you have to look at, when you look at a different product, you have to look at the ingredients and some of the ingredients that are good for for dry skin one is a hyaluronic gas and hyaluronic acid holds a lot of moisture into the skin, ceramides to the skin. And it actually helps protect moisture from evaporating on the skin. Then we have some fatty alcohols that help you skin as well. Lack of gas that I really liked because acid. Yeah. So besides hydrating the skin and actually exfoliates in the same time. So taking off some of the dry skin with that lactic acid, but at the same time, we’re adding some moisture and hydration to the skin.

(09:19): Squinting is also a good one that helps hydrate the skin nicely which originally came from sharks, shark. I think it’s delivered from the oil. I mean the oil from the liver enzymes really like enzymes gas and it’s almost like done. Yeah. So hyaluronic acid now, hyaluronic acid just like collagen. The body produces hyaluronic acid. It’s low. It’s naturally located in our skin joints and eyes. Hyaluronic acid is essential for keeping the skin. Hydrated thinks that its ability and bind or retain water molecules in cosmetics, hyaluronic acid is often you use in different molecule forms, the largest form, the less so the larger the form, the less it penetrates offering surface level hydration, the smaller, the molecules. However, the deeper, the absorption into the surface layers of the skin absorbing skin health the important to apply how they’re on an acid before other serums and moisturizers, because I feel it helps seals in the hydration.

(10:32): So a lot of people when they’re like, Oh, I use hyaluronic acid, but they’re using it as let’s say, as a replacement from their moisturizer. Now, hyaluronic acid also, it’s a humectant. So if there is no water in the air, which is normally around winter time, it’s going to start pulling water down from your skin. So if you’re not putting a water-based moisturizer on top of, for your hyaluronic acid, or if you’re not a hydrated person in general and your skin is not hydrated, it, it may just take out all the lipids and you have to be hyaluronic acid is great, but you want to make sure you’re topping it with a water-based moisturizer. And if not, then you’re fully a hydrated person and your skin is not dehydrated

(11:25): Good. Ceramides. Ceramides are some fatty acids, some fatty acids and are essentially lipids. If they’re naturally found in the skin and make them about 50% of our outer skin, the outer layer of our skin, which is the epidermis. So, so much create a barrier. So you put a moisturizer on and it creates a barrier between your skin and the environment. So it prevents moisture loss and helps prevent dryness. And it also helps with your mutation if you, so if you’re getting like the burning or redness choosing ingredients or choosing ceramides in your moisturizer really will help. Especially people who have rosacea and who are sensitivity, ceramide, moisturizer is a good option for sensitive, sensitive skin. Or if they have a damaged skin barrier already, then you want to get a ceremony barrier or something to help with that. Cause it’s definitely, it’s definitely gonna help hydrate and bring moisture back into the skin. So even though our body’s natural, you make it a mixture of months. We lose it over times and similar to everything else we lose over time like college and an Alaskan, unfortunately. But if you add if you add a ceremony to your regimen and not shooting, you helps unlike adding collagen, those cuddles, fake culture creams, that don’t do anything.

(13:17): So fatty alcohols so these alcohol’s, these hope to help too, from hydrate the skin and prevents your skin from moisture loss. It’s great for people who are sensitive skin also. There’s many different types of fatty alcoholic, fatty alcohols. So they have, and they’re actually occlusive similar to like an aquaphor chaplain, like, or, or a ceremony that we were talking about before, when you put it on, it actually creates a barrier between your skin and the environment which it makes it very beneficial for a topical product. So lactic acid. So lactic acid is one of the more common, alpha hydroxy acids that is used to exploit the skin, lightened dark spots and improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles it’s naturally found in milk, which is fairly lactic and in today’s skincare products. So lactic acid helps improve the skin’s moisture factor or the way the skin Kees itself hydrated. Basically lactic acid helps the skin moisturize and feeling less dry. The key is to remember no matter what lack of acid product or treatment you’re using to protect your skin from the sun.

(14:47): So slather on the sunscreen daily. Yes. Even if the winter, when it’s freezing and a lot of people don’t do that. So yeah, so lactic acid, like we said earlier, it helps exfoliate and it helps hydrate. It’s kind of like best of both worlds, you know, I know there’s like a bunch of serums that have lack of acid and you want to make sure it’s a light percentage. So like 2% is great using that three, four times weekly and your nighttime regimen is amazing, but you want to make sure also that you’re using SPF because lactic acid is an exfoliant. So your S your cell turnover is rapidly changing, and you want to make sure you’re protecting your face. And even if in the winter, you don’t see any signs, those UVB and UVA rays are still out there, and you want to make sure you’re protecting yourself. Absolutely. Also screenings we were talking about before is this to make, to make up about 10 to 12% of your skin’s oil. It’s, it’s important, really important for your skin. This ingredient comes in to form squealing

(16:09): Only that one is with the IOM. One is with the EI. So how you could tell the difference between the both as actually you could see in the diagram. So the one with the AA, which is squealing is delivered from shark liberal oil and vegetable oils, natural antioxidant reduces fine lines and sun damage, but it has a shorter shelf life and is best suited for dry skin. So that was Wally. So now squalene is delivered from squealing and then more suitable it’s more suitable then squealing actually, and has a lighter consistency it’s best to use for oily skin and acne Chrome. So squalene is a little bit heavier and swelling is a little bit lighter. So it depends. So if you have dry skin, squalene is for you, or at least skin type acne prone, then it’s squalene. Thank you for clarifying

(17:12): The enzyme. [inaudible]. So you’ll see papaya and Pineapple there. They both have enzymes that help exfoliate and actually also appeal your skin so that skin cells are what compromise, just the very, very top layer of skin. So these dead skin cells contain keratin, which is a protein that makes, makes your skin feel rough, wanted to dry by using an enzyme exfoliant pups to dissolve and digest the proteins into small, small particles. So it helps it helps to reveal smoother skin. So enzymes food to donate there, they come from fruit, as you can see on the picture, natural they’re natural. and what I like about it’s, it’s doesn’t have granules in it that you feel like you’re scrubbing your skin. So it’s, it’s very gentle on the skin and it doesn’t sting at all. and it’s not like you’re exfoliating your skin with something that’s abrasive, like a, how I describe it as I basically say that this is an exfoliant that basically eats at your dead skin cells, instead of doing like a physical exfoliation with a brush or with scrubs or with chemicals. This is if you’re very sensitive than enzyme Antolian is for you. You basically just layer it on, let it do its work, wash it off, and you will feel your skin completely smooth. Exactly, exactly. It helps unclog pores. it helps with blemishes of blackheads flakiness. it also can, if you use it for all, you know, over an extended period of time on why do we end up, she helps with discoloration in the screen?

(19:24): So some of the products that we have in plastic surgery, if you’re going to review some of these products, so Giovanna, so we have, my favorite is the APS it’s everybody’s favorite APS Moisture Drench. So it comes from the Uka root extract has termites in it, which we just explained about termites. So good for you. It has vitamin a vitamin C and E and it’s has antioxidants to deliver smoother and softer skin. And this is a very it’s, it’s not likely, but it’s not too heavy either. It it’s not clogging to the pores. It’s great for people with dry skin. I have squalene in it, which is really great. And it’s a powerful humectants, I’m lucky. Cause it doesn’t feel like you have a lot of, yeah, it doesn’t feel heavy, very light. And some people will even say like, I don’t feel like it’s enough. Cause you’re only supposed to use a pea size amount when it comes to moisturizers. And if you feel that your skin just kind of just sucks it up really quickly. It’s okay to put a little bit more, but you don’t want to overdo it either. So just start off with a pea size amount. If you feel your dry skin kind of sucked it up quickly, you can put a little bit more again, but I wouldn’t go more than two coatings.

(20:49): So the C & E Ferulic Serum, it’s another one of our very popular products. It’s a serum that we just drop onto the face. And it would provide micro ideation. So it just takes four weeks, the top layer, just a little bit so that when you put your moisturizer on and achieve as much better into the skin. So that’s why we like to do these together antioxidants awesome for the, for the skin, because it prevents paging. It helps with Ferulic acid. Actually they work together with the vitamin C and the E and it actually enhances the activity in it. And in Japan, I said this before another weapon or a ruler acid is actually used as a century, but not here.

(21:50): Yeah. It’s not,

(21:53): It’s actually good for oily skin. This here is really good for the skin and combination skin,

(22:02): So, and Enhanced Smoothing Body Butter,. So this is a great lotion that we have. So this has actually antioxidants and it has like, it has glycolic acid in it. So not only is it just a regular lotion, it’s actually an exfoliating lotion. So this is great for Louise’s dry legs. So it’s very gentle. It’s good for dry skin, good for rough skin. So it’s going to extrapolate the dead skin cells. It has vitamin a vitamin E in it and green tea, which everybody knows green tea is a great antioxidant. It’s gluten oil and fragrance-free as well for people with sensitive skin. This is amazing during the winter time, I like this for people who have the dry skin on their, on their arms keratosis, Clarus it actually helps because they, the glycolic in here exfoliates that off while still moisturizing. Yeah. That’s another reason why I like that.

(23:08): This is one of my favorite products is a lactic acid scrub. So you put a, you can actually, you could use it for two ways. You can use it just as a, as an exfoliant, but after you wash your face, you do a pump of this in your hands and you rub it on your whole face. If you leave it on for about five to 10 minutes it actually acts as a mask and it helps to brighten the skin and hydrate at the same time. So this is one of my favorite products. I love the tiny China.

(23:46): Actually one more thing that we, we didn’t talk about is our body polishing treatment. This is actually a physical exfoliant and it has the blue granules in it and exfoliates the skin and moisturizes. So if, if you need something that’s a little stronger this is really good. We use this a lot for after surgery when you have to garment on, you have so, so much try skin. When you take off that garment, the skin is all over the place. This is actually perfect to take off the skin, this just flaky over this all over the body. If you leave it on for a couple of just one to two minutes and then rinse it off, your skin feels so much smoother and not crops. Have you tried this one? I love my shower. So now we’re going to talk about some of the treatments so we can do slow the for the wintertime. Yeah. So the treatments we provide here at aristocrat plastic surgery. So we have our five great treatments that we would recommend during winter time for dry skin. So number one is a HydraFacial. So two it’s chemical peels, and then we have migrant handling the Derma frack and forever young BBL. We’re going to get into which each project, each procedure. Sorry.

(25:18): Right,

(25:23): Good. Yeah. So the HydraFacial is, it’s three in one treatment, it cleanses and extracts blackheads and pimples. Right. And it helps to hydrate your skin. It’s a very short treatment, 30 minutes, but the hand piece has this. Spiralized a little tips and it it’s called vortex technology. So it whirls around in there and it forces hydration into the skin with, with the solutions that are in that are in the treatment. And then we have different treatments that should, that you can get on that like boosters. So we have like a brightening one, we have some with antioxidants in their growth factor feel we actually have our, our glycolic peel. Those ad-ons are actually really great. And they’re all customizable to your skin types. We do a lot of customized treatments here. Good. So here’s some HydraFacial before and after cases immediately before and after each treatment, you can see how hydrated the skin is and clear. And actually you could see, even in the first one, how, how does no takes off all the dead skin cells?

(26:53): Yeah.

(26:57): Chemical field, we’ve talked about this in the past chemical peels actually just help just take off the top layers of dry skin. And it stimulates that cell renewal so that it reveals smoother, smoother skin underneath. It helps to decrease the roughness on the skin. So whenever you have some dryness on the face and you do a chemical peel or a four, or even just an exfoliant your skin actually absorbs moisture 10 times better times better because you have a layer of that skin. And you’re putting all these products and you’re saying these products are helping, or maybe it’s because that layer of dead skin needs to come off. And the best thing to do is a chemical peel because that skin is going to prevent any moisture from penetrating. Yeah.

(27:54): A scary you. But every time I look at this picture, it’s like, I want to job. So this is, you can see how chemical peels has helped you even skin tone to hydrate the skin a bit. Even her pigment, all her cheeks lifted, lifted chemical pills forever. Young BBL is one of my favorite treatments actually. So it’s a known as a photo facial and it actually lifts, pigment where, from where it lives down beneath the surface of the skin, it kind of just brings it up to the surface and you’ll see it exfoliating. You see it kind of like come off, just flake off over the course of maybe a week to two. It’s also good for people who have rosacea and hyperkalemia hyperpigmentation then capillaries is actually really great for broken capillaries as well. Here we go. Here’s a before and after of a BBL treatment. So you see all the pigmentation that she has freckles that’s, this is a prophet patient. She even looks, she definitely looks younger. She does look young. The only thing that the BBL is not good for people who have Rose melasma. So if you have melasma, it can actually make it worse. But if you have some sun damage and some freckles, this is a perfect, perfect treatment.

(29:28): So needling, so the microneedling with the Derma pen. So this device delivers one of the most effective natural methods of skin rejuvenation. Microneedling stimulates the body’s natural to repair and redo the skin by creating micro abrasions and the skin by using these fine needles. And our body begins this process of healing or renewal. We spoke about microneedling a bunch of times and migrant handling is one of the best. I, I feel like it’s one of the best procedures, even like, so a lot of people say, I don’t have acne scars. I don’t need microneedling, but my own needling, especially with PRP, it’s such a great boost because your PR your plasma has so many growth factors in it, and it just helps you give you that youthful glow it’s, it’s, it’s a great procedure that we do as well. So this particular micro needle is a little bit more, it could be a little bit more aggressive.

(30:27): There’s different ranges of microneedling. Yeah. So it really depends on the thickness of the needle that’s going in and we can customize it, or we can adjust it to make it a little deeper for areas that have wrinkles or acne scars. And we can also make it a little finer. But essentially you’re actually coking these holes into the skin so that when you do put on product, that actually penetrates deeper, but it also forces your body to react. The theory, realize to make new skin. So it’s forcing your body to heal itself. So your skin looks better. So anytime you’re forcing your body to make more skin, you’re actually forcing your body to make new collagen and elastin. Here’s a journal pen after. Yeah. So, so microneedling treatment for acne scars, it works really, really well. I like it a lot. So the Derma fragments and refrack is in our NYC location.

(31:32): So this treatment is an advanced combination of skin therapy utilizing the fine art of microneedling, and it delivers anti-aging results. So what it, what it is, it’s a microdermabrasion and a microneedle link procedure done in one treatment. So while the microdermabrasion is shutting off all the dead layer, all the dead skin like that, that layer. Yeah. And then we actually use a combination of the microneedling and it’s really, it’s not like the germ of pen because the dermal pen can go deeper on the dermal rag, actually the very light. So it’s, it’s at the surface and it just makes these tiny micro channels to help with. So the solution that it comes with. So if it’s for growth factors, if it’s for brightening of chronic acid, so it helps deliver that solution into yeah, yeah, yeah. So it’s actually making these holes, but actually delivering the solution at the same time. So it’s actually forcing it into the skin. So you’ll get a much better treatment and there’s really no downtime for them. You can not hear a little red for about 20 to 30 minutes. And then after that, you’re fine. You can go out the next day or that same day. And you you’ll notice an immediate improvement. Here’s some Java Frank before.

(33:05): So we’ll talk about the subsidiary promotions, the promotions that we have in February, we have a couple she gets a free Botox with a lip treatment. So you can buy one syringe of Juvederm and you’ll get 20 units of Botox for free, or you buy one syringe of the wrestling kiss, and then you get 40 units of the dye sport. So this is actually great. I mean, there’s so many like hotcakes. Yeah. Everybody’s coming here for them. Yeah. And we also have a hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which you can go to Manhattan and just go into the hyperbaric chamber and it helps to reduce stress and energy. And it actually offers a lot of health benefits. It helps the body heal very nicely. And we have that ignore Manhattan loss, actually having both Nicole and who had an office it’s, it’s on our patio, outdoor patio, as you can see on the picture.

(34:12): And it has, it’s such pretty cool to be in there. It’s a very nice you know, one of the things I wanted to talk about was the dry skin on the feet. So I know that we don’t have this product, but I use this. Have you heard of baby foot? I think so. Those little mittens. So yeah, you put your boot here a few years. You soak your feet for a little bit, and then you put these booties on your feet and you let it sit there for an hour. And I got to tell you, the skin that comes off of you haven’t that’s thing, but it’s, I don’t know. It just it’s insane.

(34:57): They’re like, I can’t believe how much ducks cools off there. I have to keep my socks on because all over the house, I know I have to get that. Cool. Anyway, I don’t know what made me think of that dry skin, dry skin. So in the city we’re going to have a free college and scam. So it’s going to be in the city for the whole month of February. So you didn’t go in and we can scan on your face with the ultrasound, from the author machine. And you can actually see how the, how much college and you have, where it is, where you’re lacking. And then we can tell you how to build it up. Yeah, definitely. So that’ll be fun. Yeah. And it’s a free appointment. It’s a free appointment. Just come in and get a time. So see if anybody has any questions. How do I get back to anybody?

(36:06): You can put it in the chat room, put it in the chat. If you have any questions you want to talk about the products you’re using right now, or if you have any questions, anything about our treatments, our products, your products that you’re using ax away. Oh, I know. I know. Brett Marie hybrid, Marie. Hi, Andrea. How are you? Yeah. I’m glad you joined us measuring event. Say again, I’m sorry. Maybe I come in for the college measure. Yes. You come in. You can see how much college and you have or where you’re lacking and then we could discuss what we could do to help you from there on I get to see Louisa. Right. Thank you. Welcome. Very welcome. Okay guys. Thank you for coming you. Bye. Bye.