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Post-lockdown winter treatments to pre-book now

We may be in lockdown, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t support our local beauty clinic and book in a treatment for when the doors reopen. Here are the top winter treatments to try come December according to Glowday, a tech driven marketplace where consumers can find, review and book medically qualified practitioners for non surgical treatments.

For more even skin texture, book a chemical peel

Chemical peels are really effective treatments for getting your skin into shape, whether you’re looking to fix fine lines, breakouts, hyperpigmentation, or a whole host of other skin troubles. A level up from at home exfoliating, chemical peels exfoliate the skin, stimulate new cell growth and help to rebuild collagen.

The best time of the year to get a peel, is actually winter, as post-treatment skin will be temporarily more sensitive to sunlight. So, try this treatment while the weather is cooler, days are darker and the sun is less intense.

Prices start from £95 with Dr Emmaline Ashley at Ashley Aesthetics

For congested skin, invest in a Hydrafacial

Clear, refresh and brighten skin that’s in major need of some TLC with a Hydrafacial treatment. You may have already heard of this medical grade hydradermabrasion device, which has the ability to boost lymphatic drainage by removing toxins and exfoliate the top layers of the skin as well as deeper layers thanks to a mix of glycolic and salicylic acid peels. It also shrinks large pores by way of extractions and adds a hefty dose of hydration by infusing active rich serums into the skin. Plus, additional treatments for collagen building, pigmentation, acne or skin tightening can be included to tailor the treatment even further to your needs. Wave goodbye to your quarantine skin for good.

Prices start from £150 with Dr Anna Hemming at Thames Skin Clinic

For a brighter complexion come Christmas, try Profhilo

This year plumping the skin with injectable moisturisers has really gained traction as unlike Botox, they don’t disappear after 3-4 months. For a renewed glow to skin, Profhilo stimulates the body’s own collagen production, and helps to keep dry skin at bay as it rehydrates the skin by drawing in 1000 times its own weight in water and holding it within the skin. Results are so incredibly natural that while others will notice a change, they’ll be hard pressed to prove you’ve had anything done.

For best results you need two sessions spaced four weeks apart so as not to overload or irritate the skin. You can then top up twice or even three times a year to keep dryness, roughness, lines and sagging at bay.