Winter Skin Treatments Your Face Is Craving

Yep, it’s that time of year again. The days are shorter, the temps have dropped, and our skin starts looking less human and more… reptilian. The cold, dry air of the season can wreak havoc on your skin, stripping it of moisture and softness. Thankfully, we’re gifting you this guide to winter skin care treatments. Read on to find out how you can get glowy, fresh skin this winter, no matter how frightful the weather gets outside. 

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There’s no quicker way to get glowing skin than with a Hydrafacial treatment. If you’re not familiar with Hydrafacial, here’s how it works: a medical-grade hydradermabrasion device rejuvenates your skin in a three-step process that consists of cleansing, exfoliating, and then infusing the skin with intensive serums. Gone are the days of grit-based microdermabrasion. This gentler approach vacuums the toxins and impurities out of your pores while also infusing them with potent ingredients that moisturize, plump, brighten, and protect your skin. 

Hydrafacial treatments are quick (30 minutes) and offer instant results, with no downtime or irritation. Best of all, they’re effective for all skin types. Wondering if it’s for you? Hydrafacial treatments help improve these common skin concerns:

  • Uneven skin tone and vibrancy
  • Elasticity and firmness
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Skin texture problems
  • Hyperpigmentation and brown spots
  • Oily or acne-prone skin
  • Congested and enlarged pores

We offer four versions of Hydrafacial at Viva: Glow & Go Hydrafacial, Deluxe Hydrafacial, High Touch Hydrafacial, and Platinum Hydrafacial. Lock in your winter skincare regimen with specials savings on a Hydrafacial series!

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Slough away the winter blues with a round of dermaplaning for soft, supple skin. When you come in for any facial at Viva Day Spa + Med Spa, upgrade your service with dermaplaning for instant, glowy results to help you look and feel your best this season! Or book our Express Dermaplane Facial as a stand alone service. After medical clearance, this quick, 30-minute treatment starts with a cleanser, then is followed by a medical-grade scalpel used to gently scrape across the surface of your skin to remove dead skin and vellus hairs on the face, and lightly exfoliate the skin’s surface. Moisturizer, serums, and sunblock put the finishing touches on this fantastic facial.

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The Ultimate Winter Skin Treatment

If you’re looking for the ultimate winter skin facial, look no further than The Viva Vital Ultimate Facial Package This 90 minute dry skin quenching treatment gets down to the nitty-gritty to tackle all of your skin care needs with everything from cleansers to extractions to masks to serums and more. This complete spa package includes:

    • Expert Skin Analysis
    • Custom Peel (Salicylic, Glycolic, Blueberry Detox, Yam & Pumpkin, or Arctic Berry)
    • Warm Neck Pillow
    • Cleansing, Exfoliation & Hydrating Serum
    • Extractions
    • Custom Mask & Enzyme Mask
    • Organic Lip & Eye Treatment
    • Hand Hydration Treatment
    • Relaxing Arm, Neck & Shoulder Massage
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Dry Brushing

Okay, we know this isn’t a facial treatment, but this age-old massage technique with roots in ancient healing practices and pre-bath rituals is a must for dry skin. It uses a stiff-bristled brush on dry skin, which exfoliates dead cells from the skin surface and improves blood flow. Exfoliating on dry skin — as opposed to wet — creates more friction, so the exfoliation is more effective. This, in addition to increased blood flow and circulation, gives skin a healthy, natural glow.

Dry brushing has also been said to stimulate lymphatic drainage, which helps eliminate toxins. Some even claim to have seen reduced cellulite as a result of dry brushing. If employing this technique at home, we recommend starting with your lower legs and working your way up to your upper body slowly, using small, gentle strokes. We do not recommend dry brushing the skin on your face. 

We’re such believers in dry brushing that it’s a feature of several of our spa packages like The Viva Diva, Holiday Rocks Massage Package, and Delicious Spa Package. And we sell dry brushes at all of our spas!

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Looking for the Best Facials in Austin?

No more Google searching for best facial spa near me. You’ve got enough on your winter to-do list already! Let us scratch one of the items off your list while also pampering you in style this season. As a new client, we invite you in for a complimentary consultation so that we can discuss your needs and create a skin care rejuvenation plan that’s custom tailored for you. Our friendly and expert estheticians are eager to help you look and feel your very best all winter long so you can breeze through the New Year fresh faced and rosy cheeked. 

Don’t Forget the Products!

Our team of expert estheticians have gathered their favorite medical-grade SkinCeuticals and Eminence Organic skin care recommendations for dry skin below. Happy shopping!

Eminence_StrawberryRhubarbMasque_350x350Replenish your skin’s youthful appearance with our Strawberry Rhubarb Masque. The strawberries gently exfoliate while the rhubarb and vegan-friendly hyaluronic acid calm and plump, for a refreshed appearance.


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H.A.IntensifierHyaluronic acid delivers long lasting hydration to visibly improve skin’s texture. H.A. Intensifier is a multi-beneficial corrective serum proven to amplify skin’s hyaluronic acid levels to support skin’s hyaluronic acid levels and deliver surface hydration, helping improve the visible appearance of firmness, smoothness, and facial plumpness.


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