Winter is great for a lot of things: Sitting next to the fire and drinking lots of hot coco, snow days with your kids (maybe just a few snow days since I’m coming off a week of school being canceled), and warm comfy pajamas. All these pleasant winter feelings aside, winter hasn’t been so great for my skin. This winter I don’t have the typical dry and itchy skin from the dry heat of the furnace and the frigid weather outside, but because I’ve been sick, stressed, and drinking way too much coffee and not enough water, my face is really feeling all the pain of winter. The first place I can tell is my forehead.
I call this pic “Where did all these lines come from and holy cow, I have so many freckles.”
I’ve been trying to reverse the winter damage on my own with moisturizers and cleansers, but I wasn’t seeing a difference. So last week I visited NOVA Plastic Surgery for my first HydraFacial, and spoiler alert, I’m madly in love.
Before I got to NOVA Plastic Surgery, I did a little homework on the HydraFacial
The HydraFacial does four things:
- Exfoliates dead skin cells
- Extracts impurities
- Replenishes vital nutrients including Antioxidants, Peptides and Hyaluronic Acid.
- Takes about 20 minutes
- No recovery (except some redness that goes away)
- Can be tailored to make it address your unique needs
- Best results are seen in few days
- Procedure can be repeated weekly or monthly
- Can be safely combined with other cosmetic procedures
The staff at NOVA Plastic Surgery were so kind and so helpful. Michelle, the Physician Assistant that administered my HydraFacial, gave me all the details of how the facial works and told me that on day three I would see the most difference. She was right! She asked if I had any concerns about my skin so I told her the long, sad story about my dry winter skin, pointed out the lines on my forehead and all the dry spots on my nose and cheeks. She suggested the Derma Builder add on for my fine lines and wrinkles.
Now, I LOVE a good facial, but rarely ever go to a spa to get one unless it’s a special occasion. Trying to find a few hours out of my day to head to the spa sounds lovely, but come on, not happening. But the HydraFacial is different, it only takes about 20 minutes or less. I actually had a sitter for the afternoon so after my HydraFacial I spent the rest of the afternoon ALL BY MYSELF– glorious.
I went to dinner this weekend with one of my favorite gal pals and she commented that my skin looked “amazing.” That’s right, friends, AMAZING. Then if that wasn’t fabulous enough, my husband (who wouldn’t notice if I dyed my hair green and shaved it into a mo-hawk) told me my skin was glowing and that I looked younger— without being prompted. Basically he’s become my favorite person.
Bye-bye sad winter skin. Hello, HydraFacial. I think I love you.
So for all my MD, DC, and VA friends, swing over the NOVA Plastic Surgery site and on Facebook to find out details and learn about their specials. The staff was so nice and made the process so easy. Next month I’m headed back and this time I’m taking my mom because after me sending her countless selfies and going on and on about the HydraFacial, she wants one too.
For this post I’ve partnered with NOVA Plastic Surgery to tell you all about my new found love for HydraFacials. All opinions are my own