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How Our Skin Changes In The Winter

I am sure a lot of you (myself included) have noticed your skin changing at this time of year. The extremely low temperatures have rolled into the region and will be here to stay! Along with the declining temperatures, our skin is significantly affected. When it becomes cold, there is actually less moisture in the environment. This lack of moisture is exacerbated by wind, which blows moisture away from the skin, and central heating.

In a dry environment, water is lost from the keratinocytes – or our skin cells – leaving skin feeling sore and chapped. Moisturizer alone isn’t always the answer however. We need to help our skin function properly instead of enabling it with moisturizers that simply protect. Here at the Facial Surgery and Cosmetic Centre, we look to other products to get us through the season. This month, we have chosen an incredible product duo from Vivier Skin…

Firstly, we have chosen their famous Kine C Vitamin Serum. This specialized sērum helps reduce appearance of environmental damage such as fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin texture and tone while optimizing skin’s hydration. It’s ideal for all skin types, especially dry, dehydrated skin. Vitamin C is the most important ingredient for your skin when it comes to proper function. I like to say Vitamin C is the “Boss” of all function whereas all other “Employee” ingredients assist and work together to achieve optimal skin health.

To accompany our serum, we have paired Vivier’s Hydragel Advanced B5 Complex with our Vitamin C. This is a concentrated pharmaceutical grade Hyaluronic Acid gel which helps restore the skin’s moisture barrier function leaving it hydrated, reenergized and radiant. Also, it contains Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5) and Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) to further moisturize and prevent damage caused by dryness.

These two products in combination are a hydration power house and suitable for any skin type! Most of our patients who have started on this routine have noticed an improvement within 48 hours. The best part is you can use these products past the winter season and have great feeling skin all year long!


Kimberly Bode Ferguson

Medical Aesthetician, The Facial Surgery & Cosmetic Centre of Ottawa, Inc.

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