Colder, darker days naturally mean we spend more time indoors and, when we’re outside, more time bundled up. This gives our skin a much-needed break from the sun’s damaging UV rays. (Although sunscreen is still a daily necessity!) This makes winter the perfect time for focusing on skin lightening and brightening.
The best way to set up your skin for success is to start with a deep exfoliating treatment — microneedling, HydraFacial MD and dermaplaning are all great options. (Dermaplaning followed immediately by microneedling is our new favorite superstar exfoliating combo—more on this in a separate post!) Freeing your face from dead skin cells and other trapped oil and gunk allows products to soak in and do their job so you can see results, faster.
We’ve tried just about every lightening and brightening product on the market and we’re absolutely in LOVE with our new Serenity MedSpa Skin Brightening Pads. They really work! They combine holy-grail lightening ingredients kojic acid, arbutin and bearberry to target discoloration, while a superior antioxidant blend of silymarin, vitamin C, green tea polyphenols and emblica calm the skin and reduce redness. Since we mix each container of Skin Brightening Pads fresh for you at the time of purchase, you can also choose to add a 4% hydroquinone booster. (Some people see great results with hydroquinone, while others would rather skip it. We leave it up to you to decide what’s best for your skin.)
You can use the Skin Brightening Pads morning and night, or just once a day if your skin is sensitive. The potent liquid delivery system sends the active ingredients deep into the skin to address stubborn hyperpigmentation and melasma issues. Most of our clients see their dark spots begin to lighten after just two weeks, with continued brightening and evenness in overall skin tone over the next 2 to 3 months of regular use.
To supercharge your results, after gently swiping the pad over your face and letting the solution dry, smooth on a small amount of retinol or Retin-A. Our Serenity MedSpa Retinol Smoothing Serum with green tea polyphenols and caffeine increases product penetration and cell turnover and is less irritating than Retin-A. It also helps restore moisture and elasticity and reduces the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and pore size.
Our Retinol Smoothing Serum comes in two strengths—3x for sensitive skin and 5x for normal skin. When used in combination with the Skin Lightening Pads, it helps gradually transform your complexion, making your skin softer, smoother, firmer and more radiant.
So we invite you to give into the chilly winter weather. Schedule an exfoliating treatment at Serenity MedSpa and we’ll help you design the best at-home lightening regiment for your skin. Committing to an easy-but-effective daily routine with the right products will reveal your youthful glow, long before the arrival of spring.