• Traci Macfarlane

Winter Self Care & Skin Care - Facials & Pick-Me-Ups for the Dark Season

Does your skin suffer in the wintertime?

While we are past the hump of the Winter Solstice, meaning the days are starting to get longer again, things aren't bright and sunny quite yet! The sun is still setting mighty early and the heavy winds and cold temperatures can wreak havoc with your skin.

Though scarves and hoods can help protect your face from the harsh weather, your skin can still take quite a beating during the winter months. A single hour outside in cold and windy weather can result in dry, rough, and damaged skin. After the cold, it can feel great to get inside and warm up, but then the rapid temperature and humidity changes can also shock your skin and have repercussions. How is your poor complexion to keep up? Winter skincare a real challenge!

That’s why proper skincare, including facials, is such a great idea in the winter months—especially in Canada. With the right skincare regimen, you can get through the entire "dark season" of winter and make it into the light of spring!

Hydration is Your Friend

One of the toughest things about the winter months is how drying it is to skin. It isn't just that the harsh winds can strip your skin of moisture; the temperature inside can be almost as bad.

We heat many homes through forced air systems that blow warm air into the living spaces. It does effectively heat everything up, but it also drains any moisture from the air. Over a few weeks to months, this lack of humidity can have a dramatic effect on the overall health of your skin.

The best way to combat the lack of moisture is to get a moisturizing facial. We offer several different options at Thair, each tailored to different skincare outcomes. We can also help you choose the right option for your unique skin needs.

Self Care - Book a Facial!

Did you know that regular facials can help you avoid the need for fillers and even plastic surgery down the road?

We offer incredibly moisturizing and healing facials to take care of your skin this winter. A great facial is really one of the secrets to maintaining beautiful skin for life.

Our Cryotherapy Collagen Facial includes serums that will properly hydrate your skin and keep it healthy and dewy, even in winter. Not only that, the facial also includes a deep cleansing, a cold stone massage to tighten your skin, and an intensive collagen mask. This 1-hour treatment is our signature facial, and one that can help you literally put your best face forward during the winter months!

Of course, if you’re in a hurry, you might need something a little quicker in the cold months. Our Express Facial (only 30 minutes) can be customized to meet your skincare needs. If you need moisturizing, then that will be a significant part of the treatment.

If your skin is really hurting for moisture, then our Organic Hydrating Facial will be just the thing. It's all about hydration in the deepest, most penetrating way. It consists of a cleanse, analysis, extractions, scrub, mask, and massage. We follow this up with heavy hydration using our natural and organic skincare line, Antipodes. After you leave, your skin will feel softer and more hydrated than it has since—well maybe ever!

If you have sensitive skin at the best of times, then the winter can be truly terrible for your poor skin. Your face can feel red and irritated, no matter what products you use. That's why we offer our Organic Sensitive Skin Facial. It's specifically designed for those who have highly sensitive skin, utilizing a cooling mineral mask and organic mineral balm. This not only hydrates but also soothes and detoxifies. There are no extractions or steaming with this facial and we use all of our skin expertise to soothe and heal your skin.

Facials aren’t just beneficial as a once-a-year or special occasion treat. When you book regular facial treatments, your skin will benefit not only from that single shot of moisture but from ongoing healing and care. The results is the most luxurious, youthful, glowing skin all year round!

Our NuFace treatment is conducted with an amazing device that uses micro ultrasound frequency to stimulate and tighten the skin, giving the skin signals to produce more collagen. This is a fave among Thair clients, and is often added to a facial. You can also buy them as a series, and if you 5 you get one free!


One of the most challenging things about winter is how the lack of sunlight can bring us down. Even if you don't suffer specifically from SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), the darkness of December through March can really feel suffocating. Consider getting an LED lamp. LED lamps use different coloured lights for different skin conditions but there is the added benefit that it may help with SAD. They really can have an amazing effect on mood and can help reverse the effects of SAD.

At this time of year, we suggest treating yourself in ways that will have you looking and feeling your best! Your skin isn't the only thing that gets dried out in the winter. Your hair can also take quite a beating. The lack of moisture can hurt your hair health, which is why we suggest coming in for some hair care treatments throughout the winter. Our Deep Conditioning Treatment will revitalize your hair with a hydrating hair mask that penetrates deep into your hair shaft. It’s a great winter pick me up!

And if the cold weather and darkness of winter really have you stressed out, then a massage might be just the thing to soothe the mind and spirit as well as the body. We offer several different kinds of massages, ranging from a bamboo massage to hand reflexology to a full Swedish Massage for your back. You'll walk out of Thair feeling more relaxed than you have in months!

These are only a few of the many skin and hair services that we offer at Thair. We know the challenges that winter can bring for skincare, alongside mental well being. We help our clients manage their skin, hair, and even their mood every day. We invite you to drop into Thair Hair Boutique and Spa to check out our many hydrating facials and other wonderful treatments that will make the winter pass just a little bit quicker! So please, don't hesitate to call and book an appointment with us today!




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