Holiday Prep: Our Favorite Winter Skin Treatments




Cooler weather is on the horizon, and so are stressful, drawn-out shopping trips and hours of present wrapping (an average of 42 hours per person in America, in fact). That leaves little time to care for you, or your skin, so now is the ideal time to begin preparing your skin for the holiday season!

After a sun-filled summer, your skin is likely calling out for help as it works to accommodate the drier environment. Give it a helping hand so you can enjoy the little things, like decorating cookies!

Whether you’re ready to begin planning your monthly visits to optimize your complexion this winter or are searching for the best one-stop facial to look your best on New Year’s Eve, we have a solution for you. Here’s a breakdown of the AESTHETICS 360° experts’ most-loved winter skin treatments.

How winter weather affects your complexion

With 77% of people using the word “dry” to describe their skin in the winter, what dermatologists are calling Winter Skin Syndrome is coming back in full-swing this year. As the humidity declines, our skin has less access to moisture causing it to become flaky, itchy, and red, which is difficult to cover up. 

Cold air penetrates your skin’s natural moisture barrier, so remember to cover up when going outside and moisturize daily! Although you may not be thrilled about losing your summer tan, you should also avoid tanning beds as they are known to cause further drying (not to mention the potential for skin cancer). 

Soothing skin damage with medical-grade skin care

In case you weren’t aware of the many benefits of medical-grade skincare, here are the key takeaways! If you’re not seeing the results you want from drugstore products, it’s time to upgrade your routine. This doesn’t mean you need to invest in every last medical-grade product, but rather stick to the basics through higher concentrated formulas.

Not only does professional skincare protect your skin throughout the summer, it also soothes it as it adjusts to seasonal changes and recovers from winter skin treatments, maximizing your results. While the sun may not be as visible now, it’s still just as damaging. Sticking to daily SPF applications will help you avoid further sun damage, while our skin experts can recommend products to aid the reversal of existing damage based on your current skin, goals, and budget. 

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While every patients’ skin is unique, and our skincare team will work to tailor your regimen to your needs, some of our favorite winter products for reversing summer skin damage and restoring a supple, moisturized glow include:

AESTHETICS 360° Brighten & Renew Skin Pads

Exfoliation is essential for maintaining your skin’s health year round, but especially during the winter months. This helps to gently remove dead skin, which builds up faster when the environment is cold and dry. The A360° Brighten & Renew Skin Pads offer simplified, gentle exfoliation in a simple swipe! These pads diminish pigmented spots from the sun and help you to achieve an enviable “dewy” look.

Restorsea PRO 24kt Liquid Gold Face Oil

Contrary to popular belief, even oily skin needs moisture! Without proper hydration, dead skin build-up will worsen over time and lead to further development of acne, clogged pores, dark spots, and more. Stripping your face of natural oils tells your skin to make more oil and it’s a constant struggle… you must fight oil with oil! Restore PRO’s 24kt Liquid Gold Face Oil is the secret weapon.

This unique Liquid Gold Face Oil is a must-have to help restore your skin’s natural moisture balance. It will hydrate dry skin and control sebum production for oily skin. This enhances your complexion’s overall tone and texture, so you can kiss flakiness goodbye and embrace your inner glow! Plus, this one-of-a-kind formula is 100% non-toxic, safe for even sensitive skin and pregnant or nursing mothers.

The top winter skin treatments for long-term preparation

If you have a Type A personality and have already started compiling shopping carts for the holidays, why not start your own preparation too?! Beginning winter skin treatments now gives your skin the extra resources it needs to seamlessly transition into the cooler months, so you can maintain healthy skin for months to come. 

More invasive treatments (such as microneedling and lasers) are best to do in the winter, as you can easily avoid UV rays and streamline your recovery! That being said, your skin will need time from these kinds of treatments so you can feel confident when the holidays do roll around, so here’s how early you need to schedule your sessions:


Meet your skin’s new best friend: microneedling! This treatment utilizes an FDA-cleared handheld device called the SkinPen, which has a sterile cartridge consisting of tiny needles gliding across the skin to create micro-wounds that kickstart your body’s natural healing process. While this may sound intimidating, patients report that the mild pain is completely tolerable thanks to our numbing creams.

These controlled dermal injuries in turn produce new skin cells, elastin, and collagen! Perfect for any age for anti-aging or maintenance, microneedling also helps to improve the appearance of acne scars, sun damage, uneven tone, fine lines, and enlarged pores. However, this treatment does require some time for the new collagen to generate and notice visible results. Immediately after treatment, it may take several days to heal before you can look your best (and apply makeup), so it’s best to schedule this 3 months prior to an important celebration.


BBL (broadband light) treatments use revolutionary technology to transform the determining build of your skin, from the inside out! After being exposed to the intense summer sun, struggling with sun damage and premature aging is the #1 fall concern, making these the most popular winter skin treatments. Our Forever Young BBL harnesses the power of light to change gene expression, meaning your skin becomes younger rather than simply imitating it. 

For those struggling with acne, we also offer Forever Clear BBL, a unique acne treatment that works at the speed of light! Our technicians combine blue, yellow, and infra-red light to kill acne-causing bacteria at the source and replenish your skin’s natural oils for continued improvement.

Looking for a facial that delivers results at 4x the speed? Look no further than the BBL Photofacial to reinvigorate your skin’s overall health! Our laser technicians typically work with you to create a personalized treatment plan consisting of multiple BBL sessions to maximize your results, so it’s best to schedule your first session about 3 months out (with the following sessions spaced 4 weeks apart).

The top winter skin treatments for short-term preparation

Looking to give your skin a last-minute refresh before a holiday party? There are still great options for winter skin treatments to get you glowing, whether it be a month or week before the big day.

Botox & fillers

While we don’t recommend that you come in for Botox or fillers the day before an event, 2-4 weeks before will give your skin enough time to properly heal so you can show up enviably smooth and lifted! However, if you’re looking to have peak results by your big day, our expert injectors recommend coming in 4-8 weeks prior, especially if it’s your first time getting them. This will give our team time to monitor your customized results and refine dosing if needed. Thanks to the undeniable results and ease of these treatments, they’re rated as some of the most effective anti-aging treatments in Milwaukee!

Not sure if you should opt for Botox or dermal fillers (or a combination)? Keep in mind that Botox is an anti-wrinkle injectable, which works by partially paralyzing certain facial muscles in order to relax wrinkles and prevent new ones from forming. Meanwhile, dermal fillers restore volume that is often lost with age, but can also be used to sculpt your features to better complement your facial structure! Our aesthetic experts will provide subtle, natural results that create a harmonious appearance between all facial features and inspire confidence!

The SaltFacial

Reverse summer skin damage and gently clear out your pores with the natural powers of salt! Ever noticed how soft and clear your skin is after a beach vacation? It’s not placebo, it’s sea salt! Our beloved SaltFacial improves skin tone, texture, pigment, and acne through anti-inflammatory salt exfoliation, ultrasound infusion of essential ingredients,  and rejuvenating  LED phototherapy. If these aren’t enough reasons to try a SaltFacial, there’s also no downtime so it’s ideal to get about 1 week before an event.The SaltFacial glow is undeniable! A SaltFacial at Aesthetics 360° in Milwaukee is the must-have treatment before any special event or for simply looking your best every day.

The 360° Signature Treatment

A360°’s Signature Treatment offers a fresh start to your skin on the face, neck, and chest. This one-of-a-kind treatment has no downtime, so it’s perfect to schedule 1 week before your big holiday party.

If you’re looking for facial-style winter skin treatments that go beyond relaxation, look no further than our Signature Treatment for results that speak for themselves! This 75-minute treatment includes:

  • A deep cleanse
  • Dermaplaning
  • Superfruit exfoliating enzyme mask
  • Steam and extractions
  • Hydrating jelly mask (for the face)
  • Marine botanicals mask (for the neck and chest)
  • Hand microdermabrasion
  • Hand and arm massage
  • Collagen-boosting LED treatment
  • Custom product application

For the best special event facial treatment in Milwaukee, the Signature Treatment facial is unbeatable.

Visit AESTHETICS 360° to reset your skin with the best winter skin treatments in Milwaukee!

The A360° team is here to help you achieve your skin goals, whether that be through one-time winter skin treatments or carefully planned regimens. Our skin experts are dedicated to providing the highest level of personalized care, starting every patients’ journey with an in-depth understanding of you.

Ready to claim your  photo-ready skin? Start today by scheduling your free in-person consultation! For instant treatment recommendations based on your aesthetic concerns, you can also try our hassle-free virtual consultation tool. Remember to follow us on Instagram and sign up for our newsletter for more exclusive insights that will get you on the fastrack to looking and feeling your best!