The seven best facials for dry winter skin

This frosty winter air is doing little wonders for a radiant complexion. And while it seems almost contradictory that winter is when your face craves hydration the most, if you don’t feed it with the right products and treatments, the neglect will show via a tired and dull visage. As such, a little extra pampering is nothing less than essential at this time of year, particularly if you want to maintain a healthy glow.

In order to help you beat the winter blues and treat your skin to a beautiful boost, we have rounded up the best facial treatments in Auckland to book into now. Time to bid seasonal skin farewell.

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Codage Ultimate Hydration Facial from Spring Spa
If you’re seeking hydration, then Codage’s Ultimate Hydration Facial should be your first port of call. Thanks to Spring Spa’s beautiful experience, the facial is both relaxing and powerful — a combination that makes for the perfect encounter. Using Codage’s incredible range, complete with an enzyme peel, this facial regenerates and moisturises skin, boosting vitality and supporting your year-round glow.

The Intuitive Facial from Skinography
While we know and adore Kate Michelmore for her signature Buccal Massage, which leaves our skin feeling all kinds of taught and lifted, this time of year calls for something nourishing too. The Intuitive Facial is precisely that, intuitive. Bringing more than 20 years of experience in the game, the Skinography team are the perfect people to recognise and adapt their facial to suit your winter hydration needs. For a facial that feels genuinely and ultimately bespoke, we wouldn’t look past Skinography.

Ultimate Haute Couture Facial at Park Hyatt’s The Spa
Known for indulgence and a luxury experience, Park Hyatt’s The Spa pulls out all the stops for nourishing dry winter skin. The Ultimate Haute Couture Facial is the pinnacle of their offering, where top-of-the-line Linda Meredith products are used to meet all your needs. Natural Botox alternatives and intense oxygenation are used for an anti-aging effect that will only boost your complexion for the months to come.

302 Classic Facial from East Day Spa
This new experience at East Day Spa is not to be neglected in favour of their popular treatments. These highly active peels and collagen induction treatments work several layers deep into the skin, helping reverse visible aging and pigmentation, refine pores and treat acne or damaged skin. Their Classic Facial is the perfect stop for anyone like me seeking a little more hydration at this time of year.

The OxyGlow Facial from Skintopia
Denizens will know of our obsession with this Skintopia treatment, which harnesses some of the most revolutionary technology for a supercharged hit of winter hydration. It’s like having a cold glass of water for your skin; it is a treatment we would gladly get as much as we are allowed. Designed to lift, tone and hydrate the skin, you need to try it this winter. The super convenient Jervois Road location is just another draw card too.

Sothy’s Seasonal Facial Treatment from Ikoi Spa
Although we already stock our bathroom cupboards with Sothy’s hydrating range at this time of year, an in-person treatment never fails to deliver something a little extra. At Takapuna’s Ikoi Spa, which specialises in traditional Japanese experiences, the full suite of Sothy’s facial treatments is unparalleled. One we especially like to lean into at this time of year (and any time of year, really) is the Seasonal Facial Treatment, which adapts to the needs of the moment — and features beautiful natural ingredients found at this time of year.

Should you find yourself as far-flung as Wanaka, book in for an essential treatment with Angela Nichol (one of the nation’s best facialists) at Pure Skin Therapy. Her Sothys Hydra4 HA Intensive Treatment will revive your wind-ravaged, post-slope skin like nothing else.

The Signature Hydrafacial from About Face
While About Face has a raft of facial treatments to suit every complexion and need, the newly-added Signature Hydrafacial is high on our bill for this time of year. Delivering the ultimate in deep-diving moisture, this uses the patented Vortex Fusion technology to cleanse, extract, and hydrate for an instantly noticeable glow.


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