Tuesday, January 30th, 2018
Now that the weather is cold and the air dry, your skin may be flaking and itching. Although the most common thing people do is lather on a moisturizer, this is really the worst thing you can do to your skin. First, it turns off the skin’s ability to moisturize itself. Additionally, it further adds weight to the skin that increases the development of fine lines and wrinkles. There are things you can do to help your skin moisturize itself and feel smoother. With the help of exfoliators, peels and good skin care, we at the Center for Plastic Surgery can help give your skin that extra boost it needs to feel smoother and more moist.
If you don’t already exfoliate your skin regularly, you need to start as it is the first step in good skin care and allowing your skin to feel moist. Exfoliating with a face scrub, preferably with a handheld device like Clarisonic is one of the best ways for you to get rid of dead, dry skin that accumulate over time from sun exposure and reveal smoother, healthier, more moist skin in the process.
Okay, we aren’t talking about the type of peeling out you did in your car in the parking lot when you were young, although that was a lot of fun. In fact, we are talking about micro-peels. Here at our Center For Plastic Surgery Office, we provide patients with a variety of different peels to help treat and target different skin concerns including dryness, hyperpigmentation, acne scars, fine lines, and more. Some are quite refreshing and have absolutely no down time. During your initial consultation with our staff, we will help determine which one of our peels, Radiance, Glycolic, Jessner or Blue (trichloroacetic acid) is the right option for you and your skin.
If your skin is unusually dry and sensitive to the touch, look at the skincare products you are using on your face. Most of the skin care sold does your skin no good and only attempts to disguise its problems. In fact, most are actually doing your skin harm and are responsible for what most of the symptoms you have, including sensitivity. Good basic skin care consists of an exfoliating (alpha or beta hydroxyl) cleanser, a pH balancer (like Vitamin-C Serum or acidic toner, etc.) and a Zinc Oxide (clear, long lasting, thus practical UVA blocking) sun block. Switching what you are doing to this can frequently make a tremendous difference in how your skin feels. For specific problems, there are also specific solutions that can correct those problems that have developed from doing the wrong thing.
Ready to learn more about how good skin care can markedly improve your skin? Schedule your consultation at our Highlands office today at 877-526-3784!