As the seasons change, so should your skincare routine. In the summer, you might have been more laid back, heading into work later in the day or taking days off on a regular basis. Your skincare routine might have relaxed slightly or you might have focused on sun protection more than moisturizing. During the fall, you likely returned to a regular work schedule and looked for ways to take into account the cooler temperatures and drier air.
If you’ve been good about sun protection, keep it up for the winter. You might find that your skin benefits from a few adjustments to your routine or from having certain procedures performed.
Be Careful About Exfoliation
Exfoliation is an important part of any skincare routine. It might seem particularly important at the start of winter, as you might feel as though your skin has collected a considerable amount of junk, from dead skin cells to sunscreen residue, over the last few months.
While it’s a good idea to bring exfoliation back into your winter routine, be careful not to go overboard. Sloughing off too much skin will make it more prone to irritation and increase your risk for age spots, breakouts and dryness. Your skin shouldn’t feel "rubbed raw" or very tight and dry after you exfoliate.
Instead of using a harsh facial scrub, amp up your exfoliation game this fall by trying out the Clarisonic Skin Cleansing System. Clarisonic is designed to be gentle, the device helps remove oil, debris and dirt from your face, so that it looks fresher. Exfoliating using the Clarisonic can also improve the way your skin absorbs products such as lotion and serums.
Protect Against Dryness
In the summer, your big concern might have been keeping your face from breaking out or controlling oil. When temperatures cool and the air is dryer, moisturizing might be at the forefront of your mind.
The type of moisturizer you need depends on your skin type and where you live. If you live in an area with cool and dry winter and have very dry skin, a thicker, more emollient moisturizer might be ideal. But if your skin leans towards oily and you live in a more humid area, a lighter weight serum that doesn’t feel greasy might be a better pick.
Working with the aestheticians and cosmetic professionals at MirrorMirror and using a medical-grade skin care houston product might be the best option if you’ve had trouble finding the right moisturizer in the past. Heading to the drugstore or cosmetic counter and picking and choosing products based on what the labels say can be effective, but it can also leave you frustrated when your skin responds in a different way to the products than you expected.
Consider Laser Skin Resurfacing
Winter can be a great time to give yourself a blank slate when it comes to your skin. Laser skinresurfacing, can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, age and sun spots, and scars on the skin. The treatment can be as minimal or extensive as needed. Some patients have just a small area of their face treated while others treat the entire face. Depending on the depth and type of the laser used and the area of skin treated, the procedure may require a local or general anesthesia or none at all.
While you can have a laser skin treatment performed year-round, the winter offers a number of benefits. The temperatures are colder and the sun sets earlier, so it can be easier to avoid sun exposure during the first few days after treatment. Avoiding the sun is a must after laser skin resurfacing, to avoid irritating the raw, sensitive skin.
Laser skin resurfacing isn’t right for every patient, no matter what season it is. If you have darker skin or are in the middle of an acne breakout, your doctor might recommend a different treatment. Laser treatments can cause pigment changes in people who have darker complexions.
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Every treatment is monitored by Dr. Paul Vitenas. He has practiced in the Houston area since 1990. He has been named one of Houston’s Top Doctors and America’s Top Plastic Surgeons. He’s also been awarded Houston’s Most Compassionate Doctor and a Top Doctor for Women.
The office of Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery and the Fine Art of Natural Cosmetic Surgery is conveniently located in the heart of Houston. If you are not a local, we can schedule an online consultation. We can also assist with travel and financing arrangements. We think you will see the reflection of something great at Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique.