Tips for Keeping Skin Healthy in Winter

Now that Bay County has hit some cooler temperatures, we’d like you to be aware that your skin may dry out, or even crack, from the dry air the winter season brings. At Gulf Coast Facial Plastics, Dr. Daniel Daube and his team have developed several tips to help you keep your skin healthy during the colder months.

1. Take Shorter Showers!

We know that sounds so simple and it is! When the weather turns cooler, it is ever so tempting to take a nice, long shower, but cutting down the time you spend showering is actually better for your skin. Ideally, you should not shower more than ten minutes using warm water. While a hot shower may be relaxing, many people use water temperatures that are way too high. Showers that are too hot can dry out the oils in your skin. If your skin is red when you step out of the shower, it’s time to adjust the temperature of the water to a warmer setting.

2. Moisturize… Moisturize… Moisturize!

During the winter months, your skin tends to dry out from a colder environment when we use more dry heat in our home and cars. For the best possible results, use lotion directly after showering, which will help trap in moisture quickly. In addition, remember to moisturize your hands frequently as well, preferably after each washing.

3. Use Sunscreen.

During the winter, most people forget about the need for sunscreen, but it’s just as important in the cooler months. Rays from the sun are always a viable threat to the health, and appearance, of your skin. In addition, bright reflections on winter days can actually magnify the sun’s rays, increasing the risk of sun damage. Get in the habit of using products that contain sunscreen every day, regardless of the season. Be sure to contact our aesthetician to learn about the specially-formulated products we carry that include sunscreen.

4. Eat Well and Stay Hydrated.

Did you know that not following a proper diet and staying hydrated can cause your skin to dry out, whether in the summer or winter? Make sure to eat foods that are rich in Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. It is also extremely important to drink enough water throughout the day.

5. Switch Out Your Skincare Products.

During the winter, you need to use cream-based cleansers that will help your face stay both clean as well as moisturized. Avoid products that contain alcohol, since these are more likely to dry out your face and body. Don’t forget to moisturize your face and lips at night as well.

These tips may seem so elementary, but we constantly see skin issues arise from people not following these simple steps. The winter can be harsh to your skin, so come to our Medical Spa where we’ll show you the most current in skincare routines that will keep your skin healthy year-round.

Get Ready for Your Holiday Party with Injectables!

The holidays are coming up fast and you’re going to want to look your absolute best for Christmas parties, festive events and of course, the new year! If you are looking for a quick way to look younger and feel your best this holiday season, injectables may be a great treatment option for you.

Why are injectables perfect for the holidays?

One of the biggest benefits of injectables and dermal fillers is that they have a quick recovery time. Unlike other facial procedures, which can require several days or weeks of downtime for effective recovery, you can go about your daily routine after getting injectables. Although the full results may not be evident for 7-10 days, you will not waste any precious holiday time recovering from these procedures.

What are the benefits of injectables?

Injectables can be an effective way to reversing signs of aging in your face. Your wrinkles, crows feet, and additional unwanted lines can be diminished with injectables. Botox®, Dysport®, Restalyne®, Juvéderm®, and Bellafill® will have you looking years younger instantly and can help prevent future wrinkles from developing.

What are the different types of injectables?

Botox®: Botox® is one of the most popular beauty treatments. It helps to temporarily freeze the muscles in your face that are responsible for wrinkles. Botox® helps with frown lines, crows feet, lines in the nasal area, and more. It usually lasts from three to six months.

Dysport®: Dysport® also helps to relax the muscles in the face to fight wrinkles, crows feet, and frown lines. Dysport® works to help restore the elasticity in your skin that naturally deteriorates over time and can last from four to six months.

Restalyne®: Restalyne® is another dermal filler that helps with lines and wrinkles, such as the creases that develop from the outer tips of the nostrils to the corners of the mouth. It uses hyaluronic acid, a natural substance produced by the body, to help stop the signs of aging. Restalyne® can last from six to nine months and show immediate improvement.

Juvéderm®: Juvéderm® is another anti-aging filler that helps to smooth lines and wrinkles in the face. It also contains hyaluronic acid which helps to maintain the elasticity in the skin. Juvéderm® can last up to a year depending on where it is injected.

Bellafill®: Bellafill® is the only FDA-approved dermal filler that stimulates collagen growth to maintain a youthful appearance for up to five years. It is used to correct nasolabial folds, which are also referred to as smile lines. Because Bellafill® is non-resorbable, it does not require reinjection

like

other dermal fillers do.

If you are looking for a quick and effective way to look your very best for the holiday festivities this season, injectables may be for you. They offer quick results, little to no downtime and can have your skin looking and feeling more youthful. If you want to learn more about injectables, schedule a consultation with us at Gulf Coast Facial Plastics. We can help you decide which injectable is right for you this holiday season!

 

The Best Facial Procedures for the Holidays

The holidays are a great time to treat yourself, so why not give yourself a gift that will make you feel and look better in time for the holidays. Here are some of the best facial procedures that we recommend for the holidays:

Botox®

One of the most popular and time-efficient facial beauty treatments is Botox®. Botox® works by freezing your facial muscles to help smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. Wrinkles in your face can be caused by an array of factors such as stress, poor health, and sun damage. The recovery time for Botox® is incredibly quick and there is no downtime, making it a great treatment to complete before the holidays arrive.

Kybella®

Another minimally invasive procedure that you may consider before the holidays is Kybella®. Kybella® is used to treat a condition known as submental fullness, which many people refer to a double chin. Having excess fat in the upper neck area is not always due to lifestyle or fitness level. It is most commonly caused by genetics. Kybella® uses digestive tract enzymes that target and break down this fat. Kybella® has little downtime and requires no incisions. The results of Kybella® can take several weeks to appear, so schedule your appointment today!

Skin Resurfacing

Do you have age spots or sun damage that you’d like to eliminate in time for the holidays? Skin resurfacing can help remove damaged layers of skin to reveal young, fresh, flawless cells. This procedure can help with brown spots, wrinkles, fine lines, acne scarring, and more. Skin resurfacing uses laser technology to remove the outer layers of skin. The recovery time for this procedure is fairly quick and doesn’t require extensive downtime. Skin resurfacing will give your skin a fresh, new start in the new year.

If you are interested in learning more about these facial procedures, or any of the other services we provide, contact us today!