The Forgotten Trio of Fall Skin Care

The most common complaint we hear from patients starting in October is dry, dull skin. Here are three steps the Charlotte Plastic Surgery team suggests adding to your daily regime to help alleviate these issues:

Step 1:Exfoliation

Starting the day with fresh exfoliated skin allows for better hydration and to give you the popular dewy appearance. SkinMedica offers a few different options. One of my personal favorites for this time of year is their AHA/BHA Cream. This exfoliating cream is applied daily after cleansing. The combination of several Alpha-hydroxy acids, Salicylic acid and antioxidants will help promote exfoliation leaving the skin smoother and brighter.

Step 2: Hydration and Protection

After applying antioxidants to your clean skin it may need additional moisture. The moisturizer and SPF you use in the fall and winter is usually different from the products used in the warmer months. SkinMedica offers an excellent emollient moisturizer with SPF of 20. TNS Ultimate Daily Moisturizer SPF 20. This product combines two steps in one.

Step 3: Don’t Forget About Your Lips

If you are like me you are constantly applying gloss to keep your lips hydrated and to prevent them from peeling. I started using the Lip Plump System by SkinMedica this summer and after a few days really noticed my lips were staying hydrated all day. I actually forgot to apply gloss throughout the day. TNS Lip Plump System is clinically proven to improve the texture and condition of your lips making them fuller and youthful looking.
We hope you find these suggestions helpful. Schedule a complimentary skin consultation to fully understand what products you need to maintain a healthy, youthful glow!