Holidays are typically a time for family, friends, and fun, but that can lead to an overloaded schedule and lack of much-needed sleep. This stress can manifest itself in unwanted changes in your skin like acne, breakouts, and even more prominent frown lines — unless treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic, of course!
With holiday parties and get-togethers in full gear, many of my recent conversations have turned to plastic surgery and skin care (they typically do when I share that I am an Austin plastic surgeon). When I meet someone for the first time, I am almost always asked, “what do I need done?” In my response, I always explain the importance of quality skin care to promote skin rejuvenation, reduce the formation of acne or unwanted blemishes, and to improve fine lines and pigment irregularities of the skin.
Stress mixed with the harsh wintry air can cause dry, inflamed skin, acne breakouts and a dull complexion. The good news is you can maintain your skin’s healthy glow in 3 steps, or as I like to call them “beauty weapons” to help you battle the effects of holiday stress:
1. Stay hydrated. Drink at least 8-10 -glasses of water daily for optimal health inside and out.
2. Choose your products wisely. During these winter months, a good hydrating moisturizer is essential to lock in moisture and provide reparative benefits to your skin. Something like SkinMedica® Dermal Repair Cream. A hydrating cream that firms and defends climate-stressed skin while helping to aid in dryness and dehydration. Unwanted blemishes may signal the need for a change in your current skin care regimen. Using a medical-grade retinol can enhance skin tone, texture, and resiliency to break outs. It will help to diminish the appearance of fine lines and coarse wrinkles and enhances skin tone and texture.
3. Treat yourself. We offer complimentary skin care evaluations at our Austin location and would be happy to discuss your skin care goals. We will customize a plan for in-office treatments such as HydraFacials®, Chemical Peels, Microneedling or IPL, as well as home maintenance with medical grade skin care products for optimum results. You may contact our skin care specialists by calling (512) 288-8200 or by contacting us online!