Fall Skincare Prep - by Dr. James Chan
Article by James Chan, MD
Portland Facial Plastic Surgeon
Has your skin started to look dull and dry? The sun and sand can take a real toll on your body during the summer months so now is a great time to evaluate your skincare routine including the products you have been using.
We recommend taking a 360-degree approach to your fall prep from cream-based lip balms to body lotions that are enriched with hydrating ingredients like glycerin and Vitamin E. Fall is also one of the best times of year to incorporate an anti-aging regime into your routine. One of the best skin care lines we carry is Topical Healing, which helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin tone and generate smoother skin.
But this just scratches the surface. To get rid of that flaky skin that appears this time of year and prevent those pores from clogging you need to exfoliate. In-office treatments, like microdermabrasion, are the most effective way to get rid of dead skin cells but washing with a motorized cleanser brush like the Clarisonic is also a great tool. In you have a smaller budget to work with there are a number of great scrubs you can buy over-the-counter including Clinique Exfoliating Scrub or Olay Skin Smoothing Cream Scrub that can also do the trick.
The fall is also the best time to start assessing what aesthetic treatments you need to freshen up for the holidays. Lasers, BOTOX, dermal fillers and Ultherapy continue to top our patient's lists of non-surgical treatments.
Why take action to look and feel your best? Because You've Earned It.
James Chan, MD
Double Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon