How to Get Spring’s Brighter, More Youthful Glow Instantly
Celebrity dermatologist, Dr. Schweitzer
SPRING = A TIME TO RENEW
Winter is almost gone and most of us are looking forward to replacing our heavy sweaters and boots with lighter materials, floral prints, and sandals. Spring is almost here, it’s time to renew your skin!
Celebrity dermatologist Dr. William Schweitzer of ProDerm Image – Cosmetic Dermatology explains that with longer and brighter days fast approaching this is the perfect time to revive your skin after a long winter of dry, dull, flaky, overheated, and under-nourished skin. During winter we cover much of our skin but as Spring approaches we are ready to show off more skin. The best way to renew your skin is to have a plan!
OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE NEW!
Spring cleaning should extend to your skin care. Go through your products and discard any products that may have been sitting in your drawer for a while. Opened and old products can harbor bacteria and lose efficacy. You should discard products which have expired or that have change in consistency and smell. Any products that contain SPF should be replaced with new ones after one year.
EXFOLIATE AND MOISTURIZE
The dry, cold winter months can leave your skin crying out with the winter blues. Exfoliating your skin aids with stimulating cell re-growth by removing the dead skin cells on the top layer of the skin. A home-made facial mask that can give you a natural glow can be easily made by combining a teaspoon of raw honey with a teaspoon of plain yogurt, and adding half a cup of finely shredded under-ripe papaya. Apply the mixture to your face and leave on for 5-8 minutes. Rinse off and apply a light moisturizer with an SPF of 30 or higher. Papaya provides a packed dose of vitamin A and Papain which help in removing dead cells. Plain yogurt contains lactic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid that dissolves dead skin cells. Raw honey is rich in moisturizing and healing benefits. Do not use if you are allergic to papaya, milk products, or honey.
ENLIST A PRO
For the ultimate wow factor, consult a dermatologist! Your dermatologist is the ultimate skin expert who can best advise you on the right treatment to achieve your Spring Glow. There are different options available to revitalize, renew, and brighten your skin.
CHEMICAL PEELS are an easy way to rejuvenate, reduce dark spots, promote collagen production, hydrate, and improve the overall look and feel of your skin. At ProDerm Image – Cosmetic Dermatology we offer a variety of medical grade peels: lactic, glycolic, or salicylic acid, or a combination of various chemicals depending on the patient’s individual needs.
The VI Peel® and VI Peel® with Precision Plus offer formulations using scientifically proven ingredients which are designed to achieve and maintain skin health for all skin types and help in reducing hyperpigmentation, acne, fine lines, and wrinkles.
IPL (INTENSE PULSED LIGHT) TREATMENTS are the ultimate solution to rejuvenate and achieve skin clarity. INMODE’s Lumecca IPL utilizes the ultimate state of the art IPL technology to treat red and brown pigmentations, sun damage, vascular lesions, rosacea and freckles. Unlike older IPL technologies, Lumecca offers the most powerful intense pulsed light achieving desired results with fewer treatment sessions than with other IPL devices. A dramatic improvement can be expected after the first session.
For more information and to schedule a visit, contact:
William Schweitzer, M.D., F.A.A.D.
960 South Westlake Blvd., Suite 208
Westlake Village, CA 91361