With summer coming to a close, now is the perfect time to refresh and rejuvenate your skin. If you spent a lot of time sunbathing at the beach this summer, you may start to see the effects on your skin, including sunburn, uneven pigmentation or brown spots. Here, Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Ary Krau provides some essential beauty tips to restore beauty and radiance to your skin just in time for fall.
Change Your Moisturizer
Overexposure to the sun can dry the skin. Likewise, cooler weather can also cause the skin to become dull or flaky. Using a moisturizer year-round is imperative, however, you may need to change your summer moisturizer for another. A lightweight moisturizer or skin serum prevents your skin from becoming too oily during warm, humid summer months. For fall, try using a heavier cream or oil-based moisturizer to keep your skin extra hydrated during cold, dry weather.
Always Use Sunscreen
Believe it or not, you can still get sunburned on a cloudy day. This is because the sun’s rays can penetrate clouds and reach your skin even when there is overcast. Additionally, being lax on sunscreen during cold weather can increase your chances of getting premature wrinkles or fine lines. Remember to always use broad resistant sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30. If you are planning to spend a lot of time outdoors, remember to reapply sunscreen every couple of hours.
Remove Dead Skin
Exfoliating with a gentle, oil-based scrub can help unclog your pores and eliminate dead skin that builds up, especially when out in the sun. Laser skin resurfacing treatments can also remove dull, dead skin cells to make way for reinvigorating, healthier skin. Dr. Krau offers the Fraxel Laser Treatment, a premier laser skin resurfacing option that uses a microscopic laser to target problem areas in the neck, chest and hands. The Fraxel Laser Treatment offers precise results and less downtime than other laser treatments. This allows our patients to enjoy more beautiful skin tone and texture sooner.
Rejuvenate with Botox
Many of our patients not only desire radiant, bright skin, but they also want younger-looking skin. Wrinkles, fine lines and other signs of aging can make someone look old or tired. Dr. Krau offers BOTOX and other injectables that achieve smother skin instantly. BOTOX is best used for fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, forehead or mouth, while Radiesse is often used to fill in the midface area or fill in scars. Juvederm injectables are an excellent option for restoring lost volume in the face.
Learn more about your facial rejuvenation options by scheduling a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Ary Krau. Please call our Miami office at (305) 861-6881.