Regardless of your injectable treatment of choice, whether it be Juvéderm®, Perlane®, Restylane®, Sculptra®, Radiesse or Botox, you should take special care of your skin between your treatments – because you want the most optimum injectable results. Here are four “in-between injectable” tips:
- Remove your makeup every night. Even if it’s the very last thing you want to do before going to bed, do it. Leaving your makeup on while you sleep can lead to pimples and even more severe break-outs. These won’t actually interfere with your filler and injectable treatments but break-outs which can lead to scarring.
- Moisturize every day. After cleansing your skin morning and night, and while it is damp, treat it to a rich moisturizing cream or lotion – preferably one with a sunscreen for daytime use. There is nothing that can benefit your thirsty, dry skin more than moisturizing it. There are serums and hydrating creams made especially for each skin type, be it dry, normal or oily, so do your research and find the perfect one for your skin type.
- Exfoliate twice a week. This is an especially good idea during these upcoming winter months but it is beneficial for your skin all year. Use a cream or gel exfoliator and a gentle motion to rid your facial skin of dry, dead skin cells. The perfect time to exfoliate is in the shower when your skin is warm and moist. This gentle, circular, scrubbing motion also helps increase your body’s production of the essential skin protector and protein, collagen.
- Drink lots of water. This goes without saying and is good advice for your body, generally. Water is a purifier and gets things moving in your body. This absolutely shows on your face and skin!
We are your Westport and Darien skin-care specialists. Call to schedule a consultation appointment, today, to learn about the many treatments we offer: 203-226-3600.