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Winter Glow

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The colder months are here and now is the time to begin getting your skin ready and looking its best. Yes, it really is possible! Our skin takes a beating during the warmer months and we need to repair the damage from being out and enjoying the sun. Before we know it the warm weather is replaced with cold winds and lower temperatures that zap the moisture from our skin. Charlotte Plastic Surgery wants to tell everyone about a few easy steps that not only make your skin look wonderful during the winter, but will also help to repair previous damage done to your skin. The “GRASS” method was created to help take the guess work out of knowing what products we should use to rejuvenate our skin and maintain a healthy (and easy) skincare regime. G -- Growth Factors – are wound healers that repair our skins damaged cells and replace them with new, healthy cells. As a result, our skin begins to look and act younger. SkinMedica offers a line of products with their patented growth factor, TNS, that’s formulated to bring those natural growth factors right to your skin and to give you proven results. Recommended product: TNS Essential Serum is an all-in-one rejuvenating serum. R—Retinols – are an important part of the skin rejuvenation process. Retinol includes higher levels of Vitamin A which is proven to help increase the rate at which our skin heals. As we get older our skin heals at a slower rate causing fine lines, wrinkles and a delay in scar healing. Recommended product: Retinol Complex .25 enhances skin tone, texture, and resilience. A – Antioxidants – help protect our skin from damage caused by sun, pollution and smoke. Vitamin C is the most common and effective antioxidant. Recommended product: GlyPro Antioxidant Serum helps prevent free radical damage to your skin S—Specialty products –Eye creams, brighteners, lip renewal creams, exfoliation products are all important products in the skin rejuvenation process. They are also preventative as well. They differ from facial moisturizers because they have a higher concentration of active ingredients. Recommended product: AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser improves the appearance of skin texture, tone and smoothness through mild exfoliation. Recommended product: Dermal Repair Cream delivers intense skin hydration and helps replenish moisture. S—Sun protection/SPF- Is a must for all skin types. Whether you are driving to work or playing tennis, you should be applying a product with an SPF daily and should be reapplying every two hours or sooner depending on your outdoor activities. Recommended product: TNS Ultimate Daily Moisturizer provides long lasting hydration and broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection

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