The combination of winter’s chill and the all-encompassing warmth indoors leaves skin dry, cracked, and inflamed. If you’ve recently had a facelift, necklift, or facial rejuvenation procedure, your skin is more tender than usual – and thus more susceptible to the harshness of winter weather. Keep skin smooth and healthy for this year’s holiday pictures by paying special care to skin care during the winter months.

Post Procedure Skin Care

Non-surgical cosmetic procedures allow patients to get noticeably healthier skin without the cost or recuperation of a facelift. Whether you have a full facelift, Juvederm, or a chemical peel on your wishlist this year, proper skin care is critical to achieving that youthful glow.

  • Wash your skin (and the area around sutures) as recommended by your doctor
  • Use gentle, fragrance-free facial cleansers and moisturizers
  • Avoid wearing makeup until allowed by your doctor

Tips for Healthier Skin

moisturizerWhether or not you’re planning a cosmetic procedure, a good skin care routine is vital during the winter months. Properly caring for your skin preserves the strength and elasticity of your skin, helping you keep your natural youthfulness.

  • Use an oil-based moisturizer, which will create a protective layer between your skin and the elements
  • Wash your face daily
  • Moisturize every morning and night
  • Use foundation with built-in sunscreen
  • When the air becomes dry, use a humidifier
  • Eat healthy foods and exercise 3 times a week

Do you have questions about non-surgical facial rejuvenation, post-surgical skin care, or planning a cosmetic surgery in East Tennessee? Call us at Jim N. Brantner MD, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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