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How to Combat Dry Skin Under Your Eyes

eye careUnfortunately, we are in the thick of winter, and although spring is just around the corner, you still have to bundle up for at least another month or two. As one of the worst parts about winter, the skin on your face and body can dry out and start to itch. Specifically, the skin around your eyes. Luckily, with these few tips from Dr. Daniel Tresley, you can restore the moisture back to the skin around your eyes and help combat wrinkles while doing so. Read on to learn more.

Cucumbers

You may have thought that the cucumbers your facialist places on your eyes are for a snack, but those cucumbers are doing wonders for the skin under and around your eyes. Containing both ascorbic and caffeic acid, cucumbers help to bring in moisture to these dry areas— leaving you feeling more restored than ever.

Eye Serum

An eye serum is a lightweight gel-like lotion that is designed specifically for the skin under your eyes. Because the skin around your eyes is particularly delicate and sensitive, eye serums are created with those concerns in mind. Use an eye serum both morning and night to help lock in the moisture, get rid of circles under your eyes, and combat fine lines and wrinkles. Additionally, some people say that if you put on a serum over your eyeshadow, it will help give you a natural looking glow.

Drink More Water

One of the easiest and most natural ways of helping deal with dry skin around your eyes is to drink more water throughout the day. The more hydrated your body is, the more hydrated your skin will be— meaning that you can get rid of that chapped skin feeling.

Restoring the moisture to the skin around and under your eyes is relatively simple. By using cucumbers, an eye serum, and drinking more water, you can combat the curse of winter once and for all. To learn more about how you can take better care of your eyes, contact Dr. Daniel Tresley today!

 

 

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The Importance of Antioxidants for Your Skin Care

tresley-photoAntioxidants took the world by storm a few years ago with foods rich in antioxidants like acai became extremely popular. With properties that promote good overall health and protect you against disease, antioxidants are considered to be one of the easiest properties that you can use in order to maintain good health. And antioxidants aren’t only ingested, but they can be used in skincare products such as creams and cleansers in order to help promote good skin health. Read on to learn more about the benefits of using skin care with antioxidants.

Reparative
Dr. Daniel Tresley’s So Moist moisturizing lotion contains antioxidants that aid in not only protecting your skin from things like sun damage but that also help to reverse the damaging effects of the sun on your skin. Specifically, by stimulating the blood flow in your skin, antioxidants work to encourage the growth and production of new skin cells which repair damaged skin cells. As an added bonus to Dr. Daniel Tresley’s So Moist moisturizing lotion, it also contains sunscreen which will help protect you against further sun damage.

Firming
Both Dr. Daniel Tresley’s So Moist moisturizing lotion and Daily Antioxidant Cleanser contain the correct amount of antioxidants your skin needs in order to help it become more firm and youthful. In fact, antioxidants may actually help to reverse signs of aging by tightening your skin and restoring moisture to it.

Age Fighting
As one of the greatest benefits of Dr. Daniel Tresley’s skincare products that contain antioxidants is the fact that antioxidants contain age fighting capabilities as well. By plumping up your skin and restoring moisture to it, fine lines and wrinkles are reduced in appearance, and your skin will start to look more youthful.

As you can see, there are many health benefits of antioxidants including reparative, firming, and age fighting components. To learn more about Dr. Daniel Tresley’s skincare line or to schedule an appointment with him, contact our office today!

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Caring for your Skin after Laser Resurfacing

Laser Hyperpigmentation

One of the best things you can do for your skin is to give it the extra TLC it needs. This can be done on a daily basis with gentle products and techniques, and it may also include the periodic professional treatment. Lasers have paved the way for men and women to address a host of concerns, including wrinkles, scares, laxity, and hyperpigmentation. If you are considering one of our safe, effective laser procedures, you will want to know how to pamper your skin to achieve maximum rejuvenation.

What to Expect after Laser Skin Treatment

In the days that follow laser treatment, mild redness and swelling should be expected. The degree to which these conditions develop depend on the aggressiveness of the laser procedure. There is also the matter of aftercare and your own body’s innate tendency to heal. Sometimes, the response to a lighter treatment may be more intense, and the response to a deeper treatment not so intense. It’s all personal reaction. Our goal is to provide you with the full extent of information you need so you have a good idea what to expect. Additionally, we offer tips for skin care after resurfacing treatment. With proper care, effects like itching, peeling, and dryness can be minimized.

  • Sun protection. The American Academy of Dermatology encourages us all to wear sunscreen on a daily basis. The need for UV protection becomes even greater after laser treatment, when the skin is naturally more sensitive. At this time, a broad-spectrum sunscreen is ideal, with an SPF of 30 or higher. Broad-spectrum sunscreen protects you against UVA and UVB rays, both of which can cause photoaging. In addition to sunscreen, it is advisable to wear a protective hat if you cannot avoid direct sunlight.
  • Skin care. The products that you use to cleanse and moisturize your skin after laser treatment should be formulated with the gentlest ingredients. All-natural does not necessarily mean that a product is suited to your needs at this time.
  • Your skin is going to flake or peel after laser skin resurfacing, this is virtually impossible to avoid and is, in fact, the goal. While we want dead, damaged cells to fall away, we do not want to dry out your skin. Moisturizer will need to be applied quite often while you are healing. We recommend our Post Laser Recovery Ointment.

We are here to help you look and feel your best. Call 847-291-6900 to see how.

 

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When is Too Young to Start Worrying About Wrinkles?

If your six year old child is obsessing over their appearance and is worried about the onset of premature wrinkles, you may have a problem. However, if your teenager is concerned about wrinkles and wants to get a head start on their anti-aging skincare routine then you really have nothing to worry about. In fact, starting the habit of using good skin care products now will only benefit your child later on. Read on to learn more about what skin care items your teenager should be using and why.

skin careSunscreen
It’s never too early to start protecting your skin from the sun’s damaging rays. In fact, you shouldn’t wait until you’re in your teens to do so. If your young child is spending hours and hours in the sun everyday, they should be wearing sunscreen everyday as well. As a good rule of thumb, add sunscreen to your child or teenagers list of things to do everyday. For instance, make bed, eat breakfast, brush teeth, and put on sunscreen.

Anti-aging face cream
Anti-aging face creams are typically filled with ingredients like antioxidants and retinol, which all aid in protecting your skin and replenishing your skin as you age. Simply have your teenager apply an anti-aging face cream both morning and night, focusing on the forehead and around the mouth.

Anti-Aging Eye Cream
Everyone as they age will start to get some wrinkles around their eyes. To help your teenager’s eyes stay moisturized and to prevent against early signs of aging, buy them an anti-aging eye cream. Typically applied at night using small circular motions around the eyes, anti-aging eye cream helps to moisturize the delicate skin around the eyes which prevents against wrinkles.

If your teenager is expressing interest in skincare and wrinkle prevention, try encouraging them to use a combination of sunscreen, anti-aging face cream, and anti-aging eye cream. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact Dr. Tresley today!

 

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4 Ingredients to Look for In Skin Care Products

Among getting things like Botox, Restylane or Juvederm, it’s also important to take proper care of your skin in order to ensure that it stays healthy and looks young for as long as possible. That’s why it’s important to use high-quality skin care products such as face creams, night creams, and cleansers. When shopping for anti-aging skin care products, look for these ingredients.

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  1. Retinol
    Derived from Vitamin A, Retinol helps to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, lower the appearance of sunspots, and it can even help to combat acne. And although you can actually get a prescription from your dermatologist for a retinol cream to help smooth out fine lines and wrinkle, there are all-in-one face creams available on the market that have a small dose of retinol or retinol already in them, that way you won’t have to have an abundance of extra face creams.
  2. Alpha Hydroxy Acids
    Alpha hydroxy acids like glycolic acid help your skin to look more refreshed and radiant. And although you can head to your doctor’s office to get a rejuvenating glycolic peel, you can also find over-the-counter facial creams and lotions that are packed with alpha hydroxy acids.
  3. B Vitamins
    B Vitamins are typically found in moisturizers and are the leading ingredient that helps any damaged skin cells to heal and repair themselves more quickly.
  4. Vitamin E
    Vitamin E is one of the best ingredients to look for when looking for a face cream or oil that can help your skin rejuvenate itself. By helping your skin to repair any damage that has already been done, Vitamin E is the ultimate anti-aging solution to all of your skin care problems.

When shopping for a new skin care product, the best thing you can do is to read the label. By looking for a face cream or lotion that contains at least some of the above ingredients, you can rest assured that your skin is getting the care and attention it deserves.

To learn more about skin care, contact our office today!

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