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Springtime Skin Refresh

SPF, SPF, SPF!

As the sun becomes stronger in the spring season, it’s critical to have a strong SPF in your day cream to shield skin-damaging UVA and UVB rays. When it’s overcast, a large portion of the sun’s rays still penetrate the cloud cover, therefore daily sun protection is key. I recommend using SPF 30 or greater all year round.

Switch-Up Your Skincare Regime

Canadian winters are harsh on the skin. To shed the layers of dry, winter- embattled skin and reveal a more radiant complexion, I recommend using a medical grade skin care line that includes a 0.5% or 1% retinol. Retinol works to stimulate collagen and elastin production, promote cellular function, and provide even skin tone and smooth texture for a brighter, healthier look. Medical grade skin care lines can be obtained from your physician.

Try a Resurfacing Peel

Once we enter into our 30s, cell turnaround starts to slow down and skin can look dull and dry, especially after a cold winter season. A resurfacing peel might be just what you need to jump start your skin, and restore it’s youthful glow. A light peel using natural substances can give your skin a much-needed boost, with minimal downtime and noticeable results.

Opt For An Instant Refresh

If you’re looking for a spring/summer pick-me-up with immediate effects and no downtime, injectables are an excellent option for refreshing after a harsh winter. Conservative treatment of the key aging areas, including the forehead, crow’s feet area and laugh lines, can revitalize a tired-looking face for an instantly fresher, more energetic appearance. Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers are the safest injectable filler material available for use, and can help restore volume to an aging face to provide a natural restoration—you’ll still look like you, just a brighter, more refreshed version!

Give the Under Eyes Extra TLC

Particularly as we get older, dark circles can form under the eyes. The under-eye skin is among the thinnest and most delicate of the entire face, so the winter months can really take a toll on this region. While makeup can help, we recommend a combination of strong sunblock, under-eye cream with retinol, and consideration of a light chemical peel. A formal consultation with a specialist who is focused on the face can also help identify areas that may require volume restoration to offset shadows, and bring more youthfulness to the under-eye region. Revitalizing this area can be a big step toward harmonizing the way you look with the way you feel as you burst into springtime!