Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Face Washing 101

1. Use a gentle, non-abrasive cleanser, one that does NOT contain alcohol.
2. Use your fingertips to gently rub in cleanser. Using a washcloth, sponge, or anything other than your fingertips may irritate your skin.
3. Resist the urge to scrub! Scrubbing your skin will cause irritation.
4. Rinse with lukewarm water and pat your face dry with a soft towel, do not rub dry.
5. Apply moisturizer to a damp face, this helps lock-in moisture. When applying around the eyes, be gentle.
6. Limit washing to twice a day, and after sweating. Wash once in the morning, and again before bed. Also wash your face after excessive sweating, like right after a gym session.

At Florida Skin Center, we have several facial cleansers tailored to suit your skin type. Ask our knowledgeable staff to help you choose the right cleanser for your skin!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Why Not to Skip the Toner in Your Skin Care Regime

Why is toner and important part of your daily routine?
    A good toner is an essential part of your daily facial cleansing regimen. It helps to get the face clean and refreshed by removing extra dirt, oil, and pollutants from throughout the day. By using a toner as an extra step of cleansing, you are allowing whatever products and/or medications you are using to penetrate the skin better. Note however that toner and astringents are not the same thing, and beware of buying these products over the counter. Astringents are alcohol based and a very drying and irritating to the skin.
   Toners also help to keep your skins pH in balance. Some washes and astringents alkalinize the skin, and this can disturb the skins natural acidic balance. This can lead to the skin producing excess oil to help restore its natural pH.
   Toner also helps to improve the look of the skin. Most toners contain glycolic or alpha hydroxy acids that provide mild exfoliation. This helps reduce the size of pores, improves the texture of skin, and helps with fine lines and wrinkles. These properties also help to prevent ingrown hairs.
  At Florida Skin Center we have a variety of toners to pair with any skin type. Consult with any of our skin care experts to see what toner is best for you!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Brilliant Distinctions: Are You Taking Advantage?

Brilliant distinctions is a reward program offered at participating physician offices, and here at Florida Skin Center. By purchasing Allergan products or treatments, you collect points that can be redeemed for savings on future visits. When you purchase an Allergan product at our office, you can instantly sign up for this program using your email, and start collecting those points!. Once you’re a member, simply log in to your BD account, click Redeem points, and follow instructions from there.

So what products does Florida Skin Center offer, that qualify for BD points? The list is long, but the following products and treatments qualify for this rewarding program:
All SkinMedica products (such as Lytera, TNS Essential Serum, cleansers and toners)
SkinMedica peels
Botox Cosmetic
Juvederm XC
Juvederm Voluma

Ask any of our staff members at Florida Skin Center for more information on this program, we’d be happy to get you enrolled!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Look Great This Holiday Season: Natural Looking Results with Botox and Fillers

“Tis the season” for family get-togethers and social gatherings! Put your best face forward this holiday season!
     As you grow older and wiser, you begin to experience a natural loss of collagen and facial fat. Collagen is a key component of what gives skin its youthful look and elasticity. These natural skin support systems start to break down in your 20’s which leads to a loss of definition throughout various areas of the face, and leads to wrinkling. Genetics, as well as behavioral and environmental factors influence the skin aging process. 
    At Florida Skin Center we offer a variety treatment for fine lines and wrinkles including Botox and Fillers. These products help to achieve a natural more youthful and rested appearance.

Appointments are available daily in our Cape Coral and Fort Myers locations. Call today to schedule!

Also, during the months of November and December our FAN members will receive a COMPLIMENTARY Zone of Botox with the purchase of a vial of Juvederm filler