SPRING CLEANSING TIPS AND TOOLS FROM MIDWEST DERMAESTHETICS
We are so ready for spring cleaning that we are offering all HydraFacial treatments at 10% off ANY TIME IN MARCH. This includes our best facial treatment, Platinum HydraFacial and new Keravive HydraFacial Scalp Treatment Book by calling (402) 933-0800 or schedule online at midwestderm.com/appointments.
Spring is in the air – and so is that spring cleaning bug. But while you’re purging your closet and deep cleaning your baseboards, don’t forget your skincare. We have some tips from Midwest DERMaesthetics that will renew and revive tired, dry winter skin, leaving it fresh as a daisy!
CLEAN YOUR MAKEUP BRUSHES
Dirty makeup brushes can cause much more damage than simple breakouts. Using the same tools every day means that dead skin cells, dirt, pollution, and oil will accumulate. These can hold harmful bacteria – think staphylococcus, streptococcus, and E. Coli (not kidding). Good-quality makeup brushes can last for years, as long as you wash them like you’re supposed to. We hope you already do this weekly, but let’s get our spring cleaning started by washing all of your brushes and replacing applicators and sponges.
To correctly wash: Rinse in lukewarm water with a mild shampoo or brush cleaner, gently massage the bristles, and lay them flat on the edge of the counter to dry.
CHECK PRODUCT EXPIRATION DATES
Did you know most skincare products come with an expiration date? Products with more active ingredients like retinoids, growth factors, and antioxidants tend to lose their potency over time. Ingredients such as glycolic acid and retinol can also become more concentrated as they degrade and separate, increasing the likelihood of skin irritation. So, pay close attention to expiration dates and if there isn’t one, discard them six months after opening.
THROW OUT YOUR OLD SUNSCREEN
The worst sunburns often occur due to using expired sunscreen. Using last year’s sunscreen gives you a false sense of protection. And sunscreen needs to be in a controlled environment in order to be effective. When it doubt, throw it out!
If you are looking for a broad spectrum sunscreen for your face that protects ALL SKIN TYPES and prevents aging, the physicians of Midwest Dermatology will recommend Elta MD UV Clear. It comes in tinted or non-tinted formulas (pro-tip – tinted sunscreens have a little more protection from the sun’s harmful effects). At SPF 46, it gives you the strong protection you need against skin cancer.
INVEST IN MEDICAL GRADE CLEANSER
Not only will your face feel fresher, but many of today’s cleansers found only in medical offices contain more anti-aging ingredients and fewer fragrances and additives. At Midwest DERMaesthetics, we are excited to add SkinBetter Science Gentle Cleanser to our line of medical grade skin care products. Purchase at MidwestDERMaesthetics inside Midwest Dermatology Lakeside or order on line at midwestderm.com/shop.
SPRING CLEAN YOUR FACE WITH HYDRAFACIAL
It’s not just a deep cleanse, it’s a power wash for your skin and pores. Spring clean your beautiful skin with a customized spa facial that exfoliates and extracts the “gunkies” and infuses serums that are just what you need for healthy, beautiful spring skin.
HydraFacial is a medical-grade resurfacing treatment that addresses a wide variety of skin problems, from fine lines and wrinkles to age spots to acne breakouts. It cleanses, exfoliates, and extracts skin debris using a highly effective suctioning device, then hydrates with serums infused into the pores.
If your face -or your neck, décolletage or back want in on this fabulous treatment – contact us at (402) 933-0800 or book an appointment with our aesthetician on line at midwestderm.com.