Skin Care Buffalo, NY

How to Make Healthy Skin Your New Normal During the Winter

If there’s one thing that we are known for in Western New York it’s our nasty snowstorms. Even though snow may be pretty to look at, it can dry out your skin and make it feel rough in texture. To help you get a smoother more moisturized complexion during these harsh winter months, Dr. Bertolino has created a list of things for you to focus on.

Exfoliating

Both exfoliating at home and in our office are two things that Dr. Bertolino recommends. Every time you exfoliate properly, you help to get rid of dry, chapped skin which helps to encourage the growth of healthier skin in its place. Even though weekly at-home exfoliating scrubs can get rid of a little bit of dry skin, you may also want to consider microdermabrasion as an option. Microdermabrasion is a tool that uses crystals to exfoliate the skin; leaving you with smoother, healthier skin in the process.

Moisturizing

After you have properly exfoliated your skin, it’s time to moisturize. When choosing a moisturizing cream for cold months like January, make sure that you use a moisturizing cream that is thick in texture; that way you know that your skin is really getting the moisture that it needs. If you feel like you aren’t getting the most out of your moisturizer, then we may recommend microneedling. Microneedling is not just collagen induction therapy, but it is also a treatment that helps your skin retain skin products as well.

Protectant

You may forget about sunscreen when there’s so much snow outside that you can swim in it, but it’s just as important to wear sunscreen in the winter as it is in the summer. Why? You are equally as prone to getting sun damage.

Having rough, dry skin during these cold winter months is normal, but it doesn’t have to be your normal. Find a new normal and use the tips listed in this article. To learn more, contact us at our Williamsville office and call us at (716) 633-6100.

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The Truth Behind Charcoal Masks

Skin Care & Cosmetics products Buffalo, NYYou’ve likely seen videos circling YouTube lately with people using popular peel-off charcoal masks only to end up screaming in agony because of the pain. Although these clips are beyond hysterical— and may be worth spending your lunch break watching on repeat— they have everyone posing the question, “Are they worth it?” To help you decide if investing in a charcoal mask will either help your skin or turn you into the next YouTube star, we have created a brief article. Read on to learn more.

Understanding Charcoal

Charcoal, in general, is really good for your skin— especially if you have acne. As an all-natural component, charcoal helps to draw out dirt, bacteria, chemicals, and other harmful particles from the skin— leaving you with cleaner, and smoother looking skin. If you are experiencing breakouts or more blemishes than normal, consider getting a charcoal face mask or charcoal induced face soap.

Are Masks Good for You?

Not all face masks are created equal. The charcoal face masks that are gaining popularity on the internet, in particular, are peel off face masks which means that once they dry to your skin, you can peel them off in one piece. Even though these masks are good at removing toxins, they can be more painful than beneficial. In fact, you can get the same positive benefits from a regular, charcoal cream mask.

The truth is that charcoal is a great ingredient to use on your skin to help combat bacteria and germs. However, it doesn’t have to be a painful experience. Before you buy any face product online, make sure to see what ingredients it has. If you would like to learn more about skin care or skin care products, contact Dr. Jack Bertolino’s office today!

3 Ways to Get Fuller Brows

LashesMDLong gone are the days of skinny, tweezed eyebrows. If you spent most of the 90’s and early 2000’s with your tweezers in hand and don’t have many eyebrows left, you may consider declaring a state of emergency. But, brow-growers beware, there are three ways that you can get fuller brows in virtually no time at all. From microblading to LashesMD, this article will discuss a few of your options. Read on to learn more.

Microblading

As one of the hottest trends right now in the eyebrow industry, microblading is a process that uses temporary tattoos to help give you the appearance of thicker, fully eyebrows. Lasting an average of 12-18 months, microblading will give you the eyebrows you have always wanted without having to commit to permanent tattoos. After one session patients will notice a remarkable transformation of their eyebrows but will have to get them touched up after a few weeks to help enhance the pigment.

Castor Oil

If you want to try your hand at a more all-natural approach to thicker, fuller eyebrows, consider using castor oil. By stimulating the hair follicle, castor oil works to help you grow back your eyebrows in virtually no time at all. To use castor oil, make sure that your face is clean. Apply a small amount to a cotton swab and gently rub it across your eyebrows and leave it on overnight.

LashesMD

As one of the newest products that Dr. Jack Bertolino offers, LashesMD is a non-prescription medication that is used to help increase the production of both eyebrows and eyelashes. By applying LashesMD to your eyebrows once a day, patients notice thicker eyebrows in just four weeks.

If you are having serious regrets regarding your pre-eyebrow plucking obsession, consider using microblading, castor oil, or LashesMD. To learn more about how you can enhance your eyebrows or to schedule an appointment, contact Dr. Jack Bertolino today!