Over winter with lack of sun and moisture, our skin goes into hibernation, and the outer dry layer begins to build. The winter dryness can lead to the development of fine lines, loss of supple skin tone, and the dry buildup can cause the appearance of age spots and telltale signs of environmental damage.

Spring cleanup is an essential part of maintaining healthy skin, and there is no better way than a program to exfoliate the winter skin as we prepare for warmer weather. Microdermabrasion is an excellent way to combat dryness, and reduce fine lines. Your skin will become more receptive to moisturizers and make-up will flow and blend better. For those with more buildup and blotches, chemical facial peels such as Lactic, Glycolic or TCA will improve skin color and lessen age spots. Beside the blotches, they may also improve under eye circles.

Preparation is the key and The Center for Aesthetic Surgery has an excellent program to get you off to a great start. Before any skincare procedure, you should start with a micro- exfoliating cleanser, and perhaps pigmentation control, followed by a vitamin enrichment of the skin with retinol, Retin-A, to wake up tired winter skin.

After your skin is clean and clear, don’t forget the importance of sun protection. Sun blocks can provide color and physical defense, and sunscreens will allow you fun in the sun while protecting your good looks for years to come.