Dermatologist Dr. Jeanine Downie joins Better.TV to show you how to help your skin recover from the damages of winter.
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Spring Cleaning for Your Skin Audra Lowe: Welcome back to Better. Hi everybody! Coming up next, Kerry and company on the new Sex inn the City movie, a lot of people are waiting on that one. And celebrating the life and work of Steven but before we get to all that with a fresh smell spring looming in the air, it’s time to freshen up your face and take a closer look at your skin care routine. Dermatologist Dr. Jeanine Downie is here. She’s got some tips to help your skin recover from the lone cold winter months and get ready for the beautiful spring which I’m glad we’re finally talking about spring eventhough it doesn’t feel like it right now, but we’re going to get ready. Did your skin really take that much of a beating over the winter though? Dr. Jeanine Downie: Well, it’s interesting and it starts with different things like a lot of people will go in their makeup tour and they’re looking at their mascara. And mascara really should be thrown away every three months. Audra Lowe: A lot of women don’t realize that. Dr. Jeanine Downie: No, they do not realize it. They keep it for months and months and then while we’re talking about mascara, the whole eyelash growth thing has been huge lately because of this product so this is a prescription product and many places across the country, doctors sell it at their office, dermatologists and plastic surgeons. It helps your eyelashes, applying it like eyeliner to your upper lid rim with this little special applicator brushes right here. It’s cool. It literally helps some of the lashes get thicker, longer, and darker. Audra Lowe: How long? Dr. Jeanine Downie: In three months. Audra Lowe: Three months, okay. Dr. Jeanine Downie: So, mine are much longer. Audra Lowe: Yeah, they are. Dr. Jeanine Downie: Than they used to be a year ago because I've been using it for years. Audra Lowe: What about the side effects though? Dr. Jeanine Downie: No significant side effects at all. And I tell my patients to dry it on like eyeliner, dab of the excess. I have allergy eyes sometimes and it has not induced any allergies but there’re very, very minimal side effects, nothing significant so my patients are delighted. Audra Lowe: So, the amount of time that we would have to get rid of our new mascara bottles is the amount of time that it takes to grow your lashes, got it. Dr. Jeanine Downie: Yeah. And people love it and then you keep it up about, this is off label at least three times a week after the three months so that you can keep because it actually boosts them into the growth phase which is what you want. Audra Lowe: Not bad. Now, when it comes to the skin though, a lot of people forget to wear sunscreen during the winter time, and so as a result our skin takes it all away. Dr. Jeanine Downie: It takes it all, it ‘s dull, it’s dry, it’s beaten up from all the wind burn during the winter month so I say they do a nice a chemical peel so this is a product called Theraplex. It’s a 25% peel, it’s unbelievable. It’s a salicylic acid based peel and it’s a professional strength product so this is something your doctor needs to do in their office and then this vivite product has a nice SPF30 that’s combined with a moisturizer right here, the Aveeno product is positively radiant is very great. You get that over the counter. Audra Lowe: And there is a lot of choices out there and all you do is just pick one. Dr. Jeanine Downie: Yeah. There’s a lot of choices out there but sun block everyday. Audra Lowe: Exactly. And then bringing out the spring cloths from the closet, you got to iron those out, get all the wrinkles, static guard, but you also have to get the wrinkles out of your skin. Dr. Jeanine Downie: Right, so Juvederm XC was just approved last month so the XC for extra comfot. So, it’s Juvederm with hyaluronic acid in it and it is used for right over here for the folds between the nose and the mouth. My patients love it, unbelievable! Audra Lowe: Really? Dr. Jeanine Downie: Yeah, great product. Audra Lowe: E