Beauty Tips to Follow this Fall

Fall skin careAs we transition to fall, it’s a good idea to reevaluate your beauty regimen. The skin care routine that gave you that summer glow may not work as well during the cooler, drier weather. Newport Beach plastic surgeon Dr. Savalia shares some essential tips on how to care for your skin this fall.

Adjust Your Moisturizing Routine

Skin tends to get oily during warm weather, while it’s more susceptible to dryness during colder weather. For cooler weather, use a heavier cream serum or oil-based formula to give your skin added nutrients and hydration. At the Newport Beach Center for Plastic Surgery, we offer a range of high-quality skin care products and cosmetic lines that can keep your skin looking luminous. SkinMedica’s TNS Essential Serum is used to treat fine lines, wrinkles, dull patches and rough skin, while iS Clinical’s Firming Complex increases collagen production, which keeps your skin looking young.

Always Use Sunscreen

Southern California’s beautiful weather year round makes it almost impossible to ever put away sunscreen. But proper sun protection is important even in cold weather. The sun’s powerful UV rays can reach your skin even in cloudy weather, putting you at risk for sun damage including wrinkles and fine lines. For long-lasting protection, try SkinMedica’s Daily Physical Defense Sunscreen or iS Clinical’s Eclipse SPF 50+ Sunscreen, both which are ultra-sheer and oil-free.

Change Your Makeup

You will soon notice your summer tan fading, meaning you may have to find a new foundation color that adequately matches your natural skin tone. If summer left your skin discolored, try the Lytera Skin Brightening Complex, an in-home treatment that can brighten and even out your skin tone in as little as four weeks. Using matte makeup can give your skin a polished look this fall. Avoid using alcohol-based toner which can dry your skin. Make a habit of carrying lip balm and hand lotion in your purse to prepare for windy, dry weather.

Rejuvenate Your Skin

Restore your skin’s natural shine and beauty by exfoliating at least once a week. Exfoliating repairs sun damage by removing dead cells and unclogging pores. Use a gentle facial scrub before putting on your makeup, moisturizer and sunscreen.

One of the least invasive ways to improve the texture of your skin is with a chemical peel. A chemical peel removes the dead top layer of skin and promotes the growth of new skin cells for a fresh glow. Often times our patients like to combine a chemical peel with BOTOX or injectable fillers. BOTOX is especially popular because of the little downtime it requires; you can enjoy younger-looking, smooth skin in as little as 30 minutes after the treatment!

To learn more about how you can achieve a fresh fall glow, reach out to Dr. Savalia. Schedule a one-on-one appointment by calling the Newport Beach Center for Plastic Surgery at (949) 759-0980.

Is Your Makeup Aging You?

Makeup mistakes that may be aging youWhen used correctly, makeup can conceal a broad range of imperfections such as acne, dark circles under the eyes or wrinkles. Makeup can also enhance your best features and help you achieve a beautiful, more younger-looking appearance. However, the slightest mistake can have quite the opposite effect. In this blog post, Dr. Savalia of Newport Beach Center for Plastic Surgery takes a look at some of the most common makeup mistakes that can make you appear older, and ways to maintain a fresh, youthful appearance.

Face

If you regularly use face powder, exchange it for a liquid or cream foundation formula to achieve a more polished look. Face powder settles into the creases around your eyes, forehead, cheeks and around the lips, enhancing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Gently apply foundation in specific spots to conceal blemishes and wrinkles and even out pigmentation. For a refreshed, youthful look, try the TNS Essential Serum by SkinMedica. Dr. Savalia offers this all-in-one product to patients that wish to minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and rough, dry skin. For uneven skin tone or discoloration, Dr. Savalia recommends the Lytera Skin Brightening Complex, an at-home treatment that can brighten the skin in as little as four weeks.

For a more long-term solution, BOTOX and injectable fillers such as Juvederm and Belotero can help. These injectable fillers can turn back the clock years by smoothing out wrinkles, laugh lines and creases.

Eyes

Jagged or uneven eyeliner can cause aging or sagging eyelids to look worse. Instead of liquid liner, use a creamier, chubbier crayon to create a smoky effect. Avoid tugging the corners of the liner, as it creates crinkles. Eyeliner that is too dark or is over-applied can make dark under-eye circles stand out. Use brown eyeliner instead of black for a softer appearance. Apply eyeliner to your upper eyelids only for a more open, illuminated appearance.

For eyeshadow, be wary of metallic and shimmery shades that can create a garish look when applied to aging skin. These eyeshadows can call attention to creases, lines, crow’s feet and drooping eyelids. Instead, use matte and warm-tone eyeshadows and apply them with a light touch.

For sagging, puffy eyelids, SkinMedica’s TNS Eye Repair is a great option. This at-home treatment can soften the appearance of the eyes and eliminate fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes. For a more permanent fix, Dr. Savalia performs eyelid surgery, which corrects sagging upper eyelids, drooping lower eyelids or both for rejuvenated eyes.

Lips

As we age, the borders of the lips soften, making it easier for lipstick to bleed or smear. Try lining the lips with a pencil to hold in the lipstick. Then, use a small lipstick brush to dab on a sheer color with a light hand by starting at the center of the lips and spreading to the corners. Opt for natural lipstick colors like nudes and soft pinks instead of darker lip colors, which can make your lips look thinner and older.

If you have naturally thin lips, or if your lips are no longer as luscious as they once were, Dr. Savalia can help. He performs lip augmentation using injectable fillers to fill in the lips and erase the fine lines around the lips that cause lipstick to bleed. Most of Dr. Savalia’s patients take one to two days to recover before they can enjoy their fuller, more beautiful lips.

Schedule a Consultation Today

For more information on how to restore youth to your facial appearance, reach out to Newport Beach plastic surgeon Dr. Savalia. Please call Newport Beach Center for Plastic Surgery at 949-759-0980.