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Let It Glow, Let It Glow, Let It Glow: Top 5 Winter Skincare Tips for You


Although the weather outside is frightful, your skin doesn’t have to look ghastly and dull. The frigid weather can wreak havoc on your skin, but you can keep it glowing by taking good care of it.

The first step you need to do is to upgrade your skincare regimen just as you would each time you upgrade your wardrobe every season. What worked for your skin in the summer may not be effective during the winter months. Even if you stay mostly indoors, the harsh weather can still affect the state of your skin.

If you want to look glowing even in the dead of winter, here are the top five skincare tips to put in mind.

  1. Drink plenty of water.

Hydration is key to keep your skin from drying. As you may know, dry skin can cause all sorts of issues, such as pigmentation, which can leave your skin looking dull and uneven. Drinking at least eight glasses of water even if you don’t feel thirsty can provide moisture to your skin.

  1. Moisturize your skin.

In line with keeping your skin well hydrated is to moisturize it constantly and consistently. Even if you’re just at home in your PJs, never forget to put on moisturizing cream. To promote healthy, hydrated skin, choose a moisturizer that contains vitamin E. It is also beneficial to use oil-based moisturizers for optimal hydration. Abadir Associates offer a range of moisturizing products that suit different skin types to provide skin protection.

  1. Use a humidifier.

Space heaters and other heating systems blast hot air to keep the home and office warm. Despite the comfort they provide, hot air can cause dry and flaky skin. A humidifier will add moisture in the air, which can prevent dryness. Additionally, it helps to place humidifiers in areas where you most frequently visit to disperse air moisture evenly.

  1. Shorten hot baths.

It feels soothingly warm to take long hot baths and showers. However, you should refrain from doing so as the heat breaks the lipid barriers in the skin that seals in moisture. Instead of using hot water, shower or bathe in lukewarm water.

  1. Consult a specialist.

There are tons of skin products at your local drugstore, but you may find it hard to find a salesperson who can recommend the right type of products suitable for your skin type. A dermatologist, on the other hand, is trained and certified to evaluate your skin condition, analyze your skin type, and recommend a treatment plan that is most suitable for you.

No matter how cold it is, as long as you take extra care of your skin, you’ll always look glowing. For more expert tips and other skincare treatments, consult our dermatologists at Abadir Associates. Schedule an appointment today.

My Hands Look So Old. What Are My Options?


Are your hands betraying your true age? How dare they! The delicate skin on the hands is one of the first areas to show significant signs of aging. Unlike the face, the hands are often forgotten when it comes to sun protection and other cosmetic treatments. If you don’t want your hands giving away your secret, you need to give them a little TLC to rejuvenate their appearance. Otherwise, you are going to have granny hands long before you deserve them.

Many of your favorite cosmetic treatments for the face can be used on the hands. Come in for a consultation to learn about your options, or call and schedule one of these rejuvenating treatments today.

Dermal Fillers – Not Just for the Face

If you have visible veins or prominent bones on the hands, dermal fillers may the solution. These injectable fillers can restore youthful volume to the hands. We offer all of the major injectable fillers and will help you choose the best options for your situation. Results last for several months or longer (depending on the filler used) and many fillers require no downtime. In addition to temporary dermal fillers, we offer some permanent filler options for patients desiring lasting results.

Chemical Peels – Out with the Old, In with Beautiful Hands

Slough off old, dead skin and reveal the fresh, new skin underneath. A few days after your chemical peel, you’ll begin to see old skin peel off and fresh, new skin appear. Your skin will look tighter, smoother, and softer. Chemical peels can be performed on a maintenance basis to ensure that your hands always look their best.

IPL – Say Goodbye to Sun Damaged Skin

For patients with sun damage, IPL is one of the best available treatment options. Also called photo-rejuvenation, IPL can clear up sun damage and fade sun and age spots. IPL is safe and effective. Best of all, it requires no downtime.

Laser Resurfacing- Tighten, Smooth, and Rejuvenate

You’ve seen the dramatic results that laser skin resurfacing can provide on the face. Enjoy these same dramatic changes on your hands. Laser resurfacing can tighten loose skin, fade sun damage, and smooth lines and wrinkles.

Thermage – Loose Skin No More

Thermage is one of our favorite solutions for loose skin. This powerful treatment helps to fight sagging skin from within by rebuilding the collagen matrix. By reinforcing the structure of the skin, Thermage can tighten and smooth aging skin. We like to pair Thermage with dermal fillers for dramatic hand rejuvenation results.

Aging hands? You’ve got options. Call and schedule your treatments today.