Dr. Josephine Futrell, M.D., Ph.D., Dermatology

Expert skincare and beauty tips

Accent on Eyes — May 16, 2021

Accent on Eyes

A common complaint I hear every day is about dark circles under the eyes. This is not from melanin and is not related to sun. 

So try these tips: 

  1. Retin A each night.  It builds collagen and protects fragile blood vessels. 
  2. DEJ eye cream.  It gives the skin an illuminating shine. 
  3. Restylane in the tear troughs to blur the demarcation between eyelid and cheek. 

Talk with your dermatologist about which will help you.

Not Your Mama’s Retin-A — February 13, 2020

Not Your Mama’s Retin-A

As you’ve heard me say, the two most important beauty products you can invest in are sunscreen (in the morning) and Retin-A (at night). So many people give up on Retin-A, or its cousin Retinol, before they really give it a chance. So, let’s look at how to use it.

Start every other night. Apply Vaseline to your lips to product them. Then, take a small pea-sized amount, and spread it gently on your face. If moisturizer is needed, apply it on top of your product. Since you are applying it at night, moderate daytime sun is OK.

If Retin-A is still too drying, start with Retinol. It comes in several strengths, but be careful of over-the-counter Retinol. Many are unstable. Skinceuticals and SkinMedicaboth have good Retinol products.

Still unsure? Consult us at ArkLaTex Dermatology.

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