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

Expert skincare and beauty tips

Olympic-Inspired Skincare Tips  — February 15, 2018

Olympic-Inspired Skincare Tips 

Outdoor sports can wreak havoc on your skin.
Here are 5 products to help your dry winter skin make an Olympic comeback!  

2012 Hypothermic Half Marathon Edmonton #2

1) Obagi Hydrate Luxe–Use morning and evening for the face. 
2) Skinceuticals Soothing Cleanser for sensitive skin.
3) Skinceuticals body retexturing treatment to smooth chafing and decrease crepey look.
4) TNS eye repair for winter crinkles around the eyes.
5) SkinMedica Redness Relief to tame winter rosacea. 
To tailor a program to tame your winter skin problems, contact me at Arklatex Dermatology.
Prep for Shorts-Weather Legs Starts Now! — January 10, 2017

Prep for Shorts-Weather Legs Starts Now!

Usually we think of laser hair removal in the spring when we get out our warm weather clothing.  Actually, the time to begin preparations for warm weather is right now.  Since it takes several treatments to remove hair from  any area, start now to have smooth legs, underarms, and bikini area by June.                                                              

Tips for hair removal:

1)Shave the day before. 

2)Do not pluck, wax, or use depilatory creams for at least 3 weeks before treatment. 

3)Benzoyl peroxide washes can prevent razor burn.  

4)No self tanner or tanning bed while treating.                                                     



Winter Skincare Tips — January 9, 2017

Winter Skincare Tips

1) Use an antioxidant serum before your morning sunscreen.  A good bargain is Vitamin C Lotion 30% by Revision (109$).

 2) A light winter peel–lactic acid or salicylic acid–can rid you of dry, dull skin.  Add a hyaluronic acid moisturizer to really smooth your skin.  Good products:  Hydrating Serum by Revision ($65) or HA5 by SkinMedica ($178 but worth it).

3) Continue daily sunscreen–SPF 30 or greater.

4)Don’t stop your nightly Retin A, but consider a lower strength for winter.

5)For hand protection get CeraVe healing balm.

Finding Your Perfect Skin Cream — November 19, 2015

Finding Your Perfect Skin Cream

Cooler, less humid weather is here.  Your Retin A is making your face peel. Your skin is getting chapped when you run.  What to do? Here’s a checklist of great products.

1)     Lux by Obagi is great for nighttime use on the face, neck and hands.  It enriches and calms the skin. Use it after your Retin A. Good skin care for your face

2)     TNS Recover Complex – made by Skin Medica – is used post peel and post laser.  This product repairs dry, damaged skin.

3)     Hydrating B5 gel by Skin Ceuticals contains hyaluronic acid and softens fine dry lines.

4)     Don’t forget your body! Switch from moisturizing lotion to creams.  They provide a better skin barrier and should be used all over your body daily.

5)     Lastly, sometimes more expensive is not always better.  Protect your lips and eyelids with Vaseline at night.  (Go lightly on eyelids, please).



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