Welcome Home Dr. Germain~ Germain Dermatology

We are happy to share that Dr. Germain is back home in Mt. Pleasant and back the office. She will only have limited hours as she diligently works on her physical therapy and rehabilitation, but she is well on her way to a full recovery!

Dr. Germain has been overwhelmed with love and support these past few weeks. She truly cannot thank each and every one of you enough for all the sunshine and encouragement during her bilateral hip replacement surgery and recovery.

Does the Fizz matter? ~ Germain Dermatology

There has been a lot of hype in the beauty world lately about washing or dipping your face in sparkling water. Why the idea does sound fancy are there any actual benefits? The answer is YES! 

Submerging your face in one part carbonated water diluted with one part mineral water does have its pros. 

According to InStyle Magazine, “The effervescent technique, which was first popularized by women in Japan and Korea, is said to come with several benefits, including firming and tightening up the skin, removing dead skin cells, and purifying the pores. Aside from doing away with dirt and grime, the bubbles in the beverage are known to deliver oxygen to the skin’s barrier, which can tone down puffy areas for a smoother, more supple look.” 

You can use the sparkling H2O with your normal cleansing routine, as a toner via a cotton ball or dip your face in a bowl of the mixture for 10-15 seconds once or twice a week. It’s gentle on the skin and great to use for most skin types. While there are new sparkling waters on the market made for facial cleansing making your own still works just fine. 

Courtesy of www.instyle.com

Have you tried adding some fizz to your facials?

Hello Winter Skin~ Germain Dermatology

Hello Winter weather! Many of us in Charleston aren’t accustomed to the icy temperatures and dry air that comes with it, but 2018 has given us a great example of what the cold can do. Channel 2 stopped by to grab some quick seasonal tips on how to combat dry winter skin from Dr. Rountree. Check it out: 

PLUS grab all your favorite winter products at our office 10% off THIS MONTH ONLY! 
Purchase 3 or more and receive 15% off.

Products include: 
Complete Hydration Moisture Balm * Rejuvenating Retinol Body Lotion * Tranquility Body Oil * Skin Smoothing Body Lotion * Skin Smoothing Body Wash * Intensive Hand Cream * Hydra Boost Serum * Heel & Elbow Cream* Green Tea Antioxidant Lotion * Clearing Spray 10-2 * Vaniply Ointment * Vanicream Pump * Free & Clear Cleanser