Spring Cleaning – Who’s got the itch?

Have you gotten the Spring Cleaning itch? Why we commonly think of our rugs, clothes and over stuffed closets when making our cleaning lists it is also important to consider your skin care products and make-up. 

Prescription or dermatologist brand skin care products should be fully effective and safe to use for two years after bottling. “If you use your products and regimens routinely you should never approach an unsafe usage date,” notes Dr. Germain, “Consistency is key to reaping the benefits of anti-aging and preventative products.” If you are using ‘drug store’ brand creams and serums general rule of thumb is to toss at a year old. 

Using expired products not only weakens the results but can also lead to irritation or bacterial infections (especially those that do not seal appropriately, ie: jars or pop tops). 

When cleaning out make-drawers and bags it is suggested to toss any items that no longer have lids or tops as bacteria can spread more easily, especially for eye products. Otherwise as a general rule you should toss mascara every three months, eyeliner and eye shadow every six to 12 months, lipstick every one and a half years and foundation/powders ever year according to Women’s Health Magazine. 

If you’re really taking the cleaning to an extreme this year Real Simple gives a great list of shelf life rules for a variety of house hold and bathroom products: Click Here. 

And don’t miss the perfect time to restock with our SPRING KICK OFF Sale, online only March 23-15th. Shop all weekend with code: SPRING18 at www.germaindermatology.com. 

*Some exclusions may apply. 

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.

ALL CALM the answer to your Redness~ Germain Dermatology

While red made be a color of the season no one wants it on their face! 
We are excited to introduce the NEW All Calm serum from ColoreScience. 

The 3-in-1 proprietary formula instantly neutralizes the appearance of redness, helps soothe and calm sensitive skin, and provides SPF 50 protection while its patent pending BioSolace™ complex helps provide ongoing relief from sensitivity and the appearance of redness. 

It is quickly becoming a favorite among Germain Dermatology staff and patients. 
NOW available for purchase in our office. 

See the results for yourself: 

Well Wishes to Dr. Germain this Season

Dr. Germain has decided to undergo bilateral hip replacement surgery this December. She has been fighting increasing issues in both hips for years, and finally bit the surgery bullet. While she will be dearly missed during her procedure and recovery time we are thankful that Dr. Germain will finally be pain free! 

While Dr. Germain is out of the office recovering we welcome any good wishes via social media on the Germain Dermatology Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Our community of patients are like an extended family to us and while we will do our best to make sure her time away does not affect your needs at Germain Dermatology, we do ask for understanding with scheduling and appointments. 

There’s still time to get in your last minute cosmetic appointments for Botox with Dr. Germain. However, if you can’t squeeze in our new dermatologist Dr. Ashton Rountree will be available for appointments (and we promise you will love her!). 

Dr. Germain has sworn by the Cryosauna to help alleviated her hip pain.