Stay Fresh this Fall: Fall Skin Care Tips to Keep Your Skin Hydrated & Fight Dryness

With the change of season to Fall, temperature drops bring dry skin, adjustment from the sun, sweat, and sunscreen of summer, and a transition period before winter. While it may feel like you are constantly applying lotion and trying to make up for poor treatment in the summer months, it may feel like there are no options for your skin at this point. There are, however, many ways to take care of your skin during the fall and include products like cleansers, toners, lotions, and the right makeup. You can also do chemical peels which come in a variety of types for different goals and outcomes. In this post, we will outline the different skincare treatment options for Fall, the best products to use, and what skincare regimen is best for your age group.

Skincare Products

The most important skincare product for this fall is wearing a daily moisturizer and washing your face with a foaming cleanser or a hydrating wash. If you have dry skin, stay away from harsh scrubs and toners. For those with acne, many acne products are drying (think Benzoyl peroxide) and can irritate the skin during the fall and winter. If you have acne, read about the VI chemical peel options below. Finally, don’t forget about sunscreen when the weather gets cooler! Wear sunscreen daily or a moisturizer with SPF.

Here are some products to try this fall to help with dry skin or prevent skincare problems:

Makeup Recommendations

When you have dry skin, it can be hard to find a makeup that doesn’t dry you out more, show flaky skin, and give you enough coverage. You should plan a skincare regimen that includes a cleansing wash, then moisturizer, include an optional primer, and finish with foundation.

Chemical Peels

If you have never heard of them, you may not know what to expect from a chemical peel. Face Logic’s preferred brand of chemical peel, VI Peels from VI Aesthetics, come in a range of treatment options. The VI Peels vary from anti-aging peels, treating hyperpigmentation, sun spots, damaged skin, acne, and acne scarring.

The VI Chemical Peel works by a certified practitioner thoroughly cleansing the skin, applying the peel, and you leave the peel on for four hours. The peel then peels or flakes off of the skin, revealing beautiful, refreshed skin.

We offer:

  • VI Peel
  • VI Peel with Precision
  • VI Peel with Precision Plus
  • VI Peel Purify
  • VI Peel Purify with Precision Plus

According to a VI Aesthetics research study, 93% of recipients saw an improvement in smoothness and texture of skin, 94% had little to no discomfort in the chemical peel process, and 99% would recommend a VI chemical peel to friends and family.

Read more about our VI Chemical Peel offerings here.

While things like chemical peels, changing your skincare regimen, or trying out new products for the first time may seem intimidating, the first step is getting information. Feel free to contact us and talk with our registered nurse about which treatment option is best for you. Healthy, rejuvenated skin is essential before harsh winter weather. If your current treatment or regimen isn’t working, try something new!

The Top 10 Myths About Botox

Botox is a buzzword that many people associate with Hollywood actresses and unfortunately with a lot of misinformation. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ 2016 report, Botox was the #1 cosmetic minimally-invasive procedure for 2016. The report shows that over 7 million people received Botox treatments in 2016. That should disprove one myth right off the bat – Botox is not just for celebrities!

Here are the top ten myths about Botox – debunked.

MYTH #1 Botox freezes your face and leaves you expressionless

Botox injections will only leave your face frozen if you go to an untrained or inexperienced injector. At its core, Botox is meant to relax the facial muscles to reduce wrinkles, so when applied properly, you will have full range of motion in your face. The amount of Botox required is also up to the injector for each Botox injection site, and with experience and proper training, will make you look natural and refreshed. At Face Logic, Sara is an experienced Botox injector and will leave you looking younger, not more stiff.


MYTH #2 Botox is only for women

Botox is certainly not just for women! “Bro-tox” is a trend that has been around for a while but has not been as publicized as the use of Botox for women. Back in 2013, over 385,000 men had Botox injections and the number continues to rise year after year. If women are removing unwanted wrinkles, why shouldn’t men?


MYTH #3 Botox is only for wrinkles

While traditionally Botox is used to relax the muscles of the face and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, doctors have approved several other uses for Botox. It has been proven to help reduce excessive sweating and help with migraines, among other uses. At Face Logic, we only use Botox for cosmetic purposes to help clients look and feel younger, however, it is amazing what this product can do.


MYTH #4 Botox is dangerous or toxic

Many people wonder, “is Botox safe?” The answer is yes! Botox is FDA-approved (and has been since 1989!) It uses a purified derivative of botulinum protein in doses that are not toxic. It is completely safe to use and to take extra precaution, make sure you have Botox injections administered by a nurse or doctor.


MYTH #5 Botox and dermal fillers are the same
Botox works by relaxing the muscles around the eyes and forehead to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Facial or dermal fillers like Juvéderm work by lifting the cheeks, filling smile lines, and plumping the lips. While Botox affects muscles by relaxing them, dermal fillers plump and fill the skin to reduce wrinkle appearance. They are not the same type of treatment. Contact us for a consultation to discover which option is right for you.


MYTH #6 Botox injections hurt and are painful

Botox injections are not painful. Most clients will feel a small amount of discomfort at injection, but it is very shallow and some experience no pain at all. The needles for Botox injections are very thin and most people only feel a pinch with each injection.


MYTH #7 Anyone can administer Botox injections

Botox should only be administered by a licensed and experienced injector. Despite the fact that Botox injections are a relatively simple procedure, professional injectors have techniques and skills that will ensure success from the injection. In order to stay away from myth #1, you should go to a recommended injector with a medical background like a doctor or a nurse.


MYTH #8 Botox is addicting

There is nothing in the Botox drug with any addictive properties. People do become accustomed to their younger-looking appearance and like to maintain this look, however, there is nothing in Botox that will cause negative side effects if you stop receiving regular Botox injections.


MYTH #9 Botox is permanent

Botox injections last between 4-6 months but can last more depending on the person. The temporary effects of Botox are what make it a safe and low-risk procedure. We recommend Botox treatments every 4-6 months to keep a fresh appearance.


MYTH #10 Botox is only for the rich & famous

Botox injections at Face Logic are $12 per unit and typically cost $200-300 per treated area. These prices are achievable for non-celebrities (and celebrities) and anyone in the Boston area looking for Botox injections. You can also take advantage of the Brilliant Distinctions rewards program and earn points towards future Botox treatments.

Botox is a great option for people looking to rejuvenate their appearance and look and feel younger. Contact Face Logic today for a free consultation on how Botox might work for you!


How to Protect Your Skin This Summer and Slow Down Signs of Aging

No matter what, everyone sees signs of aging in their skin. Some factors are irreversible and some are genetic. However, there are many ways to protect and treat your skin starting from a younger age to ensure its health for years to come. More importantly, there are things that you definitely shouldn’t do if you don’t want sunspots, wrinkles, and lines that age your face. Here are the best ways to protect your skin this summer.

  • Protect your skin from the sun. The sun’s rays damage the elastic fibers in skin, causing premature aging and wrinkles.
  • Avoid smoking and excessive drinking. Smoking decreases blood flow to the face, causing wrinkles, crow’s feet, and sagging skin around the eyes. Excessive alcohol consumption deprives skin of the necessary nutrients for a healthy appearance and dehydrates the skin.
  • Eat healthy and ensure a vitamin and mineral-rich diet. Vitamins A, E, B, and C all contribute to healthy skin.
    • Make sure you are getting your daily recommended servings of fruit and vegetables!
  • Remove makeup before bed. If you don’t wash your face at night, you are leaving the day’s toxins, dirt, and oils in your pores, which can cause blemishes and affect your complexion for years to come.
  • Get in your 8 hours of sleep. Insufficient sleep causes a myriad of health problems, including bags under the eyes and age spots which can last longer than just the days that you skimped on sleep.

These are a few ways to avoid the signs of aging – wrinkles, blemishes and spots, droopy skin, and crow’s feet. While makeup and creams can help, there are also FDA-approved options like BotoxJuvéderm, and our brand new VI Chemical Peel that can help reduce the appearance of aging and refresh skin.