Beauty Interview

Dr. Weksberg’s At Home Picks For Natural And Beautiful Skin


Summer skin is unique; during the summer your skin loses more water, excretes more oil and sweat, and is exposed to much more sun.  This is the time of year to switch over from those rich heavy moisturizers to something light and oil free – it’s also a good idea to increase your Antioxidants and Exfoliation!

Dr. Weksberg’s philosophy for healthy skin revolves around the GRASS acronym; if you follow these 5 steps you can insure your skin will be vibrant and healthy for summer.

G – Growth factors help support the foundation of skin; they will improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, skin tone and texture and will support the skin’s natural ability to rejuvenate itself.

R – Retinol helps your skin cells to renew more rapidly and enhance exfoliation leading to smoother looking skin with less discoloration. Without Retinol our old, dead, dehydrated skin stays on the surface, and our new skin is trapped underneath!

A – Antioxidants prevent free radical damage in the skin which can lead to premature aging, irregular pigmentation, and skin cancer. During the summer we are exposed to more free radicals so it is important to amp up on your Antioxidants!

S – Specialty products are specific treatment serums or products that are tailored for YOUR skin’s specific needs – they may range from a Glycolic Acid, Skin Brightening Serum, Redness Relief Calmplex or Salicylic Acid Toner. Come by the Weksberg Centre for Cosmetic Dermatology for a complimentary skin care analysis to determine what your skin’s individual needs are.

S – Sun protection is of course the MOST important product to have in your skin care regimen; Dr. Weksberg recommends using an SPF level of 30 or higher. It has been shown that 80% of aging and 90% of skin cancer is caused by sun exposure.

DrA recognized leader in cosmetic dermatology with over 27 years experience, Fred Weksberg is Canadian and US Board Certified Dermatologist. He holds staff positions at three hospitals and is part of the Executive for the Canadian Society for Dermatologic Surgery.

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