Monday, February 19, 2018

Exfoliating 101- Germain Dermatology

We've had some cold days here in Charleston. For many of us that means dry, flaky skin. Before you grab that loofah and start scrubbing Dr. Germain weighs in on Winter exfoliating. 

"Never mechanically exfoliate the skin. Exfoliation should be a gentle process. Use soft wash clothes or your hands to produce a natural exfoliation on the body. Products with gylcolic acid and/or urea (such as the Germain Rx Skin Smoothing Body Wash) get between the skin cells to act as a natural moisturizer.

Even though you may feel like giving your skin an extra scrub it is best to avoid over-exfoliation in the colder months and important to use gentler, less drying, scrubs during this time. If you are using a tool, such as the Clarisonic, make sure your brush heads are clean and opt for a few days a week opposed to every day use during the Winter," advises Dr. Germain. 

If you are searching for a new exfoliator February is the perfect month to try our Germain Rx Brightening Polish, sold at 20% off this month only. This gentle exfoliator contains micro beads with ingredients such as Glycolic and Salicylic acids, CoQ10, Green Tea polyphenols and Vitamin C. It sloughs away surface skin cells, hydrates, enhances texture, creates a fresh glow and improves skin clarity and tone. Bonus: it also removes make-up and excess oil!

Purchase in office or online for 20% off using Code: POMFEB

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

FREE SHIPPING~ Germain Dermatology Online

Looking for something to sweeten your Valentine's Day?
We are offering FREE SHIPPING on orders over $50 all week long. 
Simply head on over to and start shopping.

*Some exclusions may apply. 

And don't miss out on our Germain Rx Brightening Polish- 20% off this month with code: POMFEB! 
Gentle enough for almost all skin types, controls oil and reveals your natural glow. 

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Vote Dr. Germain- BEST Dermatologist 2018

It's that time of year again! Time for you to choose your favorites in the Lowcountry from restaurants and news to your favorite DERMATOLOGIST!

We would be honored to have your vote for Dr. Germain as your 2018 BEST Dermatologist. 
Voting is easy! Simply visit and choose!


Thursday, February 1, 2018

Fraxel at Germain Dermatology

You constantly hear how great lasers can be for a variety of skin issues, but what laser do you choose? With so much new technology, multiple treatments and an overflow of information it's hard to understand what laser to use and what they do. 

Today we are breaking down the Fraxel Laser Treatment. 

Fraxel® (a fractional laser) is a laser beam divided into thousands of microscopic treatment zones that target a fraction of the skin at a time. These beams rejuvenate sub-surface skin cells and prompts collagen production via light energy treating wrinkles, sun spots, melasma, actinic keratoses, large pores, and scars from acne or surgery. 

The treatment takes about 30 minutes, and although a skin resurfacing tool, is noninvasive and gentle. No skin is peeled or abraded away making healing minimal.

Patients may notice some redness, swelling, and flaking in the days after their Fraxel® session, but side effects are minor and give way to long-lasting results. Improvements should be visible within a week, and will continue beyond that. 

Four to six treatments scheduled about a month apart may be necessary to generate a patient's complete desired results.

Let us know if you have any laser questions. Our experts are always here to help and guide you to the BEST you yet! 

Friday, January 26, 2018

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. 

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Have you tried adding some fizz to your facials?

Friday, January 12, 2018

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