Dr. Ryan's Mailbag: Do I Need A Serum In My Routine? Plus More...

Aug 09, 2023
Dr. Ryan's Mailbag: Do I Need A Serum In My Routine? Plus More...


Hello and happy Friday! My name is Dr. Ryan Shelton and every Friday I write a couple of answers to two customers who need my help with some questions they may have. First up this week is Hilda from McAllen, TX.

Q: Hi Dr. Ryan. I have been looking at your Collagen Filler Serum and I’m interested in buying it, but I don’t know if I need it. Can you help? serum dropper

A: Hi Hilda! Absolutely, I'd be happy to help with that! It can be tough to figure out which products you need in your routine vs which ones are not necessary, so I’ll help you figure out if you really need this product in your routine.

In recent years, Collagen serums have gained popularity due to their potential benefits for skin health.

Collagen is a protein that plays a vital role in maintaining skin firmness and elasticity. As we age, our natural collagen production decreases, which can contribute to the development of wrinkles and sagging skin.

Adding the Collagen Filler Serum to your skincare routine can be beneficial, especially if you're looking to address concerns related to aging and skin elasticity.

This serum is formulated to deliver collagen and other supportive ingredients directly to the skin, helping to improve its appearance and texture.

On top of that, serums have the ability to sink into the skin more quickly than the ingredients from a moisturizer would, so if you’ve got some sagging skin that’s bugging you, a product in the form of a serum may help you to get results a little faster.

Ever since we launched the Collagen Filler Serum it’s been a huge hit in our store, so I have no doubt you’ll love it!

Remember that skincare is a personal journey, and what works for one person might not work the same way for another.

If you decide to start with the Collagen Filler Serum, be patient and give it time to show results, but I just know you’ll love what you see after a few short weeks of using it!

My next question comes from Grace in Hartford, CT.

Q: Hi Dr. Ryan. I travel a lot and always take my skincare with me, but I notice that right after a flight my skin is awful. What can I do to stop this?

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A: Hi Grace! I definitely understand your troubles with your skin after a flight - I’ve experienced this first-hand myself and have seen how traveling, especially by plane, can really mess with your skin. The dry air, cabin pressure, and stress of it all can make your skin feel less than its best. But don't worry – there are definitely ways to help your skin stay happy even after a flight.

First off, before you even board the plane, make sure your skin is well-hydrated. Use a hydrating serum and a good moisturizer to create a protective barrier that locks in moisture.

Something like my Collagen Filler Serum and Repair and Release Cream would be a great duo!

Now, here's another thought: consider going makeup-free during the flight. It can help your skin breathe and avoid clogging those pores!

Staying hydrated is key, both for your body and your skin. So, drink plenty of water before, during, and after the flight. Skip the extra caffeine and alcohol, though – they can dehydrate you.

Oh, and have you heard of travel-sized humidifiers or facial mists? These little guys can be a lifesaver during the flight. They combat the dry cabin air and keep your skin feeling refreshed.

Also, don't forget your sunscreen! Even when you're up in the air, those sneaky UV rays can still affect your skin. So slap on some broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30.

When you land, give your face a good cleanse to get rid of any gunk that might have accumulated during the flight. Go for a gentle cleanser like my Lavender Oil Cleanser so you don't strip your skin of its natural oils.

Time for a moisture boost! Follow up with a nice, hydrating moisturizer. This is another time you might want to use the Repair and Release Cream as well as the Collagen Filler Serum together to help your skin recover from your flight.

Lastly, get some rest! Quality sleep does wonders for your skin's recovery and overall appearance.

Remember, everyone's skin is a bit different, so you might need to play around with what works best for you. And don't stress too much if your skin doesn't look perfect right after a flight – it's a common thing. Just keep up your skincare routine, drink water, and give your skin a little TLC.

Safe travels, Grace!