Summer is an amazing time of year, but it also
comes with a lot of negatives for the skin. While tans look amazing, our skin doesn't always appreciate it as much as we do. That bronze glow that everyone is striving for leaves behind a dirty secret. UV damage...
UV rays from the sun cause fine lines and wrinkles to form along with spots of hyperpigmentation that can leave your skin looking older once the Summer fun has faded. Good news, there are things that you can do to help reverse the damage that has happened over the last few months.
If you are ready to take your skincare to the next level this fall, here are a few ways that you can help your skin at home during the colder months.
AT HOME SKINCARE
SPF is still important! One thing you will hear every skincare clinic repeat over and over is wear SPF. It is the first line of defense for anti-aging skin. Even in the colder months, it is important to wear sunscreen.
Keep your skin moisturized This one is a huge winner for the fall. Adding a hydrating serum to your skin and applying a moisturizer is a powerful combination. Moisturizers create a barrier and trap moisture in the skin.
Go easy on your skin with cleansers Switching to a gentle cleanser during colder months can be very beneficial to the skin. Less aggressive is better when your skin is more prone to being dry.
Focus on the eyes For those that aren't already using an eye cream, it's time to add it in. The eye area is extremely delicate and needs extra attention during the fall. Adding in an eye cream can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Avoid chapped lips You don't have to get crazy here. Keeping your lips moisturized will prevent chapped lips. Vasiline is a great option. It is cheap and effective. Tip- don't lick your lips.
Reduce the exfoliation Back off on the exfoliation. Reduce it to 2 times per week. Excess exfoliation during cold periods can dry out the skin and remove the needed skin barriers that hold in the moisture.
Turn On The Humidifer As soon as the furnace goes on, the moisture in the air goes down. So turn on the humidifier to keep your home at a good moisture level.
Add a Vitamin C serum to your skin regimen Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant, which helps to protect your skin from free radical environmental damage. Vitamin C helps to even skin pigmentation (think brown spots and uneven skin tone) from summertime sun exposure. It also boosts collagen production, helping fight fine lines and wrinkles.
LOOKING FOR SOME EXTRA HELP WITH YOUR FALL SKINCARE
At home care is great but sometimes we need a boost that skincare products can't quite deliver. Here are a few in clinic treatments that can benefit your skin during the Fall months.
IPL (Intense pulse light) treatments are a great option for helping to reduce spots of hyperpigmentation from Summer and achieve a clearer complexion. Depending on the size of the spots or the depth of the melanin, a few treatments may be required to achieve the desired out come. These treatments can be done 4 weeks apart.
Microdermabrasion- Cleaning your pores is a great way to remove dirt and grime from the skin. Microdermabrasion can also lift superficial hyperpigmentation as well. As stated above, its important not to over do the exfoliating effects. Limit this to every 4 weeks.
RadioFrequency & RF Microneedling- A powerhouse in the aesthetic community for anti-aging in the last few years. RF technology helps to stimulate collagen growth in the skin to tighten skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. RF microneedling (Morpheus 8) increases the benefits of radiofrequency by emitting the RF into the skin instead of through the skin. This can help optimize results with the RF technology.
Anti-oxidant Infusion- Similar to vitamin C serums, anti-oxidant treatments help to fight free radical damage to the skin. The Bela MD facial technology using anti-oxidant rich H2 water to infuse into the skin to reduce free radical exposure, optimize skin quality and give the skin a beautiful glow. It protects your skin from the inside out to reverse and prevent free radical damage.