If you’re like most people, mere mention of the fall season starts to get you excited about new fashion and makeup trends, comfort foods, and holiday preparations. But before you get caught up in all that’s wonderful about the fall, be sure to transition your skin care routine so you can stay looking your best through all the shopping, pumpkin carving, and seasonal merriment you have planned. Take a look below at these 5 tips for your fall skin care routine.
Your skin produces more oils in the summer, and less in the fall and winter. As we transition into the cooler months, it’s important to use a gentle hydrating cleanser that won’t strip and dry out your skin. Fall is also a great time to amp up your moisturizer. Even if you continue to use the lighter formulas during the day (this is San Diego, after all) use a richer night cream for the added hydration that will help keep your skin looking youthful.
Just because you’re not spending your afternoons at the beach anymore doesn’t mean you can skip your sunscreen routine. Even on the rare cloudy day in San Diego, you may be less likely to be burned by the sun’s UVB rays, but you’re still vulnerable to the damaging UVA rays that age your skin and can cause cancer. Please remember that you can’t rely on the SPF in your makeup alone. Wear a daily sunscreen that offers broad-spectrum sun blockage, an SPF of at least 30, and age-fighting antioxidants, such as vitamins C & E or green tea.
Exposure to sun, saltwater, and chlorine can leave your skin looking dull at the end of the summer. If you don’t do away with the old, dry skin cells, they’ll pile up on the surface, leading to clogged pores, excess oil, and even acne. Exfoliating helps get rid of old, dead summer skin to reveal the fresh new skin cells beneath. But you want to make sure you’re using a gentle, hydrating exfoliation product so you don’t strip your skin of its moisture.
While exfoliation will slough off old skin cells, a chemical peel can do even more to reverse the damage left behind by the summer sun. Depending on the strength of the peel, it can address concerns ranging from pigment to wrinkles to texture. A chemical peel can be tailored to your precise concerns, resulting in gorgeous skin rejuvenation that leaves you feeling radiant.
Ditch your summer cotton sheets and pillowcases for silk. The lack of abrasion that silk provides reduces redness and puffiness and keeps skin soft and supple. And what’s more, you get the added bonus of feeling like a princess as you drift off into dreamland on the divinely smooth and luxurious fabric.
Fall is the perfect time for professional skin care services
Not everyone feels the need for professional skin care services. Most people seem to do just fine on their own. But when it comes to your skin, don’t you want more than “just fine”? Professional skin care services will help you see your skin like you’ve never seen it before. Monthly or seasonal facials, micro-peels, chemical peels, or even laser resurfacing can help bring out a youthfulness and radiance in your skin that you didn’t even know was possible.
Give us a call at Shumway Cosmetic Surgery or schedule a consultation to inquire about the professional skin care services we offer. Fall is the perfect time to get started, so call us today!