As the long hot days of summer begin to ebb, many of us look forward to the changes that autumn brings. We bring out our warmer clothing and prepare for the cooler days that lie ahead. But as nature descends into the deep sleep of winter, it’s important to consider how the changing weather will impact your skin. Is your skin ready for fall? Here are five simple steps you can take to make sure your skin survives the fall climate in prime fashion.
It’s vital to adapt your skin care regimen to the changes of season. Why? Because your skin is constantly exposed to the environment. This makes it much more sensitive to environmental changes than your body’s other organs. Moisturizer is your first line of defense against the drier fall climate, which can dehydrate the skin and reveal the dreaded fine lines and wrinkles that are every woman’s nemesis. On those cold, windy days think of your moisturizer as warm fall and winter wear for your skin. We recommend ZO Overnight Recovery Crème or SkinMedica Dermal Repair. SkinMedica’s HA5 is an extra dose of plumping, hydrating Hyaluronic Acid, which can be added to any regimen for an additional boost of moisture.
Add Retinol to Your Beauty Regime
The research is in, and it’s indisputable. Retinol is still the gold-standard, go-to product for the skin. It has been shown to increase firmness, diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles, tighten pores, boost collagen, smooth texture and erase pigmentation of the skin. And, with Retinol, less is more. You don’t need to use too much of it; a little bit goes a long way. Why wouldn’t you add this remarkable product to your skin care routine? Try SkinMedica’s Retinol line or ZO Retamax.
Pico Genesis and IPL/LimeLight
PICO Genesis™ is a 2-in-1 laser procedure that returns balance + clearance + radiance to your skin, helping you look your very best—naturally. PICO Genesis is effective on all skin types, virtually everyone can benefit from the procedure. The LimeLight Facial is a new, non-invasive approach to treating benign pigmented and vascular lesions using Cutera’s LimeLight. The procedure offers the advantage of improving skin tone and surface imperfections associated with aging and photodamage. This facial is ideal for any part of your face, neck and décolleté with skin redness, telangiectasia (tiny veins) or brown spots.
Schedule a laser treatment to reverse the harsh effects of summer sun damage with our team today!
Simply put, exfoliation is the removal of dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. Your skin is continuously shedding skin cells, allowing newer more youthful cells to find their way to the skin’s surface. As you age, the process by which your body rids itself of dead cells starts to slow down, so it’s up to you to assist sleepy skin. This can be achieved by the use of scrubs (physical exfoliation) on the skin or with chemical peels (chemical exfoliation) containing special kinds of acids that dissolve and remove dead skin cells. Both chemical and physical exfoliants will help to speed up your skin’s process of removing dead and dulling skin cells, revealing the healthier, younger looking skin you crave. Our favorite is ZO exfoliating Polish or ZO Dual Action Scrub. Also try Jan Marini’s Clean Zyme/Skin Zyme exfoliating system.
Drink Plenty of Water
As a final point, it is absolutely vital that you drink lots of water and eat a healthy, well-balanced diet, as part of your fall skincare routine. Without water, your skin will not function properly or be at its best. Your skin will appear dry, tight, and more prone to wrinkling without adequate hydration. Take care of your body from the inside out.
We welcome the change fall brings. There are tons of reasons to love fall, cool, crisp weather, bonfires, sweaters and pumpkin everything. But don’t neglect your skincare routine. Contact the professionals at ClarityMD for an appointment to learn more tips to keep looking beautiful through the fall season.