Fall is here and that means cooler temperatures and a bit less humidity. Your skin care regimen likely needs a refresh coming into the fall season. This is also an ideal time to prepare the skin for a cold and dry winter.
Here are five skincare tips to help your skin look and feel its best this fall:
PRODUCT REGIMEN UPDATES
There are a couple of big changes you’ll want to make for fall in terms of your overall regimen. First, while summer was a good time to use slightly more aggressive cleansers, in the cooler months you’ll want to select a cleanser that is more gentle and moisturizing.
Second, if you haven’t already you should incorporate eye cream into your regimen. It will be your friend in the fall/winter!
Lastly, skip any products with fragrance (or other unnecessary additives).
With the cool, crisp air in the upcoming months, the fall and winter seasons can mean dry skin. For fall, you will want to switch to a heavier cream or lotion type moisturizer, which helps the skin develop a lipid shield that maintains the natural oil and moisture. Be sure to use your moisturizer twice daily throughout the cooler months.
Regularly exfoliating old dead skin cells and other debris is the key for healthy and smooth skin, particularly in fall and winter seasons. Exfoliating at least once a week will help your skin maintain proper moisture level while also enhancing the efficacy of the skincare products you use.
KEEP USING SUNSCREEN
The use of sunscreen is still pivotal even in the fall and winter months. Don’t let cooler temperatures fool you: harmful UV rays are still abundant. Regular sunscreen use is necessary throughout the year!
FALL/WINTER COSMETIC TREATMENTS
Fall is the perfect time to undergo procedures that rejuvenate the skin by removing sun damage you’ve received during the summer. Great skin refresh treatments include:
- Chemical Peels: Chemical peels are topically applied formulas that revitalize the skin surface by creating an even and controlled shedding of the skin cells. This allows new layers to be exposed, creating a fresh appearance and smoother texture to the skin surface. There are many peels available, and each works with a different formulation allowing for varying degrees of peeling. Two of the most popular peels at Westlake Dermatology are Vitalize Peel and the Advanced Corrective Peel.
- Microdermabrasion: We use medical grade technology to provide controlled skin resurfacing that is free of irritation and loose particles with no downtime required.
- Laser Treatments: Fraxel, IPL Photofacials, and V-beam treatments help to resurface the skin and correct damage caused by the sun. The fall is an ideal time to consider these treatments, when sun exposure is typically more limited.