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Transitioning Your Skin Care Routine from Summer to Fall

You likely have your skin care routine and products that you’ve been using for as long as you can remember. But as the seasons change, your skin does too. The same way you trade in your summer sandals for boots in the fall, you need to modify your skin care routine and products as well.

Here are some ways to do just that.

1. Exfoliate

Summer damage can lead to dead cell build up on your skin. Exfoliating the face and body will help remove the dead, dry skin from summer, and give you a fresher complexion. However, use a gentle exfoliation method that won’t irritate or strip your skin of moisture.

2. Moisturize

Speaking of moisture, you should seasonally change up heavier moisturizers, Vitamin C complexes and eye creams for puffiness and dryness. If you notice a lot of dryness, you can add a slightly thicker or creamier moisturizer to give your skin an extra boost.

Cleansing your complexion should be something you do daily—no matter the season. You can also try using a serum to add additional ingredients to your skin while your sleep. Because your skin can build up tolerance to certain products after some time, it’s important to note what works and what doesn’t, as well as which products your skin has a positive reaction or a negative reaction to.

3. Use SPF

Protecting your skin from the sun shouldn't just be something you think about when you go to the beach; sunscreen should be used year-round, rain or shine. Since sun damage can happen even when there's cloud cover, continue using SPF under your makeup and to any exposed areas of the skin. We recommend at least SPF 15.

4. Work with a medical aesthetician

To really give your skin a new start and a healthy glow, consider trying professional cosmetic treatments, such as microdermabrasion or chemical peels. Microdermabrasion removes the outer layers of skin to painlessly reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Chemical peels exfoliate the skin and stimulate new cell growth, helping to rebuild collagen. If used together, microdermabrasion can actually enable a chemical peel to work more effectively. If you were ever out in the sun and not completely covered up this summer, odds are that you have some sun damage. Sun damage can range from freckles to dark tans, to wrinkly or leathery skin. If you have sun damage, laser treatments are popular and effective to treat sun damage and refresh your skin. If you aren't sure what to try, a medical aestheticians (licensed skin care specialists with clinical training) can work with you to personalize a skin care plan that's right for you. They have a thorough understanding of the skin and ways to maintain or improve its quality.

For more information or questions on what skin products or treatments are best for you contact us today!

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