Now that we’re officially leaving summer behind, it’s time to transition your skin care regimen to the cooler months. We put together a short to-do list to help you get your glow on all season long.
#1: It’s time to reverse all that summer sun damage.
Even if you were vigilant about applying sunscreen all summer, there’s a good chance your skin still got sun. Sunscreen is a wonderful thing, but there are many reasons why the sun sneaks through: One morning application may not carry you throughout the day; you sweat it off; you forgot to reapply after swimming. Regardless, sun exposure happens. Fortunately, you can reverse it with professional skin treatments. BBL™ photofacials are a non-invasive intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment that stimulates your skin in many important ways. For starters, this non-invasive treatment is great for removing dark spots and sunspots, redness and small veins, so you can enjoy more evenly toned skin that needs less makeup. BBL photofacials also stimulate new collagen and elastin from within, helping your skin to look youthful and supple over the long term. If you’re interested in reversing sun damage and enjoying healthier, more radiant skin for the long term, you can’t beat BBL photofacials. We recommend incorporating this treatment into your seasonal skin care routine!
#2: Exchange your “resurfacing” skin care products for “balancing” or hydrating formulas.
By resurfacing, we are referring to any oil-control or oil-reducing formulas containing glycolic acid or other fruit acids. These formulas help remove the outermost layer of skin cells and debris, leaving you with squeaky clean skin. In the summer, this is great because your skin is oily, sweaty and typically clogged. However, as the temperature cools down, your skin is prone to dryness. This means it’s time to switch to hydrating formulas that maintain your skin’s natural acid mantle. Our selection of Environ® skincare products includes a wide range of formulations to meet your skin’s exact needs, so we can help you pick the best products for you during your next visit.
#3: Remember that “less is more” with your skincare routine.
If you are accustomed to washing your skin several times throughout the day, it’s time to ease up and give your skin a break. As the weather cools, your skin actually produces less oil. If you continue to wash your skin like you did in the summer, you risk stripping your skin of the essential nutrients and oils it needs to stay balanced, resulting in dry, flaky, irritated skin. Once your skin is compromised, you are more susceptible to rashes or other problems. We proudly carry the Environ line of skincare products, which are formulated with peak levels of results-driven ingredients to bring out your best skin while maintaining its balance and hydration. This month, to help you get a head start on your complexion, we are offering 15% off our Environ Hydration Skincare Package, which includes Hydra-Intense Cleansing Lotion, Botanical Infused Moisturising Toner and Vita-Complex Super Moisturiser.
Helping you look radiant is our passion. We can’t wait to help you reverse sun damage and get glowing this fall! To learn more about achieving your best complexion, please call 757.819.7633 or request a consultation online today.