You swap out your shorts and tank tops for long pants and sweaters. Shouldn’t your skin care also change with the seasons? With just a few tweaks, you can be golden for the cooler autumn air to come, especially if you’re prone to dry, itchy skin.
Here are our top tips and tricks for spicing up your skin care routine this fall and keeping your glow going strong:
#1: Switch to a heavier moisturizer.
Time to put your lightweight, summer-friendly moisturizer to the back of the cabinet. As cooler, drier air rolls in and indoor heat starts blasting, your skin will suddenly feel the need for optimal hydration, so you’ll need a heftier moisturizer ASAP. The key is finding a moisturizer you feel comfortable using at least twice a day, preferably one with hydration-boosting ingredients like hyaluronic acid and ceramides. One of our favorite products for replenishing your skin’s natural moisture barrier is Environ® Vita-Complex Super Moisturizer, a luxurious cream containing vitamins and protective antioxidants to smooth skin and prevent a tight, dried-out feeling. (BTW: We love Environ for its results-driven formulas that multitask to reveal radiant, younger-looking skin without the side effects you don’t want.)
#2: Use a gentle exfoliant.
In the summer, when you’re constantly sweating, your skin can handle more intense exfoliation to remove that sticky buildup of debris and oil. When the air turns dry, however, it’s time to take your exfoliation down a notch (or several!). Your first step is refreshing your post-summer complexion with an intense deep-cleaning via our Advanced Exfoliation Facial. Tailored to your skin’s exact needs, this exfoliating facial uses results-driven ingredients to deliver glowing benefits and correct a number of skin concerns. Immediately following your clinical facial, your skin will be visibly smoother and brighter. Once your facial has revealed your radiant skin, we’ll help you select medical-grade skin care products (see step #3), including a mild exfoliant, to keep your glow going strong at home and in between your professional skin treatments.
#3: Invest in clinical skin care products.
As we mentioned before, we proudly carry clinical skin care products by Environ, a highly acclaimed medical-grade skin care line built on science, beauty and care. Only physician-grade skin care is based on years of research and innovative science, specifically formulated with proven ingredients, like vitamin A, peptides and botanicals, to deliver dramatic, long-lasting improvements to skin. Not to mention they feature a wide selection of products that target a host of skin concerns. Our menu of Environ products includes their Botanical Infused Moisturizing Toner, Hydra-Intense Cleansing Lotion, RAD Sunscreen SPF 30 and Antioxidant Defence Créme. Not sure where to begin? We can help you determine the ideal skin care products for your unique needs and goals during your personal consultation.
Other ways to dial up your skin’s moisture in the colder months include using a humidifier, avoiding long, hot showers, adding body lotion to your skin care regimen and drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated.
For more tips and to learn more about our clinical skin care services, please call 757.663.5461 or request a consultation online today. We can’t wait to hear from you!