Pumpkin spiced lattes, Uggs, cozy cardigans, fall is upon us. Cooler and dryer temperatures also mean it is time to update and adapt your skin care. Our med spa experts in Wake Forest, North Carolina, are passionate to help achieve your aesthetic and wellness goals. Fall’s weather transition is a perfect time to being to address summer skin damage while also preparing the skin for the winter ahead.
Even with the best summer skin care routines, summer heat and sun dehydrates skin and breakdown collagen. As a result, summer conditions make skin appear dull and wrinkles more pronounced. Sweat and oils clog pores and cause unwanted breakouts. UV rays can increase skin pigmentation and wrinkle formation. Two key components to update your skincare for fall are exfoliation and hydration.
Exfoliation for Fall Skin
Exfoliating the outermost layer of the skin can begin to decrease the dullness and discoloration from summer damage. Over the counter exfoliators can be used up to 2-3 times a week, depending on your skin sensitivity. Look for chemical exfoliants like AHA and BHA, glycol acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid, and hydroxcaproic acid. Chemical exfoliants can be more gentle than physical exfoliants. Chemical and laser peel treatments will produce bigger, more immediate yet lasting results. For example, Fraxel is a powerful yet gentle laser treatment. These exfoliating treatments can reduce hyperpigmentation and stimulate collage production.
Hydration for Fall Skin
Besides exfoliating, fall skin care updates should include more hydration. Fall and winter weather requires heavier moisturizer. When looking at product, look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerin, rosehip, jojoba oil, and squalane. Better yet, treat your skin to a hyaluronic based treatment. Hyaluronic treatments like Juverderm can stimulate collagen, and binds water for plumping deeper layers in the skin. Using small amounts of injectables like Restylane at the first signs of aging can work to maintain healthy ageless skin.
Let’s not forget that hydration includes drinking adequate amounts of water and may demand a humidifier for those dryer months. Moreover, although facial skin health may be our priority at times, the skin on our body also requires that exfoliation and hydration for fall.
Luna Sol Med Spa understands that every person’s skincare needs and goals are different. That is why we take the time to get to know each client and customize comprehensive skin care rejuvenation treatment plans in Wake Forest, North Carolina. We look forward to taking care of you.