Helpful Summer to Fall Skin Care Transition Guide
As the seasons change, you need to make a summer to fall skin care transition. There are two big changes to make in your skin care in the fall. The first is to start an earnest anti-aging skin care program ASAP. The second is to protect your skin hydration before winter chapping and dryness sets in.
What Are the Best Anti-Aging Summer to Fall Skin Care Routines to Start in the Fall Season?
Fall is the absolute best time of year to push for your anti-aging skin care goals. The best and most effective products to lessen wrinkles, brighten your complexion to a youthful luster, and fade age spots can all make you more sun sensitive. Plus, many of the best anti-aging non-surgical procedures can’t be done if you have any little bit of a tan. This means that fall through late spring is your number one time to turn back the clock on your skin – and the sooner you start that, the more results you will get come spring when it’s skin-baring time again.
Use products like a retinoid on your facial skin. Choices include prescription Retin A or Tretinoin or the professional-strength over-the-counter retinol products like SkinCeuticals Retinol Intensive Anti-Wrinkle Night Cream.
Be sure to wear a good broad spectrum sunscreen to block the fall UVA rays, which are out as intensely in fall and winter, as they are in summer. UVA penetrates your skin deeply to cause wrinkles that last a lifetime.
Use glycolic acid on your face and body. Again, professional products will get you more results because they are formulated to be stronger.
See your dermatologist to discuss the range of non-surgical procedures available today to turn back the clock on your skin. Some of these procedures can make huge improvements in your complexion with minimal to no downtime. Procedures such as IPL, laser, microdermabrasion and chemical peels are all best done between now and spring. Once your skin has lost any summer tan, you are the best candidates for these procedures. That’s why this is the time of year to get a consultation and to create your treatment plan or wish list.
How Do I Get My Skin Ready to Prevent Winter Dryness?
Getting your skin in top hydration fitness now will go a long way to combat winter chapping and dryness. That includes using a deeply hydrating moisturizer after toweling dry every time you wash your skin.
Don’t forget how chapped your hands can become as dry fall and winter weather combines with cold and flu season’s hand-washing mania. Be prepared with non-drying hand cleanser and a non-greasy, but deeply hydrating, hand cream at every sink.
The Kopelson Clinic offers a myriad of advanced dermatological treatments and procedures, Dr. Kopelson and his staff provide personalized clinical suggestions and cosmetic dermatology services to customize each patient’s specific medical and cosmetic concerns.