Although it may be difficult to accept that summer is officially coming to an end, now that the heat has cooled off and bronzed skin starts to fade, it’s time to consider what we can do to treat post-summer skin to make it glowing and healthy for the fall season. Having a pro-active stance will save you from that moment when you catch your reflection in the mirror and realize your skin is showing the effects of too much sun or not enough care over the lazy months of summer.
Here are our top fall skin care tips for your best skin yet – healthy, hydrated and luminous!
Book Your Change of Season Facial
The first and most important step is to schedule an appointment with your esthetician for a treatment. Trust in the advice of a professional to analyze your post-summer skin, apply the appropriate treatment and make recommendations for a fall skin care regimen. All that time spent in the sun this past summer may have yielded a few sun spots, sun damage or fine lines and wrinkles– all worthy of a once-over by a professional.
We suggest The Etiket Renew Facial using SkinCeuticals products: Including a gel peel, this treatment is designed to minimize the appearance of surface lines, smooth out rough skin texture, clear acne and fade hyperpigmentation. For optimal results, we suggest a series of 4 – 6 sessions or in combination with other cosmetic procedures. 60 minutes
Deep-pore cleansing and brightening treatments
We know that you have been using a lot of sunscreen these past few months, and so your skin may be a bit overwhelmed and may look and feel dull and congested. Clear out clogged pores by applying a clay mask once a week. This will allow your skin to better absorb the beneficial ingredients in your creams and serums.
Try Pro-derm’s Terreusemasque: Offering multiple benefits, this unique masque soothes, moisturizes and tones the skin. With a 20% concentration of Thermal Mud and Sea Clay, TerreusMasque absorbs oil and impurities while leaving the skin with a matte finish. Weekly application will maintain the radiance of your skin.
Now that pores are clear, maintain skin by buffing away any build up of dead skin cells that remain on the surface. Look for a gentle face polish or a night cream/lotion with AHA’s (alpha hydroxy acids). This powerful ingredient will smooth away any roughness, as well as brighten the skin over night!
This season, invest in a Clarisonic Skin Cleansing System: A patented sonic frequency of more than 300 movements per second that cleans the skin in just 60 seconds. Skin will appear smoother, healthier-looking and will be more receptive to skin care treatments and products.
Banish Dark Spots and Discolouration
Vitamin A is one of the best ingredients for evening out discolouration and hyper-pigmentation caused by the sun and environmental elements. Retinol, a form of Vitamin A, will help to diminish brown spots and blotchiness, while also illuminating the skin’s appearance.
Try Alyria Brightening Complex: Formulated with retinol in a time release MicroDelivery™ System, Brightening Complex helps reduce the appearance of dark spots and lighten the overall appearance of the skin while providing an immediate concealing effect. Regular use on the face, décolleté and hands will provide brighter, more uniform and younger-looking skin.
Maintain Your Glow (without the sun)
Even though your bronzed summer skin is fading, if your skin is healthy and hydrated, it should naturally radiate. Keep it nourished and radiant by applying a serum in the morning and at night.
Try VivierSkin SEEQUIN 4IDS Brightening Serum: Formulated with pharmaceutical grade Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic Acid USP) and 4% Hydroquinone USP this patented medical grade serum is a powerful anti-aging and skin brightening treatment. It helps corrects signs of environmental damage by gradually lightening hyperpigmentation of the skin such as age spots, liver spots, freckles that can occur as a result of sun exposure.