5 Tips to Upgrade Your Skincare Routine From Summer to Autumn
Summer has come to a close, but that doesn’t mean your vibrant skin has to hibernate! Just as you switch out your wardrobe as the cooler weather rolls around, the change of season calls for an update to your Autumn skincare routine too.
Who better to ask about how to keep your glow all year long than our own Allyson Sterling, PA-C. With Timeless Skin Solutions since we first opened in 2005, Allyson says, “Timeless is my second home and my patients are my second family. I treat my patients the way I would want to be treated – focusing on aging gracefully, not anti-aging.”
So read on as Allyson shares her tips for keeping your skin in balance through the changing seasons to ensure you always keep that glow.
1. Upgrade your hydration
Cooler temperatures means your skin produces less oils and can be easily irritated by environmental factors like wind and rain. Defeat dryness, itching, and flaking with a thicker and creamier formula. Allyson recommends SkinMedica HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator® followed by either SkinMedica Dermal Repair Cream or Obagi Hydrate Luxe Moisture-Rich Cream to hydrate and replenish moisture to the skin.
2. Repair summer sun damage
Reverse the sun damage of summer by combining Intense Pulsed Light treatment (IPL) with Laser Genesis. This powerful treatment pairing offers many benefits including correcting dark spots and hyperpigmentation to restore skin’s overall texture and tone.
3. Get Your Scrub On
Exfoliating helps to minimize the appearance of dark spots, smooth out the skin’s complexion and tone, and remove dead skin cells. Try a gentler cleanser such as SkinMedica AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser gently scrubs away dead skin, improving the appearance of skin tone and texture.
Allyson also points out that Fall is a good time to incorporate a DiamondGlow treatment into your skincare regimen, as it exfoliates the skin while infusing skin renewing serums at the same time. And if you want to take it up a level, Allyson’s says, “consider adding a Chemical Peel at the time of your DiamondGlow to optimize your results.”
4. Continue to apply sunscreen
We know you know this, but it is worth repeating. Exposure to sun is the number one cause of aging. UV rays can still be damaging in the winter – so it’s important to use daily protection – all year round! SkinMedica Total Defense + Repair Broad Spectrum Sunscreen goes beyond UVA and UVB protection by defending skin against the sun’s harmful infrared rays. The unique antioxidant formula also helps with wrinkles and discoloration while supporting the skin’s ability to restore its elasticity and firmness.
5. Protect Dry Lips
The lips are often forgotten when it comes to skin care, but without proper care this sensitive area can become blistered, rough, and cracked. Allyson recommends HA5 Smooth & Plump Lip System to keep your lips moisturized throughout the day. Added benefits of this product include visibly enhanced rosiness, plumping of the lip and smoothing of fine lip lines.
At Timeless Skin Solutions, we are committed to providing physician-led, personalized and science-based solutions to all of your skincare needs. We look forward to meeting with you to discuss your specific goals and how Timeless can help you jump into Fall!