Now that summer is over, it’s time to get serious about undoing all the damage from spending long hours outside enjoying the warm sunshine. Although spring is considered the time for yearly renewal, fall is a great time to start developing your skin renewal plan. With the daily hours of sunlight waning, this is the best time of year to consider asking your skin care practitioner about skin rejuvenation treatments such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, or micro needling. Even if your skin is in perfect condition, it’s an ideal time to indulge in at least one seasonal deep-cleansing facial before the drier winter months.
Fall is also the perfect time of year to start thinking about hair removal options. Since laser hair removal generally requires a series of 4 to 10 treatments spaced 4 to 8 weeks apart for best results, beginning a laser hair removal series now will have you razor-free and smooth by next summer.
Clinical rejuvenation facials will smooth your skin texture and reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and visible spots. Resurfacing treatments will also trigger the acute inflammatory process to encourage collagen and elastin production, and begin the healing process. Proper post-care is crucial as well, to stop the acute inflammatory phase before it becomes a damaging chronic condition, which could further harm your skin.
Whether you decide to undergo a complete facial rejuvenation series, indulge in a seasonal facial, or start laser hair removal treatments, home care is still a very important part of your skin care plan. The healthier your skin barrier is before your procedure, the better your healing and results will be, along with a lower chance of complications. Look for professional cosmeceutical products that are formulated with ingredients that help to calm inflammation while protecting and strengthening the outermost layers of your skin. Many products claim to calm inflammation — or — build your skin barrier, but they don’t do both, so my job as a professional is to help you figure out the right products that work best for your skin care goals.
With the end of summer, fall is the best time to renew our skin. Time spent outdoors is healthy for our bodies, but it can create a lot of environmental injury to our skin — injuries that won’t appear for another five to twenty years down the road. Ask me about great ideas on home products to help you take care of your skin, and I’ll help you minimize the damage of the summer with a comprehensive fall skin treatment plan.