Fall is a challenging time. It’s still warm enough for shorts and campfire nights, but it’s cooling off and the swimming pools are closed. Transitioning to fall and winter takes a little effort, especially when you’re out in the elements. Your skin is no different: it’s working hard to transition to cooler, drier air. That often means blotchy, red, and flakey skin. Nobody wants that!
Keep reading to learn the best ways to help your skin transition to fall and maintain that happy healthy complexion.
Our skin is happier in summer, mostly because there’s more moisture in the air. You may have noticed while traveling that our skin does not do well in cold, extremely dry climates, and just seems happier when there’s more moisture in the air. Instead of vacation, your skin is now buckling up for months of cold and dryness.
Helping your skin cope is important, and one of the best ways is exfoliating it on a regular basis. Adding a gentle scrub or acid can help remove stubborn dead skin, and keep your skin working optimally. Those dead skin cells also prevent your moisturizer from doing its job. And speaking of…
Moisturizing is key when it comes to fall and winter skin. That loss of moisture in the air translates to loss of moisture in the skin. Adding that moisture back will help keep your skin looking happier and healthier. Swap out your lightweight summer moisturizer for something a little more rich, and make sure you’re not neglecting the delicate skin around your eyes.
This is the season to treat yourself. If you found a few new sun spots this summer, fall is the best time to get rid of them. After all, why let them hang around on your beautiful cheeks and shoulders? Chemical peels can help signs of premature aging like hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and sun spots. And, fall is a good time to treat these issues because your recovery time is likely to be more successful. You’ll want to minimize your time in the sun for a week or so after a chemical peel, so waiting until the weather cools off is going to feel more natural and luxurious.
Are you ready to jumpstart your skin for fall? Call us today at (212) 249-0066 to schedule a consultation.