With the beginning of fall and the change in the seasons we all notice changes in the way our skin looks. In Abbotsford, British Columbia we had a HOT and beautiful summer. All that sun and sweat leaves many of us with skin challenges that we really begin to see as the season comes to an end. To cope with your ever changing skin and have a gorgeous glowing complexion follow these skin saving steps:
Increase your exfoliation:
Summer can leave your skin oiler, broken out, and sun damaged. Exfoliation is the simplest way to deal with summer stressed skin. There are two methods of exfoliation; mechanical, and chemical. Mechanical exfoliation is performed using a facial scrub or brush. With this it is best to use a SOFT brush and a MILD scrub 2-3 times a week as opposed to a coarser one once a week. This is best performed progessively rather than agressively, as too harsh of a method can leave you with micro damage in your skin and leave it MORE stressed and sensitive. Chemical exfoliation is the act of using alpha hydroxy acids to break down the proteins that hold dead skin cells together. It’s as simple as using an AHA night cream or serum every other day. If your new to using AHAs , I always suggest starting slowly as too much too soon can leave you feeling itchy and irritated.
Supplements for your skin
Add vital nutrients to your diet by supplementing with omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins A, C and E. This will aid your skin in reversing summer damage and boost its immune function in preparation for the winter months ahead.
Wear sun protection daily- all year round.
The weather may be cooler but UVA and UVB rays are still http://www.buyambienmed.com damaging to the skin. Contrary to popular belief cloud cover is NOT a deterrent to the suns damaging UV rays. To make things easiest on yourself, invest in a quality daytime moisturizer with a minimum of SPF 30 broad spectrum sun protection. It’s the simplest way to prevent wrinkles and premature aging.
Reevaluate your skin care routine
The change in the seasons brings changes in our skin needs. During summer months you were most likely using a lighter less emollient moisturizer. with the advent of fall you will more than likely need something heavier, to deal with the cooler weathers drying effects on your skin. Take this opportunity to purge yourself of any makeup or products that may be expired or have gone rancid.
Book a professional Facial or Chemical peel.
I always tell my clients that the single best thing you can do for your skin is proper, quality home care. However, sometimes the summer months can leave you with stubborn sun damage or persistent acne. To speed the process along and get results faster and with less frustration, book a deep pore cleansing facial or a series of chemical peels with an experienced and certified esthetician. Professionally performed skin analysis and facials can give you better insight into underlying issues that may be the cause of your skin concerns. A good esthetician will examine your skin thoroughly and make reccomendations for any adjustments to your skin routine that may be needed.
Do you want to get gorgeous and glowing? Schedule your skin consultation online or call/text 604-217-7180 today.