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How to Transition Your Skin-Care Routine for Fall Like a Pro

Believe it or not, fall is right around the corner. Once again that tricky time between seasons will arise—you know, when it’s not quite warm enough to sport that crisp new peacoat yet somehow last month’s newly purchased, open-toed wedges just don’t fit the bill. Gone are the high-humidity, sun-drenched afternoons and in their place, dry wispy winds, causing the onslaught of cracked cuticles, parched lips and, unfortunately, transitional skin.

One of our client's biggest concerns is blotchy skin that leads to skin unevenness. In the Fall exfoliation is key weather it's home with an acid peel or in our office with the use of medical-grade chemical peels, microneedling, or fractioned lasers like our Venus Viva which targets pigment to even out color and help with the reduction of fine lines. Some may also suffer from clogged pores—the work of months of slathering on thick sunscreens and bronzers—for which we love to recommend our DiamondGlow facial Dermaplane add-on! This treatment helps clear imperfections and banish blackheads.

The changing of seasons requires a shift in products, too, even for the most paired-down of routines. It's best to switch to a creamy cleanser that doesn’t foam up so skin doesn’t get stripped of its natural oils. We also recommend skipping daily toner and incorporating a hardworking and hydrating serum like SkinMedica's HA5 which infuses a hefty amount of hyaluronic acid into the skin. And now is the time to reintroduce retinols back into your routine.

Perhaps most importantly? Pile on the moisture. As the weather gets cooler, take your moisture levels up and swap to a thicker cream. Eyes too need some attention: Look for something in a jar or a pot as opposed to a lotion like SkinCeuticals A.G.E. Eye Complex. Also, start stashing hardening masks made with clay or kaolin in favor of moisturizing ones, formulated with hyaluronic acid and ceramides to help stave off dryness.

And don’t forget the SPF! We urge all of our clients to continue to wear sunscreen every day—even on cloudy days. Just one application of SPF in the morning will do!

If you need help figuring out the best products for your individual skincare needs, schedule a complimentary consultation with us at 610-246-8657!

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