Skin Care Routine For The Colder Months

Winter is officially in the air. The temperature is dropping, the air is drier, and the leaves are falling. It is time to begin a skin care routine and ritual, starting with the use of regular exfoliation and retinol creams. If you stop or slow down the use of retinol or Retin A during the summer months, now is the time to start reapplying it along with the use of glycolic or lactic acids.

Regular facial exfoliation will help to prep the skin for in-office treatments along with immediately brightening the skin.

We recommend:

  • Sente Bio Complete Serum
  • SkinMedica AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser

Sente Bio Complete Serum has a time-released retinoid for minimal irritation and HAS (Hepron Sulfate Analog) to nourish and support the renewal of healthy skin cells. The use of AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser sloughs away the top layer of skin-refining the appearance of pores and brightening skin. These two products should be used along with a regular skin care routine and regimen of peptides or growth factors, antioxidants, such as vitamin C, and of course, an appropriate SPF.

Personally, I like to start my fall skin care routine with a chemical peel. Chemical peels or refining facial treatments are a great start to slough away the summer skin, pigmentation, and clogged pores. Chemical peels are safe to administer on tanned skin and can immediately brighten dull, dehydrated skin. Minimal downtime for most peels.

Next up in my fall skincare routine, BBL or HALO is recommended to improve pigmentation, facial veins, and deeper lines and wrinkles. BBL or BroadBand Light therapy is a pulse light using light energy to target and minimize brown spots and facial veins. The heat energy will also help to stimulate your skin cells to regenerate. This process is done in a series of 3 treatments. Results are seen as early as 7 days post-treatment, but optimal results will be seen about 8 weeks post-series of treatments. Makeup can be worn immediately after the treatment is completed. HALO is a hybrid laser used to superficially resurface the skin ablative and non-ablative. Meaning we are removing several of the top layers of skin and causing a controlled injury deeper into the layers of skin to help regenerate healthy skin cells and minimize deeper, more significant discoloration. 1-2 treatments are recommended.

Finally, a good winter skin care routine consists of regular skin maintenance. Maintaining the results of procedures is extremely important. We cannot stop the aging process. Therefore, continuing with a consistent skin care routine or regimen at home along with in-office procedures at least every 8-12 weeks is most important to keeping our skin looking like it does after treatments. Healthy skin will continue to stay healthy as long as we take care of it.

At The Skin Center by CPS, we offer a variety of skin care products to help you maintain your skin glowing during the colder months.

Scroll down for some of our favorite products you can add to your routine:

Alastin New A-Luminate –  A multi-faceted skin brightener clinically proven to minimize the appearance of dark spots. Improves discoloration and protects against future damage. All the brightening benefits, minus the irritation – for a more even-looking skin tone and luminous complexion.

ZO BrightAlive – Clinically proven, multi-modal skin brightener. Increases luminosity, visibly improves skin clarity and fades the appearance of dark spots. Promotes even skin tone and minimizes relapse of dark spots. Reduces the impact of skin aggressors and improves skin radiance. 

SkinMedica – Lytera 2.0 Pigment Correction – Formulated to address even the most stubborn skin discoloration, regardless of skin type or genetic makeup. This formula helps support the results of multiple treatment approaches, including chemical peels, laser therapy, microdermabrasion, and prescription skincare products, such as hydroquinone.

Alastin Restorative Neck Treatment – Improves the appearance of crepey skin, fine lines, and wrinkles. Minimizes the appearance of redness and discoloration. Helps increase skin hydration for the delicate area between the chin and chest. TriHex Technology® to support the production of new, healthy elastin and collagen.

ZO Skin Health Firming Serum – Visibly tightens and firms the skin. Improves the appearance of sagging and skin laxity. Helps define facial contours, supports the appearance of healthy skin and the skin’s natural renewal process, and defends against free radical damage.

SkinMedica Neck Correct – Neck Correct Cream for Neck and Décolleté is a powerfully effective serum uniquely designed to prevent and address the visible signs of neck aging. This luxurious serum is clinically proven to visibly lift, firm, and smooth the skin.

Alastin – TransForm Body Treatment – Helps reduce the appearance of crepey skin anywhere on the body, including arms, hands, and knees. Hydrates skin from the inside out with key botanicals that support the production of hyaluronic acid and glycosaminoglycans. Includes TriHex Technology® to support the production of new, healthy elastin and collagen.

ZO Skin Health – Growth Factor – Formulated with a combination of plant and enzymatically derived growth factors, clinically proven to Improve the overall appearance of the skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, restore hydration and reinforce the skin’s protective barrier. 

SkinMedica – Firm and Tone Lotion for Body – Firm & Tone Lotion for Body is a powerfully effective, targeted treatment. Diminish the look of crepey skin. Address uneven skin texture, improve the appearance of body skin firmness and tone, and improve the look of sagging.

Alastin – Restorative Skin Complex Serum – Improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Includes Orathine and Hexapeptide 38 to help restore volume to thinning skin and improve elasticity. Helps protect the skin from further damage with potent antioxidants. Targets dullness and uneven skin tone. Includes TriHex Technology® to support the production of new, healthy elastin and collagen.

ZO Skin Health – Micro Facial Program Home Kit – Designed to restore softer, smoother, and naturally radiant skin without irritation or downtime. Ideal for all skin types, it helps to support the results of in-office treatments.

SkinMedica – TNS Advanced+ and HA5 + Eye Bright Kit 

TNS Advanced+ – This next-generation, skin rejuvenating formula improves the appearance of coarse wrinkles, fine lines, skin tone, and texture. It’s the only growth factor product proven to address sagging skin.

HA5 – Provides immediate smoothing in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and supports the skin’s natural ability to retain moisture resulting in radiant, rejuvenated tone and texture.

Instant Eye Bright – Re-energizes and rejuvenates to help eyes look brighter and more youthful. Instantly improves eyes’ appearance, including dark circles, sagging, puffiness, and lines. Works overtime to continue reducing the visible signs of aging skin and fatigue