Fall is almost here: the temperature is dropping, air is drier, and the leaves are starting to scatter across the ground. You may also notice that your skin is dry and flakey too, along with areas of unwanted pigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles. Well now is the time to begin your fall skin care rituals to repair your face from the damaging effects of summer sun exposure, and to protect your skin’s moisture barrier from the elements of the fall and winter, like dry air and wind. Here’s how you can reverse sun damage and prepare your skin for the upcoming holidays in three easy steps.
STEP 1: EXFOLIATION & HYDRATION
Exfoliation can be done with a simple exfoliating cleanser and a retinol product to slough off dry, damaged skin and minimize pores. Regular facial exfoliation will immediately brighten the skin, allow moisturizers to penetrate thoroughly into the skin, and prepare your face for in-office treatments for more effective results. Some of our favorite products to try are the new Senté Bio Complete Serum and SkinMedica’s GlyPro Exfoliating Cleanser.
Senté Bio Complete Serum has a time released retinoid, so you can have great exfoliation with minimal irritation, and HSA (Hepron Sulfate Analog) to nourish and support the renewal of healthy skin cells. The use of GlyPro Exfoiating Cleanser sloughs away the top layer of skin, refining the appearance of pores and brightening the skin for a radiant glow. Following exfoliation is hydration.
Adding SkinMedica’s Dermal Repair Cream to your daily regimen will hydrate, repair and protect the moisture barrier of our skin. Dermal Repair also has a high concentration of Vitamin C to give our skin extra protection against environmental elements that can cause premature aging.
STEP 2: FACIAL TREATMENT
Next on the cleanup list is an in-office facial treatment incorporating our professional products to boost the exfoliation of the skin, refine your skin’s appearance, and buff out clogged pores and dark discoloration. A refining facial treatment is like the ultimate car wash, wax and detail for your face – and the best part is that it’s completely customizable based on your skin’s needs and goals.
We use top of the line products from medical grade skin care companies such as SkinMedica, PCA Skin, Revision and SkinCeuticals, so you have a broad range of options and price points to choose from. Your Skin Health Professional will help guide you through the process of determining what is right for you.
STEP 3: BROAD BAND LIGHT THERAPY
Finally, even out your skin tone by getting rid of those dark spots, freckles, and pigmentation from sun damage. Sciton’s Broad Band Light (also known as Forever Young BBL) is a device that pulls out pigmentation from the skin while also treating red & brown areas of discoloration on the skin (such as broken capillaries). There is minimal downtime & discomfort and the results are dramatic. And to keep the skin even and clear after your light therapy treatment, we recommend SkinMedica’s Lytera 2.0 Pigment Correcting Serum; it helps prevent your skin from producing extra pigment, keeping your skin tone even and bright.
These 3 easy steps will help you reverse sun damage to your skin and say hello to a refreshed, radiant, and brightened complexion just in time for holiday parties and get-togethers. To meet with a skin care professional to determine your goals and care plan, schedule a complimentary skin care consultation by calling (704) 372-6846.