Dry, colder weather is dehydrating to the skin. Nourish your skin from the inside by boosting your water intake. Fall is typically a busy time, and it’s easy to loose focus on healthy eating habits. Eating foods with foods that are rich in antioxidants and fatty acids will help keep you on the right track. Stock up on carrots, cucumbers, blueberries, and greens. Seafood that is rich in fatty acids like salmon will be sure to give your skin a boost internaly during the the dryer months.
What about moisturizers? Typically your told to load up on moisturizers. While using a richer feeling product will help lock in your own skins moisture it is beneficial to consider a gentle daily or weekly exfoliant that will be sure to help you succeed with better hydration through the dryer months. Over-exfoliating will over-stimulate and irritate your skin. Make sure to apply your Serum and moisturizer right
Sun protection is important all year round. Continue to wear sunscreen daily, even during cloudy days. Invest in a good, broad spectrum sunscreen. Stick with the physical sunscreen ingredients. Topical zinc is known to help reduce inflammation in the skin and help with hydration.
Using overnight masks are a wonderful way to help your skin transition into the cooler months. Consider using a mask that is formulated with moisturizing ingredients, such as ceramides and hyaluronic acid.
HydraFacials and Carboxy Thearpy treatments are great in office procedures are great this time of year. They are gentle options for exfoliating away cellular debris and deep-seated dirt to give you a clean slate, while smoothing out uneven texture and calming inflammation.
This is the time to prepare your skin for in office procedures that will help get rid of photo damage, fine lines and wrinkles and help firm and tighten your skin. If your skin is prepaired for these procedures you will have a better outcome that will help insure your safety. It’s never a good idea to have a laser treatment or chemical peel with out making sure your skin is ready for it.