We’re officially entering the transition months between summer and fall, and now is a great time to change up your skin care and beauty routine to accommodate for the change of the season. The cooler weather will take its toll on your skin, and you need to make sure you’re using the right products to protect and restore your skin each and every day. It will soon be time to trade those lightweight moisturizers and oil-free products for richer and intensive skin treatments.
Here are some important tips for preparing your skin for the cooler months ahead:
- Invest in a good facial scrub. Exfoliating at least once or twice per week with a good scrub will help you maintain that radiant glow and clear complexion. Get rid of dead skin cells to reveal healthy and radiant skin by using an enzyme scrub. One of my favorites – especially for the fall season – is the Glo-therapeutics Pumpkin Enzyme Scrub. Not only does it smell amazing, but it works especially well for buffing away dead skin cells and leaving your skin silky smooth.
- Use a vitamin E moisturizer at night. As temperatures start to drop, you’ll need to start using a more intensive moisturizer at night. Use an organic moisturizer that has a high concentration of vitamin E this fall. Vitamin E has restorative properties and is often used in anti-aging skin care lines. It’s a very healing treatment for the skin, and is a great way to keep your skin looking youthful and smooth this season.
- Apply a nutrient-infused toner after cleansing. Toning your face after a good cleanse will help to remove any extra oils and debris embedded in your pores, and also refresh your skin from inside out. One of my favorites is the PCA Skin Nutrient Toner. You can smell the pumpkin in this toner, and it’s also infused with amino acids, enzymes, and alpha hydroxyl acids which help to tighten up the pores and remove dead skin cells. Use this right after a cleanse or steam session to give your skin a boost.
- Treat sun spots. If you managed to acquire some sun spots or light freckles from all that fun in the sun this summer, start using a skin lightening serum or cream to spot treat the areas. You’ll need to use something with hydroquinone, or kojic acid which is less harsh on the skin. Plan on applying this treatment day and night for optimal results.
- Get a microdermabrasion treatment. Head to the spa for a professional microdermabrasion treatment to prepare your skin for the season ahead. Microdermabrasion is an intensive exfoliating treatment that will buff down your skin and also boost collagen production. As your skin heals and renews itself after the treatment, you’ll notice that superficial wrinkles, sun damaged skin, and even acne scars start to disappear.
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