Fall Skin: Getting Ready with Microdermabrasion
- Posted on: Sep 15 2018
Autumn is a challenging time for many aspects of our lives. It’s still warm enough (or hot enough) to wear shorts and enjoy a campfire at night, but the swimming pools are closed and the kids are going back to school. When you’re out in the elements, things get trickier. Bringing a sweater along everywhere becomes a necessity. Your skin is also adjusting to the new season. It’s working to transition to cooler, drier air, which can often spell red, flaky, or blotchy skin.
Keep reading to learn about the best ways to help your skin transition to autumn, all while maintaining its radiance and healthy complexion.
Exfoliate & Moisturize
The moisture in the air during summer helps our skin stay happy, because it needs moisture to work properly. If you’ve ever traveled to somewhere really dry and cold, you may have noticed a drastic change in how your skin behaved. Instead of vacation, now, your skin is adjusting to colder weather coming to town.
You can help your skin cope, and one of the best ways to help your skin adjust is by incorporating exfoliating treatments into your routine. Look into gentle scrubs or acid treatments, and start slow. Try your exfoliating treatment just once or twice a week at first, and see how your skin adjusts.
You should notice the dead, flakey skin disappearing, which will help your skin absorb moisture better. Switching out your lightweight moisturizer for a more rich formula can also help your skin adjust to drier air. If you love your moisturizer, consider adding a layer of oil. Squalane is a gentle option that can give your skin much-needed moisture.
Treat Your Skin
Fall is the best time to invest in your skin. UV rays are less prevalent, so you don’t have to obsess about staying out of the sun. Plus, if you have sun spots or fine lines from all that time in the sun, it’s best to get rid of them before they set up shop! Microdermabrasion is a great exfoliating treatment that also boosts collagen-production. Microdermabrasion treatments can be especially helpful if you are concerned about fine lines, hyperpigmentation, large pores, or a loss of volume.
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