As the seasons change, you need to make a summer to fall skin care transition. There are two big changes to make in your skin care in the fall. The first is to start an anti-aging skin care program in earnest ASAP. The second is to protect your skin hydration before winter chapping and dryness sets in.
What Are the Best Anti-Aging Summer to Fall Skin Care Routines to Start in the Fall Season?
Fall is the absolute best time of year to push for your anti-aging skin care goals. The best and most effective products to lessen wrinkles, brighten your complexion to a youthful luster, and fade age spots can all make you more sun sensitive. Plus, many of the best anti-aging non-surgical procedures can’t be done if you have any little bit of a tan. This means that fall through late spring is your number one time to turn back the clock on your skin – and the sooner you start that, the more results you will get come spring when it’s skin-baring time again.
Use products like a retinoid on your facial skin. Choices include prescription Retin A or Renova or the professional-strength over-the-counter retinol products like Retinol Intensive Anti-Wrinkle Night Cream.
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Be sure to wear a good broad spectrum sunscreen to block the fall UVA rays, which are out as intensely in fall and winter, as they are in summer. UVA penetrates your skin deeply to cause wrinkles that last a lifetime. The sunscreens I trust the most for UVA protection are zinc oxide-based, such as Suntegrity BB Cream for drier skin, MDSolar Sciences for oily skin, and Citrix for all skin types and all-over protection.
Use glycolic acid on your face and body. Again, professional products will get you more results because they are formulated to be stronger. Try one of my Facial Glycolic Acid Kits along with a good broad spectrum sunscreen to get the benefits of physical exfoliation and the instant brightening of your complexion, along with the polishing and deep hydration that comes from the glycolic acid. See sun spots fade and your skin texture take on a youthful dewy luster that also helps combat winter skin dryness.
For your face, try my Facial Glycolic Acid Kit.
For the rest of your body, try my Body Glycolic Acid Kit.
See your dermatologist, plastic surgeon, or skin care professional to discuss the range of non-surgical procedures available today to turn back the clock on your skin. Some of these procedures can make huge improvements in your complexion with minimal to no downtime. Procedures such as IPL, laser, microdermabrasion and chemical peels are all best done between now and spring. Once your skin has lost any summer tan, you are the best candidates for these procedures. That’s why this is the time of year to get a consultation and to create your treatment plan or wish list.
How Do I Get My Skin Ready to Prevent Winter Dryness?
Getting your skin in top hydration fitness now will go a long way to combat winter chapping and dryness. That includes using a deeply hydrating moisturizer after toweling dry every time you wash your skin. For your face and body consider a natural product made with hydrating plant botanicals oils such as All Natural Face and Body Butter.
Don’t forget how chapped your hands can become as dry fall and winter weather combines with cold and flu season’s hand-washing mania. Be prepared with non-drying hand cleanser and a non-greasy, but deeply hydrating, hand cream at every sink.
Follow this guide to best transition from summer skin care to fall skin care.
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