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It’s that time of the year when the weather is cooling down, the leaves are falling and the hues of summer are slowly turning into the rustic tones of autumn. All summer you’ve been battling the blazing sun to keep your skin protected so when all the sun and heat goes, you may think it’s safe.

Not so fast. UV rays still abound so as seasons change so do your skin care needs. Let’s look at a few fall skin care steps you can take before heading out for tricks and treats.

1. Exfoliation

Your skin changes just like the seasons do. A good exfoliation regimen can help you make that transition smoothly. Over summer, heat-damaged cells accumulated on the surface of your skin. Fall is a great time to gently exfoliate these cells to reveal the smoother, more vibrant cells beneath.

Use an oil-based exfoliating scrub to keep your skin hydrated and supple. The goal is to gradually transition your skin from the hot weather to the crisp weather of fall.

2. Sunscreen

Fall sunshine still contains UV rays that can age your skin prematurely if left exposed.

Don’t think that cooler weather translates to safer sun exposure. Sunscreen is still a must in the fall. Go with a sunscreen that is rated SPF 15 or higher to ensure full protection. Don’t forget to also protect your little ones as well; children also need UV ray protection even if it is closer to Thanksgiving break than swimsuit season.

3. Laser Hair Removal

Autumn comes with boots, leggings and sweaters that keep unwanted hair concealed. Fall is the best time to start laser hair removal treatments for three reasons: your skin isn’t over-exposed to the sun; fall and winter cause more hair growth due to the cold weather; laser hair removal requires a number of sessions. So don’t postpone your laser hair removal; start LHR treatments now and enjoy smoother skin by the time summer comes back around.

4. Med Spa Treatments

Gloomy weather and spending more time indoors affect your skin adversely. Laser-based skin rejuvenation treatments should help keep your skin feeling alive and vibrant during these dull times.

Going for a facial or a full-body massage can also help rejuvenate your skin and uplift your spirits, helping you feel and look more energized. Self-care spa trips can cause your body to release stress-relieving hormones such as endorphins that are good for you and your skin.

5. Hydrate

All summer you’ve been hydrating well and your skin was glowing. Now that it’s getting cool, it’s going to be hard to keep up the fluid intake you had during summer. Don’t stop! A great way to transition is to go from taking chilled drinks to room temperature or hot drinks. These will keep up your fluid intake and ensure your skin is well hydrated. Water should be your #1 hydrating fluid. You should also avoid downing too many sugary drinks, which can lower your intra-cell hydration levels.

6. Schedule a Consultation

The best way to find out what steps to take as fall rolls in is to schedule a consultation to see which procedures could work best for meeting your goals. Halloween marks the definitive season change between late fall winding down and winter waiting just around the corner. Fall skin care makes sure you enjoy the season with vibrant-looking skin before the holiday season really takes off.

 

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