By Kate Gronau
Fall is finally here! That means it is time to start replenishing and nourishing our skin again. The summer sun can be wonderful, but it is also damaging. Just 11 minutes of sun exposure does more damage to your skin than your body can repair in one day.
Sunlight has a profound effect on the skin that causes premature aging. UV exposure from the sun or other sources like tanning beds can cause collagen to break down at a higher rate than normal aging. With that being said, Fall is a time we need to start back on treatments to reverse any signs of sun damage.
Microneedling is one treatment we recommend, as it stimulates collagen production. It can also help with scarring as well, by breaking up the scar tissue that is binding down or causing it to look different than the surrounding skin. You will want to do this treatment in a series to get the best benefits for your skin.
With Microneedling treatment, you will want to pair it with a serum containing growth factors like SkinMedica’s TNS Essential Serum or even the TNS Recovery Complex. Growth factors are naturally occurring molecules which aid in cell growth — they are responsible for the repair of damaged skin. With microneedling and regular use of the right products at home, you’ll be on your way to much healthier skin! You can even buy SkinMedica from us online.
Another treatment that is perfect for Fall is a chemical peel. Chemical peels are great at helping to restore the skin from dehydration and sun damage. Depending on your skin’s needs we will determine which peel is right for you.
Chemical peels are also fantastic at removal of dead skin cells, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, etc. They also give your skin a beautiful glow that will have everyone noticing.
For best results, you want to do chemical peels in a series. You won’t see great results with going to the gym only once, right? Doing multiple treatments will get you to your desired results. For better product penetration, you can try adding dermaplaning with a peel for enhanced results.
The weather may be cooler, but the sun’s effects are still as damaging in the Fall. We always want to apply SPF, even if its overcast and no longer summer. This is especially important when you receive a chemical peel as the skin is freshly resurfaced. SkinMedica’s Essential SPF is perfect for post procedure as its mineral based.
Another product that I like to recommend after a peel — or in general as we head into the dry Fall and Winter seasons — is anything with hyaluronic acid. Jan Marini’s Hyla 3D or SkinMedica’s Ha5 work great as hyaluronic acid helps retain moisture.
A final Fall favorite product of ours is Jan Marini’s C-Esta Serum. Vitamin C is essential for younger, healthier looking skin! Vitamin C is shown to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin texture. Improve your skin regimen by using the right products.