We’re creatures of habit, so it may be hard to swallow when you’re told that your skin care regimen needs tweaking every time the season changes, but it’s true! What your skin needs and tolerates changes dramatically depending on the time of year. The key to achieving a luminous, head-turning glow year-round is dividing your skin care regimen into two main seasons — spring/summer and fall/winter. Here’s a closer look.
Autumn/Winter Skin Care
The chilly air and shorter days are a sure sign that laser skin rejuvenation season is here. The reason we love laser skin treatments after the summer is that lasers and the sun do NOT mix. Also, your skin needs help after a long, hot summer down the shore. The cooler months are the perfect time to reverse sun damage and hit the refresh button on your tired complexion with advanced laser skin renewing treatments like Halo™, BBL™ photofacials, MicroLaserPeel®, NanoLaserPeel™, and more.
As the indoor heat turns on, your skin can quickly become dehydrated, necessitating the switch to a more intense moisturizer. During the dead of winter especially, your skin is extremely susceptible to dryness and irritation from constant exposure to harsh cold and dry indoor heat. Calming, non-comedogenic skin care is the key here. If your skin is suffering, avoid excessive exfoliation with abrasive cleansers or acids like alpha hydroxy and stick with mild, gentle cleansers and moisturizers that are formulated to replenish hydration and soothe and restore parched skin. We can help you choose the perfect products for you during your consultation!
Sun protection is vital year round. However, as you find yourself outdoors more often, protecting your skin with an SPF 30 or higher is even more paramount. To make your skin protection a cinch, try using a daily moisturizer with an SPF which you apply first thing every morning. We can help you select a multi-tasking product that both protects and improves your skin.
For professional skin care treatments, it’s a great time to renew your skin with treatments that can be performed year round, such as microneedling, Human Growth Factors (HGF), HydraFacial®, and chemical peels. These treatments can be performed on all skin types at any time of year, though we recommend avoiding sun exposure regardless of the season to maintain the benefits of your skin treatments and products.
Your skin is an investment worth making, and we’re here to help you get the most from your treatments and products! To learn more about results-driven skin care regimens, call 973.567.6969 or request a consultation online today.
COR Medspa proudly serves Denville, New Jersey and the surrounding communities, including Randolph, Mendham, Morris Plains, Morristown, Chester, Livingston, Summit, Chatham, and Madison.