As we transition to fall, it’s a good idea to reevaluate your beauty regimen. The skin care routine that gave you that summer glow may not work as well during the cooler, drier weather. Newport Beach plastic surgeon Dr. Savalia shares some essential tips on how to care for your skin this fall.
Adjust Your Moisturizing Routine
Skin tends to get oily during warm weather, while it’s more susceptible to dryness during colder weather. For cooler weather, use a heavier cream serum or oil-based formula to give your skin added nutrients and hydration. At the Newport Beach Center for Plastic Surgery, we offer a range of high-quality skin care products and cosmetic lines that can keep your skin looking luminous. SkinMedica’s TNS Essential Serum is used to treat fine lines, wrinkles, dull patches and rough skin, while iS Clinical’s Firming Complex increases collagen production, which keeps your skin looking young.
Always Use Sunscreen
Southern California’s beautiful weather year round makes it almost impossible to ever put away sunscreen. But proper sun protection is important even in cold weather. The sun’s powerful UV rays can reach your skin even in cloudy weather, putting you at risk for sun damage including wrinkles and fine lines. For long-lasting protection, try SkinMedica’s Daily Physical Defense Sunscreen or iS Clinical’s Eclipse SPF 50+ Sunscreen, both which are ultra-sheer and oil-free.
Change Your Makeup
You will soon notice your summer tan fading, meaning you may have to find a new foundation color that adequately matches your natural skin tone. If summer left your skin discolored, try the Lytera Skin Brightening Complex, an in-home treatment that can brighten and even out your skin tone in as little as four weeks. Using matte makeup can give your skin a polished look this fall. Avoid using alcohol-based toner which can dry your skin. Make a habit of carrying lip balm and hand lotion in your purse to prepare for windy, dry weather.
Rejuvenate Your Skin
Restore your skin’s natural shine and beauty by exfoliating at least once a week. Exfoliating repairs sun damage by removing dead cells and unclogging pores. Use a gentle facial scrub before putting on your makeup, moisturizer and sunscreen.
One of the least invasive ways to improve the texture of your skin is with a chemical peel. A chemical peel removes the dead top layer of skin and promotes the growth of new skin cells for a fresh glow. Often times our patients like to combine a chemical peel with BOTOX or injectable fillers. BOTOX is especially popular because of the little downtime it requires; you can enjoy younger-looking, smooth skin in as little as 30 minutes after the treatment!
To learn more about how you can achieve a fresh fall glow, reach out to Dr. Savalia. Schedule a one-on-one appointment by calling the Newport Beach Center for Plastic Surgery at (949) 759-0980.