The first day of fall is here, and with that means the end of summer. But as we say goodbye to beach weather, bikinis, and long days, the skin damage brought on by summer remains while new skin concerns emerge with the change in weather. Whether you have sun damaged skin or chronic skin issues such as acne-prone skin or dry skin that comes with the changes in the weather, we have the post-summer skin care solutions to help.
Post-Summer Skin Care Problems Solved at Skin by Lovely
Common skin problems during any weather change include unexpected breakouts, oily complexions or dry skin. Following the sun exposure that comes with summer, sun damage is also a common complaint. Solution options range from washing your skin consistently with a gentle cleanser, like our Alastin Gentle Cleanser, that is right for your skin type to seeking professional treatments like a chemical peel.
Oily and Acne-Prone Skin Care
If you’ve tried over-the-counter treatments for your oily or acne-prone skin with little to no success, a chemical peel may be the answer. Chemical peels often result in smoother skin along with a brighter complexion. To treat oily skin or acne, a salicylic acid peel is recommended by The American Academy of Dermatology for best results. The VI Peel is gentle enough for all skin types but delivers real results for acne prone skin or patients with oily complexions who wish to prevent breakouts.
Skincare companies add salicylic acid to products like creams, washes, and cleansing cloths. This ingredient works by removing a layer of dead cells from the skin’s surface. When dead cells hang out on your skin, they tend to clog your pores. Not all products are created equal, however, and some may have drying ingredients in them that will make your condition worse. It’s best to consult with a skin care professional before trying a new product, especially one that’s purchased over-the-counter.
Don’t skip moisturizing. In fact, keep your skin healthy and breakout-free by applying a moisturizer in the morning and at night. Select one that complements your skin rather than one that aggravates it. Avoid using a heavy moisturizer if your skin is oily. Instead, choose one that that’s oil-free and light, and make sure that it has hydrating elements. Try the Alastin Ultra Nourishing Moisturizer, available in our online store.
Getting Rid of Acne Scars
If you suffered through severe acne, scars often develop even after the condition has cleared up. Chemical peels and microneedling can diminish the appearance of acne scars. Microneedling involves a specialist using tiny needles to stimulate the body’s natural healing process and speed up skin cell turnover.If you’re not ready for this type of cosmetic treatment, then you can still achieve skin that’s ready for fall by using Jane Iredale BB Cream or a dermal roller for home microneedling with a topical hyaluronic serum such as NeoCutis Hyalis+. If you’re over the age of 21 and living with pitted acne scars, dermal fillers containing hyaluronic acid may be injected to smooth out your skin texture.
Dry Skin Care
To prevent and treat dry skin you should avoid hot showers and use a gentle cleanser. If the problem persists, a chemical peel can treat your dry skin, such as a gentle SkinMedica peel or VI Peel. An alpha hydroxy acid is the best choice for dry skin because this type of peel treats your skin at the surface level.
When dry skin is an issue, adopt a moisturizing cleanser in the shower. A refining cleanser/chemical exfoliation product like SkinMedica AHA/BHA will remove the debris from your pores and eliminate excess oils, makeup, and impurities from your face.
It’s never too early to begin using a deep moisturizing night cream. This will ensure your skin retains its elasticity and smoothness. By beginning a consistent routine now that involves a refining deep hydration product, such as DEJ Night Cream, you’ll be taking proactive steps to protect your skin throughout your life.
Post-Summer Skin Care for Sun Damaged Skin
If you’ve spent too much time in the sun and it has already damaged your skin, there are ways to counteract the effects. For instance, sun damage can cause uneven
pigmentation to develop. If you’re dealing with this problem, a chemical peel such as the Cosmelan Depigmentation Peel can help resolve it.
When it comes to sun damage, skin care specialists also perform microneedling for pigmentation issues.
At home, apply topical Vitamin C, such as the Revision C+ Correcting Complex 30%. Always follow that with a physical block sunscreen. The sunscreen, of course, protects your skin from further sun damage, while the Vitamin C works to fade your existing hyperpigmentation caused by UV exposure. If the hyperpigmentation is severe enough that you want to cover it up without clogging your pores, we recommend the Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream This product allows your skin to breathe.
Want to Learn More About Post-Summer Skin Care?
To learn more about post-summer skin care, schedule an appointment with us at Skin by Lovely. Our treatments range from chemical peels to injectable fillers. We also offer a range of skin care products and cosmetics that improve the appearance of skin. Get all of your your post-summer skin care needs met at Skin by Lovely in Santa Monica, CA, Portland, OR or Lake Oswego, OR.