Skin Stress

Causes of skin stress during the summer include, sun, pollution, salt water/chlorine, indoor air conditioning, and persistent sweat when outdoors. By end of summer, you may be experiencing worsened or new pigmentation in your skin, new or worsened acne, or Ph imbalances such as dry or oily skin. For these reasons, fall is a great time to give your skin a little TLC. 

Here are the 3 areas we suggest focusing on: 

Address pigmentation issues from overexposure to the sun

1. PIGMENTATION ISSUES - Pigmentation issues such as sunspots, freckles, rosacea, and melasma will worsen with heat and sun exposure. Even with consistent use of sunscreen, UVB rays can still penetrate. There are a variety of correctional treatment options depending on what type of condition you have.

  • Chemical/Glycolic Peels - Effective for pigment that cannot be treated with lasers. Ideal for melasma and sunspots. Minimal downtime.
  • IPL Photofacial - Ideal for freckles, sunspots, brown spots and rosacea. It is also non-ablative which means no downtime. Pulse light therapy has been used in aesthetics for more than 20 years, so it is trusted and effective. Great to use it as an immediate, post-summer recalibration for your skin, helping to erase some of the newer, more surface-level damage before it becomes deep as other spots may be.

2. BALANCE YOUR SKIN - Dirt and pollution in the air, as well as hot humid clients can hinder our skin’s function and natural oil production. It’s not uncommon for those with a naturally oily skin type to experience surface dryness in the fall which can lead to acne and clogged pores. Those with normally dry skin may experience excess oil production, or increased dryness and dull skin. We suggest scheduling a complementary consultation with one of our aestheticians to recommend a treatment plan best suited for your skin’s needs.

  • Facials - Great for all skin types, quickly and effectively removes dead skin as well as vellus hair from skin allowing products to penetrate deeper into the skin. Helps improve dullness and surface dryness fast.
  • Chemical/Glycolic Peels - Peels are effective for treating all skin tones and types including both acne prone or dry, dull skin. Quick and easy, no downtime.
  • IPL Photofacial - IPL uses heat which encourages a natural healing response to build collagen and elastin, this can trigger skin tightening, a great added benefit of IPL. Other potential benefits include: reduction in redness, inflammation, and broken capillaries.

3. CHANGE UP YOUR SKIN CARE - The demands of your skin in the summer are very different than fall and winter. Going into fall and winter we experience less UVB rays, dryer air, and in most cases more time is spent indoors in central heat. We recommend switching up your:

  • Moisturizer
  • Cleanser
  • SPF

As you enjoy time outdoors through the rest of the summer, keep your skin health in mind. While we all love basking in the summer sun, it can be one of the most damaging forces to the skin. Over exposure to the sun causes sunspots, wrinkles, dull skin and potentially skin cancers. Keeping your skin healthy the entire year is our goal and hopefully yours. Our expert Estheticians can help you find a product regimen that targets your unique skin concerns, one that fits your routine and budget, and recommend skin services that meet your unique skin care goals.