Its official. Fall has officially arrived.
The season of pumpkin-spice everything, sweater weather and foliage is in full swing.
And, as the seasons change, so should your skincare (just like your wardrobe). The fall brings a drop in humidity, which makes for dry, stale air- which means drier, duller skin.
It's transition time.
In the fall, the humidity drops, which makes for dry, stale air and dry, flaky skin. That means it’s time to replace that lightweight, oil-free, gel moisturizer with something slightly richer, like a serum or lightweight cream.
After months of laying in the summer sun, your skin probably needs some help to repair sun-damaged skin and prepare for the colder weather.
Making a few changes to your skincare routine during the fall is essential to keep your skin looking healthy, happy and hydrated.
Keep scrolling for the best tips, treatments and ingredients to add into your skincare routine to prepare for the change of season.
Dry, dehydrated skin is one of the most well-known causes of premature aging, and it can make those fine lines and wrinkles even more pronounced.
When humidity levels drop during the fall and winter, the moisture levels in our skin also drops. The air essentially sucks the moisture out of your skin.
While moisturizing your skin, wearing sun protection year-round and staying hydrated will help to improve dryness, sometimes your skin needs an additional boost to keep you looking your best.
For the ultimate glow-up, we recommend the JetPeel facial.
The JetPeel facial is a hyper-hydrating, deeply penetrating and super-plumping transdermal infusion system that treats a range of skin concerns, including dryness, acne, rosacea, fine lines & wrinkles, and uneven skin texture.
The JetPeel is 100% non-invasive with absolutely zero downtime-and it delivers visible, same day results.
Exfoliation is one of the best ways to shed dead skin cells and reveal fresh, healthy, and fully cleansed skin. If you don't exfoliate regularly, dry, flaky skin starts to build up on the skin, leading to clogged pores.
In the fall and winter, the natural skin shedding process slows down, which causes the skin to look drier, rougher and duller. Luckily, you can speed up the skin shedding process and revitalize your skin with a range of clinical skincare treatments.
These non-invasive, in-office treatments can help treat your unique skin concerns effectively, and properly exfoliate your skin for a smooth, radiant complexion.
Here are two of the fall favorite treatments we recommend for exfoliation at Flash Lab in NYC:
Clear + Brilliant: Often referred to as the “baby fraxel” the Clear + Brilliant Laser Facial is a gentle way to lighten brown spots or melasma, clear acne, shrink pores, smooth scarring and soften fine lines and wrinkles.
With minimal downtime, Clear + Brilliant is an excellent option for people who want a treatment that packs a punch without a significant healing process.
VI Peel: A client favorite, the VI Peel is a medium depth chemical peel that utilizes TCA, retinoic acid, salicylic acid, vitamin C, and phenol to exfoliate layers of damaged skin and reveal the smoother, brighter, fresh layers of the skin underneath.
The powerhouse formula is effective on all skin types and skin tones, and allows for a more targeted approach than traditional chemical peels. The VI Peel was designed to address a myriad of skin conditions, including fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, breakouts, sun damage and melasma and it stimulates collagen production for smoother skin.
The best part? Minimal downtime and discomfort.
Read about the VI Peel here.
Aside from in-office treatments, integrating powerful antioxidant ingredients into your skincare regimen can help to neutralize and erase some of the damage from sun exposure you experienced over the summer.
Looking for a way to erase summer pigmentation?
Try incorporating a Vitamin C formula into your daily morning skincare routine.
Vitamin-C protects the skin from damaging free radicals caused by sun exposure and prevents melanin production in the skin, which helps lighten and fade hyperpigmentation, correct uneven skin tone and restore radiance to the skin.
That's right. You need to apply a broad-spectrum SPF year-round, even when it’s cloudy and cold outside.
Since you’ll be switching to a heavier moisturizer in the fall and winter months, you can try a more lightweight SPF.
As the days get colder, it is essential to adjust your skincare routine to accommodate for these seasonal changes. By making a few tweaks to your regimine, you can prevent those breakouts and dry, flaky skin spells that often occur during the fall months.
There are a range of highly-effective, minimally invasive skin treatments that will rejuvenate your skin, and prepare for the cold, dry air ahead.
Ready For Your Fall Glow-Up?
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