Changing Skincare Product Routines for Fall/Winter, Part 1
It’s always ideal to stop and consider a given skincare routine at least a few times per year, and the changing of the seasons is often a great time for this sort of approach. For instance, the transition from summer into the cooler fall and eventually the cold winter is often a great opportunity for numerous individuals to consider their skincare regimen and whether it’s optimal for both their needs and the time of year.
At the offices of Steven Jepson MD, we’re proud to offer not only high-quality medical spa skin services like Botox, laser treatments and many others, but also numerous excellent skincare products. From our anti-aging line to items like mineral makeup and many others, we have all the products you need for everything from a daily skincare routine to maintenance of one of our various treatments. Now that we’re into fall, this two-part blog series will go over some transitional themes across many common skincare products to help you keep your skin in great shape this season.
In particular, especially in a dry place like Utah, there are many performance cleansers out there that actually dry out the skin and irritate it through the removal of skin lipids. Plenty of individuals will want to avoid these, instead prioritizing creamier formulas that cleanse the skin without removing any natural moisturizing elements. This is particularly important during the fall and winter, where the air tends to dry out even further.
If you use serums regularly for your skin, chances are your usage will increase during the fall and winter. The combination of colder temperatures and indoor forms of heating lead to more moisture being pulled out of the skin, requiring a good serum to keep it moist and prevent the signs of aging. We recommend hydrating serum with hyaluronic acid for anyone with skin dryness concerns.
If you use a toner, be very sure it does not strip surface oils from your skin that block the barrier function – which protects against moisture loss. There are plenty of toners available to restore pH balance while also offering antioxidant protection.
During the warmer period of the year, it’s generally best to use lighter moisturizers that are breathable for the skin. During cooler times, on the other hand, it’s often good to switch to a heavier, more protective moisturizer that will boost hydration.
For more on how to alter your skincare product routine for fall and winter, or to learn about any of our med spa treatments or services, speak to the staff at the offices of Steven Jepson MD today.