Changing Skincare Product Routines for Fall/Winter, Part 2
In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the basics on how many skincare routines naturally change as we transition from summer to the cooler season. Both due to dryness, temperature drops and other factors, there are several reasons why you might tweak your product usage and other areas of your skincare regimen as the seasons change.
At the offices of Steven Jepson MD, we complement our fantastic med spa treatments like Botox and Juvederm with a wide line of skin care products, from anti-aging options to mineral makeup and several other varieties useful for both treatment recovery and overall youthful skincare. In today’s part two of our series, we’ll go over a few additional tips on changing your routine for the seasonal shift.
Summer is over, so that means sunscreen can be put away until the springtime, right?
Wrong. Extremely wrong. Sunscreen is one of your top anti-aging tools for the skin throughout the year, including the cooler periods. Just because the temperatures are cooler doesn’t mean the sun’s rays aren’t still shining through and impacting your skin – even on cloudier days, indirect sunlight can create aging signs within the skin. Any prolonged sun exposure should include you wearing quality, high-SPF sunscreen that offer broad spectrum protection from both UVA and UVB rays, both to avoid short-term burns and unsightly skin and to keep your skin young and in great shape moving forward.
Exfoliation is vital for keeping the skin smooth and hydrated, but it’s important – especially during the cooler, dryer months – not to take this too far. Overdoing exfoliation will remove too many surface skin cells, which will actually remove moisture and lead to irritation. Most forms of exfoliation can be done up to three or four times per week if needed, but you should monitor your skin if you reach the upper limits of this range and should consider less exfoliation if irritation takes place.
Down similar lines, there are many hydrating face masks out there meant to cover the entire face. These contain huge quantities of nourishing nutrients, and are designed for several different skin types based on your needs. If you’re acne-prone, for instance, you can choose masks that have hyaluronic acid or other helpful ingredients.
For more on changing your skincare routine during the fall and winter periods, or to learn about our skincare products or any of our medical spa services, including laser treatments, speak to the staff at the offices of Steven Jepson MD today.