5 Practices to Prepare your Skin for Colder Weather

With fall weather upon us, it is the perfect time of year to re-evaluate your skin’s needs. Many people find that their skin is dryer during the colder months, so proper hydration is paramount to your health and appearance. Additionally, certain products and services are best utilized when you are spending less time in the sun.

Here are 5 actions you can take as we kiss the warm weather goodbye:

  1. Visia Analysis

Our state-of-the-art Visia machine is located in the Oculus Skin Care Center, allowing our medical estheticians to see exactly how your skin’s texture, pigment, and pores are looking. You get to see how well your skin is aging, so it’s a great way to track progress and hone in on best practices for care and prevention. We can use your analysis to customize products and services best suited for your face.

  1. Chemical Peel

Now is a great time to come in for a chemical peel. Many of us accrue summer sun damage, even if we don’t realize it, and a chemical peel offers the opportunity to remove those damaged skin cells.

  1. Topical Vitamin A

Because the days are shorter and we find ourselves spending less time outside, it’s a good time to start using a topical vitamin A solution to resurface the skin. We highly recommend Jan Marini’s Age Intervention Enlighten MD, which helps to smooth away fine lines and wrinkles as well as lighten brown spots.

  1. Topical Moisturizer

Some common practices can help your skin stay hydrated, like drinking plenty of water or using a humidifier, but daily moisturizers for the face and body are a must. Epionce offers two great products: Intense Nourishing Cream for the face and Renewal Enriched Body Lotion for the body. These moisturizers hydrate lower epidermal layers, teaching your skin to hold in its own moisture at deeper levels.

  1. Oral Supplements

Healthy skin starts from within, so be sure to compliment your diet with healthy fats from natural sources like avocados and salmon. An extra way to assure that your skin is getting the nutrients it needs is to take a supplement. We recommend medical-grade supplements for a higher standard, and our in-house line of Opti-Epa is a wonderful option.

These practices will get you well on your way to healthy, vibrant skin. If you would like to go beyond the prevention and maintenance of your face, surgical options will allow you the opportunity to set back the clock. Many patients find the colder months the ideal time for cosmetic procedures—especially laser resurfacing—because staying out of the sun facilitates an optimal recovery. People also have more time off work toward the end of the year, making the recovery time less stressful. Plus, you won’t have to miss any beach days!

To schedule an appointment with us, please call (404)256-1500.