This article was written by Alex Hendrickson of StyleBlueprint Nashville. In this feature, Dr. Jennifer Lee shares her recommendation for keeping skin moisturized into the fall and winter seasons. To read the full article, click here.
Although we wished it would never come, the last day of summer is upon us. We can no longer spend the long days basking in the sun, resulting in lighter locks and bronzed skin. But fear not, the experts are here to let us know how we can continue to look luminous. Products and treatments promise to help us maintain our summer glow and make sure it doesn’t fade away as summer turns to fall. Let their sage advice be the helping hand you need to prolong your sunkissed locks and skin.
Tinted Moisturizer + The HydraFacial MD
Recommended by: Dr. Jennifer Lee, Board-Certified Dermatologist and Medical Director | REN Dermatology & Laser Center
“If you want to continue sporting your summer color, try a tinted moisturizer like Revision Intellishade Original anti-aging tinted moisturizer with SPF 45 or EltaMD Daily Broad-Spectrum SPF 40. These moisturizers contain SPF so you’re protected from the sun, but are tinted so you look like you’re just returning from your summer vacation, even into the autumn months. They also provide good tinted coverage so you can skip heavy foundation.
“The HydraFacial MD treatment is insanely popular for a reason! The multi-step treatment provides exfoliation with a light chemical peel, extractions for clogged pores, vortex infusion of anti-oxidants and a hydrating serum. Great for peeling off summer build-up, unclogging pores from months of sweat, sunscreen and makeup. It leaves your face feeling smooth, silky and glowing!
“Dermaplaning followed by a chemical peel is just what your skin needs for the fall months — to help repair any sun damage from the summer, which may have caused new brown spots or dull texture. A hydroxy-acid based peel can shed dead skin and help your skin look smooth, clear and more even-toned.
“Fall is also a good time to start resuming your skincare regimen, which should include a vitamin C-based antioxidant in the morning (like NeoCutis Reactive) and a vitamin A retinoid cream in the evening (either prescription strength or SkinMedica Retinol). These products work on fine lines and wrinkles, sun spots and keeping skin clear and smooth. And of course, this is a good time to schedule your yearly skin cancer screening with your dermatologist to evaluate any new or potentially suspicious moles or other skin lesions. Skin cancers are caused by sun exposure, so if you suffered any sunburns this summer, come in and get checked over!”