This is the time to either slough away the summer skin or work on building up your skin barrier in time for the colder months.
No one piece of skincare advice fits everyone as everyone has different concerns and different goals. Changing routines doesn't mean it is time to throw out all your summer products and buy a whole new skincare regime. The cooler months usually require some tweak or an addition to the routine.
The following is a base for anyone, female or male, teen or senior, for the morning: cleanser, moisturizer, sunscreen. For the evening: cleanser, and moisturizer. Once someone has more specific goals (aging, acne, hyperpigmentation) for their skin we look at specific types of the above products and potentially additions like serums, hyaluronic acids, vitamin C, lactic acid, salicyclic acid, or retinols.
A seasonal update for the cooler months could just mean a creamier or more emollient cleanser or moisturizer or it could mean adding a retinol in once or twice a week to increase skin cell turnover for brighter skin. Retinol stimulates fibroblasts to make collagen (stimulates the activity of fibroblasts and increases their number), improves skin elasticity (removes old elastin fibers) and promotes angiogenesis (new blood vessel formation). Some studies indicate that retinol also enhances production of elastin fibres.
When seasons change it is also a good time to look at in-office treatments like peels and micro-needling. If you are not sure where to start with your skin or need guidance on your skincare products or treatment ideas you can book with me here.
If you are interested in learning on your own time my Youthful Glowing Skin Digital e-course covers it all: what the skin barrier is, what foods and supplements are important for good skin health, how and why the skin ages, how hormones affect the skin and MORE!
Do you change your skincare routine for the colder months?
Your skin barrier is that top protective layer of your skin that keeps that good (water and oils) in and the bad (pathogens and UV) out. It protects the tissues and keeps our skin looking healthy and dewy