Summer has come and gone but the effects it had on your skin remain. Long hours under the sun can damage your skin in the form of sunburns and age spots, while sun exposure over time can cause premature wrinkles to surface. Fortunately, making a few adjustments to your beauty regimen can revitalize your skin just in time for fall. In this blog post, Dr. Sean Maguire shares his favorite beauty tips for the fall season.
Try a New Moisturizer
A common mistake many people make is using one type of moisturizer year round. But just as the weather changes, so too should your moisturizing serum. Cooler, drier weather means your skin needs all the moisture it can get. A heavy cream or oil-based serum can give your skin an extra boost of moisture to combat the colder weather. The extra moisture is also helpful if you sustained sun damage during the summer, such as age spots and sunburns. For even brighter, hydrated skin, remember to drink six to eight glasses of water throughout the day.
Don’t Put Away the Sunscreen
Just because you’re not spending time at the beach or poolside doesn’t mean you shouldn’t practice proper sun protection. The fall season generally means spending more time indoors, but even with limited sun exposure, you are still susceptible to sun damage, including wrinkles and fine lines. What’s more, the sun’s harmful rays can penetrate through clouds and reach your skin. Always apply sunscreen before heading outdoors, and remember to reapply it every couple of hours. Prevent crow’s feet and wrinkles around the eyes from forming by always packing a pair of sunglasses.
Carry Lip Balm and Hand Moisturizer
When it comes to skin care, the hands and lips are two delicate parts of the body that are often overlooked. However, dry cuticles and chapped lips are common during the fall and winter months. If you wore lip gloss all summer, it’s time to exchange it for lip balm. Keep hand lotion handy to apply whenever needed.
Seek Professional Help
If you are seeing visible signs of sun damage or premature aging, don’t be afraid to reach out for help! Dr. Sean Maguire is a skin care expert who offers a variety of skin rejuvenation treatments, including laser treatments and chemical peels. He also offers several non-invasive injection treatments that can help keep your skin looking vibrant and youthful through fall and beyond. Learn more about your facial rejuvenation options by scheduling a one-on-one consultation today. Contact the Physician’s Center for Beauty by calling (502) 897-7546.