Fall may bring cool nights and colored leaves to the Pacific Northwest, but a lingering reminder of summer in the form of unwelcome changes in your skin may be evident. Here are our five fabulous fall favorites to correct any summer sun damage, and prepare your skin for a Kirkland winter.#1 Peels:Your skin can become dull and dry during the summer months. Give your skin a refreshed, luminous appearance with Skin Medica peels. Not only will they reduce the appearance of wrinkles and discoloration, but will leave your skin feeling soft and rejuvenated!
Also known as intense pulsed light (IPL), this is the gold standard treatment for brown pigment (freckles, sun spots, etc.) or sun damage. A full face treatment can be completed in about an hour and can also be extended to the neck, chest, or arms. Providing great results with little to no downtime – this is a Northwest patient favorite!
One of the most powerful topical ingredients is derived from Vitamin A, available as prescription-strength retinoids or lessor-strength retinol. Originally developed as an acne treatment, retinoids are now used to turn back the hands of time by reducing wrinkles and sun damage as well as improving the overall texture of your skin.
As the months get colder your skin needs more moisture. Switch to a richer moisturizer like Skin Medica Ceratopic Replenishing Cream, formulated with ceramides. This special cream increases the barrier function of your skin, helping it retain moisture better.
Just because you won’t be lying on the beach doesn’t mean you can forget the sunscreen. Sun damage is one of the biggest causes of premature aging, so choose a sunscreen with at least an SPF 30. We love Skin Medica Daily Physical Defense and the Elta Gold tinted sunscreen.Curious about what YOUR fall skin care regimen should look like?Contact Us!