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Transitioning Summer Skincare Into Fall

Top Tips for Taking Your Skin and Skincare from Summer to Fall

Be honest – how well did you do with taking care of your skin this summer? Did you wear sunblock every day? Always stay out of the sun during peak hours?

 We’re not here to judge! Whatever the condition of your skin as you step into fall, you’ll want to take steps to adjust your skincare routine for the change of season. We’ve pulled together some of our top tips for putting your best face forward this fall, from choosing the right skincare products to getting the best treatment to undo any damage from outdoor summer fun – because seriously, who can say no to the beach?  

 Start the Season with a Clean Slate

Even the most careful of sun lovers will undergo some level of skin damage during the hottest months. As the weather cools and the days shorten, you can begin your seasonal shift with treatments that refresh the skin by lessening sun damage and evening skin tone and texture. Two of our favorite suggestions are CoolPeel laser skin resurfacing and DiamondGlow facials.

 Not only does a CoolPeel treatment series reduce sun damage, it also lessens wrinkles, minimizes the appearance of scarring, tightens skin, and shrinks pores. CoolPeel is a CO2 laser, and if you are familiar with CO2 fractional lasers, you will know that it offers significant results. You also might have heard that these laser treatments require a few weeks of downtime. But that is not the case with the CoolPeel, which is one of the reasons we love it so much.

CoolPeel works by delivering short pulses of energy to targeted areas on the superficial layer of the skin only. That makes it much gentler than traditional CO2 lasers you might be familiar with. By removing the topmost layer of skin, CoolPeel reveals the healthier skin below to offer the results of a CO2 laser treatment without lengthy downtime. This treatment also stimulates collagen production, which helps tighten the skin.

For best results, we recommend a series of gentle CoolPeel treatments spaced about a month apart. Fall is the best time to get started with resurfacing your skin for the coming year.

As an accompaniment to a CoolPeel series or on its own, a DiamondGlow facial will simultaneously exfoliate, extract, and infuse your skin with serums to give you a smoother, more even complexion. It’s just what we all need to keep that summer glow without the summer damage

DiamondGlow is a next-level microdermabrasion treatment that sloughs off the top layer of skin while delivering topical serums to hydrate the newly revealed skin. With the recessed diamond tip wand, skin is deeply cleaned before being nourished.

You’ll see an immediate improvement in skin hydration and overall condition after your first DiamondGlow facial, and with additional treatments, you will notice less hyperpigmentation, smoother skin, and diminished lines and wrinkles. This non-invasive and pleasant treatment can renew skin on your face, as well as your décolletage, hands, or elsewhere, and it requires no downtime. You’ll actually leave your appointment already looking and feeling better!

 Autumnize Your Skincare Products

During summer, the emphasis with skincare is on keeping oil at bay and staving off breakouts, but in cooler months, it’s important to focus on hydrating the skin. You might have noticed yourself automatically reaching for heavier moisturizers during fall and winter, and that is just what you should be doing!

Two of our go-to fall facial moisturizers are Aireed MD Redew Intensive Hyaluronic Moisturizer, which will enhance your skin’s natural barrier and lock in moisture all day, and ultra-rich SkinMedica Dermal Repair Cream, which penetrates the surface of your skin with vitamins, retinol, hyaluronic acid, and omega-3 fatty acids.

Stick with Sunblock

You didn’t think we’d let you go without one more reminder to wear sunblock, did you? Although the sun is weaker during the fall, it is vital to continue protecting your skin from its rays throughout the year. This is especially important as you rejuvenate your skin with treatments like CoolPeel and DiamondGlow that reveal fresh, unblemished skin.

 We’ve shared a lot of tips for ensuring beautiful fall skin, and now here is some great news to go with it. We’re having a Skincare Boutique Sale this month! From September 11-17, GMS members receive 20% off all skincare products, and non-members receive 10% off all skincare products.

 You can purchase skincare products in person at one of our seven locations or online at www.gmsskinlab.com.