The scent of pumpkin spice is wafting through the air. The days are getting shorter, and the temperature is dropping. Autumn is here.
But while cozy sweaters and colourful leaves are seasonal highlights, the diminished sun and colder weather means special care for your complexion may be necessary.
Autumn is a great opportunity to freshen up your skin care regimen. It’s time to rejuvenate and repair the damage of summer and buffer one’s complexion against the cold, dry winter.
Moisturize for the Season
In the summer, it’s best to use lighter creams and topicals, which keep the skin moisturised without clogging the pores. However, in the winter, the wind and cold means that the skin requires more hydration, which is what rich creams and products deliver. Some of our cold-weather favourites include Skinceuticals’ Triple Lipid Restore (Winner 2016 Allure Breakthrough Award) and Emollience.
SkinCeuticals Daily Moisturizer is generally a good choice for oily to normal skin, although there are more potent alternatives by Z.O. Skincare for those who experience dry or problem skin. In these cases, it’s generally best to consult with a professional to learn about the products that are most suitable and will yield the best results.
Repair and Protect
Even people who have diligently worn their sunscreen all summer will likely need to provide their skin with some defense against discolouration and ageing. If you’re seeing spots, a good product to try is SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF.
As a daytime vitamin C antioxidant face serum, it delivers advanced environmental protection and diminishes the appearance of fine lines and discolouration. After cleansing in the morning, just apply a few drops before other skincare products.
The product is effective because of the 2% Phloretin content, which neutralizes damaging free radicals and helps improve cell turnover. By synergistically combining with other antioxidants, including 10% pure vitamin C (L-ascorbic Acid), and 0.5% Ferulic Acid, SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF is an incredibly protective serum that helps reduce the appearance of discolouration.
Another great serum especially for people ages 25-40 is the Hydrating B5 Gel, which replenishes moisture and restores radiance for a smoother complexion. For those over 40, Skinceuticals H.A. Intensifier is a multi-functional corrective serum that helps amplify the skin’s hyaluronic acid levels and provides a variety of benefits. With botanical extracts like liquorice root and purple rice, it reduces the look of crow’s feet, laugh lines, and acts as a good all-round serum that improves firmness, smoothness, and facial plumpness.
The right products and treatments are critical if you wish to improve the health and beauty of your skin. From soothing serums and plumping gels to nourishing moisturisers, book a consultation to learn which products work best and treat your skin to a hit of hydration just in time for winter.
Book your skincare consultation an appointment with Dr. Kamani at 604.222.9998.