How do you take care of your skin in autumn? Our Toronto-based Gidon Aesthetics & MediSpa team believes that this season is a great time for a skin reset. Our skin prefers consistency, so any sudden changes in weather can be disruptive. As our skin adjusts to changes in the environment, such as the shift from summer to fall, it can often be difficult to maintain hydration. As the weather cools, it’s not just your wardrobe that needs adjusting, your skincare routine does too. The cooler, drier, and windier weather of autumn can take a toll on your skin. The skin barrier can be damaged, resulting in dryness, inflammation, and irritation. Continue reading for some basic tips on how to adjust your skincare routine for autumn.

  • Hydration

Cooler temperatures and lower humidity levels can strip your skin of moisture, leading to dryness, flakiness and rough skin. To combat these changes, choose a hyaluronic acid serum to retain water in your skin and a richer moisturizing cream morning and night to maintain an intact skin barrier. Take quick showers with warm, not hot, water and apply body moisturizer right after.

  • SPF is Still Important

Although the weather is cooler, remember that the sun’s UVA rays are harmful year-round. Apply a mineral based sunscreen of at least SPF 30 to all exposed areas of skin every day. Applying sunscreen should remain a crucial part of your routine to protect your skin from premature aging and environmental damage.

  • Use Vitamin C Serum

One way to help maintain glowing, vibrant skin long after summer ends is to include topical vitamin C in your routine. This antioxidant will help maintain brighter, more moisturized skin with a more even tone and texture. Vitamin C stimulates collagen production and helps reverse skin-damaging free radicals caused by ultraviolet light.

  • Use a Retinol or Glycolic Acid

Retinol and glycolic acid help exfoliate the dead surface skin to smooth the skin and allow moisturizers and skincare products to penetrate more effectively. They also stimulate collagen, help reverse sun damage and give a radiant appearance to the skin.

  • Professional Treatments

Aesthetic treatments can also help to reverse some of the damage caused to your skin during the summertime. For example, superficial treatments such as chemical peels and microdermabrasion can slough away dead surface cells to speed up cell turnover for smoother, brighter skin. More aggressive laser treatments can stimulate collagen, reverse sun damage and give skin a radiant glow for a healthier, more youthful appearance.

How should you take care of your skin in autumn? Contact our Toronto-based Gidon Aesthetics & MediSpa team to find out more. Call us at 416-483-4541 or submit a contact form to request a consultation.