Now fall is around the corner, it’s time to erase those sun spots and fine lines that may have crept up over the summer. The summer is a tough time to undergo skin procedures that increase sensitivity to the sun. Now is the time to start a skin care program to have your skin shining by the holidays.
A few procedures and topicals to consider for the fall:
- Peels. Peels are a great way to freshen up the skin. They can treat acne, brown spots and fine lines. Stay tuned for a future post dedicated to peels. Peels are what I miss most over the summer.
- Laser and intense pulsed light. Often you need more than one treatment (over several weeks) for optimal results, so start early to have your skin ready for the holiday parties.
- Laser hair removal. Skin cannot be tan for this procedure.
- Retin-A (and retinols) and bleaching creams. You may have taken a break for the summer. These creams take a few months to work so start soon (though start gradually because Retin-A can cause skin irritation if you use it too often).
Now is the time to get back to the skin care regimen!