By Gwen De La Costa, Medical Aesthetician
It’s that time of the year again. Cute boots, cozy scarves, pumpkin spiced everything, and time for a change in your skincare routine!
With the air getting colder your skin needs a little extra hydration. The first step? Exfoliation!
The two best products for getting your skin turning over like the leaves on the trees are SkinCeuticals Retinol and Retexturing Activator. Retinol 0.5 is recommended for first-time retinol cream users and is ideal for continued use or for conditioning skin as a prerequisite to SkinCeuticals Retinol 1.0. I usually have clients start using retinol once a week, which helps cells turn over six times faster! Retexturing Activator is another great product that you can use every night since it’s very gentle and exfoliates as well as hydrates with hyaluronic acid. Fun fact: kombucha is an ingredient in Retexturing Activator! A byproduct of the tea fermentation process, this naturally derived ingredient has an antioxidant effect and promotes radiant, soft, smooth skin.
You can also add our new staff favourite – the H.A. Intensifier, to boost the skin’s hydration by 30%, and SkinCeuticals’ B5 Masque once a week. A humidifier is also a great idea to boost your beauty sleep and keep skin hydrated!
In terms of treatments, our SilkPeel® Dermalinfusion™ provides a deeper exfoliation and also infuses serums customized to your skin’s needs. Add on our Max+ LED Light Therapy treatment for that added vitamin boost and you’ll have hydrated, dewy and fabulously glowing skin by the time you step back outside all bundled up!
Another key thing to remember: wear sunscreen! Just because the sun is out less frequently doesn’t mean it can’t shine through the clouds. SkinCeuticals sunscreens are necessary all year round, and a little Colorescience Sunforgettable touch-up during the day helps too!
Remember, you can visit us any time if you need help customizing your skincare routine and adjusting it with the seasons. We look forward to seeing you!