We’re pretty lucky to live in San Diego. While the rest of the country is buckling in for a frigid, snowy winter, we get to enjoy the same sunny skies and warm temperatures year round. Though the weather doesn’t fluctuate much here in SoCal, it’s still important to adjust your skincare routine for the change in seasons.
After a summer of intense sun exposure and sweat, saltwater, and pollution clinging to your complexion, autumn is a great time to re-evaluate what your skin needs to regain that glowing, youthful look. Here are a few tips for transitioning your skin into fall:
Exfoliate dead skin cells
Summer activities can be pretty harsh on your skin. Before you can get to work minimizing fine lines and brightening your complexion, you need to clean out the gunk left behind by sweat and sunscreen. Exfoliating with an electronic brush will slough off any dead, flaky skin so the products you use are more effective.
At Siti Med Spa, we offer the medical-grade Clarisonic Pro Edition, which isn’t available in stores. It works to more effectively remove impurities from the skin than washing by hand alone. If your skin becomes irritated, limit use to every other night. As a final step, soak a cotton ball with toner and swipe your skin to lift off any debris that may be left behind.
Neutralize free radicals
Living in a city means we’re constantly exposed to pollution. When pollution gets into your skin it creates free radicals, which damage collagen and show up as fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. Not to mention, free radicals contribute to inflammation, which can exacerbate acne and rosacea.
That’s where SkinMedica professional skincare products come in. They’re made with antioxidants and other ingredients scientifically proven to prevent free radical damage and enhance the natural appearance of your skin. At Siti Med Spa, we’re proud to offer the LYTERA® Skin Brightening System, which includes products that diminish the appearance of dark spots, evens your skin tone, exfoliates and helps reduce the signs of aging, and cleanses the skin to boost the system’s brightening power.
Apply a serum
Serums are highly concentrated to nourish the inner layers of the fresh, new skin revealed by exfoliation. Applying a serum before your moisturizer can enhance your skin tone and texture and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. At Siti Med Spa, we offer the SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum, which is loaded with antioxidants and skin-brightening ingredients to promote a healthy complexion.
Moisturize with SPF
You probably already wear sunscreen to avoid sunburn and prevent the signs of aging, but did you know that the sun’s rays also worsen inflammation and hyperpigmentation? That’s all the more reason to apply SPF 30 every day. We recommend choosing a formula with antioxidants, which boosts sunscreen’s pollution-fighting and anti-aging powers.
Stock up on fall skincare at Siti Med Spa
Transitioning your skin into fall doesn’t need to be a major overhaul. With a few simple swaps to your product lineup and some changes in your daily routine, you’ll be able to enjoy healthy, beautiful skin year round.
At Siti Med Spa, we have all the skincare products you need to put your best face forward this fall. Give us a call or stop by our location in San Diego to talk to one of our friendly and knowledgeable staff members. We’d be thrilled to help you achieve the flawless, glowing complexion you desire.