In Oregon, we enjoy four distinct seasons, and although this past summer was a scorcher we are also gearing up for autumn’s cooler days. At VIDA, this means we’re ready to help you with all of your fall skin woes. The skin is the largest organ of the body, and it’s external—meaning it handles an onslaught of trauma on a daily basis that ranges from sun damage to pollution. A change in weather also affects the skin, and as we segue from summer to autumn this isn’t great news for a lot of people. Fortunately, there are treatments and products that can help.

Colder, crisper air can dry out a lot of people’s skin. This also makes skin more sensitive than normal, and you might find that some of your stronger topicals start to sting. It’s always a good idea to have a consultation with a skin care expert at the change of every season to make sure your at-home regimen is as good as it can be. VIDA offers medical-grade skin care products and complimentary consultations so you can easily take the best care of you and your skin.

The Dull Days of Autumn

In addition to dry, sensitive skin, autumn can make skin look dull with poor texture. You might even notice some rough patches due to dryness. This isn’t a comfortable condition or one that looks good—especially if the dryness is so severe it causes cracking. Skin that is severely dry and doesn’t get the hydration it needs can become painful and start to split open. This is a sign of severe skin dehydration and also makes the skin vulnerable to bacteria and infections.

However, you can battle the effects of autumn weather with help from your Salem MedSpa. We’ll work with you to ensure you get the right medical-grade products for home use and are matched with the best in-office treatments to get your skin back on track. For starters, many clients benefit from gentler skin care products during the cooler months. Most people benefit from moisturizing both in the morning and at night, but right now is the perfect time to start if this hasn’t been part of your daily routine. We can also pair you with products for specific concerns, such as wrinkling around the eyes or acne, to complement your upgraded moisturizing routine.

Go beyond a facial with DiamondGlow, a three-step luxury treatment that’s gentle and takes just 30 minutes. This is a treat you can indulge in year-round, but can be especially helpful in the cooler months. DiamondGlow exfoliates, clears pores, and infuses the skin with customized medical-grade skin care products in fast succession. This means the skin is properly cleansed, pores are extracted, and the skin is in prime condition to best receive topicals. DiamondGlow gets your skin radiant immediately with results that last up to six weeks, and is a great way to kick-start an autumn skin care routine.

Focus on Summer Damage

Not all sun damage is immediate; sometimes it takes weeks or months to appear. Our skin gets oily in the summer, but when that oil subsides in the autumn, we can really see the damage our skin endured over the past few months. This can look like hyperpigmentation, an influx of new freckles and moles, or pores that are clogged and enlarged.

Summer gives skin a natural glow with that oil, making autumn dryness look especially severe. Fortunately, there are a number of treatments to tackle all of this lingering summer damage. Laser skin rejuvenation, microneedling, and customized facials can all be fantastic solutions for undoing summer damage. Also bear in mind that just because summer is over doesn’t mean your skin is no longer in danger. Sunscreen is a year-round daily staple.

Autumn Skin Care

In addition to a new skin care regimen and a change in in-office treatments, right now is a great time to reconsider your sun protection. In the summer it’s tempting to pick up those discount sunscreens at the store, but they simply aren’t the same quality as medical-grade sunscreens. Add a proper sunscreen to your skin care to keep your skin safe, protected, and damage-free throughout the chilly months. Schedule your consult with VIDA today for everything from treatments to product recommendations by calling the office or completing the online form.