Many people want to know: What do dermatologists recommend for glowing, healthy skin? The Bryn Mawr and Philadelphia-area team at Cirillo Cosmetic is always ready to offer advice, but wants to be sure everyone understands that the skin care products that worked a few months ago may not be the best choice now.

There’s no doubt that the changeover from one season to another can be difficult for your skin, whether the weather is shifting from hot to cold or vice versa. Transitioning to the colder months challenges your skin in different ways than transitioning to the warmer months. The brisk days and indoor heating can cause skin to become dry—and when it loses moisture, it’s more likely to become irritated and sensitive. The lower humidity of autumn days strips the skin of the oils it needs to stay hydrated. Flare-ups of eczema are also common during this time. Changing up your skin care routine is critical. 

If you want to spice up your skin care routine for fall in order to avoid skin problems, we have some suggestions that may help. In this post, we explore some proven tips to help you maintain a clear, healthy, and radiant complexion throughout the autumn months. 

• Moisturize Properly

Now is the time to upgrade your moisturizing routine and switch over to a richer, heavier moisturizer with ceramides. Forget about the oil-free, lightweight moisturizer you were using during the summer. Try applying a hydrating serum (e.g., hyaluronic acid serum) first before applying your hydrating cream if a moisturizer isn’t enough. In addition to the face, don’t forget that your body and scalp will also need extra hydration.

• Get a Facial 

Facials that are customized for your complexion and conditions, such as our Express and European Facials, are other ways of counteracting dryness, congestion, sun damage, and irritation during the fall. Monthly facials will ensure a radiant and healthy complexion.

• Brighten a Dull Surface  

We also provide skin resurfacing treatments such as chemical peels, dermaplaning, and microdermabrasion to remove dead skin, hair, oil, and dirt that can clog the pores. By removing the top layer of skin, these treatments can reduce hyperpigmentation, which commonly occurs during the summer. 

• Try a Humidifier 

Since low humidity levels are harmful to the skin’s natural moisture barrier, using a humidifier for your home and office can help to counteract the resulting dryness. 

If you have more questions about seasonal care and glowing skin, contact Cirillo Cosmetic Dermatology Spa. Call us at 610.525.5029 or book an appointment online

Victoria A. Cirillo-Hyland