Hello, Fall Skincare! So Long, Summer.

Do You Need a Fall Skincare Regimen?

In many places, fall ushers in crisp weather, stunning foliage, pumpkins and fun-filled trips to apple orchards. While it can be tempting to jump in to the fun head first, now is the time to renovate our fall skincare regimen and reverse the damage caused by the summer months.

“Exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet A and B light happens all year long, not just in summer,” explains Beverly Hills Dermatologist Sameer Bashey, MD. “It also ages our skin exponentially, causing wrinkles, age spots and dryness that appear well in advance of aging.”

The best defense for fall skincare is a good offense, he says.

For starters, don’t ditch the SPF because the weather is getting cooler. You need protection all year long.

To the rescue: Smart Tone SPF 50. This broad-spectrum sunscreen offers a sheer tinted primer that matches any skin tone.

Your pores can use a good fall skincare cleansing routine as well, Bashey says.

To the rescue:  Exfoliating Polish and Complexion Renewal Pads remove the debris that clogs pores and makes them appear larger than they really are.

Your summer at the beach or vacay by the pool can bring out brown spots and other pigmentation issues that mar your complexion, leaving you with a tough challenge for your fall skincare routine.

To the rescue:  Retinol Skin Brightener 1%. It comes in three strengths (1.0%, 0.5% and 0.25%) and helps even skin color and tone. Brightalive Non-Retinol Skin Brightener  is another option and works well on sensitive skin.

Top it off with C-Bright Serum 10% Vitamin C to brighten skin and erase the memories of summer skin damage.

Fall is also a great time to check in with your dermatologist especially if you are concerned about any skin issues such as rosacea or acne and/or haven’t had your annual skin cancer screening yet.

What are you waiting for? To find a ZO physician near you to talk about fall skincare, visit https://zoskinhealth.com/zo-near-you