Thinking About Our Skin as We Transition From Summer to Fall

Thinking About Our Skin as We Transition From Summer to Fall

Woman smiling in autumn weather wearing jacket

With summer ending and cooler weather just around the corner, many of us spend our last weeks outdoors in the sun before the pumpkin spice and sweaters come out. And although temperatures may start to drop, it’s essential to keep practicing sun safety, even when the weather cools down. Keeping your skin safe means sun protection, even when it’s overcast or cooler outside. Fortunately, there are many options and ways we can do this. With so many different sun protection options and the overwhelming advice readily available online and on social media, it’s easy to overlook the easy, everyday approaches we can take to avoid getting excess UV exposure.

3 Simple Skin Tricks for Late Summer and Early Fall

  • Seek shade, even when it’s overcast
  • Sunscreen, so many new options
  • Post-exposure plan

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Am I Missing Out on The Power of Lasers in My Skincare Routine?

Am I Missing Out on The Power of Lasers in My Skincare Routine?

woman receiving laser skincare therapy to treat UV damage

You can’t turn to an online blog, fashion magazine, or social media feed without coming across incredible images and testimonials about the power of skincare lasers. And while the research and results seem impressive, the overwhelming amount of information is often not. How do we sort through all this information, weighing each laser, their effects, and which skin types they benefit from? And, importantly, when and where you should consider doing it?

Let’s talk about these advances and where we are in this significant new era of dermatological technology.

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Can You Reverse Sun Damage to Your Skin?

Can You Reverse Sun Damage to Your Skin?

Woman lays on beach sunbathing thinking that the sun damage to her skin can be reversed

As temperatures rise, so do our opportunities to spend more time outdoors. The start of summer is right around the corner, meaning longer days under the sun and in the water. For most of us, we’ve been doing this summer thing all-out for as long as we can remember. Whether sunbathing, tanning, laying out, sun-worshipping — however you want to phrase it, most of us have spent our fair share of time in the sun without adequate protection.  And while we have multiple resources now, including social media, health and wellness blogs, and new research to indicate that extensive time in the sun can be damaging both to the health of our skin as well as to our aesthetics, in years past, this information wasn’t as readily available. This generation might be surprised to know what we used to do on our skin to get a tan (baby oil and iodine, anyone?) and surprised to learn that, just like seatbelts, wearing sunscreen was optional back then. But we know better now.

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