So-long, Summer! Solutions for Skincare

[dropcap style=”default, circle, box, book”]W[/dropcap]hile it may seem hard for us northwest folk to believe it, there are many reasons to celebrate the coming of fall- cozy new sweaters, pumpkin flavored EVERYTHING, Instagram-worthy tree foliage, and (our favorite reason at Be Smooth) an excuse to visit the spa!
Whatever your age, whatever your skin type, you may have noticed your skin is in need of some TLC following a summer of sun!
Maybe you see some uneven tone or hyper pigmentation popping up, or maybe you made a point of slathering on your sunscreen daily (good for you!) or found less time to wash your face at night after a long day, resulting in a buildup of congestion in your skin.
Hyper pigmentation, for one, is an incredibly common concern amongst women this time of year. Those pesky sun-spots result as the skin comes into contact with UV light, when pigment-producing cells called melanocytes begin churning out melanin in an effort to protect the DNA in surrounding cells from UV damage. Pigmentation can exists in both the outer layers of skin (the epidermis) and the deeper layers (the dermis,) but can be treated with great results when combining in-spa treatments such as a chemical peel or photofacial with at-home products that both exfoliate AND prevent future production of melanin.
If you’re looking to just rid the skin of summer dryness or congestion, that’s even easier! It’s common at the end of seasons with more extreme weather patterns, like summer and winter, to find that your skin is in need of a pick-me-up. The skin often has a difficult time balancing itself during quick changes in temperature and humidity levels, and in an effort to help it adjust, we often use products that may be too heavy or too drying. Consider a deep-cleansing facial, one that will exfoliate any buildup of dry skin on the epidermis and rid pores of congestion, while at the same time rejuvenating the skin with a good hydrating mask.
Just remember, we often overlook our skin when we prioritize our time, but at Be Smooth you’ll find a great selection of quick and affordable spa services that can help you achieve any post-summer skincare goal. And honestly, there’s no better excuse to include skincare on our to-do lists this fall than when you’re already looking for a reason to relax and enjoy your time indoors!backtospa