By Willa Tuggle, Javan Ballston Manager
Fall has officially arrived and so has Peel Season! Peel Season is the perfect time to clean up any damage acquired from over the summer months where you may have spent too much time in the sun. Some evidence of this may be new freckles, sun spots, and a darker skin tone.
During the Fall and Winter months, the sun’s UV rays are much less intense, making this the ideal time to receive corrective skincare treatments like chemical peels and lasers to give the skin a younger, more refreshed appearance.
Chemical peels provide deep exfoliation to reveal smoother, brighter skin while stimulating collagen and elastin production within the deeper layers of the skin. Did you know that you begin to lose around 1% of collagen every year beginning in your early 20s? Corrective treatments such as the Perfect Derma Peel and Moxi/BBL are ideal for stimulating collagen and elastin production while also addressing skin concerns such as discoloration, fine lines and wrinkles, and pore size.
While this is the perfect time of year to begin your corrective skincare treatments, it’s so important not to forget about your monthly deep cleansing facial as well as your daily skincare routine. For healthy, radiant skin, regardless of your skin type and concerns, everyone should be using a medical grade cleanser, vitamin C serum, retinol, and SPF. Javan staff favorites for these are the iS Clinical Cleansing Complex, Pro Heal Serum, Active Serum, and Elta MD UV Clear SPF.
With colder weather coming in, it may also be necessary to make a few swaps in your skincare regimen. Consider incorporating a thicker moisturizer as the temperature drops to compensate for dry skin caused by cold, windy weather. With dry skin, exfoliation is vital to avoid the build up of dead skin cells, which can prevent your skincare from properly penetrating into the skin. Consider increasing exfoliation to 2-3x a week. At Javan, we love the ZO Skin Health Exfoliating Polish to buff away dead skin cells and make your skin glow.
Our talented team of Master Aestheticians have all of the tools to give you the skin of your dreams. Come in for a consultation today to start your skincare journey just in time for the holidays