While the summer has just gotten underway, and most of us are still getting settled into applying sunscreen daily and pulling the wide-brimmed hats out of storage, its never too early to start gearing up for the next season’s skincare routine! In fact, as the top dermatologist Rye has to offer, Dr. Eric Treiber MD of Treiber Dermatology, often recommends that his patients begin their skincare routine set up months ahead of time, as global warming and the ever-changing weather patterns make it so the seasons can often sneak up on us without anything more than a few days warning. In addition, one of the most interesting things about fall skincare is that it is quite similar to the skincare routine that those individuals in cooler weather climates should be following for summer. According to Dr. Eric Treiber MD, the top dermatologist Rye has practicing, those in areas that rarely reach temperatures above 80 should be following a more balanced skincare routine year-round – with slight exceptions made for the harsh winter months. One of the most important things about fall skincare is that it allows us to recover from the affects of the summer, as many patients at Treiber Dermatology are left with peeling sunburns, prematurely aging skin, and the presence of spots and discolorations. In addition, many patients suffer skin damage from spending time in chlorinated pools or salt-water from the beach.
Aside from just recovering from the damage of summer sun and harmful UV rays, the fall or autumn has its own issues as well. As the air gets cooler and loses humidity, our skin will tend to lose moisture and will easily become dry. As the top dermatologist Rye has to offer, Dr. Eric Treiber MD offers us these important tips to improve our skin this fall.Exfoliate as Much as You Can
One of the leftover effects when our skin changes over from the humidity of the summer to the dry, cool air of the fall is the presence of dead skin cells and peeling skin leftover from areas of tanned skin or sunburn. When this occurs, it is important to exfoliate as much as possible, on both the face and body. This will help to remove the outer layer of dull, dead skin cells, and replenish them with newer, more youthful, vibrant skin cells from below.Moisturize with Thicker Creams
As we previously mentioned, as the summer’s humidity gives way to the fall’s cool, dry air, one of the leading issues is that our skin loses vital moisture and has a tendency to become overly dry. In order to combat these effects, it is important to moisturize as much as possible. And rather than using conventional lotions, switch to thicker creams, and things like petroleum jelly – as these compounds can provide a stronger oily barrier to provide hydration.Lips and Hands
Two of the most important skincare items everyone should invest in, is a quality lip balm and a specialized hand cream. These two areas are especially susceptible to aging and environmental elements – leaving them dry, cracked and unhealthy overall. Find thick creams for the hands to protect against dryness and ensure your lip balm has some aspect of UV-protection as the sun can damage the lips very much.Sunscreen is Still Important
Just because the summer is over, and the sun doesn’t seem to be as strong, doesn’t mean its time to put the sunscreen away. the sun's harmful UV rays can do just as much damage on cloudy overcast days and in some cases more damage. As long as you apply it one to two times per day, especially when spending a lot of time outside you should be fine.
For more information regarding all-season skincare, or to schedule an appointment be sure to contact TREIBER DERMATOLOGY today.