Getting Your Skin Ready For Fall
This is the time of year that many of us look forward to. The days progressively grow shorter, the sweaters are a little thicker, and everything in nature starts to prepare to go into a deep winter sleep. While you are going through your Fall preparations, it’s important to take some time to also prepare your skin for the changing weather.
Here are 3 Simple Ways to Get Your Skin Ready for Fall:
- During the Summer months, you may have noticed some extra pigmentation in your skin (especially if you weren’t totally diligent about using your sunscreen or taking other sun protection measures)*. The gold standard for treating these dark spots on the skin is hydroquinone1, which is a key ingredient in our Obagi Nu-Derm® System. Hydroquinone works by blocking the process in the skin that leads to discoloration.2 Please see Important Safety Information regarding the Nu-Derm System below and click here for prescribing information.
- The wind and cold can affect your skin, so be sure to use a moisturizer. Proper hydration will help create an optimal cover in order to provide the most benefit to your skin. Some moisturizers, including Obagi Hydrate®, work by helping the skin hold on to its own moisture by sealing it in3. Use Hydrate as part of your morning routine and Hydrate Luxe™ - which adds an even more luxurious moisturizing layer - at night.
- Don’t step out of the house without first applying sunscreen. You may think that you don’t need to wear sunscreen on cloudy Autumn days, but the UVB (think burning) rays and UVA (think tanning and premature aging) rays of the sun can damage your skin every day of the year, rain or shine. Choose a sunscreen with a broad spectrum SPF of at least 30 and apply it before your makeup every morning.
There you have it – 3 Simple Ways to Get Your Skin Ready for Fall. Do you have some advice you’d like to share with our communitiy? Comment below - we love to hear your feedback.
1. Ebanks JP, Wickett RR, Boissy RE. Mechanisms regulating skin pigmentation: the rise and fall of complexion coloration. Int J Mol Sci. 2009;10(9):4066-4087
2. Chandra M, Levitt J, Pensabene CA. Hydroquinone therapy for post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation secondary to acne: not just prescribable by dermatologists. Acta Derm Venereol. 2012;92(3):232-235.
3. Mayo Clinic. Moisturizers: options for softer skin. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/moisturizers/SN00042. Accessed February 14, 2013. (http://obagi.com/patients/blog/moisturizers-101)
*Using a broad spectrum sunscreen like Obagi® Sun Shield SPF 50 together with a comprehensive sun protection program including wearing sun protective clothing and sunglasses and avoiding the sun between the hours of 10am-2pm may help reduce the risk of premature skin aging.
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