There’s just something about the summertime that makes your skin look beautiful and radiant. In the summer your skin looks alive, golden, and glowing.
Your skin is always on display and often has the power to dictate how good we feel about ourselves. Investing in proper skincare has a value that can be arguably more important than buying a new dress or going out to a fancy restaurant or even taking an expensive vacation.
Just because fall rolls around doesn’t mean you can’t keep your skin in peak condition. You can maintain luminous, healthy skin through fall (and even winter) – here’s how!
Beautiful skin is healthy skin, and healthy skin is hydrated skin. Carry your moisturizing routine into the fall season, and take great care to moisturize both morning and night. As the temperature drops and winds become a little brisker, start opting for heavier creams that can provide an extra boost of moisture to combat the harsh temperature changes. Your smooth, silk skin will thank you.
Even if you’re moisturizing your skin regularly and you don’t see dry patches, it’s still important to exfoliate once a week. Exfoliating will help remove dead skin cells that can make your skin look dull. Use a sugar scrub or a masque when your skin is looking and feeling very dull, and use a loofah or similar shower scrubber to give yourself a gentle exfoliation every time you shower.
Schedule a Facial
While at-home face cleansing/exfoliation is always a good idea, sometimes you just can’t beat the benefits of a professional spa facial. A professional facial can reach deep into the skin’s upper layer to strip away dead skin cells and reveal newer cells underneath. Pair a facial with a peel or dermaplane to see even greater results. Treatments such as these are said to boost growth of new skin cells and soften the skin to eliminate lines and give the skin a firmer, tighter look. Skin often looks and feels better after a treatment and you enjoy the added bonus of a relaxing, pampering spa service. You’ll be amazed at how your skincare products and makeup will glide on effortlessly and smoothly after a professional facial.
Each of Blake Rose Salon + Spa’s facials include cleansing, toning, masque, treatment, extractions and massage. To learn more about our skincare services, visit our website. Our esthetician will consult with you to help you decide which facial is best for your skin.
Rely on Spray Tans
If you spent a lot of time in the summer catching rays to get sun kissed skin, it won’t be as easy in the fall. Instead of subjecting yourself to damage causing rays, opt for a spray tan.
Professional spray tans can be incredibly natural looking. Sunless spray tanning is the application of a specially formulated spray tanning solution to your body. When applied, DHA (the active ingredient in spray tanning solutions) reacts with the proteins in the skin’s superficial layer to form a golden brown color. Your skin begins to darken two to three hours after application and reaches its peak color within 24 hours. The color will gradually fade through natural exfoliation, just like a tan from the sun.
Bliss Tans (operating exclusively out of Blake Rose Salon + Spa) offers different types of spray tans, each one can be customized to your specific skin tone. Schedule your appointment online at blisstans.com.
Use Illuminating Products
To fake a summer ‘glow’ use illuminating products, like face and body highlighters or bronzers. Dust highlighter over the highpoints of your body or the parts you want to draw attention to. Try a sweep of shimmer over your cheekbones, collar bones, the tops of your shoulders, around your biceps, and believe it or not on your shins and the center of your thighs.
Apply the shimmer to the areas on your face and body the sun would naturally shine on to enhance the effect. Pairing your highlight with a touch of bronzer can help you look like you just returned from a tropical vacation.
Use these techniques to make your summer glow last well into fall, and to help fake one when your natural one fades. If you would like assistance transitioning your skincare routine from summer to fall, Blake Rose Salon + Spa is here to help. Call us today at 614.824.5101 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.