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Create a Fall Skin Care Plan

Where did summer go? All of a sudden there are leaves on the ground, it’s nippy at night, and the days are shorter. Mums and pumpkins are everywhere. As we don our sweaters and long pants, there is something very important to remember this time of year. Just because our extremities are covered, it doesn’t mean we can forget about our skin care routine. Although in the fall the sun, hot weather and chlorinated water may not be the major factors in drying out our skin, fall and winter introduce their own special ways to create dry, flaky skin.

In the Fall We Need to Change Up Our Skin Care Regimen to Avoid Dry, Flaky Skin.

In the Fall We Need to Change Up Our Skin Care Regimen to Avoid Dry, Flaky Skin.


Don’t Forget Sunscreen: Even though you may not be lying beside a swimming pool or luxuriating on a beach, you CANNOT forget the sunscreen. Watching a football game on metallic stands with the afternoon sun blazing down is just as damaging to your skin, despite the fact you may be wrapped in a blanket and drinking hot cocoa like your life depended on it. Bottom line, sunscreen is a daily essential, so keep it handy. At a minimum, use a daily moisturizer with SPF 25 or 30 and reapply throughout the day. Dr. Chapman recommends Tizo or Neova Sun Protection products.

Switch Out Your Body Cleanser:  In the fall, we need to swap out those fruity, sweet clear shower gels we like in the summer for a creamier shower body wash that is hydrating but still has anti-bacterial cleansing properties. Indulge in a spicy pumpkin, winter-fresh, nutty or vanilla cookie scented wash. The same concept applies to your facial cleanser too.

Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate:  Exfoliation is not just a warm weather hobby. Indoor heating, windy conditions, and cold weather can chap your skin, so exfoliation is essential for your moisturizing and anti-aging products to be most effectively absorbed. Exfoliate at least 3 times a week. You don’t need to scrub to exfoliate, instead of using toxin and chemical-packed scrubs, exfoliate naturally using fruit based scrubs, or an oil based scrub. Sounds crazy, but certain oils are actually good for your skin – it’s the sebum produced by your oil glands that causes the problems.

Moisturize Every Day: Dr. Chapman cannot stress it enough, moisturize every day to keep dry skin away. When your skin is dry but still moist after a shower or bath is an optimum time to apply lotion. It seals in the moisture already absorbed into your skin.

Keep Your Skin Care Routine Simple: Overuse of products is the biggest mistake people make in their skincare regime. Layering one upon the other, each one with different ingredients, can be irritating, and some ingredients cancel out each other’s benefits. What do you need for beautiful fall skin? A simple cleanser, sunscreen, a moisturizer, and a retinoid or retinol. Add in a gentle exfoliating product three days a week, and you are set. The simpler your skincare regimen, the more likely you are to stick with it. We carry a variety of product lines that offer the right skin care choices for you.

Analyze Your Skin: Used to have oily skin in the summer – always had a little “dew” around the nose and forehead, and now you now longer have to blot? Or is your normal skin feeling drier and flaking a bit? Or your normally dry skin extremely tight and chapped? With the transition of seasons, it is common that skin reacts to different elements and changes in response. You may need to switch some of your summer staple products. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Chapman to establish a revised skin care regime.


In addition to exfoliating, you need to maintain that glowing skin with facials, peels and other skin freshening, tightening and collagen production boosting treatments that we offer at LaserMed Skin and Vein Clinic. Take the time to develop a skin care routine with Dr. Chapman. The holidays are just around the corner, and who doesn’t want to look their best? Learn about the sequence of facial procedures recommended by Dr. Chapman in our blog “Skin Rejuvenation to Sparkle for the Holidays“. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Chapman at LaserMed Skin and Vein Clinic, on Old Alabama Rd. in Johns Creek, GA. The location is ideal for those living in Alpharetta, Sandy Springs, Cumming, Suwanee, Roswell and North Fulton County, as well as patients from all over the Atlanta Metro area and beyond.

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