As the leaves change and pumpkin hits the shelves, we know Fall is officially here. It’s a great time to bring out your sweaters, whip up a batch of chili and feel the coziness of the changing season. Another great to-do for this time of year is to step up your skincare game. With summer sun damage and weather changes, your skin really needs some TLC.

Let’s talk about the damage left behind from your summer of fun. Even with the best sunscreen, your skin will still reflect some damage. A great Fall treatment is to have a photo facial (IPL). This amazing laser targets red & brown spots, leaving you with a smooth, even complexion. Any dark spots from outdoor activities get drawn out & left behind!

With Fall in Colorado, comes colder weather. We know that means drier skin. Step up your game with a heavier moisturizer or hyaluronic acid to stay well hydrated. Both Obagi & Image have great moisturizers for this time of year! It’s worthwhile to pay attention to your cleanser as well. No more bar soap or you’ll end up with dry, flakey skin!

Don’t neglect your body, hands & lips! It’s easy to focus on your face, since that’s what you immediately see in the mirror. Perhaps add an oil-based exfoliant in your shower to slough off old skin, but retain the moisture. As soon as you step out of the shower, apply a good lotion or cream, even while your skin is still slightly damp.

Commit to always having a rich hand creme & lip balm by your side. Throw product in your purse, in your glove compartment & even in a kitchen drawer. If it’s convenient, you’ll use it! The more you can keep your digits & pucker moisturized, the better!

And one last bit of sage advice: Don’t skip the sunscreen now that summer is over! Year-round. Every day. No matter what.