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PSL season is upon us here in the Austin community, and it is time to reevaluate your skin care regimen. To avoid panic, here are five secrets that will set you up for success in reassessing your fall skin care habits.
1. Visit your local licensed esthetician.
Allow us to introduce ourselves. We are UB Skin’s Breeana Benenati and Sheridan Bradberry. We are the friendly faces you can find in the treatment room at Urban Betty Salon on West 38th Street. Why see an esthetician? Please think of us as your personal skin care therapists. We expand our knowledge to further educate you in the treatment room. Our goal is not only to leave you feeling relaxed but, more importantly, to give you all the tools you need to feel more confident in your skin. As a Sorella Apothecary partner, we provide top-of-the-line facial care with a botanically based product line that takes the best of science and nature formulations to repair the skin’s barrier. Our luxury facials include a complimentary skin analysis with a detailed prescription card that consists of all of the recommended Sorella Apothecary products for your specific skin care needs. We update a new prescription card each season for you as it’s time to swap out some of your staple products.
2. Prepare your skin with monthly treatments.
Why are monthly treatments essential? As seasons change, so do our skin care needs in and out of the treatment room. This fall, we are focusing on restoring and repairing the damage done by the summer sun with Sorella Apothecary’s Fall Resurfacing Facial. This facial takes a practical approach to reveal our most luminous skin with Sorella’s newest take-home addition, Resurfacing Elixir. This unique formulation features powerful retinaldehyde that will help to boost collagen and elastin in the skin, giving a more youthful appearance. It pushes dead skin to the surface to be further exfoliated, making it the perfect way to prep our skin for peel season. Retinoids are one of the most studied ingredients in the skin care industry and are often considered to answer many skin concerns, such as premature aging, texture, acne and much more. Whether a skin care newbie or skin care obsessed, retinol will likely be in your skin care lineup.
3. Enhance your monthly treatments.
It’s peel season, Betty! With fall comes daylight savings, which usually leaves us with less sun exposure. This means enhancing your facials by adding in chemical peels is the move. Our skin cells naturally turnover approximately every 45 days, depending on our age and skin type, and the chemical peel treatment speeds up that process. We offer Sorella Apothecary peels, and our chemical peel collection consists of four professional peels, each targeting specific skin concerns. A treatment we love to pair with peels is LED. Light-emitting diode therapy is a noninvasive beauty treatment that exposes your skin to light energy, which is absorbed into the surface at various depths and colors to stimulate reactions within the skin. This promotes cellular growth, increases hydration and has been shown to decrease hyperpigmentation in the skin. By pairing these two beneficial treatments, you can achieve results by essentially treating the skin both inside and outside.
4. Swap out your products.
Take the treatment home with the proper at-home care. The first step is always to take the time to pay attention to how your skin is feeling. Typically as fall approaches, we tend to feel a little drier. We understand it is unrealistic to switch out your entire routine, so here are our top recommendations of Sorella Apothecary products to freshen up your lineup. Swapping your foaming cleanser out for a cream cleanser like apricot and mango cleansing milk will nourish and hydrate your skin while still giving you a deep clean. Adding a hydrating serum like Sorella Apothecary’s Main Squeeze, which includes ingredients like snow mushroom extract and niacinamide, will leave your skin feeling plump and refreshed, essentially giving your skin that huge drink of water. We both keep Sorella Apothecary’s The Balm in our skin care arsenal for moisturizers, and we often recommend it to our clients. When prepping the skin for fall, it is vital to use a thicker moisturizer in the evenings. The Balm is a luxurious nighttime moisturizer that softens fine lines and uses beeswax to create a barrier on the skin preventing moisture loss while you sleep. Last but far from least, sun protection! You have heard us in the treatment room say, “The SPF in your makeup is not enough.” By adding in Quench and Protect Hydrating SPF 30, you are not only protecting your skin from harmful UV rays but also adding a hydrating SPF that is safe for all skin types. This product will not leave you feeling greasy or cause breakouts and provides a flawless base under makeup application.
Quench and Protect Hydrating SPF 30 is best applied over your daily moisturizer and is the #1 product to fight against anti-aging. Products can be efficiently applied with clean hands or a clean makeup sponge. Sorella Apothecary’s skin care line is free of components such as gluten, parabens, sulfates, phthalates and harsh fragrances.
5. Eat Your Water!
Our best-kept secret doesn’t just include topical products and treatments but rather what you are putting inside your body. Aside from staying hydrated by drinking water, we recommend getting plenty of fruits and veggies that are high in antioxidants and vitamins, such as:
- Pumpkin: One cup of cooked pumpkin is 90% water and fewer than 50 calories. It is also rich in fiber which will keep you feeling fuller and longer.
- Zucchini: Being 97% water and full of antioxidants, this fall fruit (yes, it’s a fruit) is a no-brainer!
- Some other favorites include cucumber, beets, apples, berries and celery. We love a fresh juice or smoothie, or having these fruits just for snacking.
Follow us on social media for more skin care secrets, and schedule your facial treatment today to take action in becoming fresh for fall.