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Back To School Skincare Tips From Our Kelowna Skin Clinic

Back-to-school is a busy time for everyone, whether you’re the one hitting the books, are getting kids to school, or are simply caught up in the hustle and bustle. But that doesn't mean it's time to skimp on skincare!

Just because fall is an in-between season doesn't mean that your skincare shouldn't be targeted and tailored. Take advantage of the season to undo summer's sun damage as well as prepare your skin for the winter months to come.

1. Stave Off Dry Skin

Fall weather is often characterized by a drop in humidity. Additionally, fall is the weather where we bundle up and turn on the indoor heat. All of this is a recipe for dry skin, chapped lips. Some may even experience flare-ups of flaky skin, eczema, and dry skin.

Our Kelowna Skin Clinic’s Tips For Avoiding Dry Skin:

  • invest a humidifier
  • use a richer moisturizer
  • avoid taking very hot showers, even if the mornings are chillier
  • add full-body moisturizing lotion to your skincare routine if you haven’t already

Do you still have dull-feeling skin? Try these fall treatments!

Fall Cosmetic Skin Treatments


2. Don’t forget the sunscreen

Most of us remember to slather on the SPF during Kelowna’s summers. However, overcast fall days and shorter sunlight hours can make even the most diligent skincare enthusiast slack off in their routine.

Our Kelowna Skin Care Specialists’ Guide To Choosing A Sunscreen For Fall

  • SPF 15 is fine for daily use
  • choose a non-greasy formula to wear under your makeup
  • make sure the product you choose has broad-spectrum protection

Suncreen 101


3. Undo Summer Sun Damage

Sometimes, we all go a little overboard in the summertime--forgetting to apply sunscreen or laying out on the beach can result in stubborn freckles or sun spots. Microdermabrasion and chemical peels are a great option for many patients who wish to smooth out their skin tone and are also great at targeting fine lines and wrinkles.

Exfoliation techniques are also a useful way to fix up any clogged pores, which tend to arise over the summer. Our Kelowna-based skin care professionals help teach our patients the best at-home exfoliating techniques for their needs.

Nonsurgical Rejuvenation Options


4. Stay Hydrated

The cool weather may have you reaching for comforting coffee drinks rather than a refreshing smoothie.

However, it’s important to remember that even though the weather is cooler, you need to remain hydrated. If you tend to favour less hydrating drinks when you’re out, carrying a refillable water bottle in your purse can help you build a healthy habit.


5. Swatch Test New Products

Fall is a time when many of us revamp our wardrobe and bring out darker hues in our makeup to match. But while shopping for the season’s hottest trends, it’s important to remember how different makeup formulas can affect your skin. We recommend always doing a swatch test or starting with a sample size when trying a new line.

Additionally, while mineral products may come at a slightly higher price point, we definitely recommend them to anyone with highly sensitive skin or who wants to cut down on filler ingredients.

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Contact Our Kelowna Skin Clinic To Learn More

To learn more about which skincare products are best for you, get in touch with our team of experts. We'd be happy to help you find the right products for your needs. To book a consultation at our clinic, call 250-868-9290 or send us a message through our contact form!

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Donna McAteer

Donna McAteer

Donna is the general manager and has been with the Okana­gan Skin Care Cen­tre for over 14 years. She is a certified Es­theti­cian and previous business owner with over 20 years enjoying the skin care industry. Her passion for knowledge, integral client care and maintaining a syn­er­gis­tic team that represents professional excellence in skin care remains her focus.

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