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Your Best Skin This Season

Top treatments and techniques for a youthful glow

By Taylor Shillam

While a glowing complexion and youthful skin are always in style, skin-care trends can evolve and change as often as the seasons. Thanks to the latest beauty treatments and technologies, it's now easier than ever to maintain your skin’s healthy glow into the fall.

Start with some of 2023's most popular skin-care trends:

Minimalist Routines

Fall has a way of inspiring change and reigniting routine in every aspect of life. If it’s time to reimagine your skin-care routine this season, we have good news: Minimalism is in. Today’s trending skin-care routines require fewer products and less time (and often as a result, less spending).

With multi-use products and multi-faceted tools offering a handful of skin-friendly benefits at once, skin-care routines have become more streamlined. This comes at perfect timing for maintaining proper skin care during the busy back-to-school season.

Serums that pack a punch with vitamins, peptides, antioxidants and soothing acids are an easy way to stay at the top of your skin-care game with minimal product.

Advanced all-in-one tools like the TheraFace Pro and the Solawave Skincare Wand make it easy to perform several different therapies from home. The TheraFace Pro's attachments include gentle pressurized therapy to release facial tension (battle puffiness, along with three different LED light rings to target fine lines, acne and wrinkles. The small, lightweight Solawave 4-in-1 Skincare Wand completes multiple functions, including gentle massage and therapeutic Red Light Therapy.

With carefully multifaceted products and tools, you can streamline your beauty routine right along with your fall schedule.

Skin Cycling

Another way to stretch your beauty budget is skin cycling, an approach that involves applying skin-care products intermittently, in a cycle of about four days at a time. Rather than using all of your products every day, you select a few to use during that four-day period. During that time, other products will be put on a 'rest cycle' and unused, until their application cycle begins.

Skin cycling promotes the strategic application of products, preventing skin irritation or potentially damaging over-application, by avoiding the use of many active ingredients at once. This technique is often recommended for sensitive skin, or those keeping it simple with the minimalist trend. Just use a few products for a few days, then switch to the others in your arsenal, and repeat.

Skin Sculpting Technologies

At salons and med spas, the latest beauty technologies are making it easier than ever to sculpt skin across the face and body. Popular new technologies and tools can quickly tone and tighten targeted areas for noticeable results in less time, all without a need for surgery.

CoolSculpting technology treats the desired area by targeting and freezing skin cells in a light, painless procedure. The cooling procedure causes the fat cells to die off naturally, resulting in enhanced toning and shaping in the affected area. Results typically continue to develop in the weeks following treatment.

Often called a needle-free alternative to fillers and Botox, the Emface uses radiofrequency technology paired with high-intensity electromagnetic stimulation to boost the strengthening, firming proteins in the skin like collagen and elastin. The result: a more sculpted appearance after a minimally invasive treatment that works to build muscle and eliminate fat all at once. With no needles and no recovery time required, Emface is a top choice for keeping the skin lifted and tightened.

Also using electric frequency technology, Emsculpt body sculpting technology can tighten and tone areas of the body in just 30-minute sessions. Results are often noticed in the form of visible slimming and toning, especially around the abs and core.

Defined Lips

Lips are always a top focal point of the face, but the trendiest ways to define them have looked different over the years. Today’s trends celebrate definition over volume, using lighter fillers and opting for popular treatments to enhance the natural shape of the lips. During a lip flip procedure, the provider will typically make several Botox injections to the upper part of the lips. This helps relax (“flip”) the top lip, revealing more lip and less gum, resulting in the appearance of fuller lips without the use of added filler.

Laser Skin Therapy

Laser therapy can be highly targeted and used to address a wide array of skin concerns. from banishing dark spots and fine lines, to reducing the appearance of enlarged pores, acne scarring and more.

In-office laser therapies use ultra-focused lasers that can target the desired areas of the skin, removing the outer layer to reveal the healthier skin underneath. The laser's sharp focus allows this to happen without damage to surrounding tissues. The resulting collagen stimulation and elastin production brings the added benefit of restoring volume to the skin and reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

LED Light Therapy

When it comes to anti-aging therapies, LED light therapy is almost as non-invasive as it gets. It involves using light at different wavelengths to produce targeted results for regeneration, firmness and texture. Often, a series of 20-minute treatments is recommended. Even better, the treatment involves lying under a machine emitting LED light—a good time to relax and treat your skin all at once!

Health-Focused, Holistic Treatments

Skin health is often about glowing from the inside out. Providers are now more often implementing holistic strategies into their treatment offerings, incorporating aspects of nutrition, metabolism, rejuvenation, mental health, supplementation and more.

Boosting the results of your skin-care routine with proper supplementation can further amplify the results of your beauty regimen, all while supporting total-body wellness. Top skin-supporting supplements often include vitamins A, C and E, collagen, and sun-protective glutathione.

Treat Your Skin this Fall

Everyone deserves some pampering from time to time. Whether it's from the comfort of your home, or during a visit to your aesthetician, dedicating some time to skin care (and self-care) can help you maintain glowing skin well past summertime. With a minimalist routine and a few key products and treatments, autumn skin care has never been easier!

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