Essential fall sun skincare tips
October 28, 2019

With busy home, work and school schedules, it can be easy to neglect your skin. However, even though it’s hard to find time for yourself, protecting and caring for your skin is crucial.

When temperatures cool in the fall it can be difficult to remember that your skin is still exposed to the sun’s damaging UVA and UVB rays, which can cause premature aging, sun spots and skin cancer.

With this in mind, here are some tips to help protect and care for your skin all year round.

Red haired female amongst fall leaves

1. Wear sunscreen

If you’re going to take any advice–wear sunscreen every day! You may be surprised to find out that your skin can burn, even on cloudy days. Look specifically for a sunscreen with an SPF 30 to 50 that is broad spectrum and water resistant. It’s also essential that you reapply sunscreen every two hours, as well as immediately after sweating.

2. Don’t forget your lips

Your lips need sunscreen too! A lip balm with a broad spectrum SPF is your best bet. Again, also make sure you reapply frequently.

3. Wear a wide-brim hat and sunglasses

Although you may like ball caps, they’re not the best for sun protection. Wide-brim hats are a better choice, as they help to cover your face from all angles. Sunglasses with UV protection will also protect your eyes reducing the development of wrinkles.

4. Treat sunburns

Even with prevention, sometimes sunburns are inevitable. To treat a sunburn properly apply aloe vera to the burned area and wear loose clothing to reduce irritation.

5. Don’t have a hot shower

Having a hot shower will only further dry out your skin. Instead switch to a cooler temperature shower to reduce breakouts and increase circulation, giving your skin a healthy glow.

6. Hydrate

Speaking of water, always remember to hydrate! You should aim for six to eight glasses daily to reduce dehydration which will show up on your skin. Ensuring your properly hydrated at all times, will keep your skin fresh.

7. Nutritional choices

Another way to improve your skin from the inside out is to feed yourself nutritional foods. Choose foods high in carotenoids, such as sweet potatoes, carrots and pumpkin, to improve your complexion.

8. Moisturize

It is essential that you moisturize all year long. Don’t forget this important step!

Man taking a walk on a fall day
Student working on a facial on a client

Spa and Esthetics Clinic

Our state-of-the-art facility offers spa and esthetics treatments by our students at reduced rates to the community. Along with manicures, pedicures, body treatments and makeup, the Spa and Esthetics Clinics offer facials for various skin types, as well as medical skin therapy. Visit the Spa and Esthetics website to learn more and book an appointment.

Medical Skin Therapy BOGO

Starting on October 1, 2019, book one student-led medical skin treatment and choose a second treatment of equal or lesser value for free*. 

*Second treatment must be completed by December 13, 2019

About Melanie Pringle

Melanie Pringle is a new addition to the Georgian spa team and holds the position of Academic Technician. Melanie trained in England in esthetics, massage and holistic spa therapies. She has enjoyed 25 years in the industry as a hands-on therapist, spa manager and trainer on board of luxury cruise liners and destination spas in England, Australia, Turkey, Dubai, Caribbean and Canada. She currently specializes in Holistic Skincare.

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