Hard to believe it is already August, which means fall is right around the corner. Ideally the transition from summer to fall would just mean ordering a hot coffee instead of an iced latte and switching up your shoe game, but we also need to repair and prepare our skin for the seasonal change. We chatted with five local experts to get their best skin tips for the upcoming season.
Combined sun and heat exposure leaves the skin susceptible to increased signs of aging, as well as dehydration, pigmentation, sunburn, acne and overall redness. Founder Amy Birkenstamm suggests the Vampire Facial, which combines microneedling and platelet rich plasma (PRP) to heal the skin. This pairing stimulates the natural process of collagen through microneedling and encourages cell renewal with PRP. This specific facial adds antioxidants and hydrating properties that your skin needs all year round. 204 Floral Vale Blvd., Yardley, 267-399-3456
Tanning in the summer leaves your skin dehydrated but don't worry, Oggi’s esthetician Yelena Sorkin will reboost your skin with the Age Summum Premium Anti-Aging Treatment. The 50-minute treatment protects the skin’s immune system, restores cellular activity, boosts cell metabolism and reduces skin pigmentation. $190, 1700 Locust St., 215-735-0707
It’s never a bad time for Rescue's Fix-It-All Facial with this detoxifying and luminizing properties. Esthetician Shannon O’Brien emphasizes how the limited-availability Biologique products are an essential part of the treatment—especially when paired with microdermabrasion, topical peel, electric microcurrent and LED light therapy aspects of the facial. $250, 1601 Walnut St., 3rd Floor, 866-772-2766
Summer fun in the sun usually comes with an equal amount of damaging sun exposure if you’re not careful. Renew your summer-toned skin with their esteemed hydra-facial. With immense exfoliating to remove dead skin, facialists also treat with glycolic/salicylic products to detoxify and even out the skin tone. 210 West Rittenhouse Square, 215-790-2500
Estheticians cannot say it enough—hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. According to Adolf Biecker Spa/Salon Esthetician Gabrielle Bruni, that’s the key to restoring the skin’s natural moisture after being exposed during the summer months. Bruni recommends the Botanical Skin Resurfacing Treatment, which uses microdermabrasion for radiant results. 508 W. Lancaster Ave., 610-687-4750
It’s never too early to start prepping your skin for the future. Richel explains that the most tactic is to constantly check the skin for sun damage. The Skin Regime facial addresses UV damage and pollution through exfoliation, oxygenation, and hydration. Be sure to pick up some tips on damage prevention while you’re there. Ten Avenue of the Arts, 215-523-8035
Photography by: Photography courtesy of: Kresh Juraga Photography (Gloderma), @Rittenhousespa, @richeldambraspa