Autumn is a wonderful time in Australia, unless you’re a skin cell, that is. Cold weather can transform a radiant complexion into something dull, dry, and lifeless. If cold weather is the problem, is there an antidote? “Yes,” says Dr Austin. “We adapt our clothing to meet the requirements of different weather, and we should do the same thing with our skincare routine.”
Cooler Weather and Skin: What’s Happening?
After a glorious summer, your skin is well aware of the changes Autumn brings. The air is cooler, drier, and less humid. This draws moisture out of your skin, leaving it:
- Covered in bumps
- Cracked and bleeding (in extreme cases)
Cold weather creates gaps in the skin’s protective barrier. This allows irritants to penetrate the skin, which triggers the release of histamines. Although this is a natural inflammatory response to an irritant, it can worsen skin conditions including psoriasis, rosacea, and eczema. The same gaps that allow irritants in, also allow moisture out. As a result, fine lines and wrinkles look more pronounced.
Autumn Skincare Treatments Boost Collagen and More
One upon a time, skin rejuvenation meant facial surgery. Today, Austin Clinic is able to help patients re-contour their faces for the better with two minimally invasive treatment alternatives.
Vivace Microneedling – Traditional microneedling (or collagen induction therapy) is a process that triggers the body’s natural healing process. Vivace Microneedling enhances this procedure with the addition of radio-frequency (RF) energy. Microneedling creates tiny wounds in the upper skin while the RF energy heats deeper layers of the dermis. Together, this stimulates the production of collagen, which can significantly plump and tighten skin. It also corrects uneven skin tone and texture, erasing the visible effects of Autumn.
Ultracel is an innovative approach to skin rejuvenation that has found favour with celebrities from AGT judge, Simon Cowell to Spice Girl, Mel B. A single technology allows us to treat patients with one, two, or even three of the following protocols:
- Grid Fractional Radio Frequency delivers thermal energy to promote elastin production and collagen growth.
- High Intensity Focused Ultrasound uses sound waves to deliver thermal energy to deep layers of the skin. The treatment is prized for its ability to deliver prolonged skin tightening and collagen growth.
- Fractional Radio Frequency Microneedling addresses deep structures within the skin, causing them to tighten. Over time, remodelled collagen is produced, which firms and plumps the area.
At-Home Care After Treatments
Your daily skincare regimen is your best defence against Autumn weather changes. The Austin Skin White Label collection may be just the change you need this season. Our Everyday Essentials Kit is a great way to test-drive Austin’s clinical grade skin care. Swap out your current cleanser with Gentle Cleanse morning and night to leave skin feeling luxuriously clean and supple. Try Exfol to slough away dry, dull skin with our signature blend of AHA’s and BHA’s.
Whatever you choose, you can rest assured that our team is ready to help you get the most from your purchase. We’re here to guide you and help you with whatever you may need.
Change is Good … Or Is It?
It is generally a good idea to change up your skincare routine when the cooler weather arrives, but it’s not a must. “Not everyone needs to switch products, go for a heavier moisturiser, or undergo an in-clinic treatment to achieve their skin goals,” notes Dr Austin. “It’s important to listen to your skin and be guided by what you see and feel. In some instances,” she says, “decreasing the frequency of a treatment or the intensity of a product may be all that is needed.”
“Our team has spent years learning the subtleties of skin health and beauty,” says Dr Austin. “We see our patients as the individuals they are. Our team has spent years mastering the nuances of skin health and beauty. We use all our combined knowledge and experience to help our patients achieve their rejuvenation goals.” We invite you to let the skincare experts at Austin Clinic help you look your best. Call us or use our simple online contact form to get more information on any of the treatments, procedures, and products we offer.