The end of summer is a good time to consider getting a professional facial done. During your facial, “your esthetician can provide a customized treatment that usually involves a gentle exfoliation, extractions and even LED therapy,” explains Herrera. In combination, these steps can help “slough away dead skin buildup, which helps your products absorb better, clear pores of dirt and oil, and the red LED light can help soothe any inflammation, all of which resets your skin ahead of the new season.”
As for other in-office treatments like lasers and chemical peels, these treatments are best done after the transitional months have passed and when we’re solidly in the fall or winter season. According to Herrera, the reasons to wait are two-fold: 1) You want to give your skin time to heal from any existing sun damage first 2) You want to get these types of treatments done when you don’t have any plans to be in the sun and can limit the amount of UV exposure you’re getting on the whole, as your skin will be more sensitive after a laser or peel.