Fall Skin Care Tips from a Professional

I asked licensed esthetician, Shelly LaLonde of LaVida Massage + Skincare Shelby Township, a few questions about fall skincare tips!

How long have you been an esthetician and how long have you been at LaVida Massage + Skincare?

I went to Esthetics school in 2008, I was 44 years old.  I had to wait until my children were older to follow my dream. This is where I was first introduced to the fabulous skincare line, Dermalogica.  I was hired at LaVida Massage + Skincare in November of 2013 at LaVida Massage + Skincare of Shelby Township, Michigan. Since then I now am the Manager of that center along with LaVida Massage + Skincare of Lake Orion, Troy, and Washington Township.  I have a wonderful team of seven very talented women. I encourage them along with myself to continue our education on all the new treatments and products available with Dermalogica.

Should you change parts of your skincare routine with the seasons? If so, why?

Absolutely! Just like the seasons, our skin requires different products for different seasons.  With winter right around the corner, we need to concentrate on exfoliation and hydration. Less humidity in the fall-winter months, not to mention turning on those furnaces, will dry out our skin.  Adding a hydrating serum along with our moisturizer will help your skin handle the dryer months of the year, along with monthly facials.

What can we do to have healthy and vibrant skin this fall?

Fall is the time for deep exfoliation treatments.  After a hot summer, a lot of us are in need of deeper facials, such as Ultrasonic, Microdermabrasion, and Pro Power Peels.

What is the most common mistake people make in their skincare routine?

The biggest mistake, in my opinion, is choosing the wrong products for their skin type. Or trying the newest fad on Facebook or the internet. Every product is NOT for everyone. It is so important to know what type of skin you have and have a full skin mapping done by a professional that analyzes your skin and gives you a skincare routine that works for the skin along with your lifestyle.

What is your favorite product to use both at home and in session?

It recently changed for me. I have fallen in love with Dermalogica’s Phyto Natural Firming Serum.  My skin has never looked healthier and the overall even tone and firmness have intensified in the 30 days I’ve been using it. With flash firming and instant results, we struggle to keep this product on the shelves!!!

Are there any “fall” themed services that you are offering?

This month is all about tackling the skin that has been exposed to the sun in the past 4 months.  We are highlighting our Pro Power Peel and offering a discount for a series of 4 to 6 peel packages.