You probably make quite a few changes as the seasons move through the calendar – changes in the décor around your home, the number of layers added to your wardrobe, even the things you eat (pumpkin latté, anyone?). It’s important to remember to switch up your skincare routine to match the change of seasons too. As we bid farewell to summer, take a moment to think about what you’ll do to care for your skin during the cooler months.

There are two main points to remember as the weather shifts. The first is to make the move to moisture. Cooler air holds less moisture than warmer air, and it will rob the moisture it finds from anything and everything, too. Opt for creamier moisturizers to amp up the hydration factor and consider ones that have added benefits that will help your skin fight off the effects of dry, cold air.

The second thing to remember is to exfoliate regularly. Even though it would seem otherwise, it’s one of the best ways to fight off dry skin. Dry skin has a layer of dead skin cells on top that have already been parched to death. Removing them will let your newly adopted creamier moisturizers do their job by targeting the fresh, new cells waiting below.

But perhaps the most important point in this seasonal transition is to treat your skin like the individual you are. Your skin’s needs as a 30-something are different than your needs as a 20-something, or a 50-something. A skincare professional can help you determine precisely what your skin requires to stay looking its healthiest best all year long.

The team here at the Golla Center for Plastic Surgery & Spa is ready to help you determine the best way to care for your skin’s needs during the inevitable march toward winter. And with nine locations in Pennsylvania and West Virginia – three of them in the Pittsburgh area alone – you’re never far away. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff and state-of-the-art technology are ready to help you meet all of your beauty goals. Give us a call today on 412-963-6677 to schedule your consultation, or send us an email at If you prefer to instantly make your own appointment, download our convenient app. It’s available for free from iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon.