Erase the Summer from Your Skin

While it’s time to say goodbye to the carefree days of summer and settle into fall routines, don’t be surprised if the effects of the sun are still lingering on your skin. Take action to combat  pigmentation, dullness, breakouts, fine lines…. and get ready to glow into fall.

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  • Add antioxidants to your skincare routine.

    Promote a brighter, more even complexion with free radical fighting ingredients like Vitamin C, E and B3. These wrinkle reducing, skin-brightening antioxidants work to combat oxidative stress and repair damaged skin cells caused by exposure to UV rays. Though there are many antioxidants to choose from, we like Vitamin C for its science backed research on its collagen-boosting and skin-brightening properties.

TIP:  Apply in the morning to improve the effectiveness of your SPF!

TRY:  Skin Better Science Alto Advanced Defense + Repair serum.  We love that this product goes beyond C and E to include 17 additional super-potent antioxidants. Find this product in our Brilliant Boutique!


  • Be consistent with applying retinoids 

Retinoids are a derivative of Vitamin A, which increases cell turnover. Retinoids are considered the holy grail of most skincare regimens as they are proven to improve skin texture and tone, and reduce fine lines and smooth wrinkles. We recommend using a retinoid at night, to avoid the deactivation from direct sun exposure.

TIP: Our Board-Certified Dermatologists can prescribe various strengths of retinoic acid to produce the most effective results for your skin. Book your appointment by calling 203.764.2230.

TRY: If you’re sensitive to retinoids, try the “Retinol Sandwich” application technique. Apply a thin layer of moisturizer to freshly washed skin, then add a pea size amount of retinoid over your cheeks, forehead and chin (avoid the mouth area as that tends to be the most sensitive), and layer again with moisturizer to seal in hydration.


  • Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate 

When it comes to getting—and maintaining—a great complexion, what we feed our bodies is just as important as what we put on our skin. The drying effects of summer can call for an extra dose of hydration. We recommend tackling it both topically with nourishing serums and moisturizes and by making more mindful food choices. 

TIP:  Essential fatty acids such as omega-3s help your cells stay hydrated. Salmon, walnuts, flaxseeds and chia seeds all include a healthy dose of omega 3’s to moisturize your skin from the inside out and protect your skin barrier to keep away irritants and free radicals.

TRY: Skin Better Science’s Trio Rebalancing Moisture Treatment. This 3x Allure Magazine award winning triple-action formula helps to bring moisture and hydration balance back to skin. You can find Skin Better Science products in our Brilliant Boutique.


Professional Treatments with Results That Deliver


  • Lumecca (IPL) Photofacial Treatment

    This device’s light energy uses wavelength and frequency to target facial redness, brown spots and freckles on the face, neck, décolletage, hands, arms, and even legs. This little to no-downtime treatment consistently delivers rave results and reveals radiant skin in about a week. Depending on your sun damage and skin care needs, a series of treatments may be recommended for the best and brightest results.

  • Clear & Brilliant 

Our most gentle laser, Clear & Brilliant, resurfaces the skin by stimulating the body’s natural processes to replace old, damaged cells with new cells. This not only brightens skin tone, removes sun spots and reduces pore size, but it also stimulates collagen production to rejuvenate the skin. As the results from Clear & Brilliant compound, the most successful transformations occur after 3 treatments, each about 4 weeks apart. 

  • HALO Laser 

This deeper and more robust laser treatment targets the outer layer of the skin by  removing sun damage and hyperpigmentation, and refining skin tone and texture, while simultaneously targeting the deeper, unseen layers of the skin underneath. This dual action technology shows improvements to skin tone and texture in as early as five days, with deep dermal regeneration and collagen stimulation over the next several weeks. 


PRO TIP: For more enhanced results, combine Lumecca with Clear & Brilliant or Lumecca with HALO. The combined treatments build off of each other to produce results including smoother skin tone and texture and an overall more youthful appearance! 

Call to book your summer skin recovery sessions with our team of 

Board Certified Dermatologists. 203.764.2230 or at 

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