End Of Summer Skin Rehab Guide
With all the humidity, blistering sun, and chlorine exposure, the Summer months can wreak havoc on our skin, so we recommend an end of Summer skin rehab. Even for those who employ safe sunscreen measures and keep yourself properly hydrated, you are still exposing yourself to environmental factors that damage the skin.
With Fall just around the corner, it is time for us to start thinking about getting our skin ready for the fall weather, and a Summer Skin Refresher is the answer.
Here are a few of our suggestions to rejuvenate, hydrate, and refresh your Summer damaged skin:
Summer Skin Rehab
Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate
Can we say this enough times? NO! The key to healthy-looking skin is exfoliation. All those free radicals we mentioned above, like sweat, chlorine, salt water, dirt, even makeup can clog pores, leading to premature aging. Therefore, it is essential to incorporate an exfoliating treatment to help sloth away those dull, dry skin cells allowing fresh new ones to appear. Furthermore, by removing this top layer of skin cells, you can enhance the absorption of your skincare products, allowing them to absorb more in-depth into the skin where they can work.
How Exfoliating Can Help With Hyperpigmentation
Hyperpigmentation is common, especially in the Sunny Summer months, when the sun's UV rays trigger an access production of melanin (that's what gives your skin its color) in the skin. In addition to UV exposure, heat can also trigger an increase in melanin production. As well as blemishes that can cause post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
Exfoliation is excellent at helping to break up the pigmented cells, brightening the skin, promoting even skin tone, and accelerating the fading process. You want to combine this with a skincare product containing one or more of these ingredients known for their antioxidative effects, which can help reduce UV induced pigmentation.
- Vitamin C
- Japanese Knotweed
- Green Tea
- Sea Daffodil Extract
- Glycolic Acid
Add Moisture Back Into The Skin
Between the air conditioner, scorching summer heat, and the sun, our vital skin functions have taken a toll. The skin is less able to protect itself against the external factors that accelerate age-related dryness, but the skin can also become undernourished and dehydrated.
Solution: We suggest looking for premium skincare products with key hydrating ingredients that will offer some feel-good sun relief, packed with nutrients to repair, heal, and hydrate your skin. See some of our ingredient suggestions below.
Plant-Based Squalene- Is a moisturizer that acts by stimulating the skin's hydration. It locks moisture in the skin and can help skin appear more vibrant and healthier.
Sea Daffodil Extract – Not only is this great at combating dark spots. This extract is enriched with anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants that promote collagen production, enhancing skin integrity while offering an abundance of moisture.
Hyaluronic Acid- Another way to boost moisture is to use a product with hyaluronic acid. This beauty is the star skincare ingredient that naturally occurs in the human body and should be the centerpiece of any anti-aging routine. Hyaluronic acid attracts up to 1000 times its weight in moisture; for that reason, it is ultra-moisturizing and helps keep skin hydrated, plump, and radiant.
Apply Your Skincare Products To Damp Skin
Moisturizers are most effective if you use them while your skin is still damp. When our skin is moist, the pores are open, giving your skincare treatment a better chance at locking in that hydration.
Hydrate Your Skin From The Inside Out
In addition to skincare products to add moisture back, what you put in your body is also essential. For our skin to maintain moisture and stay hydrated, it needs healthy levels of water, vitamins, antioxidants, oils, and other nutrients. Fruit and vegetables are fantastic foods for a healthy complexion and the best way to hydrate your skin from the inside. They contain antioxidants that can stimulate collagen production and keep the skin plump and youthful. They are also rich in vitamins that protect the skin against free radicals.
Soothe That Irritated Red Skin
Thanks to the Summer 4-S Cocktail (a mixture of sweat, skincare products, sunscreen, and saltwater), your skin may get irritated or red. But no worries as we have a remedy for you, which is our Nourishing Night Cream. You see, our skin repairs itself at night, and using a skincare product loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, is a key to encouraging optimal skin regeneration. One key ingredient in this night cream is ginseng, which has impressive anti-inflammatory properties that will calm inflammation and provide superior hydration. At the same time, deeply nourish the skin without clogging the pores.