Summer seems like one long low-maintenance beauty treatment: beachy hair, sun-kissed glow, natural make-up free look, but by the time the weather cools off, our complexion, along with our hair and body can often times feel and look like a dried up prune!
Regardless of your post-Summer beauty routine and overall concerns, we have the treatments (and DON’TS) that will leave your skin feeling hydrated, softer and brighter leading into the Fall months.
DON’T take hot showers: Hot showers can be dehydrating to skin in general, especially after a Summer of being in the sun because the effects can be even worse (i.e. premature aging, stronger definition of fine lines, to name a few). The next time you hop in, turn the water temperature down about 10 to 15 degrees, and don’t take more than two showers a day.
DON’T: Don’t use photo-sensitising ingredients on the skin during the day as even
though Summer is technically over, the sun is still extremely strong for another month or so. Certain ingredients in products can react adversely on your skin in sunlight, make you burn more easily and causing lasting sun damage. Products containing retinoids, acids or fruits acids as well as topical steroids or differin creams can enhance sensitivity. Always read the ingredients list
and any warnings on your beauty product labels to ensure you aren’t doing damage without knowing it. Opt to use these products at night only.
DO: Thirst Quenching Treatments: In order to effectively get your skin back in tip-top shape, Vitamin C is your answer. Vitamin C visibly brightens the skin and improves the overall look and tone of the skin. Power-packed vitamins including, Vitamin E, Vitamin B and Ferric Acid also help hydrate, brighten, soothe, and improve the overall tone and texture of the skin. Get introduced to Dr. Goldfaden’s newest power punch product to his range, Brightening Elixir, that instantly soothes and brightens your summer skin.
DO: Double up at night. Skin cell regeneration is slightly higher at night making it a crucial step to apply products with active ingredients in the night as your skin is able to absorb the active ingredients in skincare products better since active ingredients are less effective when exposed to sunlight. In addition, your skin would not have to compete with the other products you apply like makeup or sunscreen to fight the UV rays, pollution and other harmful environmental elements in the day. Layer up a potent packed repairing treatment (powerful nighttime ingredients to look for include: peptides, retinol, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, to name a few) and an ultra-hydrating moisturizer to really pack the hydration punch allowing you to wake up to supple, plump and a hydrated glow.
DO: Exfoliate. Exfoliating your face is key after a summer of sun and sunscreen. The upper layer of skin gets thicker, harder and drier. Removing the surface layers of dead skin, oil build up and grease will give a dewier
look and helps to produce more collagen, allowing skin to look more plump.