Post Summer Skin: Essential Tips and our Favorite Products
Post Summer Skin: Essential Tips and our Favorite Products
Repair, Renew, Shine! After the summer our skin needs extra care – find out Arianna’s top tips.
We live for that sun-kissed, warm summer glow. All year long we prepare for the memories that we make in summertime - lakeside, beachside, boat side – the fleeting romance that we ignite each Summer with the sun can be enriching, joyous, fulfilling - but it comes at a cost. Sure, lots of sunshine can make you feel tan, glimmering, and full of freckles. But what you might be unaware of is how much repair is needed after all that beach bathing – that brilliant cinnamon glow comes at a cost.
Sure, lots of sunshine can make you feel tan, glimmering, and full of freckles. But what you might be unaware of is how much repair is needed after all that beach bathing – that brilliant cinnamon glow comes at a cost!
Melanin production is a natural reaction when your skin is exposed to the sun. That’s what gives you that amazing tan. But after hours of exposure, your skin begins to develop a thicker layer of keratinized cells that require being sloughed away, in order for cellular regeneration and fresh, dewy skin to shine through.
That is not to say you must dismiss your relationship with the sun. Our dear soleil is extremely necessary in the health of our bodies – synthesizing Vitamin D requires daily exposure of about 15 minutes a day, and in the summertime we receive so much more of it. Making sure to receive enough Sun exposure is one of the most important factors in the health and wellness department. And synthesizing Vitamin D helps the body to fight depression, as well as numerous other diseases and illnesses. This is what makes Summer such a fabulous time. It is genuinely a happy, warm, and joyful season.
So autumn has arrived… And there is no better time than to make some Autumnal Resolutions for your post summer Sun affair. Time to exfoliate, rejuvenate, and rebuild. Taking care of your skin after lots of sunshine is one of the holy grails in skin care, to maintain youthful, healthy, and beautiful skin.
How to begin?
1. Start with Exfoliation. This is the first in-depth process in ridding the dead skin cells that have built up on the epidermal layer, and to help refresh your complexion. These dead skin cells, coupled with too much product, leftover make-up, and free radicals from pollution, create a deadened layer on the top of your skin that is just aching to be sloughed away. The new skin cells that are the result of proper exfoliation help diminish the look of fine and deep lines that keratinized cells make more prominent.
Arianna’s Skin Renewal Facial Peel is an absolute powerhouse in the deep exfoliation department. Infused with Vitamin E, C, and Dead Sea Minerals, this Peel helps dissolve dead skin cells and toxins, while nourishing and soothing skin that has been sun-exposed. A chemical exfoliator like our Facial Peel help to break down the keratinized layer of dead skin, and activate the production of collagen and fibroblasts, revealing fresh, healthy, and dewy skin.
Another essential exfoliator in the Arianna line is our Deep Pore Exfoliating Face Scrub, infused with Ginseng Root, Ginger Root, and Chamomile, enriching the skin with vital nutrients while soothing inflammation and irritation. It’s gentle enough to use daily, 100% vegan, and dynamic in the fight against premature aging.
2. Vitamin C is your Best Friend. One of the ongoing secrets to younger-looking skin (that is wildly healthy) is using a Vitamin C serum. Full of anti-oxidants and free-radial fighting powers, Vitamin C helps the skin naturally maintain a self-exfoliation process, helping to repair from things like sun damage and numerous other factors that can cause skin damage. Arianna’s Active Antioxidant Vitamin C Serum contains a potent blend of Vitamin C, Betaine, and Salicylic Acid, a powerhouse combo that plumps, protects, nourishes, exfoliates, and evens out skin tone. A necessary addition for after-sun care.
3. Hydration is key. Your skin contains water and natural oils that keep it luscious and supple. However, after heavy sun exposure, like that of the summer sun, your skin suffers from a lack of moisture. After proper exfoliation and a potent Vitamin C serum, the next most important step is making sure to infuse your skin with loads of moisture.
This first starts with hydrating from the inside. The natural hydration level our skin aims to maintain generally begins from within. Drinking plenty of water, and more importantly receiving an adequate amount of electrolytes, ensures your skin stays hydrated.
The next step is making sure you are reintroducing enough moisture to help lock in the hydration that is filling up your skin cells. Using products that help form an occlusive layer, and contain lipophilic as well as hydrophilic ingredients, ensures enough moisture stays in the skin.
Re-infusing adequate levels of Vitamin D paired with deep hydration helps keep skin balanced and supple. Vitamin D is an underrated and compelling skin care hero that is a daily essential, especially during your sun repair rituals. Arianna’s Active Vitamin D Serum is a concentrated facial treatment that contains potent levels of antioxidants and ingredients, including Biotin, Calendula Oil, and Folic Acid, among others that are mighty fighters against sun damage and premature aging.
The Active Vitamin D Serum also contains the skin care hydration hero Hyaluronic Acid. Able to bind up to 100x more water weight than it’s own, this compelling ingredient is a daily essential, especially during your sun repair rituals. Hyaluronic Acid is naturally produced in the skin, however the drying effects of the suns rays cause a heavy depletion, amounting to a necessary reboot with our Vitamin D Serum.
4. The Microcurrent. Seeing your Esthetician is a fundamental step in rejuvenating after your sunny summer. The Microcurrent Facial is not only a wildly effective treatment in reducing fine lines, increasing cell turnover, and increasing collagen production, it is an essential factor in skin health after prolonged exposure to the Sun.
This treatment is perfect for dull, dehydrated skin, stimulating cell regeneration and helping you to reveal your best skin. Along with providing you with exfoliation to slough off the dead skin cells, powerful and gentle microcurrents are then pressed into the muscles of the face, to activate the energetic rebirth that is your skins renewal process. But besides the microcurrent, visiting your Esthetician for a renewing facial is extremely important, and a vital step in post summer skin renewal.