Summer is coming to an end, and with vacations, pool parties, beach time, drinks with umbrellas in them and fun in the sun mostly (but not entirely!) behind us now, its time to check out the damage we’ve done to our skin, and get it back on the road to glorious in time for fall.
Here’s the Girlfriend’s Guide to Summer Skin Repair:
1. Change up your cleanser.
When your skin has taken a beating show it some love with a gentle cleanser. Cleansers containing vitamin C will give you an antioxidant boost and a little extra protection, while healing some of the superficial damage at the same time.
I’m not a fan of exfoliating scrubs – I always think they’re scratching the baby skin underneath. Try an enzyme mask instead. Fruit enzymes will eat away that dull, lifeless layer on the surface, leaving you with fresh, radiant, youthful skin
Use facial masks to replenish and repair damaged skin. Alaskan Glacial Mud mask detoxes, exfoliates and nourishes the complexion, and leaves the skin feeling soft and lovely.
Repair sun damage and start minimizing dark sun spots with a brightening serum. If you have more significant sun spots look at having fruit acid peels, or laser to make them go away.
Drink tons of water, use a good moisturizer during the day, a facial SPF (every day!)and a night cream at night to fortify and hydrate your skin.