The dog days of summer are behind us. The sun and heat have left quite a dozy on our skin. As the weather gets cooler and the air becomes drier, so will our skin. Now, is the perfect, time to reevaluate what products with the right ingredients you should be using. So, when it comes to fall skincare, what are the non-negotiables? Here are my favorite's, why I love them and what key ingredient makes it a must need and how to use them.
Product: Reveal 10 Ingredients: AHA's (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) Benefits:
The main benefit of an alpha hydroxy acid is its ability to exfoliate the skin. They essentially remove the “glue” from the upper layer of skin that holds onto the old, dead skin cells. By effectively removing that top layer of skin, the alpha hydroxy acids serve to help new skin grow.
Alpha hydroxy acids reduce the look of wrinkles, help to reduce the likelihood that winkles will develop, make skin smoother and (with months of daily use) can help skin that’s uneven and hyperpigmented become smoother and more even.
In addition to helping new (younger looking and fresh) skin to grow, alpha hydroxy acids also stimulate the growth of elastin and collagen, both of which become depleted with age.
How to Use: Start by applying Reveal for 2-3 times per week in the evening for the first two weeks of use. Gradually increase application to every other evening. Note, the product will tingle slightly when applied - this is due to its pH of 3.5, which is ideal for an AHA product.
Product: Hyaluranic Vitamin C Serum
Ingredients: Hyaluronic acid & Vitamin C
Hyaluronic acide is a great way to attract more hydration to the skin without needing to rely on a heavy moisturizer. Naturally occurring sugar molecule can hold 1,000 times its weight in water, you don't need a rich cream to enjoy a serious moisture boost.
Vitamin C is not only essential for collagen production, but it also has many other benefits ... internally and externally it is a very crucial ingredient for body function."Vitamin C is a multitasker. It is required to build collagen; it inhibits tyrosinase to brighten skin and fade hyperpigmentation; it is a potent antioxidant and sun protector. It is great for fall to recover from summer's increased sun exposure
How to Use: Apply a thin application to skin in PM three to four days per week. Spot test application before full application. Avoid contact with eyes. For external use only.
Product: Olive Oil Cleanser
Ingredient: Olive oil
Benefits: Olive oil promotes a smooth, radiant complexion and helps maintain the elasticity of skin. High in antioxidants, including vitamin E, olive oil protects the skin against age-accelerating free radicals and keeps you looking young and glowing.
How to Use: Olive Oil Cleanser is a rich and hydrating pH-balanced cleanser for daily skin refreshment. This gentle formula thoroughly cleanses the skin of make-up, impurities and excess oil without stripping or drying out the skin.
Product: Papaya Toner
Benefits: Bring the paradise home. Papaya is a freshening anti-bacterial toner infused with fresh papaya enzyme that removes dead skin cells and deep cleans the skin. This alcohol-free formulation will not dry out your skin and creates a fresh, pH-balanced environment that allows for better product absorption.
How to Use: After cleansing dampen a cotton pad with toner, or spray toner on face. Blot the entire facial area. Follow with treatment products
Pro Tip: Take with you to the gym to revive skin and remove sweat and bacteria after working out. Use after shaving to prevent ingrown hairs or razor bumps.
Product: Super Moist
Benefits: It’s important to start replenishing and restoring your skin to counteract the effects of sun exposure. "Every antioxidant works in a slightly different way, but the main thing they do is protect our skin from free radicals — unstable molecules that cause damage to skin cells." ALA DMAE Ester C. Supermoist is a highly intensive moisturizer that deeply hydrates the skin while infusing it with essential antioxidants (ALA, DMAE and Esther C) for firmness and radiance. It also contains sweet orange extract to prevent build-up of dead skin and leave your skin soft and glowing.
How to use: Use twice daily closest to your skin