Misplace your summer glow? The transitional time of year between summer and fall has a way of sapping skin of all that lustrous, glistening goodness beach season provides. So, if post summer skin has made an unwelcome appearance, it’s time to adjust your beauty routine.
Rather than mourning the end of summer and the radiant skin it takes with it, think of this as your skin’s way of begging for a fall refresh. You purge your closet this time of year of tanks and mini dresses in favor of jeans and sweaters, right? While there’s no need to totally revamp your beauty kit, a few simple tips will have you on your way to bright, brilliant, and better behaved skin.
Common Post Summer Skin Issues
Summer days are fun, but they can be taxing on skin. UV rays tend to dry skin out, and lead to wrinkles and discoloration. Wind, sand, and chlorine all take their toll, as well. After a few months the complexion is left feeling rough and parched with a dull, congested appearance.
Before we cover getting your skin back to its beautiful self, let’s talk post summer skin dryness. There is a big difference between dry post summer skin and dry winter skin. While winter dryness tends to create taut, irritated feeling skin, post summer dry skin feels slack, thin, and sandpapery.
This means the skin requires a different type of moisturization this time of year. Slathering on rich balms and thick moisturizers may quell winter dryness, but will leave summer-stressed skin feeling heavy, oily, and will likely lead to breakouts.
Tips to Refreshing Post Summer Skin
Cleanse Gently: Have you tried oil cleansing? It’s the perfect way to cleanse the skin and remove makeup without stripping away natural oils. And yes, even oily skin types benefit from oil cleansing. Give de Mamiel Restorative Cleansing Balm a try. Follow up with a toner made with skin balancing ingredients, like rose water or aloe vera, to lend a feel of refreshment and whisk away any excess oil. de Mamiel Dewy Face Mist contains both.
Smooth Moves: Exfoliation is key to smoothing the skin and improving the appearance of clogged pores. If you are exfoliating only to end up with course, bumpy skin the day after, you may need to switch up the product you are using. Rather than a granular exfoliant that may be too harsh for sun-parched skin, try a product made with natural fruit acids to gently improve the appearance of roughness and dull skin. Look for exfoliating masks that include ingredients like papaya or apple enzymes, like Josh Rosebrook Active Enzyme Exfoliator.
Brighten Up: One universal sign of sun damage is dark spots on skin. Skin Prep Serum Bioactive Marine Complex is made with algae to condition and moisturize the skin, leaving it feeling soft and supple. Plus, radish root diminishes the appearance of dark spots and creates a look of even skin tone.
Year-Round Protection: Don’t put the sunscreen away. Year-round sun protection is important in diminishing signs of sun damage and warding off skin cancer. Sun Prep Broad Spectrum SPF25 wears easily under makeup, feels super lightweight, and contains antioxidant green tea to promote a healthy appearance.
Vitamin Power: Research shows that vitamins C and E are important for sun damage recovery. Vitamin C is helpful in preventing damage caused by UV rays, while vitamin E improves the appearance of sun damage, visibly diminishes wrinkles and uneven skin texture. Make sure your daily multi- contains both to bolster the appearance of a healthy complexion.
Instant Glow: In the meantime, enlist the help of Lumiere Radiance Boosting Powder. It instantly lends a look of healthy luminosity to skin and the creamy finish means it looks ultra-natural and dewy. Plus, geranium and patchouli oils moisturize the skin and provide a balancing feel to help maintain a clear appearance.
Taking good care of your post summer skin and making a few changes to your beauty routine will get you glowing again in no time. These tips work straight through autumn, until it’s time to break out the thicker moisturizers. Now, pour yourself a glass of organic apple cider and put your feet up. It’s almost fall!
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