QUICK SUMMER TIPS
From VeronicaTo ensure you have the best skin possible all throughout summer, Veronica shared some of her secrets to keeping skin healthy on even the hottest days of the year.
“To have the best skin this summer, you’ll want to make some adjustments on how you treat your skin,” she said. “Warmer temperatures cause the skin’s natural oil production to increase. This means [you should use] a lighter moisturizer and even more sun protection.”
FROM THE GOLDEN AGE OF SELF-CARE
From the Golden Age of Self-Care, Veronica says that getting a good night’s sleep, watching your diet and eating healthy, good [quality] skincare products, daily exercise, and drinking plenty of water is still the number one way to clear skin. Here are a few more excerpts from The Golden Age of Self-Care....
Exfoliate & Mask
Skin is less sensitive when the humidity is higher because there is more moisture in the air. Use a scrub or light exfoliating peel to brighten and smooth the appearance of your skin. This will give you a smooth canvas for your makeup, and help your treatment products be more effective and do their job.
Expert skin analysis
There is definitely a difference between skin type (oily, dry, normal, rosacea, sensitive, etc.). When an esthetician is working with you, she/he can examine your skin without makeup, under strong magnification and in different stages of cleansing and exfoliation. This helps to see what your skin is missing and what it needs in order for her/him to make recommendations to best meet your skincare goals. Screening and early detection are critical in treatment for more serious skincare issues.
Warmer temperatures result in oiler skin, so switch to a lighter moisturizer in the Spring. Use a lightweight moisturizer that provides hydration and nourishes your skin while your sleeping.
We recommend seeing an esthetician and getting a professional facial after the winter months. It’s an excellent way to jump-start your complexion after the winter months. Remember, Spring cleaning is not just for your house, your skincare regimen also needs an overhaul.
Professional strength exfoliation
Having a consistent exfoliation in your weekly at home regimen is needed to keep your skin smooth and allow for the best product penetration. But nothing compares to the deeper results of a professional exfoliation or peel. This can come in the form of a physical scrub, microdermabrasion, enzyme peel or multi-acid treatment. There are many different options available, depending on your skin type and condition, ensuring the right level and method to avoid irritation, but give you that spa glow.
Apply your facial products to the back of the neck all the way up to your hairline. Gravity affects that area too, especially when you wear your hair up, and the sun exposure breaking down collagen and elastin. Applying products to the backside of the neck will help prevent sagging in the front and should be treated as an extension of that area. We love using a mask at least twice a week to keep skin bright and clear. You can make your own. Put a few slices of pumpkin in a food processor, add 2 teaspoons of plain yogurt and honey. Apply the mask and cover the eye with cold green tea bags (it reduces puffiness). Let it sit for 15 minutes. Remove the mask with a warm, damp towel. The yogurt also helps heal sunburned, damaged skin. To extend your summer tan, incorporate raw carrots into your snack routine. Carrots contain a very potent antioxidant called carotene that promotes the coloration of the skin, and when you have several servings in your diet, it warms up your natural skin tone to help your tan last longer. Keep a hydrating mist in your purse. Misting the skin throughout the day will cool it off and balance nature’s harsh elements by keeping it calm and hydrated. Apply eye cream with a jade stone. This ancient beauty ritual from Japan is known to drain toxins from the eye area, increase blood circulation and help with puffiness. One of the most important things to remember to do after sunbathing is to rinse your body with fresh water to remove salt and/or chlorine from the skin. These two elements will dry out the skin quickly.