Post-Summer Skin Care

As the sun sets on summer, our skin is often left looking and feeling dried out. We followed all the rules of keeping our skin protected from harmful rays, but couldn’t help soaking up as much as we could to get that sun-kissed glow. So we went to our esthetician, Carla, for her advice on her favorite products and services to repair the damage done and keeping the skin hydrated.

Carla recommends starting with a facial to help remove the top layer of skin most damaged by the sun. Both the anti-aging and skin renewal are perfect for the job. Anti-aging is better for those who are 30 years and over; however both work to remove the dead skin cells that build up over summer and age spots. Both facials incorporate lots of vitamin C and glycolic to help turn the top layer of the epidermis to look healthier and fresh again.

The difference between these two facials is the masque that Carla uses at the end. For anti-aging Carla uses a richer masque that contains collagen. Collagen is one of the most plentiful proteins in mammals. It is responsible for providing structural support in connective tissue, muscle, and skin. For the skin renewal facial she uses a lighter masque that contains hyaluronic acid and vitamin C. Hyaluronic acid promotes healthier, more supple skin. It binds to water to help retain moisture, and can reduce wrinkles, redness and dermatitis.

Once you’ve removed that top layer of dead skin, you’re more prepared for the cold! Your skin is ready to soak up and retain your moisturizer to help protect from the colder elements. Carla recommends using Aveda’s Bright Concentrate which has a healthy dose of vitamin C to help battle age spots. She also recommends using the Tulasara Overnight Wedding masque to plump the skin overnight. For more information on the Wedding masque, see our previous blog post which highlights the masque!

Carolyn Chapple