We love a subtle, sexy, post-summer glow as much as anyone … but sun spots, hyperpigmentation & photo-aging? Not so much!!
While you’ve been spending your summer
safely soaking up some Vitamin D, let’s face it, your skin has taken a beating. Check out this quick and easy post-summer rehab regimen and ensure that those telltale signs of a summer in the sun will be well on their way, long before the first signs of winter.
In the A.M.:
Cleanse your face with an L-lactic or Salicylic Acid cleanser (Savior™+ contains a healthy dose of each). Leave it on for about a minute to allow the acids to break down and slough away dead skin cells, and rinse.
Apply an antioxidant rich, Vitamin C serum such as Sircuit Weapon™+ to help even skin tone and protect from free-radical damage. A concentrated fading serum like Brilliance™ will help to reduce the appearance of sun spots and prevent future ones from popping up.
Need a boost? Vitamin C, when combined with skin brightening ingredients such as Lemon Peel or Neem Leaf Extract, can be an incredibly effective, super-powered dark spot corrector. So try combining Sircuit Weapon™+ and Brilliance™ for more powerful results. Just mix equal parts of each in your hand, apply & voila … you get the best of both worlds!!
Finish with a lightweight moisturizer that contains sunscreen (you can always layer them separately, but I love a good multi-tasker). Sun exposure leads to sun damage and photo-aging (or in best case scenarios, makes skin look dull) so one that contains a physical block such as Zinc is best. Day Care™+ is an amazing, multi-active, protective moisturize that is quick-absorbing (so great under make-up) and helps to replenish your skin’s natural moisture balance as it guards against environmental abuse and the harmful effects of free radicals that can lead to accelerated aging.
Did you know? Our new Made Better Day Care™+ formula contains an Uhhh-mazing new ingredient technology, Biolumen Firm, which actually harnesses UV Light to help heal skin, diminish the appearance of wrinkles and crepiness, and improve the skin’s overall tone and radiance.
In the P.M.:
As soon as you get home from work (the gym, happy hour, dinner … whichever applies) thoroughly cleanse skin again using your morning cleanser. Wait until bedtime and you run the risk of falling asleep, forgetting, or a simple case of laziness. If you find that Savior™+ is too active for you to use twice a day, switch to a creamy face wash like Supermild™ for nighttime.
To remove dead skin cells, use a non-abrasive physical exfoliant two or three times a week. One of THE most important steps in maintaining a luminous complexion and eliminating uneven skin tone is to exfoliate religiously (we’re not saying to overdo it, but consistency is the key). Using a gentle scrub like Sir Activ™+ (contains no jagged edges to tear at collagen fibrils) will help you to reveal healthy, radiant skin underneath the dead cellular buildup, while delivering potent antioxidants.
Choose a cream that combines retinol with hydrating ingredients that reinforce lipid layer. Supernatural-A™ is a luxurious, emollient-rich night creme formulated with extremely potent anti-aging, nourishing, protective, and skin supporting ingredients, the most important being patent pending IconicA®. IconicA® contains skin perfecting, stabilized retinaldehyde (Vitamin A), making it way more potent than traditional retinaldehyde and retinol. Made even more effective with the anti-aging peptide ChroNOline™ and Adaptonyl®, an MMPi, this age defying complex helps to help even skin tone, smooth fine lines, and tackle dehydration, making skin appear more radiant.
Expecting? Sensitive to retinol? Try Sircuit Savant™, our Vitamin A alternative serum, designed to energize cells and tighten skin while providing rich hydration and radiance. It’s formulated with a brand new botanical alternative to retinol called Vita-a-like™ that provides all of the anti-aging benefits of retinol (but is retinol-free).
Once a Week:
At-home peels, when used consistently, are a truly effective way to stay one step ahead of dullness. Dark spots, discolorations and hyper pigmentation can occur (or become more pronounced) when the body produces too much melanin (your bodies way of protecting itself from ultraviolet rays). Using an at-home peel containing L-lactic acid and/or fruit enzymes once a week, such Double Trouble™ 5% L-lactic pomegranate acai peel, helps to stimulate cellular turnover, which sheds those damaged cells and in time reveals a brighter, healthier, and more even skin tone.
Try This: You’ll get the most effective results from a peel if you do it in the evening because your skin does most of its rejuvenating overnight.
Last but not least, to prevent future/further sun damage, wear a chemical free, physical block such as Sol-Avert™ SPF 30. Sun exposure causes the problem, so even on those cloudy days, it’s always smart to wear sunscreen for protection.