it`s spring, summer, autumn or winter; our skin needs special attention.
and winter are two seasons in which extreme environmental factors prevail: the
sun, the dry air and the snow can all take their toll on our skin. Spring and
autumn, on the other hand, represent the perfect time to renew, to recover from
previous environmental aggressions and emerge restored and refreshed whilst
prepping the skin for harsher climates.
autumn, atmosphere characteristics are dry and cooler.
issues: rough, dry, dehydrated, drab skin (summer aftermath).
protect and prepare.
summer, our skin is exposed to several aggressive elements (such as the sun,
sand, insect repellents, etc.) which can damage the skin.
while you cleanse. It is advisable to switch to a creamier, gentle,
non-clogging cleanser that will add extra moisture and protect your skin from
clear of heavy metals. Chlorine, fluorine, etc. disturb the skin`s acid mantle
leading to imbalances
mildly acidic, hydrating toners. They will finalize the cleansing process and
balance the skin`s pH.
exfoliate, but be gentle. Summer damage can result in cellular build-up on the
skin`s surface. To effectively remove dead skin cells and leave the skin
smooth, it is advisable to frequently exfoliate using mildly acidic, natural
formulations. pH balanced exfoliates support the skin`s natural functions and
prep the skin to better absorb nutrients without causing irritation, a crucial
aspect considering our skins have been exposed to several aggressions during
your routine. In order to repair your summer skin and prepare it for winter
inclemencies, you will need to modify your moisturizing regime. Your skin needs
richer, more emollient creams (especially at night) that keep the skin elastic
your skin. Although sun radiation is less intense, you should continue
protecting your skin against damaging UV rays. Use daily a sunscreen with an
SPF of at least 15 and remember to re-apply it every 2 hours.
summer damage with a weekly treatment. Seasonal fresh fruits, when applied
topically, can slough off dull, hyper-pigmented, actinic (photo-aged) skin as
well as stimulate cellular renewal.
Drinking at least 8 glasses of water per day will keep your skin moisturized
and help eliminate toxins effectively. Have an extra glass of water for every
glass of alcohol/cup of coffee you take to prevent possible dehydration. Try to
get as much water as possible from fresh fruits and vegetables.
your cosmeceuticals. Foods rich in Omega-3 essential fatty acids and
antioxidants such as polyphones, Vitamins A, C and E can help reverse summer
damage, prepare it for the challenges it will face during winter and boost the
skin`s immune system while preserving its quality and restoring its natural
Nov, 15 2016