Jennifer Aniston, Kim Kardashian ... All famous skins pass into the hands of Joanna Czech. America's most sought-after expert shares her top tips for glowing skin at the end of summer and all year round.
What kind of damage does summer cause to our skin?
The sun makes hyperpigmentation worse. When the skin is exposed to UV, it can produce excess melanin. As a result, dark spots - also called age spots or sun spots - appear on the surface of the epidermis and make it look uneven.
In addition, spending a lot of time in water, salted or chlorinated, dries up the skin (especially mature) which loses elasticity.
Finally, sunscreens (in particular an SPF greater than 30) although absolutely necessary, can cause irritation or inflammatory reactions (pimples, blackheads, clogged pores). Sunscreens which often contain perfume, preservatives etc. can increase the sensitivity of the skin.
What problems does our skin encounter at the start of the school year?
The change in pace, temperature, care and the return to a more polluted environment can mean: dehydration, reactivity, irritation, spots and rashes.
How then to prevent skin problems in September?
Start by balancing your skin using appropriate lotions. My favorite is the Lotion P50 400 PIGM of Biological Research . This exfoliating and vitamin lotion " gently purifies, brightens and minimizes the appearance of pigment spots. "
September, when the weather is still good, is a good time for a deep exfoliation, like a chemical peel or a gentle exfoliation treatment. Indeed, the skin heals much faster when it is neither too hot nor too cold.
Reintroduce vitamin A (or retinol) to accelerate cell renewal in dehydrated skin. This molecule also stimulates the production of collagen, smooths the skin texture, refines the pores and reduces pigment spots. My favorite is Environ Retinol 1-3 Concentrate Concentrate Serum which contains retinyl palmitate (a form of vitamin A) and helps normalize the appearance of the skin, fights abnormalities and skin damage.
Continue to use vitamin C at least during the day or day / night. This powerful antioxidant also helps reduce post-sun damage and superficial pigmentation spots. I particularly appreciate the Vita Mela Botanical Serum-Fade System A + B from Environ ,The Future Is Bright from Oio Lab , and serum Boost Vitamin C Brightening from 111Skin.
Additional hydration is also important. Hyaluronic acid is the key. My favorite products include Super Potent Serum - Capture Totale Global Anti-Aging Intense Serum by Dior , Aquasphere Multi-Dimensional Hydrating Serum by Oio Lab and Ubuna Intensive Moisturizing Serum.
“The first week: apply the lotion to a cotton pad moistened with water in upward movements on the face, neck and décolleté, by light patches. The following days: soak a cotton ball in the lotion only. "
What do you personally do to have beautiful skin at the end of the summer?
I am lucky because my knowledge and my experience allow me to follow a regular routine and thus, to keep my skin balanced. I adapt daily, so I don't really suffer from season change issues.
Summer is also the great outdoors. How to keep this freshness?
Massage helps lighten the skin. I designed my facial massager to be easy to use at home. Massage is by far the most important step in a non-invasive and effective skin care routine. It speeds up the circulation of blood and lymph, thus bringing more oxygen to the tissues. Result: the skin is brighter and healthier. With regular massage (just 7 minutes a day) you can achieve great results.
Don't forget to also include vitamin, A, C, E and plenty of hyaluronic acid for hydration and the rosy side of the skin.