Summer is a trying time for your skin. The blazing sun and the scorching heat can be unforgiving. Pollution and other environmental contaminants take away your skin’s natural radiance, leaving it oily, dull, and blemished. It's important to understand how everyone's favorite season can affect the quality of your skin. This is what you can do to hold on to your radiant and healthy appearance all summer long!
KEEP IT CLEAN
It’s best to ease up on the harsh exfoliants and heavy creams or makeups for the summer.
TRY THIS: The PCA Daily Cleansing Oil is excellent for removing sweat and layers of sunscreen after a hot summer day.
Powerhouse antioxidants protect the skin’s surface from oxidative damage that is caused by free radicals and environmental insults.
TRY THIS: The Aiyana Atelier Vita-C 20 (purple top) contains a 20% L-ascorbic acid in an anhydrous formula to even skin tone, lessens age spots, increases skin’s luminosity and improves appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while protecting.
On top of drinking plenty of water, we need to provide adequate hydration to the surface of the skin. However, it needs to be one that is able to penetrate to the deeper layers so that as cell production increases, smooth and plump cells grow!
TRY THIS: PCA Hyaluronic Acid Boosting Serum is used twice daily before your moisturizer and provides instant and deep, long-lasting hydration on three levels: on the surface, deeper in the skin, and by increasing the skin’s own hyaluronic acid production
BONUS: PCA Overnight Hydrating Mask (black top) is used following your night time skin routine and provides up to 300% improvement in hydration levels in skin layers.
So many options and so much confusion! Not all sunscreens are created equal. Physical or mineral sunscreens are the better choice for sensitive skin types, acne prone skins, and for those who suffer with hyperpigmentations such as melasma, while chemical sunscreens are a better choice if you need water resistant protection. Physical sunscreens create a barrier to protect while chemical sunscreens absorb and scatter the UV rays.
TRY THIS: Aiyana Atelier Daily Replenishing Tinted Moisturizer SPF 36 (clear top) is a physical sunscreen and tinted moisturizer with a zinc / titanium combination. It is additionally packed with antioxidants and peptides to further protect your skin.
BONUS: PCA Weightless Protection SPF 45 provides broad-spectrum, lightweight protection packed with added antioxidants.
In case you forgot to reapply in a timely manner or were caught without sunscreen, it is crucial to calm the skin with a repairing serum to lessen the damage and protect against peeling skin. Don’t pick! It causes discoloration that may be irreversible, and so much more damage!
TRY THIS: Aiyana Atelier Soothing Skin Relief (green top) is an aloe vera based repair serum that is packed with Vitamin E, algae extract, hyaluronic acid to calm redness and irritation.
MAKING BEAUTY PERSONAL
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