Hot July days are gone, and September is on its way in! As you phase out shorts and tank tops for cardigans and leggings, it’s important to help prepare your skin for fall. If you’ve had a great summer lounging around the pool or playing volleyball at the beach, there’s probably a bit of summer sun damage you’d like to nip in the bud. The big three problems you’ll need to target are dark spots, hydration and moisturization. As the weather gets chillier and the winds pick up, you’ll need to make sure your skin is still getting – and keeping – the moisture it needs. Here are three great products to help prepare your complexion for fall.
ILUMA Intense Brightening Serum
Summer wouldn’t be the same if you weren’t out and about, enjoying the warmth and soaking up the sun by the beach. Unfortunately, too much of this can lead to dark spots and an uneven complexion.
To help prepare your skin for fall, you might want something to add all-over radiance to your skin. ILUMA Intense Brightening Serum is a blend of botanical brighteners and vitamin C in a quick-absorbing serum. The serum was specifically formulated to help provide a calming and brightening solution for irritated, sun-damaged skin.
Unique VECTORIZE Technology helps deliver ingredients into skin and is time-released for up to 48 hours. This means your skin is continuously receives beneficial ingredients for up to two days! To help visibly reduce the appearance of dark spots from the summer sun, there’s whole slew of natural skin brighteners ranging from Mulberry extract to Emblica extract. Citrius Unishu peel extract is a particularly potent skin brightening agent, working in tandem with other plant extracts. There’s also extract from the neem tree leaves, a tree which grows in tropical and semi-tropical regions. The liquid has been known to help decrease the visibility of dark spots. This potent extract also helps improve skin clarity. Add to this mix vitamin C, a compound known for being an important part of a visibly even-toned complexion.
VITAL C Hydrating Antioxidant ACE Serum
It’s easy to let your skincare routine slide a little when you’re busy enjoying the summer. But sunny weather is not too forgiving, and your skin loses hydration even faster while you’re out enjoying the heat. As we move towards fall, it’s important to re-hydrate for a supple, youthful glow.
To that end, VITAL C Hydrating Antioxidant ACE Serum is a concentrated essence infused with vitamins A, C, E, and a blend of plant antioxidants that help to reduce the visible signs of aging in part by hydrating your skin. Everyone knows that dry skin is more vulnerable to imperfections such as fine lines. To combat dryness, VITAL C Hydrating Antioxidant ACE Serum was formulated with sodium hyaluronate, the gold standard for hydration. Each molecule of sodium hyaluronate can bind up to one-thousand times its weight in water. This best-selling serum was also formulated with glycerin, which is a humectant. Humectants are molecules which attract and retain moisture. So, while glycerin pulls in water, sodium hyaluronate helps keep water in your skin. For an extra boost, VITAL C Hydrating Antioxidant ACE Serum is also formulated with linoleic acid, an essential building block used by your body to help retain moisture. Linoleic acid helps keep the skin’s barrier strong so that it can keep water in and irritants out.
VITAL C Hydrating Repair Crème
Last but definitely not least is making sure to boost the moisturization component of your skincare routine for cooler and dryer weather. When the cold sets in, most of us tend to take steamy showers. While a great way to stay warm, steamy showers strip away your body’s natural moisturizers. To keep hydration locked in, use VITAL C Hydrating Repair Crème, a rich reparative crème which quenches dryness while comforting irritated skin. The superstar ingredient here is ceramides. Simply put, ceramides are fats that occur naturally in the skin, holding skin together and forming a protective layer to help prevent moisture loss and visible damage from environmental stressors. As you age or are exposed to sun damage, the quantity of ceramides in your skin drops and this can lead to a damaged skin barrier. By topically replenishing these natural fats, you help your skin look and act like younger, more supple skin. Because the goal is to help repair dried skin, there’s also hyaluronic acid, the aforementioned gold standard of hydration. By infusing your skin with the hydration it needs and the right compounds to keep that hydration, VITAL C Hydrating Repair Crème soothes any irritation you may experience from dryness while helping prevent your skin from further drying out.