Did your skin have a little too much fun in the sun this summer? Even if you were meticulous about applying sunscreen, UV rays can cause sun damage, like pigmentation changes, wrinkles, and freckles. Saltwater, chlorine, and wind exposure are additional culprits that lead to skin dryness and irritation.
As the air starts getting a little chillier and the leaves start changing color, that gorgeous youthful glow you had all summer may fade into dehydrated dull-looking skin. Here are five tips to repair your summer skin to head into fall feeling fresh!
1. Deep Cleanse
Summertime is perfect for relaxing and having fun, but without structure and discipline, it is easy to skip out on deep cleansing your skin like you normally would the rest of the year. Don't fret if you forgot to take your makeup off and cleanse after a few hot summer nights. It happens!
Now that you are returning to your normal routine, deep cleansing your face every morning and evening is the first key to getting your skin back in shape. No matter if you are 21 or 51, deep cleansing twice a day is essential.
Deep cleansing helps unblock pores so they can breathe and better absorb other facial products. You'll also want to shed those dead skin cells with exfoliation. The general rule of thumb when it comes to exfoliating is to do it twice a week to refresh your skin without drying it out.
Toning is a step in skincare regimens that many people forget or skip, thinking it's not as important. Using a daily toner promotes cell turnover and helps balance complexion.
Not all toners are the same, though. For the freshest results, you'll want to find a toner containing ingredients that promote collagen growth and hyaluronic acid to ensure deep hydration. An extract such as allantoin will also help soothe and calm your skin.
Recommendation: Franz Daily Repair Stem Cell Culture Medium Toner
3. Mask Up
Facial masks are another solution to repairing sun-damaged skin.
They contain nutrients that can hydrate, lift, firm, and tone skin.
Similar to other skincare products, some masks are better than others.
A mask with microcurrent technology sends nutrients deep into your skin's layers to help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles.
In addition to the nutrients your skin craves, a mask with micro hyaluronic acid will assist with absorption, restart collagen production, and protect against further damage.
Apply masks two times a week to liven up your summer skin and then once a week for longer-term maintenance.
Recommendation: Franz Premium Microcurrent Facial Dual Mask
4. Hydrate and Take Your Vitamins
Just like the inside of your body, your skin needs daily vitamins to nourish and revitalize it. When hydrating and moisturizing your skin, one method is through serums. The other is through creams.
Serums are liquids packed with antioxidants, antimicrobial minerals, ceramides, and hyaluronic acids that provide a powerful punch in the fight against aging. They help restore elasticity for a noticeably smoother appearance.
The best antimicrobial minerals in serums are magnesium, zinc, and copper. This effective trio helps kill bacteria, boost your skin's immunity, and promote cell renewal. Vitamins like C and E help soothe irritated skin and heal acne scars.
Cream moisturizers help hydrate with nutrients that can treat dry skin and prevent further dehydration. You want to use a moisturizer with vitamins that will encourage collagen production, reduce hyperpigmentation, and prevent additional environmental damage by strengthening your skin's barrier.
A moisturizer with natural ingredients, such as rosewater, Centella Asiatica, and rose flower oil, will help keep your skin feeling fresh and wrinkle-free.
The most effective way to hydrate and nourish your skin is by layering a serum followed by a moisturizer two times a day.
Recommendations: Franz Everyday Essence Face Serum followed by Franz Rose Quartz Moisturizing Face Cream
5. Don't Forget the Eyes
One of the first noticeable signs of aging caused by sun damage is around your eyes. Don't be surprised if you start to see fine lines on the outside edges after a summer of fun in the sun. The good news is that several skincare products are specifically formulated for the delicate skin surrounding your eyes.
Nutrient-rich serums, creams, and eye masks will help reduce, eliminate, and prevent fine lines. An effective serum will target both wrinkles and dark circles under the eyes. Look for products that contain ingredients like hydrolyzed sodium hyaluronate and adenosine to moisturize and strengthen skin.
Creams and serums should be used two times a day around your eyes. Use an eye mask with microcurrent technology at least once a week to help give you the best results for a bright-eyed ,youthful look as you head into the fall season.
Recommendation: Franz Wrinkle Away Eye Lifting System
For additional information about repairing summer skin,
visit Franz Skincare—where healing is skin deep!