Hello, Fall! For many of us, the care-free days of summer are coming to an end. Although we pretty much know that the sun is the worst culprit when it comes to skin aging—right up there with smoking and stress—it’s hard to resist when sunshine, pool, and beaches beckon. If your skin feels drier than normal, looks tanned, or suddenly is given to break-outs not related to hormonal fluctuations, then it’s time for some damage repair.
Let’s start with switching to gentle products that re-balance the skin’s equilibrium, also known as our skin’s pH factor or acid mantle. Most traditional soaps are high in alkalinity, so it’s a good idea to switch to non-foaming or milky cleansers for dry skin and foaming cleansers for acne-prone or oily skin. There are many peels that help your skin regain a healthy barrier, but resist too frequent peels which can cause increased irritation, especially in sensitive, irritation-prone skin. The good news is that skin will re-balance normally with the right products. An excellent product is Cell-Tight, a next-generation retinoid serum so gentle that it can be used daily.
Next, let’s restore skin hydration lost to sun, wind, and salt- or pool-water. Look for products high in Hyaluronic acid and peptides. Peptides help to produce acid in the skin, which can help tighten skin by attracting moisture to the epidermis. Adequate moisture gives skin a plump, smooth complexion for a youthful appearance.
Protecting our skin with a good product with at least SPF 15 should become a year-round ritual. Damage in the form of dark spots can occur as rays penetrate office or car windows. Even that stroll in the fading Fall sunlight requires protection to avoid environment-related discoloration. Follow your morning application of a good sunscreen with two swipes of a mineral powder. Re-apply powder throughout the day. The active ingredients in sunscreens, titanium dioxide, and zinc oxide, occur naturally in mineral powders.
A highly effective product line for any of the above post-summer skin issues is the YNS Power Trio consisting of Cell-Tight, Radiance and Infusion O2. These three products, in a simple morning and evening application, target specific needs of your skin to erase damage and reverse signs of skin-aging. Call or chat with us at 866 649 5448 for a complimentary consultation with a YNS expert, who will create a personalized skin-care plan for you.