FALL INTO GORGEOUS WITH SEASONAL BEAUTY TIPS BY WENDY LEWIS
Now that summer has come to an end, it’s time to regenerate your skin and undo all the damage you may have done at the beach. With this crop of non-invasive rejuvenation options, you can be ready to meet the fall season head on with clear and radiant skin. Chemical peels, mechanical exfoliators, skin brighteners, and the ever-growing cadre of color correcting creams can help create the perfect canvas for Fall’s luxurious makeup colors.
Skin peels and microdermabrasions go far to slough away the grime of pollution and daily debris. But a peel is not a peel is not a peel. The more sun damage, discoloration you have, the deeper the peel or the more peels you need. Peels work by removing damaged outer layers of skin allowing a fresh, new layer of skin cells to naturally emerge. This results in stimulating a renewal process that improves texture and fine lines and makes skin look, feel, and even act younger.
Essentially a type of mild to deep exfoliation, the newest chemical peels feature dual cosmetic and medical benefits. Cosmetically, skin renewal by peeling improves pore size, mild pigmentation, texture, and fine lines. Medically, a peel can improve acne and sun spots. Peels have the added benefit of jumpstarting a topical regimen by allowing age-reversing serums to penetrate the skin more rapidly.
Peels offer numerous benefits depending on your skin type and concern. Lunchtime peeling agents, such as alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs)—glycolic, lactic, or fruit acids—beta hydroxy acids (BHAs), and salicylic acid are milder acids that induce a faster sloughing of the cells in the epidermis. You can pop into your dermatologist, get peeled, and go back to the office in an hour. Or if you have no time for a visit to a professional, try the ZO® Medical Invisipeel™ (zoskinhealth.com) that is based on enzymes and can be used a few times a week in the privacy of your own home.
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And don’t reserve peels and microdermabrasion for faces only; they can be done on any area, including hands, chest, backs of arms and legs – even feet. A great way to slough away little red bumps from keratosis pilaris, slough away rough patches on elbows and knees, for luminous legs, buffed arms and décolleté.
BB, CC, AND BEYOND
Short for blemish balm or beauty balm, BB creams hailing originally from Korea have become a mainstay to conceal, treat acne, protect from the sun, hydrate, moisturize, minimize lines, and more. Specialist BB creams target just the eyes or even the hair.
CC creams are color-correcting creations that conceal discolorations, smooth pores, and protect, among other benefits. The key difference here is that BB creams usually provide more coverage and treat acne-prone skin while CC creams are about evening out the complexion with moderate coverage and anti-ageing benefits. By Terry Cellularose Moisturising CC Cream helps to blur any imperfections for an even toned and smoother complexion.
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Next up, DD creams or “Daily Defense” formulations take the focus from the face to the feet and body.
YOU GLOW GIRL
To maximize a glowy complexion, choosing the right formula and shade of makeup is a must. We are loving the Hollywood Beauty Light Wand with its Instant mega-watt Hollywood highlight. To finish off with a touch of radiance, try Bobbi Brown Nude Finish Illuminating Powder which instantly gives skin a lit-from-within glow with a natural blend of skin-brightening botanicals and light-reflective powders.. Be sure to step up your SPF if the formulations you choose do not already include one to keep brown spots and discoloration under control.