Layer Up for Fall: Goodbye Dull and Dreary Skin

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Autumn is about a season of change and renewal. The temperatures drop, and we’re tempted to reach for our favorite sweaters. The skin, however, often reacts to lower temperatures by feeling and acting different…The skin suddenly appears slightly dry and itchy, looking dull, feeling like something is lacking. Under eye circles are a common annoyance for men and women alike. For each of these fall-time skin care concerns, there are common sense solutions.

Vitamin A Depletion and Dryness

Every day, we are depleted of Vitamin A when we are exposed to the sun. This daily exposure of sun, pollutants and more is the cause for the skin’s appearance of aging (fine lines, pigmentation, thinning, etc.) Thus, we must replenish it with carefully-crafted topical solutions that contain Vitamin A. One way to help is by eating a Vitamin-rich diet. This helps to nourish our largest organ, the skin. But there is more we can do at the surface.

A common misconception about Vitamin A is that the products that contain raw forms of it are “too harsh,” expensive, or inaccessible due to the need for a prescription. For example, the common acne-related prescription, Accutane is popular and may be necessary for some patients with moderate to severe concerns. Do know, it not the only solution around to deal with common skin concerns. There is a gentle, fat-soluble form of this powerful vitamin, retinyl palmitate, that achieves the same results over time without the harsh side effects like redness, peeling and other reactions. Environ’s step-up moisturizers utilize this effective form of Vitamin A in addition to Vitamins C, E, peptides and antioxidants. 

Dry or Dull Skin, Fine Lines and Wrinkles

As we age the epidermis, the outermost layer of the skin, appears thinner, making fine lines and wrinkles more apparent. Sagging-looking skin or skin that appears to have lost volume is common as well. Approximately 1-2% of collagen levels drop every year past the age of 20 resulting in reduced elasticity and more fragile-looking skin. We know a regimen of vitamin-filled products as well as healthy lifestyle choices can help with the look of aging skin. Aging is beautiful to an Environ client. 

Vitamin C is important to collagen production and skin brightening properties. Take a look at the Radiance+ Intense C-Boost Mela-Even Cream for a boost of this vitamin. The special oil-soluble cream helps improve the look of uneven skin tone while addressing skin laxity! The C-quence Energizing Masque is another powerful way to rejuvenate the look of dull skin with a boost of Vitamin C and gentle exfoliants.

The Steps to Layering Skin Care

“Cleanse, Tone, Moisturize Protect” and…

Layer up with a powerful moisturizer. For dry, itchy skin, take a look at the Environ Moisture+ range including products that directly help the skin look bright and smooth instead of dull and cracked. Focus Care Moisture+ Vita-Complex Super Moisturizer contains essential vitamins, peptides and antioxidants in addition to research-backed emollients to help protect the skin’s natural protective barrier. Add a drop with your favorite serum, especially as an luxe overnight treatment on days you feel particularly dry or flaky.

1-2x a week, follow your cleanser with a gentle face mask for extra exfoliation, removing dead skin cells.

Speaking of serums, take a look at the Youth EssentiA Vita-Peptide C-Quence Serum. Packed with Vitamin E, lycopene and five natural amino acids, these ingredients work with your skin’s biology to revitalize the look of younger-looking skin. Mix this advanced serum with a daily Environ moisturizer. Add this layer to your nighttime routine for an anti-aging punch. 

Always remember to use your sunscreen, even in the cooler months. 

 

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