The Best Summer Solutions to Get Your Skin in Top Shape

During summer, skin concerns can rise faster than the temperature. 

 Did you know? For skins prone to hyper-pigmentation and discoloration (brown spots), the summer sun can exacerbate this condition. But did you know that it is not only the sun that causes these spots to come out during the summer but the heat from UV rays? Even if you are diligent about reapplying sun protection and wearing a hat when outdoors, your melanin activity can still be stimulated, resulting in an increase of brown spots.

What to do? If you are prone to hyper-pigmentation, you must use a skin brighter every day to suppress the melanin activity to prevent pigmentation from getting worse during the hot summer months.

Suggested Solutions: Serum Absolut Radiance is a synergistic cocktail of potent Swiss Alpine extracts, Vitamin C, Niacinamide, and Alpha-Arbutin that helps to significantly brighten skin tone and fade the appearance of dark spots, freckles, and discoloration without toxic hydroquinone. Inspired by Luzern’s famous oxygen spa facial,

System O2 Infuse Brightening Mask contains a blend of highly active ingredients to brighten your complexion. Oxygen and Co-Enzyme Q10 give an instant burst of energy and radiance. Pure Vitamin C, Alpha-Arbutin, and organic botanicals significantly brighten skin tone, reduce discoloration, and hydrate for instantly smooth, glowing, younger-looking skin. Remember to use these products on hands and décolleté to help with brightening and correcting. 

Did you know? Sitting in an air-conditioned room for an extended period (say, a regular workday) can dry out your skin. The closer you sit to the air-conditioning vent, the more detrimental it may be because the air may be colder and the breeze is blowing right on you. If you already have skin conditions like eczema, rosacea or psoriasis, air-conditioning can make them worse, sending the skin’s natural moisture balance out of whack. Even if you don’t suffer from any of these conditions, air-conditioning can dry out your skin, and even make skin itch and flake.

What to do? Up your level of hydration with intensive masques, perfect for use one to two times a week. Hydrating Toners are a refreshing moisturizer prep as well to use throughout the day to refresh and revitalize. Also, be sure to use a humidifier at night to add moisture to the air while you sleep which will help rehydrate the skin.

Suggested Solutions: Best-seller, Hydra-Enzyme Masque Nuit not only helps to brighten and exfoliate overnight but it also contains organic sweet almond oil, olive-derived squalene and hyaluronic acid deeply hydrates for an ultra-supple complexion. 

Did you know? Heat and humidity can lead to increased oil production in the skin, plus, sweat through makeup can clog pores. The result? Clogged and congested skin leading to summer skin breakouts!

What to do? This is highly common among all summer skin problems. When the hot weather starts, the skin will benefit from adding ingredients will help keep the skin exfoliated, balance oil production, and reduced pore-clogging debris. 

Suggested Solutions: Serum Absolut Control helps minimize the appearance of oily/combination skin while reducing acne bacteria and breakouts. Control also helps unclog pores and diminish the appearance of enlarged pores.

La Defense Urban Protect Detox Masque is an intensive treatment that helps purify and detox multi-layers of skin. The mask acts as a magnet to draw out impurities, especially those from pollution and environmental conditions that result from urban lifestyles.

Did you know? Sunscreens aren't meant to last forever, and expiration dates really do matter. The active ingredients in sunscreen can deteriorate over time which means protection from the sun’s harsh UV rays won’t be as effective.

What to do? Be safe and buy a new sunscreen. In addition to wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen, what’s even more important is many people forget to reapply. Make sure to reapply every two hours (and immediately after swimming or sweating), limit your time in the sun, especially during peak hours between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and wear a broad-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses. Ensure you’re using enough (experts say the rule of thumb for how much sunscreen to apply is a shot glass worth to cover the body) And when in doubt, slather on more!

Suggested Solutions: La Defense Urban Protect SPF30 is a mineral sunscreen (no controversial ingredients such as Oxybenzone and Avobenzone here!) which contains zinc oxide to reflect UV rays off the skin. This revolutionary formula containing antioxidants, moisturizers, and even lutein to help protect against blue-light damage, blends into the skin so you won’t see any white residue left on the skin. Even on overcast days, it’s important to stay protected against UV rays still penetrating the skin, be sure to use an SPF daily! Our BB crèmes offer illuminating coverage with the added benefits of an SPF20 and lutein to combat the effects of blue-light.

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