By: Miraval’s Kim Kelder, Lead Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist
Exfoliate or start a peel series
Your skin can appear dull and dry after a summer spent in the sun; Exfoliation can remove the dull dead layer of skin, and unclog pores plugged by regular sunscreen use. But be gentle with exfoliation use a gentle scrub or mild AHA or Glycolic acid to exfoliate. Exfoliate only once or twice a week, don't get too aggressive, over exfoliation and over scrubbing can scratch, tear, and damage skin and can also dry your skin out. Make sureif you use a scrub that it is a gentle scrub and use light pressure. Another option is to start a peel series, glycolic acid or alpha hydroxy acid peels, done with your aesthetician or at your dermatologist's office. These procedures are more effective and quicker at removing the superficial dead layer of skin.
Miraval's Lead Aesthetician and Skincare Specialist, Kim Kelder, shares some must have skin care products for the spring!
CLARINS UV Plus HP Day Screen High Protection SPF 40
What it is: A SPF that protects the skin from the sun, environmental pollution, and free radicals.
What it is formulated to do: This sheer, oil-free formula offers triple protection. It shields the skin from sun damage, fights wrinkles and DNA damage, and delivers a dose of Clarins powerhouse antioxidant complex to fight wrinkle-causing free radical damage.
Ingredients: Cantaloupe Melon Extract: Contains an exceptional concentration of super oxide dismutase, an antioxidative enzyme that neutralizes the harmful effects of free radicals on skin. 100% Mineral UVA/UVB Filters: Titanium Dioxide, guarantees high protection while respecting the skin. Plant Polymers: Create an invisible "veil" on the skin, letting it breathe without leaving white traces.
By Stacey Manns, Miraval-Clarins Skin Care Specialist
Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer for most, thus fun in the sun comes to a wrap. Whether you were less diligent with reapplying sunscreen or simply had overexposure to the sun, you may notice dark spots or hyperpigmentation. Hyperpigmentation is the over production of melanin – the skin’s natural defense to protect against the suns harmful ultraviolet rays. Lessening the appearance of hyperpigmentation can be a challenge although achievable through:
eating foods rich in antioxidants
thoroughly cleansing the skin using Clarisonic cleansing brush