For those of us living in the gulf, it felt like the summer went on forever. Now that summer finally seems to be coming to an end, many of us are dealing with dull, weary, tired complexions and may even feel like we have added a few extra years on to our faces.
Fear not, we’ve got a list of our favorite ingredients and products that will revive, refresh and rejuvenate dull, weary skin and perk up your complexion. Think of them as a wakeup call for your face.
Vitamin C: If you’re looking for an ingredient that does it all, Vitamin C is what you’re looking for. When applied topically, Vitamin C will help fade dark spots and other signs of sun damage, and boost collagen production for firmer skin. It is also a fantastic antioxidant, which means it protects your skin from further environmental damage.
Try: Kerstin Florian Correcting Serum C + Infusion – This serum is packed to the brim with Vitamin C and will instantly brighten your skin tone, reduce sun damage, and improve elasticity.
Glycolic Acid: Probably one of the most popular Alpha Hydroxy Acids around, glycolic acid is a favorite amongst skincare professionals. Derived from sugar cane, glycolic acid gently dissolves dead skin cells, almost instantly revealing smoother, brighter, younger, and more refreshed skin.
Try: Nip + Fab Glycolic Instant Fix Mask – This mask will rejuvenate your skin in an instant. It contains high levels of glycolic acid to smooth away fine lines and wrinkles, brighten skin tone, minimize large pores, and revitalize your complexion.
Retinol: A dermatologist favorite, Retinol is actually a form of Vitamin A, and has several skin rejuvenating benefits. Retinol has been shown to re-texturize rough or dull skin, reduce wrinkles, fade sun damage and even boost collagen production, plumping up wrinkles and lines.
Try: SkinMedica Retinol Complex 1.0 – Perfect for renewing skin tone and texture, this retinol-based treatment will minimize age spots and wrinkles, reduce acne scars, improve elasticity and even encourage faster skin cell regeneration.
Lactic Acid: An AHA that moisturizes the skin while it exfoliates, lactic acid is a brilliant rejuvenating option for anyone with sensitive skin. It gently fades scars and sun spots, brightens the complexion, softens lines, and plumps up the skin by boosting hydration.
Try: Rodial Stemcell Super-Food Facial Oil – Not your average oil, this facial oil contains a blend of antioxidants and vitamins to instantly nourish and deeply hydrate. It also contains lactic acid to revitalize and renew the skin, and Phytocell Alp Rose to protect against environmental damage.