You did it! You survived what will likely be the hottest weather this summer, but how is your skin? If the heat and humidity have taken a toll, here are a few ways to revive your skin before fall arrives.
SPF is SO important for anyone of any ethnicity spending any amount of time in the sun, but it can and does irritate the skin and clog the pores.
- Add a little spritz! Spray the face with a little distilled water before applying your moisturizer. This helps the moisturizer go on thinly and evenly and leaves your face feeling fresh!
- Toss the 2 in 1 Makeup/Moisturizer + SPF. SPF is SO important for anyone of any ethnicity spending any amount of time in the sun, but it can and does irritate the skin and clog the pores. Like most things in life taking the shortcut may save time, but it takes its toll in the long term. Moisturizers and make ups with SPF are not strong enough on their own to protect from sun damage and they contain chemicals which irritate normal, sensitive and oily skin.
- Protect from the Protection. In order to keep the SPF from sinking too deeply into the pores, protect your skin with a layer of ÀTOI Day Cream. Any ÀTOI cream will do, but for the best protection, thicker (such as ÀTOI's Nourishing Day Cream) is actually better. ÀTOI creams also absorb quickly into the skin, so there’s no need to fear that sticky residue feeling.
- Cleanse thoroughly at night. Because SPF can clog the pores, it is also important to cleanse the skin thoroughly after wearing sunblock. We recommend a minimum of 3 cleansings with ÀTOI Cleansing Milks followed by 2 applications of ÀTOI Toners to fully clear the SPF from the pores. This will also help to sooth any irritation caused by the sunblock and improve the skin.
Don’t let the dog days keep you down. Check out a few of our favorite summer skin care products. For more tips call 212-929-2182 and we’ll help you find the Day Cream that’s best for you!