Embrace the beauty of every season while prioritizing your skin's health and vitality. Learn from renowned celebrity esthetician and Goldfaden MD’s Educational Advisor, Gina Mari, as she shares expert insights on year-round skin care and sun safety. Explore the significance of essential skincare ingredients such as Niacinamide and Ceramides in nurturing a glowing complexion. Whether it's summer, fall, winter, or spring, equip yourself with the knowledge to maintain a healthy and radiant skin all year long.
Skincare Ingredients That Heighten Skin Sensitivity
Some skincare ingredients can heighten photosensitivity when repairing sun damage, making your skin more sensitive to sun exposure. These ingredients include retinoids, vitamin C, alpha-hydroxy, beta-hydroxy, and benzoyl peroxide. However, you don't have to discontinue using these ingredients altogether. Instead, you can lower your percentages to create a milder formula for your skin. It's also best to use these actives at night to avoid sun exposure.
How To Repair Sun Damage
Several ingredients have proven effective in repairing sun damage and strengthening the skin barrier, including niacinamide, kojic acid and azelaic acid. Try using Goldfaden MD’s Radiance Repair Serum daily, morning and evening, and follow with your favorite moisturizer. Consistency is key when using these ingredients, whether in combination or as stand-alone products. Applying a hydrating product like Vital Boost with Hyaluronic Acid is essential to speed up the skin barrier repair process. This ingredient, along with ceramides and alpha lipids, can strengthen the skin barrier and prevent water loss, helping to maintain healthy skin.
Do’s and Dont's of Sun Exposure
To protect your skin from sun damage and maintain healthy-looking skin, it's essential to use and reapply sunscreen as suggested. Additionally, wearing sun-protective clothing such as hats and swim shirts can provide additional protection. Cut back on exfoliating and the use of Retinol and lasers in the warm Summer months, which increase photosensitivity to the skin. Pro tip: repair a damaged skin barrier and use a gentle cleanser like Pure Start. We want to protect and repair our skin daily, leading to healthy-looking skin.