It’s officially the season for trick or treating, and while that may be extra fun while dressing up as your favorite movie character or scariest monster, the last thing we want is to be tricked by our own skin care routine. There are so many myths out there that we can fall for when it comes to magic products, quick fixes, and more. We are uncovering a few of these tricks for you so your skin can thrive and glow (and we’re throwing in a few ideas for Skin Authority treats you’ll love).
Trick: You only need to wear “sunscreen” if you’re going outside.
Brand spectrum, full-light protection is essential no matter where you are spending your day. Yes, the outdoors offers several aggressors that are damaging to your skin like UV rays, infrared radiation, and pollution. That’s where your typical sunscreen provides protection. However, most of us are spending our days indoors and that comes with its own set of skin dangers. The time we spend behind our screens can be just as damaging as spending time outside. Exposure to blue light can speed up photoaging and the risk of pigmentation. That’s where our new generation broad spectrum, full-light protection product is a real treat.
Treat: Our Skin Authority SkinSuit™ Face is a gorgeous, sheer fluid that uses antioxidants and minerals to go beyond your normal sunscreen. No tricks here: it protects and restores skin from all of these indoor and outdoor aggressors. We also offer SkinSuit™ Lip for extra hydration, nourishment, and protection for your beautiful lips.
Trick: The more Vitamin C, the better!
Everyone’s skin is different, and while some people’s skin benefits from different types or higher concentrations of Vitamin C, others may find they are too sensitive. That doesn’t mean your skin won’t love the vitamin boost! It might be that Vitamin E is the culprit. Most Vitamin C formulas use Vitamin E as a carrier, which can be more reactive for some skin types. Do your research on the different types of Vitamin C products, and if one doesn’t work for you, there might be another!
Plus, not all vitamin C products are created equal, and some may not be formulated to stay stable and therefore are less effective, no matter the concentration. Ascorbic acid is the most stable and absorbable form of vitamin C that you can look for in the list of ingredients to bring your skin maximum benefits. At Skin Authority, we use a superhero antioxidant called Pycnogenol® which is 20 times more powerful than Vitamin E, is gentle on the skin, and helps your product stay stable. Since it does a lot of the heavy antioxidant lifting for Vitamin C, there’s more effective concentration of Vitamin C to help your skin build more collagen. Who doesn’t want that – plumper, smoother, healthier-looking skin!
Treat: Our Super-C Serum uses a 20% concentration of L-Ascorbic Acid the form of C the body sees as the most natural plus a dose of the super antioxidant Pycnogenol , to increase your skin’s firmness, tone, brightness, and photoaging protection, and therefore more nourishing, for your skin!
Trick: You should be exfoliating at least once a day.
Exfoliation is amazing for your skin. It can leave it smoother, brighter, and softer than before. It allows for your favorite products to be absorbed more easily. However, exfoliating too much can ruin all of the hard work you have put into your skin. Doing it daily can strip your skin of its natural oils and cause breakouts, and it can cause redness or irritation from overuse.
Utilizing a gentle exfoliator to rid your skin of dirt, dead skin, and bacteria a couple of times a week will allow your skin to find balance and leave you with a clear, healthy glow.
Treat: Our Exfoliating Cleanser polishes and cleans your skin, uncovering perfect skin that is ready for your daily routine. Our aromatic Calming Mask is also an amazing exfoliator that will calm your irritated red skin and keep it smooth & soft.
Trick: The air inside your home is safer than the air outside.
We all face different invisible aggressors everywhere we go, even in the air we breathe. Depending on where you live, you may be able to see visible pollution in the distance and feel it’s healthier to hide out indoors. However, the air inside your home or office can also be just as harmful! Even indoors your skin can suffer from the effects of various chemicals, fragrances, allergens, airborne viruses, and more.
Your run-of-the-mill air purifier might not be doing the cleaning you hope it is, either. While it may be catching some of the larger particles, the smallest ones might be the most dangerous.
Treat: The DefenderPro Air Beautification System from Skin Authority is the first of its kind. This FDA registered Class II Medical Device is designed to keep the air at home and your office safe by filtering 99.99% of ultra-fine toxic and hazardous particles in the air. With clean air like this, your skin will be gorgeous from the inside out.
Trick: Using AHA/BHA products destroys the moisture barrier of the skin.
Hydroxy acids are a great and effective way to exfoliate you can add to your skincare routine. As acids, they can remove dead skin cells from your skin, revealing clean and healthy skin. Each has its own purpose: AHAs are water-soluble acids that help gently peel away the surface of your skin for more even and healthy skin while BHAs are oil-soluble acids that can go deeper into cells to remove dead skin and excess sebum.
The concentrations of these products definitely matter when it comes to intensity, but one thing is for sure: when you find the right product for your skin type, AHAs and BHAs can actually help restore moisture to your skin and allows for deeper absorption & nourishment from your other favorite products.
Treat: The Skin Authority Clarifying Liquid Peel is a leave-on AHA/BHA peel treatment that fights pore congestion, smooths texture, and softens fine lines. (As an added treat, it can be used to help combat ingrown hairs!)
So no more tricks – there are only treats from here on out! You deserve to know exactly what you and your skin are getting into so you don’t feel the need to hide behind a Halloween mask. Talk with one of our Skin Coaches for free and they’ll make up the perfect spell for you to get you the best products for your skin type and goals.