It’s happening – warm weather is here to stay! With it comes the chance for all skin types to level up a more radiant complexion. Focusing on hardworking ingredients in lightweight textures, here’s how to achieve your ultimate summer glow with just three essentials.
Get a Brightening Boost
Daily sunshine? Bring it on! But before you enjoy Vitamin D your skin deserves a dose of Vitamin C, because with greater UV exposure comes the need for diligent antioxidant protection. Adding a Vitamin C serum to your skincare routine prevents free radical damage that can contribute to dark spots and an uneven skin tone. The highly effective antioxidant delivers a brightening boost to any complexion, with the added benefit of safeguarding against the breakdown of collagen and elastin. If you have normal to oily skin, try Vivier Radiance Serum. The water-like texture provides visible results with 8% L-ascorbic acid blended with arbutin and resorcinol. For those with dry or mature skin, GrenzCine Serum is a perfect match. Lightweight yet powerful, the mix of Vitamin C and Polyamide-DAB helps to increase luminosity and fullness while diminishing fine lines and wrinkles. Whichever formula you choose, apply two to three drops of serum to freshly cleansed skin in the morning, pressing the formula gently onto face, neck, chest, and backs of hands.
Keep It Light
Summer can throw your skin off kilter, impacting different skin types in different ways. Sweat and sun has a dehydrating effect, making it challenging for normal to dry skin to retain moisture. Meanwhile rising temps and humidity can send sebum production into overdrive, leading oily or combination skin to feel slicker and be prone to clogged pores. But the solution to all these issues is simple: you’ve got to hydrate! Switching to a nourishing moisturizer with a lightweight texture will help to balance any skin type. Ideal for combination and oily skin, Vivier Ultimage is a hydrating gel that absorbs quickly. It’s made with hyaluronic acid (a molecule known to carry a thousand times its weight in water) and leaves skin soft and smooth with a weightless feel. Have a thirstier complexion? Try Vivier Derma-V, an award-winning repair cream loaded with prebiotic and antioxidant ingredients. It intensely hydrates while strengthening skin’s moisture barrier and the silky formula is far from heavy. Lastly, anyone experiencing extra dry skin can use the gel as a quenching base with a layer of Derma-V on top – the two light textures make a dynamic hydrating duo.
Use Sun Protection With Perks
Repeat after me: No summer skincare routine is complete without SPF. For every skin type and tone, sun protection is a daily necessity to prevent damage from UV exposure. There’s plenty of work to do, as the sun contributes to loss of volume and elasticity, dark spots, dryness, uneven tone, dullness, fine lines and wrinkles. Not to mention skin cancer. Finding a stellar sunscreen will make this a part of your morning routine you look forward to, and Vivier Sheer SPF 30 Mineral Tinted is up to the task. Designed to protect and enhance your complexion, it’s a lightweight liquid with mineral filters (that’s zinc oxide and titanium dioxide) and antioxidants. It uses ChromaTint technology to adapt and blend into your skin tone for a beautifully blurred complexion. The result is broad-spectrum UV protection that imparts a subtle glow you’ll love to see all summer long. And that’s all, folks! Complete those three easy steps every day and you’ll show your skin the summer lovin’ it needs to thrive.
By: Ingrie Williams | Vivier Skincare Expert