Beauty is about being comfortable in your own skin. It may sometimes be a challenge to face the mirror when you notice a pimple, dark spots, those little lines around your eyes or other common skin flaws, but there are products and preventive measures that can give you the lovely complexion you’ve always wanted. Manolo gives his advice on how to treat these 4 common complexion imperfections:
Time spent in the sun without the right protection has come back to haunt you! While maturing skin is a factor, age spots (aka liver spots) are actually caused more by exposure to ultraviolet light than by aging. Areas on your skin that see the most sun, including your face and the backs of your hands, are most likely to develop age spots.
Premium beauty products with the right ingredients and certain professional skin treatments can help diminish age spots. Newhite by Guinot is an innovative line of brightening products designed to reduce age spots and unify the complexion with Vitamin C and Melanoxyl, which slows the production of UV-induced melanin and reduces the levels of melanin in the skin. Microdermabrasion is also an effective salon treatment that can reduce sun damage and hyperpigmentation.
Hormones, medications, diets, workouts and even over-exfoliating can cause acne. The “T-Zone area” of of your nose, chin and forehead has the most oil glands and can be a problem area, especially if you have oily skin. Pimples and blackheads happen when oil and skin cells clog pores and bacteria grows
Cleansers and creams that contain exfoliating salicylic acid or bacteria-banishing benzoyl peroxide are often effective for treating mild acne. A TCA Salicylic Acid Peel is a professional resurfacing treatment that is capable of moving through the oil in the follicles to cleanse, reduce breakouts and exfoliate the surface of the skin.
Exposure to the sun, surf, wind and chlorine can easily result in dry, chapped lips that are prone to bacterial infection. Instead of using a conventional lip balm that contains petroleum-based ingredients that don’t actually condition or heal chapped lips, look for one with natural moisturizers like shea butter, beeswax, sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, or hempseed oil, all of which actually penetrate the skin. Try Guinot Baume Lèvres Confort Lip Balm to instantly soften and moisturize lips. It’s great for everyday use and prevents and heals dry, cracked lips.
Dark Circles and Puffy Eyes
Puffiness and dark circles under your eyes can be caused by genetics, sun exposure, thinning skin or even seasonal allergies. Unfortunately, a good night’s sleep is not enough to erase dark circles.
A cold compress, cool tea bags or cucumber slices will constrict the blood vessels and have long been used to reduce puffiness and refresh the appearance of skin around the eyes. Soothing eye creams with anti-inflammatory properties, such as Guinot Longue Vie Yeux Eye-Lifting Eye Cream, can restore youthfulness to your eyes and stimulate your skin cells to help regenerate smoother, brighter skin. A healing eye mask is also a great option to alleviate stress and damage around eyes. Try Guinot’s Masque Yeux Instant Eye Mask, a smoothing, detoxifying mask designed to rejuvenate dark, tired eyes with natural plant extracts.
With Manolo’s advice on how to fix these four key facial flaws, you can give your skin a boost and remember that beauty is skin deep!