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How to Handle End of Summer Skin

By Christina Najjar | September 3, 2019 | Lifestyle

Summer can be tough on the skin. Sun exposure, lots of travel and endless late nights with too much rose can lead to looking a little tired come Labor Day. But fear not, this does not doom you to a dull complexion for all of the fall months. On the contrary, seasons changing is the right time to switch up your routine, incorporate new products and maximize your summer glow from the inside out.

Get a Treatment


Everyone in LA knows that Le Jolie Medi Spa is the hotspot for those in the know. The treatments are some of the best in LA and Le Jolie has the clientele to prove it. Dr. Parvaneh Rafaeloff told us that post-summer, Le Jolie sees an influx of “sun damage, sunburns, sensitive skin and hyperpigmentation,” and that the best way to soothe post-summer skin is a “hydrating facial or our hyperbaric oxygen facial to really get your skin back to its optimal glow!” Dr. Rafaeloff also reminded us to “reapply sunscreen every 2 hours when out in the sun! Have a good skin care regimen to keep you fresh in-between visits.” Finally, Dr. Rafaeloff pointed out that good skin starts from within and to get glowing skin we should double down on vitamin dense foods. “Any foods rich in vitamin c, zinc and vitamin d will help boost your skin’s glow. Amla fruit, avocados and really green vegetables

Eat to Glow


Food is a major key to glowing skin, so why not snack smartly? SMPL is a healthy snack with wellness benefits in one. SMPL Bites satisfy cravings, nourish and offer mood support morning, noon and night. This is functional snacking at its best. The Beauty Bites are formulated to help stimulate natural collagen production and improve overall complexion. Beautify with bites during a morning latte, after yoga, or in-between meals. Chewy chocolate crunch bites have collagen peptides in each pack. Collagen has proven powerful effects, including reducing wrinkles and improving skin, hair and nails.

Up Your Product Game


Skincare should change with the seasons as your skin has different needs. The Attar Floral Repair Concentrate from Monastery is a perfect transitional product. This essential-oil free nourishing balm is full of precious ingredients that protect skin and boost its glow. Hazelnut, rosehip seed, rare rose extracts, jasmine sambac and Indian tuberose fortify skin with essential fatty acids and vitamins A, B, C and E, which stimulate regeneration, repair UV damage and soften fine lines.

Ditch the Sugar


After a summer of ice creams, do your skin a favor and ditch the sugar with the help of celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak. Pasternak, (who works with Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Robert Downey Jr. and more), recently founded Sweetkick. Pasternak wanted to give people the tools they need to change sugar-steeped eating habits and in totality, address an exponentially growing refined-sugar epidemic, all starting with something as easy as a mint.

With key ingredients Inulin from Chicory root and Indian herb Gymnema Sylvestre that suppress the taste of sweetness in sugary foods, The Reset is a program designed to help kickstart a low-sugar lifestyle by rebuilding healthier habits. The Reset includes powders, mints and Pasternak’s Food Mentor Guide which provides consumers with a list of foods to eat, regulate and avoid to proactively increase healthy fats, proteins and fibers while reducing unnecessary sugars.

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