Fall Skin Refresh: The Serum Your Skin Needs Now
We love summer, okay. The sun, the sand, the salt water—maybe even the salt water taffy. Not to mention sandals and sunhats. There’s lots to love…except for the condition our skin is often left in once it ends. Obviously, there’s some slight sadness at having to say goodbye to warm temperatures, frozen drinks, and relaxing vacations, but the real trauma comes when you’re left to deal with dry and dull-looking skin after all the fun summer has to offer.
Even when you’re diligent with sunscreen application, and regularly sport the protective accessories recommended by the Food and Drug Administration (think: sunglasses, long sleeves, and wide-brimmed hats), chlorine, and wind can still wreak havoc on your skin. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, the summer can give you reasons to worry not just about sunburns, but also dryness and breakouts, among various other complexion concerns. That’s why when it’s over, what you should be doing is rejoicing—only then can you focus on rehabbing your skin. And that’s precisely where Vichy Mineral 89 comes in.
Why Your Post-Summer Skin Needs Vichy Mineral 89
So, you’re ready for your complexion to recover from everything the summer so unkindly put it through. We feel you, but don’t hold out for an apology from the harsh season. You’re better off focusing on a solution. Lucky for you, we’ve already found one, and it’s a skin-boosting serum. To start restoring your skin, the trick is to introduce the Vichy Mineral 89 into your regimen. It’s a fortifying and hydrating daily skin booster that’s formulated with mineralizing thermal water and hyaluronic acid. If you’re looking for results, this one’s for you. Skin is left feeling more hydrated, plumped, and toned, while day after day your complexion will radiate with a healthy glow. Yes, yes, yes! Sounds exactly like what we want to be slathered in ASAP.
The serum boosts hydration—which is sorely needed after a long summer—and replenishes the skin’s moisture barrier. Of course, it also doesn’t hurt that it’s free of parabens, silicones, fragrance, colorant, and alcohol. It’s never a bad idea to keep things simple, especially if you’ve been dealing with irritated skin and product build up all summer long.
Once your skin has returned to its pre-summer state—or one that’s even better, don’t stow Vichy Mineral 89 away until after next summer. The formula fortifies and makes skin more resistant to help protect against external aggressors like pollution and cold weather, effectively prepping your complexion for the winter ahead. Definitely a good reason to keep the serum front and center in your medicine cabinet straight through the colder months.
How to Use Vichy Mineral 89
Need we sing the praises of Vichy Mineral 89 anymore? That part’s been covered, now it’s onto making sure you know how to use it.
Step 1. Get clean
There’s no room to argue, cleansing should always come first. You wouldn’t want to coat your dirty skin in serum, it could end up trapping impurities on the surface of your skin. Better to just get rid of them in the first place, don’t you think? We suggest reaching for a micellar water, which allows for quick and effective cleansing—aka you’ll be able to move on to serum application just a little bit faster.
Step 2. Apply
You made it to the main event. Apply two drops of the serum directly to your face and massage in ever so gently with your hands until fully absorbed. Pretty easy, right?
Step 3. Follow with Makeup
Your next move is up to you. If you prefer to let your skin breathe and wear the serum on its own, this step is totally optional. No pressure. But, if you’re partial to wearing a light (or not so light) face of makeup, the serum can help start your routine. Vichy Mineral 89 can double as a base for your makeup, priming and prepping your skin for foundation. As long as the serum has soaked into your skin, you’re free to move on to blending and buffing the makeup products of your choosing.
Vichy Mineral 89, $29.50 MSRP