In my earnest effort to maintain healthy, pretty and picture-ready skin, no matter the weather, I talked to my friends at Artistry (you know I'm obsessed with their eyeliner and creme lux line) about the best practices we can implement at home.
I asked brand manager Maggie Pepoy, a beauty industry expert and veteran (Estée Lauder, Avon, Chanel) some key questions about achieving the best results using some of the products.
Here's what she shares with us:
BSC: What's the best most effective way to use brown spot correctors? Do you recommend using more than one brown spot corrector at a time?
The 14 Night Restore Program is used only at nighttime, for 2 weeks. In your evening regimen, it should be your only Treatment step for those 2 weeks, followed by a Nighttime face moisturizer and eye cream. The morning routine can be as usual, with the exception of certain products that increase exfoliation (for example, no AHS+ or Skin Refinishing Lotion or use of the Renewing Peel). SPF during the day is ideal, as is use of Toners and under-eye creams, which could be used both Day and Evening.
MP: Experts don't agree on a direct link between drinking water and skin hydration. They all agree, though, that drinking water is essential to overall health. I personally know that when I'm keeping hydrated by drinking water often throughout the day, I think my skin looks and feels better. One thing everyone can agree on, is that keeping skin moisturized and repairing the skin's moisture barrier when it is disrupted are truly the key to giving skin a healthier glow and balancing it. A good moisturizer, like ARTISTRY Creme L/X or Essentials Soothing Cream, will restore depleted hydration in the skin, giving it elasticity and a smooth feel.
MP: Absolutely! The neck and decolletage will show age, just as the face does over time. We advise using your serums and moisturizers across the face and neck areas, and spreading over the decolletage too. And it would be best to cover with an SPF layer during the daytime when exposed to the outdoors. This can help prevent the thinning crepiness and freckling women often see on the neck and decolletage. We would recommend products from TIME DEFIANCE or Creme L/X for the best anti-aging care.