See ya summer! The only thing more important than continuing to wear sunscreen through fall (no, SPF isn't seasonal) is to care for your fading tan. How can you refresh your sun-kissed skin? Make-up artist to the stars Jason Ascher recommends finding a great exfoliator to soften your complexion. Here, Jason-the resident beauty guru at Barneys' New York-dishes on which ingredients to look for at the beauty counter and his favorite products for fall.
Why is exfoliation so important? Scrubbing the skin with a gentle abrasive after a day, week or an entire summer baking in the sun helps to remove dead skin cells and flush excess oils trapped in your pores. Exfoliate at least once a week to achieve a head to toe glow.
Jason prefers salt-based exfoliation products to those made from sugar. Salt scrubs are slightly coarser than sugar, so while individuals with sensitive skin should go sweet and opt for sugary exfoliants, salty scrubs are much more effective if you can withstand the grainy texture. Here are two he's loving right now.
Sonya Dakar Mineral Polish in Cypress Verbena ($48) is a 100 percent natural treatment made from Dead Sea salts that polish and smooth the skin. The mineral-rich exfoliator smells fresh, bright and herbal, and is infused with omega-3 complex for boosting skin moisture.
Bamford Body Polish in Rosemary with Lemon and Cedar ($70) is an organic body exfoliatior made by the British apparel designer of the same name. This deep exfoliating product contains both salt and sugar, as well as shea butter balm and olive oil. (Gorgeous 66-year-old designer Norma Kamali attributes her porcelain skin to olive oil body products too.)
Still have questions about exfoliating your skin? Ask here, or book an appointment with Jason on Zeel.