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Summer is gone. It’s time to prepare your skin for Winter.

Look at your face and hands and see what last Summer, the one that just ended, did to them. Ouch! Pigmentation is more irregular, plus there is a new scar or two and, how about those new wrinkles?

First of all, as the Hitchhiker’s guide to the Galaxy will tell you:

Panic is the worst advisor when you have any problem, especially a health problem, panic makes you take bad decisions.

My suggestions

1) NOT suitable for sensitive skin: A good start would be a super light “peel”: 15% Vitamin C serum or alpha/beta exfoliator, but not both. More is less, in this case. Follow the instructions carefully.  Rinse the exfoliator as soon as you can feel it stinging.

2) You are likely to need some TLC that includes essential fatty acids, like ELS serum.

3) What else? UV Repair cream if your skin is already showing wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and other signs of photoaging.

Plus two more products that contain the essentials for skin repair: epidermal growth factor and Vitamin A.

4) SAS Collagen serum for the epidermal growth factor plus lots more that you need to get the macromolecule factory (your skin) going

5) SAS Vitamin A cream (or serum) for a retinoid that will not irritate or dry your skin.

Just in case, a reminder that the “rich, luxurious” feel of expensive (say, $300 for 1 oz) comes from the addition of a hint of petrolatum, which you can buy at the supermarket for $2 per pound. We don’t use it because young skin can end up with acne if you use too much petrolatum, but it is great for older and damaged skin, at least until the skin barrier is repaired.


DISCLAIMER: These claims have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any disease.


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