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How to treat end-of-summer skin, with Oni Chaves


onichavesOni Chaves ranks as one of our favorite aestheticians. Not only does she give a fabulous facial massage, she also dispenses sage skin-care advice. And her own preternaturally flawless skin is enough to make us believe whatever she says. Oni recently sat down with Well&GoodNYC to discuss late summer skin-care issues, such as dullness and dehydration, and how to treat them.

WHY DOES THE SKIN GET SO DEHYDRATED THIS TIME OF YEAR?
Sun exposure is part of the problem of course, but another big issue in the city is that we go from our meat locker cold apartments to the hot, humid city and our skin struggles with all the temperature transitions. So drink lots of water to stay hydrated; I also recommend doing a hydrating mask at night such as Amore Pacific’s Restoring Masque or Darphin’s Aromatic Renewing Balm. After a day at the beach, I slather the Darphin balm on my face and neck before going to bed.

WHAT’S YOUR SUNSCREEN REGIMEN?
I wear an oil-free sunscreen on top my regular moisturizer. Right now I’m using Amore Pacific’s Natural Protector SPF30. Then on top of the sunscreen I use a mineral powder (Susan Posnick’s) which provides additional sun protection and also gives my skin a nice, matte look.

GIVEN HOW RAW THE SKIN CAN GET DURING THE SUMMER, SHOULD ONE TAKE A BREAK FROM EXFOLIATING?
It’s still important to remove old, dead skin, which can create the look of uneven pigmentation. So, yes, exfoliate all summer long but use an enzyme-based exfoliant which will just remove the dead skin, rather than a more aggressive retinol or glycolic. I recommend Kate Somerville’s ExfoliKate Gentle.

DO YOU DO ANYTHING AT THE END OF THE SUMMER TO “RECALIBRATE” YOUR SKIN?
Yes, I find even people who are great about wearing sunscreen and hats still get hyperpigmentation by the end of the summer. Peels and photofacials can serve as a quick-fix.

To book an appointment with Oni Chaves, call Amore Pacific at 212-925-3030.

Do you have any late-summer skin-care tricks? Tell us, here!

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