The number 1 skin-care issue everyone has (and how to solve it)


Ah, summer. Beachy weekends spent with your toes in the sand, fresh fruit taking up all the space in your fridge (and on your plate), and, inevitably, those pesky sun spots, showing up on every skin type like unwanted souvenirs from your picnic in the park or long runs along the river. And it’s not just the sun’s fault. Hyperpigmentation (the official term for those melanin blotches) can be caused or exacerbated by your genes, your hormones, or antibiotics. It’s the common denominator of skin-care woes affecting pretty much all of us.

But there are a few things you can do to fend off dark spots safely—and make them less noticeable. Try these four tips.

1. Slather on a UVA/UVB sunscreen every time you head out into the sun. (Yes, every. single. time.) Bonus points for a great hat and sunglasses.

2. Get your hands on Caudalie’s new line of Vinoperfect products, designed to boost radiance and prevent and minimize the appearance of dark spots. (The French skin-care company pioneered vinotherapy, or using using antioxidant-rich grape skins, seeds, and vines for their beauty benefits.)

3. Apply Caudalie’s Vinoperfect Radiance Serum to clean skin. This treatment serum contains viniferene, a patented antioxidant derived from the grapevine that’s been shown to slow the melanin production that leads to dark spots. It also supports micro-circulation so you’ll look glowy and radiant. Wearing it under your sunscreen and makeup will work to prevent spots from appearing, as well as diminish any that are already there.

4. Cover spots and help shield the sun with Caudalie’s Vinoperfect Radiance Tinted Moisturizer. This multitasking makeup has super skin-care benefits. It helps perfect your skin by treating and covering dark spots, provides great running-around-coverage with an SPF 20, and uses luminosity-boosting minerals that reflect light for an Instagram-filter effect.

Voila, you have the perfect regimen for glowing, spot-free skin all summer—and for seasons to come.

(Photo: Caudalie)

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