REPAIRING SKIN FROM SUN DAMAGE
When it comes to your skin, the sun is one of the most damaging daily threats we encounter. And in the summer months, that fun in the sun can really cost you. The good news is, there are options available that can help you manage, and in some cases, even repair the damage done to your skin by the ultraviolet radiation of the sun.
The first step to addressing skin damage due to sun exposure is to take preventative measures. That means using a sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher on a daily basis. Luckily, some skincare products these days have that built in, so you should be set with a daily moisturizer or skin cream as long as some part of your skin care routine includes SPF 30. The added benefit of sunscreen is that it gives your skin time to rest and recover, giving your immune system the time to repair itself! Sunscreen is essential, but it’s not always going to be enough to prevent or undo the damage that can be done by prolonged exposure to the sun in the summer months. So, now that the seasons are changing, let’s talk about what you can do to fix the damage already inflicted!
In the minimal department, exfoliation and hydration can reduce the signs of sun damage and can be done in the comfort of your own home. Exfoliation can make your skin look instantly smoother. Hydration can stimulate collagen production as well as brighten a dull epidermis. Using some simple over the counter products is a good way to manage the effects and make slight repairs to sun damage.
If you want to do something with more dramatic results, visit us here at The Aesthetics Lab, where we specialize in treatments that have a more significant effect on reversing the signs of sun damage to the skin; services such as facials, laser treatments or our very popular VI Peels. Facials cleanse, hydrate and exfoliate the skin all in a single, delightful and effective treatment. Laser treatments, such as IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Photofacial, target pigment issues, such as age spots, sun damage, and freckles, among others, reaching deep into the skin, below the epidermis, which helps stimulate collagen. With this procedure, the pigment imperfections absorb the light and move up to the surface of the skin, eventually flaking off and leaving you with beautiful, youthful, and glowing skin.
Another recommendation would be the Hydrafacial with the Britenol Booster or even the ZO Skin Health Brightalive Booster, which helps not only with brightening the skin but also removes hyperpigmentation lesions often caused by sun exposure.
And last, but certainly not least, using a chemical peel such as the VI Peel, has the most remarkable benefits including: improving fine lines, wrinkles, skin tone, and texture by increasing collagen and elastin; it treats hyperpigmentation including melasma and sun damage, and it can be used on all skin tones and ethnicities! This is a very strong peel that is specifically formulated and is of a medical grade that addresses a variety of skin concerns, containing a synergistic blend of powerful ingredients suitable for a variety of skin types.
These services are all-in-one skin repair hacks that can pack the most punch when it comes to undoing all of the damage we do when we spend a little too much time in the sun. Redemption is possible, but it takes a little care and effort. Be good to your skin and it will show you your best face for years to come!