Soaking up the summer sun feels good in the moment, however, every action has an equal and opposite reaction, which means eventually there will be consequences. In this case, we’re talking about UV-induced sun spots, lines and wrinkles. Although the easiest way to treat the damage of sun exposure is to avoid it by wearing an SPF daily, if it’s too late here are our remedies to undo Summer skin damage that has already been done.
Cover up. Try our favourite Young Blood Mineral Liquid Foundation along with the Young Blood Ultimate Concealer to take dark circles, discoloration and blemishes under cover with this light-reflecting concealing cream. The emollient formula won’t settle into fine lines, while vitamins soothe and brighten the skin covering any Summer skin damage.
If you’re looking to get rid of Summer skin damage and discoloration permanently and quickly, lasers or peels might be your answer. At Beyond Skin we use the latest technology from Cynosure Aesthetic Lasers to offer medical grade laser treatments targeting discoloration, wrinkles and redness caused by the sun. Our Laser Pigmentation Reduction uses advanced technology effective for the reduction of pigmentation including freckles, sunspots and post-inflammatory pigmentation. It is a safe, painless, non-invasive, non-surgical treatment that uses high-frequency energy currents.
A chemical peel can also resurface the skin. The Dermaquest Glycolic Skin Peel offers minimal downtime and can improve the texture and tone of your skin. The Dermaquest Skinbrite Peel uses lactic acid and Stem Cells to prevent further pigmentation developing, whilst the Mandelic and Phytic acids lift, brighten & gently exfoliate visible dark spots, offering a prolonged proven solution for even the deepest set pigmentation.
If a visit to the dermatologist isn’t for you, consider topical skin brighteners, which work slowly but steadily against Summer skin damage. “Apply serums with spot-fading ingredients like Vitamin C, kojic acid and licorice root in the morning to protect against further discoloration,” says our skin expert Gillian. Gllian loves the Obagi Professional Vitamin C Serum (20%), a serum that neutralizes free radicals that break down collagen and elastin causing damage and leading to fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots. Another favourite is the SkinCeuticals HA Intensifier, with pure Hyaluronic Acid, proxylane, licorice root and purple rice work to boost skin’s hyaluronic acid levels, improving skin texture and restoring elasticity.