With the end of summer quickly approaching, you may notice more dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles, and discoloration in your skin from sun exposure this summer. Excessive exposure to the sun can negatively affect the skin in many ways. Even if you are a diligent sunscreen-wearer, environmental assaults and UV radiation can cause your complexion to become visibly dry and uneven. Now is a great time to be thinking about rejuvenating your skin and here at Sona MedSpa, we have the top 4 things you can do to help improve your sun damaged skin.
1. Diminish Sun Damage with AFTAt Sona MedSpa, we help fight the effects of sun damage by treating it below the surface of the skin. Our highly trained medical experts utilize AFT (Advanced Fluorescence Technology) to diminish the appearance of dark spots, hyperpigmentation, freckles, and other persistent imperfections.
2. Exfoliate with Professional Chemical PeelsHere at Sona, we are proud to offer SkinMedica medical-grade chemical peels. SkinMedica peels exfoliate dead skin cells and helps reveal fresh, new skin. Three levels of peels are available to suit different skin types. One of our Skin Consultants will determine which product best meets your needs, and will provide a personalized assessment and recommendation. With a regular SkinMedica peel regimen, you'll notice improved appearance in days and continual improvement for a long time to come.
3. Hydrate and ProtectIt may seem obvious, but one regimen to reverse sun damage is to limit your time in the sun. Always apply sunscreen and since too much sun can dry out your skin, use a high quality moisturizer daily. At Sona, we recommend SkinMedica's SPF 30+ Sunscreen and Ultra-Sheer Moisturizer. These products will help replenish dry skin and stimulate the production of collagen that gives your skin its smooth texture and appearance.
4. Get healthier skin with Vitamins & Antioxidants
Antioxidant-rich topical creams like SkinMedica's TNS Essential Serum and Vitamin C + E Complex can help repair sun damaged skin cells. These antioxidants not only help to prevent skin cancer, but also protect the collagen and elastic tissues in your skin from the free radicals that cause sagging and wrinkles. You can also get natural antioxidants from eating foods such as blueberries, cooked artichokes, and pecans.