How to Get Rid of Post-Summer Sun Damage

  • By Maxine Dean
  • 07 Oct, 2017

Goodbye brown spots! The Best Treatments to Repair Summer Skin Damage

Now that summer is over it's time to undo sun damage! Sun damage is accumulative, so spending long, summer days out in the sun takes a hefty toll on your skin. Sun spots, hyperpigmentation broken capitulates, clogged pores,  redness, dull skin, enlarged pores and sagging skin are just a fraction of ways the sun affects your skin. 

We all know we need to protect our skin, but sometimes life gets in the way. Luckily there are ways to undo some of the damage caused by UV rays. Below you'll find the best treatments to get rid of summer sun damage. 
IPL Photo Facials
One of the most obvious signs of sun damage are sun spots. Small pigmented legions that can occur on the face, chest, hands or anywhere that is exposed to the sun on a regular basis. We become more susceptible to sun spots as we age, and the presence of these dark spots can make your skin look older than it is! That's why an IPL Photo Facial is the perfect treatment to repair the skin after spending hot summer days in the sun.

IPL, or Intense Pulsed Light , is a light based treatment that gets rid of dark spots and hyperpigmentation and refines the skin, leaving your complexion looking clear and healthy. Through a process called 'photorejuvenation' IPL eliminates sun spots, freckles, mild acne blemishes, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, acne scars, and treats redness, mild rosacea and broken capillaries while refining the overall skin tone and texture.  Pulses of low-energy of broadband light are administered into the skin. Pigmented spots absorb the light and heat and within a few days flake off the skin. Broken capillaries and redness are similarly effected, the damaged blood vessels are minimized, or in some cases outright dissolved, after treatment.  

Microneedling

The sun's harmful rays are responsible for collagen damage, which can cause sagging or lax skin. Microneedling is an all-over rejeuvenation treatments that improves the appearance of fine lines and winkles, large pores, uneven texture, acne scarring, pock marks, stretch marks and aging skin.  During  Microneedling  treatment, a pen with 12 ultra-fine needle glides across the skin to create thousands of tiny micro-channels in your skin. These microscopic channels stimulates the skin's healing process and kick-starts the production of new collagen and elastin for firmer, plumper skin. The results of Microneedling treatments are similar to fractional laser, without the risk of burning the skin.

After microneedling treatments, your skin is plumper, firmer and more refreshed. Microneedling can also be combined with other collagen boosting treatments like Laser Genesis , and Radio Frequency Skin Tightening .Microneedling provides long term results, thanks to its collagen building function. Your skin will continue to repair itself and smooth away fine lines and wrinkles. 

Facials
Sometimes all you need is a good facial. A deep cleansing facial is the perfect post-summer treatment. Professional facials deeply cleanse the skin, removing toxins caused by pollution, oil and dirt found in the environment.Hot, sweaty days, layers of sunblock, and humid city pollution can clog your skin and make it look dull and tired. A good facial will purify your skin, removing summer congestion and nourish the skin with botanicals, antioxidants and vitamins.

Chemical Peels
Chemicals peels can also refresh dull skin after a long summer. Facial chemical peels are used to treat imperfections such as hyperpigmentation, uneven or coarse skin texture, fine lines, sun damage, and acne. Chemical peels exfoliate the skin to reveal clearer, healthier skin. Multiple treatments may be required for optimum results.

Protect Your Skin

When it comes to sun damage, prevention is the absolute best thing to keep your skin healthy. Sun damage is responsible for over 80% of the visible signs of aging, so remember to take a minute to apply a good s unscreen before you leave the house.  Apply SPF30 or higher on a regular basis and wear protective clothing when you know you'll be out in the sun for long periods of time. The different types of sunscreen.

A diet rich in antioxidants will also help protect your skin. Antioxidants help minimize free radical damage and protect against UV damage from the sun which can cause cell mutations, dark spots, fine lines, wrinkles and lax skin.
If your skin shows the ravages of summer, don't fret. Call MaxAesthetics at 267.528.3859 or contact us online for a free consultation, and try one of the best treatments to repair sun damage yourself!

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By Maxine Dean 07 Oct, 2017
Now that summer is over it's time to undo sun damage! Sun damage is accumulative, so spending long, summer days out in the sun takes a hefty toll on your skin. Sun spots, hyperpigmentation broken capitulates, clogged pores,  redness, dull skin, enlarged pores and sagging skin are just a fraction of ways the sun affects your skin. 

We all know we need to protect our skin, but sometimes life gets in the way. Luckily there are ways to undo some of the damage caused by UV rays. Below you'll find the best treatments to get rid of summer sun damage. 
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Fall is right around the corner and we couldn't be more excited. Embrace the season with this homemade facial mask made with fresh pumpkin puree. If you want naturally radiant and glowing skin while you sip your next pumpkin spiced latte, this mask is for you! 

Pumpkin
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Honey - You already know we love honey around here!  Honey provides exceptional hydration and soothing nourishment to all skin types - even acne prone skin!

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By Maxine Dean 07 Oct, 2017
Now that summer is over it's time to undo sun damage! Sun damage is accumulative, so spending long, summer days out in the sun takes a hefty toll on your skin. Sun spots, hyperpigmentation broken capitulates, clogged pores,  redness, dull skin, enlarged pores and sagging skin are just a fraction of ways the sun affects your skin. 

We all know we need to protect our skin, but sometimes life gets in the way. Luckily there are ways to undo some of the damage caused by UV rays. Below you'll find the best treatments to get rid of summer sun damage. 
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Fall is right around the corner and we couldn't be more excited. Embrace the season with this homemade facial mask made with fresh pumpkin puree. If you want naturally radiant and glowing skin while you sip your next pumpkin spiced latte, this mask is for you! 

Pumpkin
- Pumpkins are loaded with anti-aging antioxidants including Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Carotene, Linoleic Acid, Lutein making it the perfect base for a natural facial mask! Vitamin A and C help to refine skin texture and tone for a brighter, smoother face. Pumpkin has natural enzymes that help to gently exfoliate and brighten the skin. And unlike other plants, pumpkin doesn't contain fragrance chemicals that could potentially irritate the skin.  
 
Honey - You already know we love honey around here!  Honey provides exceptional hydration and soothing nourishment to all skin types - even acne prone skin!

Greek Yogurt -  Yogurt contains lactic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid, which exfoliates and hydrates the skin to brighten, smooth and calm the skin. Reju
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Everybody has a sweet tooth, and chocolate is a no-fail satisfier. Dark high quality chocolate in particular (not your typical Snickers) has several health benefits that make it a bit more justifiable to snack on!

For many years, chocolate has been viewed as the ultimate comfort food and it has become one of the most popular foods in the world. However, due to the over consumption of this silky, dark, sweet food many health practitioners warn against it. They say that it’s calorie-laden and does little in the way of ‘real’ nutrition.

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It is easy to feel overwhelmed these days. You have a lot on your plate. It seems that each day you put off some task or responsibility until tomorrow, until you have such a backlog of things to do that you feel like your brain is going to explode. It is difficult under these circumstances to relax.

 However, putting aside anxiety and stress is crucial for a lot of reasons. Simple daily stress and anxiety can build up, and lead to a medical diagnosis of overwhelm. When someone is clinically diagnosed as overwhelmed, they have reached the point where they cannot function normally, and they cannot get through the simplest of daily routines.

Add Stress Relief to Your Schedule

The key to relaxing in today's hectic, stress-filled, "Go, Go, Go!" world is to prioritize time for stress-relief. You must make time in your daily and weekly schedule planning for "down time" and de-stressing. This could mean adding to 10 minute sessions of meditation to your daily routine, or trying a few of the tips listed below. Whatever calms your mind and takes you to your "happy place", make sure you schedule enough of that activity. 

Declutter Your Life

Clutter kills productivity, and unconsciously causes your brain to stress out. Your brain automatically tries to deal with every bit of sensory input you receive. This means that the things you see, touch, hear, smell and taste all have to be dealt with by your brain. When you have too much input coming in, especially when it is unnecessary, this clutter creates anxiety and stress.

 Avoiding the feeling of being overwhelmed is always preferred to having to deal with it once it develops. This means delegating and outsourcing those tasks you do on a regular basis which you really shouldn't be worrying with. If you are a micro-manager, you feel like you have to do everything. Stop believing that. The reason why a lot of people feel stressed and overwhelmed is they attempt to do too much. Delegate the menial tasks in your life, and you can keep overwhelm at bay.

Another way to relax when you are feeling overwhelmed is to use visual cues. This could mean placing post-it notes in your home and office reminding you to calm down and enjoy a deep breathing session. It could be as simple as placing happy pictures of the ones you love where you can see them as you move throughout the day. These positive visual cues that make you feel good are simple stress-relievers that can keep you from giving in to feelings of overwhelm.

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Stress can wreak havoc on your skin in a variety of ways, including dehydration, accelerated aging, dullness, dryness, irritation, and of course the dreaded adult acne. When you are stressed out, so is your skin and it can’t act correctly if it’s out of balance. Much like you yourself struggle to cope with stress, your skin becomes irritable, depleted, and exhausted.

Unfortunately, at some point stress will happen to you, because it happens to everyone. It’s pretty impossible to avoid paying bills, going to work or avoid the typical anxieties of life.

Moving house, divorce, changing jobs, having children, these are all on the list for the most stressful life events, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that stress is unavoidable. The most effective way to handle stress is by learning how to manage it because it’s impossible to avoid.

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Of course, managing stress includes sleeping properly, eating well, and regularly exercising, but before you can tackle the bigger problems you need to know exactly how stress can show on your skin, so, this is how.

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While virtually harmless, bug bites can be troublesome and painful, too. They can show up just about anywhere on the body and can leave you feeling itchy and sore for days or even weeks, not to mention the unsightly scars they can leave behind.

There are plenty of ointments, creams, and sprays available to prevent  summer bug bites, but they're not foolproof and sometimes we don't think about bug spray until it's too late! For those who don’t want to suffer from their bug bites, try out some of these top remedies to soothe the skin and the treatments available to get rid of dark spots that bug bites leave behind!

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Acne, a common skin disorder that people spend millions of dollars trying to heal, generally affects 80% of our youth and 5% of our adult population.  Scarring is the unfortunate result of some cases of acne.  For those who suffer with acne scarring, the effects can be more traumatic than the initial acne.  Billions of dollars have been spent researching acne, acne scarring, and scar solutions.

Scars are indications that the body has repaired itself in one way or another, either due to injury or infection.  Once these events occur, white blood cells from the body accumulate at the site to fight further infection and repair the damage that has taken place.  Once that process is complete, scars often form.  This process can be compared to a seam being sewn into a piece of torn fabric.  The skin (or seam) will never be quite as smooth as it was before the damage.  

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