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Oct 27th

Help Your Skin Recover From Sun Damage

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Even if you’re proactive about protecting your skin now, you may not have had the same dedication when you were younger, leaving you with some unwanted effects. If you’re not careful about protecting your skin from the sun yet, it’s not too late to start!! Or, perhaps you apply, but that suntan or sunburn seems to seep through anyway.  Let’s cover all the bases:

If you sport some reminders of previous sun discretion, take heart.  While impossible to completely reverse the damage, there are some treatments to minimize its visibility.  And most importantly, as soon as you stopped exposing your bare skin to the sun, you slowed down the aging process and started protecting yourself from skin cancer.  Good for you! Try our Vitamin C Renewal Facial, a perfect antidote to long term sun damage; Microdermabrasion and Chemical Peels can also help.

If you still strive for that sun kissed look by tanning, or just can’t be bothered to find the sunscreen before heading to the baseball game, it’s time to take a look at the consequences. Sun damage isn’t only skin-deep; UV radiation alters the actual DNA of your skin cells, causing lines, wrinkles, discoloration, and even cancer. If you must have color, try a topical self tanner.  Then stash sunscreen in your purse, bathroom, closet, entryway…wherever you need so that you can grab it on the go. A stylish wide brimmed hat is another way to keep those rays off your skin. The good news is that as soon as you stop exposing your skin to the sun, you stop the accumulation of sun damage, and can start working on reversing it. Try our Deluxe Renewal or Ultimate Hydration Facials to get you back on the right track.  You can also use a Vitamin C-based antioxidant for reducing uneven brown pigmentation.

So you applied your sunscreen but you still got a sunburn or suntan? You didn’t apply enough, or you didn’t re-apply.  Easy fix.  Apply enough, but more importantly, apply often.  As with any product, sunscreen is absorbed into your skin and the effects wear off.  Direct sun, water and the oils your skin naturally produce all break down sunscreen. A Basic Facial, customized for you, will help your skin recover.

Whether you want to pamper, recover, maintain problem solve, all of our treatments are customized to you.  Online scheduling makes booking an appointment easy, but please don’t hesitate to call with questions.

www.privyskincare.com

702.496.2066