We know that the sun is a big contributor to aging skin. It causes sun spots, wrinkles, dullness, hyper pigmentation, broken blood vessels, enlarged pores, thickened skin and more.
Pigmentation is usually the result of too much sun, creating freckles, age spots or larger discoloured skin patches. Research has shown that it is one of the biggest contributors to looking older – equal to wrinkles. A combination of lifestyle changes and treatments can reduce this discolouration and even out our skin tone. This can lead to younger-looking radiant skin.
1) Skin Treatments
There are a few different in-clinic options for treating pigmented sun spots and fine lines. This includes treatments with advanced medical-grade Lasers, LED light therapy, microdermabrasion, cosmedical grade chemical peels, skin needling, the Beauty Booster treatment etc. Therapists will discus treatment options and also the individuals suitability for the various treatment options. Deeper wrinkles can also be softened with muscle relaxants.
Rochelle Lehmann who has worked in dermatology for 30 years (and is senior dermal therapist and clinic manager at Laser Clinics Australia Brookvale) explains that “the most successful treatment option usually depends on skin tone. For example, laser works well for lighter skin types and peels for darker skin tones”.
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Nighttime is when our skin does a lot of its renewal and repair work. This includes making new cells and shedding old damaged ones. It is also the time when Retinol and nourishing night creams go to work. Our best quality sleep is before 12 midnight. The ‘average’ person should try and aim for no less than 7.5 hours sleep per night.
You can further revitalise the appearance of your sun damaged skin while you sleep with Vitamin A – AKA Retinol. In fact, when it comes to the signs of sun damage, no skin care ingredient works better!
Retinol works by promoting skin cell turnover and stimulating collagen production. It helps fade sunspots and pigmentation and also reduces fine lines and also acne (including acne scars).
REDEFINE Night Renewing Serum contains a proprietary blend of powerful peptides and Retinol to visibly improve skin texture and brighten skin. The time-release technology keeps this anti-ageing serum working all night long to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, sun damage and pores for firmer, younger-looking skin.
Why capsules? The patented capsules eliminate the product’s exposure to oxygen. Oxygen decreases the efficacy of retinol dramatically – hence the creation of these little blue capsules! This intensive serum is as close as you can get to prescription Vitamin A without a visit to a doctor
4) At home dermal rolling
Derma Rolling timulates the production of collagen to create smoother, healthier skin. It reduces pigmentation / sunspots, acne scarring, stretch marks, fine lines, enlarged pores, and scarring
5) Reverse Regime
Clean the slate and see a brighter future for your skin with Rodan + Fields clinically roven REVERSE Regimen. Exposure to the sun and the environment can leave you with less-than-youthful skin. Erase the appearance of premature ageing including brown spots, dullness and discolouration with REVERSE. It exfoliates, brightens, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and defends against sun exposure for a long-term solution for a radiant complexion.
Exercise promotes healthy circulation and blood flow to the skin. This allows for the delivery of nutrients which can help with cell damage. For more skin benefits of physical activity visit exercise-skin article.
There’s nothing new here. It should be worn pretty much everyday. It should also be an ingredient in your facial day cream!
8) Hydrate your skin with Hyaluronic Acid
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Unless you want to end up right back where you started, there’s no use trying to tackle pigmentation / melasma unless your prepared to keep your face out of the sun. Diligent sun protection is vital.
Intead of tanning in the sun, opt for a good sunless tanning product like Essentials Foaming Sunless Tan. To correct pigmentation caused by sun damage, see below…
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🙂 Victoria Isherwood (Registered Nurse – dermatology)