Now that summer is at an end it is time to restore some of the inadvertent damage caused by long, hot summer days and steamy temperatures.
Many of us are guilty of overexposing our skin to the aggressive Australian sun and forgetting to lather on the sunscreen once or twice, giving those harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation rays a chance to create patches of unsightly pigmentation, freckles, redness, and even red capillaries.
Okay, so we have chatted before about why sunscreen should always be in our beach bag. No need to keep harping on that point.
As the Australian College of Dermatologists reminds us, exposing our skin to sunlight is the single biggest culprit in skin ageing. Know as photo ageing, exposure to UV rays from the Australian sun damages the elastin and collagen fibres in the skin. The result? Our skin starts to sag, wrinkle, stretch and become blotchy.
And while we all drink more (no, we are talking cocktails here!) in summer, that extra hydration is just not enough to replace the lost moisture our skin is suffering from as chlorine and salt water stripe away those natural oils.
Peel Away The Damage of Summer
Our best skin advice? After that accidental sunburn has faded and before the harsh cold winter air smacks you in the face every morning, peel away the damage of summer.
Autumn is the ideal time to restore balance skin and rectify any damage caused by high levels of UV exposure. You can get rid of those sunspots and remove those dry patches that have started to appear.
Our favourite skin solution to get back an even glow and prevent fine lines and wrinkles? Skin rejuvenating chemical peel treatments.
We have already shared why we love a skin peel.
Skin peels are mega-effective at buffing away dead skin and correcting uneven skin tone and texture. Just what most of us need after a too much fun in the sun.
Plus, the hydration boost provided by a facial peels’ cell renewal is a fabulous way to ensure your skin is getting the appropriate balance of moisture that has been missing since sunscreen and sunburn.
And chemical peels are a potent weapon to prevent those fine lines and wrinkles.
We are not overstating the facts here – too much fun in the sun creates permanent skin damage and causes premature ageing like sagging skin and facial wrinkles.
Which is why an end of summer skincare ritual that reverses the summer damage is vital.
Chemical skin peel work by removing the build-up of dead skill cells and unclogging pores, which stimulates collagen production.
The result? As well as smoother skin new cell production is stimulated. This increases collagen production and boosts hydration. This, in turn, means more elastin plus less skincare to work more effectively.
And with more collagen and elastin, the ageing process is stifled, so fewer wrinkles!
Our best pick for a skin-glowing chemical peel to reduce wrinkles caused by sun damage and create smoother skin?
Glycolic Acid is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that is a naturally occurring fruit acid obtained from sugarcane. It is scientifically proven to even out skin tone on sun-damaged skin.
Particularly for clients who are fair-skinned and light-haired, glycolic peels stimulate collagen production and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
With no downtime and side effects, this natural peel offers so many anti-ageing benefits:
- deep skin exfoliation
- remove the dead skin cell layer
- deep cleanse
- unblock pores
- smoother, more radiant skin
- collagen stimulation to resist facial wrinkling
A Chemical Peel To Suit You
Chemical peels are a time-tested method for stopping premature ageing. The real benefit of this non-cosmetic therapy is that Dr Tom can create an individual strength chemical peel to suit your skin concerns. This ensures that you receive the best chemical peel targeted to your goals.
Call to arrange a consultation today and talk to Dr Tom about how a chemical peel can assist you.
Every new client who attends The Skin Project first receives a professional skin consultation and skin care review with Dr Tom.