Summer is a tricky time for skin care. While it always feels amazing to soak up some rays by the pool (which include natural, healthy Vitamin D), sun damage is a major contributor to the early onset of wrinkles and fine lines. Prolonged exposure to UV rays is also one of the major contributors to skin cancer. Studies have also pointed to it being the cause of up to 80 per cent of the signs of aging. Sun damage is nothing to joke about. UV radiation can alter the DNA of your skin at a cellular level, creating unsightly lines, skin discolouration, hyperpigmentation and even cancer. If you have a family history of skin cancer, you could be even more likely to suffer the consequences. So as irresistible as soaking up the sun can be, it’s incredibly vital to cover up and arm yourself with the right resources.
Maybe you’re careful now about protecting yourself with the proper SPF and a hat every time you go outside, but in your early years you weren’t so cautious. When you’re in your late teens, there’s lots of pressure to get a natural glow to compliment your prom dress. The dreaded tanning beds might have proved awfully tempting. You may be paying for it now and desperate to reverse the signs of aging. But those wrinkles are proving more stubborn than you think. Luckily, as potent as sun damage is, it can also be reversed with the proper care.
Drugstore over-the-counter creams can only do so much, since they can barely permeate the deeper layers of skin. While staying moisturized, hydrated and undergoing regular exfoliation treatments can renew your skin cells, antioxidants should also be your new best friend. Make foods rich in Vitamin C, such as citrus, dark leafy greens and kiwis, a regular part of your daily diet. Look for products, such as Skin Vitality’s Skin TX line, that can regenerate your skin. We even offer a sun protection line which includes two high-end sunscreens and a Sun Balance cream which can gradually lighten skin that has experienced sun damage and hyperpigmentation. It comes fully proofed with SPF 15 and UV protection, so you can enjoy a sunny day outside.
If you want fast acting results, which can permanently decrease the appearance of sunspots, discolouration as well as crow’s feet, laugh lines and brow furrows, you’ll want to take advantage of our Fraxel Skin Resurfacing Peel. This procedure employs high functioning laser technology to permeate your facial tissue and create a new layer of healthy collagen. Imagine the best exfoliating facial you could receive that leaves your skin smooth and wrinkle-free.
Summer in Canada is an absolute dream. Our lakes and cottage country are the setting for many long-lasting memories. Being smart about protecting yourself from harmful UV rays will allow you to fully enjoy the season. By arming yourself with the best technology and resources possible, you can soak up the sun knowing that you’ve got it covered.