Sun Damage Treatments
LOOK GOOD NOW!
Sun Damage/Hyperpigmentation- Life in Colorado is all about being outside! This inevitably leads to sun damage and hyperpigmentation or dark spots on the skin. Tanning beds also damage the skin. Hyperpigmentation needs to be treated externally with a series 5-10 of peels or microdermabrasion in conjunction with a great home care regimen as well as internally with good nutrition and supplements.
Possible Causes of Skin to Show Aging:
Overexposure to sun.
Stimulate barrier disruption with exercise (round brush, lymph massage, face shiatsu, chemical peels, physical exercise)
Use Phyto 5 Wood product line which contains lemon, cypress and rosemary oils, wheat bran extract, wheat germ oil, sunflower oil, plankton extract, vitamin E and manganese to promote energy circulation
Better Skin Care for Aging
Intrinsic (Internal) Skin Aging vs Extrinsic (External) Skin Aging
Extrinsic Aging (external)- Aging caused by environmental factors such as UV rays, smoking, free radicals, sugar, sun, environmental conditions, poor nutrition, drugs, alcohol, stress, sleep deprivation, harsh soaps, emulsifiers, chlorine (chemical exposure). Intrinsic Aging (internal)- The natural aging process that occurs according to our genetics.
Extrinsic Aging- External Causes & Changes
Aging of the skin cause by environmental factors
Tobacco smoke, first hand or passive smoke
Alcohol, sugar, poor diet
Pollution, UV rays
Unstable molecules that make irregular cells (oxidation)
Stabilize themselves on the nearest molecule
Start oxidation process
Free radicals can affect us both internally and externally
Signs of Extrinsic Aging Skin
Photo damage/Sun damage
Thin, transparent skin
Photo damage/ Sun damage
Causes skin to damage by:
Oxidation of skin cells
Skin proteins, fats & sugars
Pigment related issues
Hyper-pigmentation is skin’s reaction to overexposure
Accounts for almost 90% of premature aging symptoms occurring by age 20!
EAT YOUR WAY TO BEAUTIFUL SKIN
What we put into your body is just as important as what we put on it. Of course, we should be prioritizing healthy eating for many other reasons-but why not also benefit by having beautiful skin? Did you know that some foods can even help reduce UV damage to your skin?
Maintain a balanced diet full of fruits (Vitamin C), veggies (dark leafy greens full of antioxidants), healthy fats (nuts and seeds) and enjoy healthier, more radiant and youthful looking skin.
THE SECRET TO HYDRATED SKIN
THE MOST CRUCIAL STEP TO MAINTAINING HEALTHY, RADIANT AND BEAUTIFUL SKIN ID HYDRATION.
HYDRATE INSIDE & OUT
In addition to drinking at least half a gallon of water each day, we must also remember to hydrate our skin from the outside too. Choosing the right moisturizer is key - for daytime always go with an option containing SPF, no matter what time of year it is. Night time is when our bodies repair so it's the perfect time to nourish your skin with a skin repairing & hydrating cream.
Exfoliation removes dead skin cells and allows for new, healthy cells to regenerate. After we exfoliate, our skin is also much more penetrable hence giving us an opportunity to feed it with skin healthy ingredients like vitamins, stem cells, peptides and antioxidants. All of which are essential to maintaining healthy, glowing skin.
QUICK TIPS TO A MORE YOUTHFUL YOU
HOW TO REVIVE TIRED PEEPERS
The first signs of aging show up in and around our eyes.
Big UV-protective sunglasses (to prevent squinting and filter sunlight) and a moisturizing nighttime eye cream with antioxidants and retinol like the Ageless total eye lift Creme from Image will do a lot to prevent and treat early crow's feet.
Don't be fooled. Those cute freckles your mom adores so much are actually sun damage. It's a condition called hyperpigmentation, and it gets worse as we age.
Wear sun protection every single day. Try layering a serum like with Image Ilumna Intense lightening serum under a broad spectrum daily sunscreen like Image Prevention Plus daily ultimate protection moisturizer SPF 50.
Ask me about treatments and peels to increase cell turnover and get rid of blotchy surface skin. Peels such as my Perfection LIft are extremely effective in targeting and lightening hyperpigmented skin.
ERASE THOSE LINES
Expression lines result from a combination of UV damage and the skin's elastin wearing out from repetitive use.
At home, use Vitamin A derivatives like Image Ageless total retinol-a creme to prevent and minimize fine lines by increasing collagen production.