How Your Skin Can Survive the Summer
Summer time is here!
That means there will be lots of outdoor activities: dining alfresco, time spent at the beach, weddings, pool parties… With all these events, you want to look your absolute best, right? Make sure your skin is ready for the summer season.
While people may second guess having a facial in the warmer months, it may be the best time of year for treatments. You don’t want to skip your skincare routines during the rest of the year, but remember that summer weather means more sweating as well as more exposure to harmful UV rays! That golden tan may look terrific, but at what cost to your skin? Premature aging, wrinkles, sags, brown spots, and an increased risk of skin cancer.
Medical research shows that ageing of the skin is accelerated by the loss of light-sensitive vitamins destroyed by sunlight. These lost vitamins include Vitamin A, together with key antioxidants like Vitamins C, E, pro-vitamin B5 and beta-carotene. These all work to normalize the skin, assisting it to reverse the signs of ageing, and to make it look younger and smoother.
It is essential you take care of your skin, especially during the summertime, while those warm sun rays may feel sensational, the effects of sun exposure may not be as agreeable over time. And every time you go out in the sun, the solar ultraviolet radiation starts a chain of photochemical reactions in your skin, leading to the formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), which are a nasty type of free radicals. Not that the sun is all bad, of course – it causes your skin to synthesize vitamin D, so limited yourself to 20 minutes a day early or late in the day.
The Sun Depletes Skin Antioxidants
It should probably go without saying that external antioxidant protection must be in place before exposure to the sun, whose action in generating free radicals in the skin occurs rapidly. This is the season to be the most concerned, as most of your spare time is spent enjoying the summer sun. Taking antioxidant supplements (in either capsule or lotion form) after exposure will do little good for the skin, except to replenish the bodies supply that was used up in neutralizing the ROS produced during the exposure.
The importance of having abundant antioxidants in the skin before exposure to the sun is underscored by the observation that solar UV radiation rapidly depletes the levels of antioxidants in the skin.
Here at Advanced Skincare we have put together a few treatments that are designed for your busy summer lifestyle. You will be grateful you took the time to care for your skin.
These 45 minute treatments are truly a skin saver.
Active Vitamin Facial
Ultrasonic Hydrating Facial