Summer is over, and let’s be honest. We all came up a little short on protecting our skin from that hot summer sun.
Between the sun’s rays, salt water, and chlorine, your skin takes a beating during summer months. Most suffer from dry, damaged skin as fall begins. Here are a few skin care tips you can use to help revive your skin’s luster.
Skin Care Tips to Help You Repair Sun-Damaged Skin
Drinking plenty of water is the best way to bring life back into sun-dried skin. Most experts recommend drinking eight eight-ounce glasses (a half-gallon) of water a day. As we enter fall months, it may help to increase your intake even more to repair sun damaged skin.
Getting rid of the layers of dead and dried out skin can help you eliminate discoloration and make progress towards a smooth luster. A good chemical peel treatment, like Vi Peel at Carolina Center for Plastic Surgery, can help you exfoliate the right way while brightening your skin.
Once you’ve cleared away the dead skin, start to replenish it by adding a high-quality moisturizer to your skin-care routine. Apply the moisturizer two to three times a week for the best results. Seal the moisture in by making sure to moisturize directly after washing.
Focus on Dark Spots
At the end of every summer, it isn’t uncommon to see new brown spots or freckles pop up all around your body body. An excellent skin bleach can help you eliminate these blemishes. Don’t worry. The product isn’t the same beach you use to clean your kitchen but a chemical that helps even out your body’s production of melanin, which causes the brown spots.
Invest in an antioxidant rich topical cream for even more skin protection. Though you can get plenty of antioxidants from foods like leafy greens, you should still apply some antioxidants directly to the skin to guard it against the free-radicals that cause aging and wrinkles. Antioxidants can also decrease your risks for cancer by protecting the DNA in your skin cells.
SmartSkin Fractional CO2 Laser
The SmartSkin Fractional CO2 Laser treatment is an extremely effective method for shaving years off your appearance. The laser eliminates dead skin and smooths out your complexion. The heat from the treatment also awakens collagen, helping fill out your skin for a more youthful look. The treatment lasts just 20 minutes and downtime is just four to five days.
Find out if the SmartSkin CO2 Laser can help you in your skin care routine. Schedule an appointment at Carolinas Center for Plastic Surgery in Morehead City or Jacksonville, North Carolina, to find out which of our skin care treatments is right for you.