With summer here, you will be spending more time outdoors and in the sun. While it is fun and exciting to spend time soaking up the warm sunshine, it can wreak havoc with your skin. That is why we, at Southern Surgical Arts, have made a list of ways that can help you get beautiful skin. Southern Surgical Arts excels in providing advanced non-surgical aesthetic options to treat aging skin and skin problems, including spider veins, unwanted hair and skin discoloration. Here are our aestheticians’ top four picks for achieving beautiful skin this summer.
1. Get a Dermapen® treatment: Dermapen is an advanced technology that helps to tighten, rejuvenate and lift the skin. The procedure makes use of a micro-needling device that has an automated needling motion. The needling motion of the Dermapen helps to ensure that topical serums, like hyaluronic acid, hydrogenated collagen and Platelet Rich Plasma, penetrate the skin to give it a youthful appearance. Dermapen also helps to even out the tone and texture of the skin. The down time after the procedure is minimal and within a day the person is back to his or her regular routine. Dermapen is highly effective in reducing the appearance of fine lines, pore-size and wrinkles and minimizing acne scars.
2. Exfoliate: Human skin is constantly renewing itself and this causes old skin cells on the surface to die. However, aging and dry skin usually prevents the dead skin cells from sloughing off and due to build up of these cells, pores can get blocked and the complexion can look rough and dull. To help get rid of dead skin cells from the surface of the skin, it is recommended that you use an exfoliant three times a week that will give your skin a radiant and youthful look. A product such as Keras Microdermabrasion Cream and SkinCeuticals Micro-Exfoliating Scrub are an excellent choice for most patients.
3. Use a Sunscreen with Zinc Oxide: With so many sunscreens in the market, it can be overwhelming to make the right choice. Knowing which sunscreen to use can make the difference between photoaging and skin cancer and looking youthful and having radiant skin. The harmful UVA and UVB rays can cause the skin to age prematurely and they also increase the risk of skin cancer. A sunscreen that contains zinc oxide will physically block the rays of the sun from reaching your skin. It blocks the UVA and UVB rays from the sun, particularly UVA rays. In addition, the presence of zinc oxide gives the sunscreen a mild antimicrobial and wound healing properties. Also, zinc oxide is non-comedogenic. Three great products that our aestheticians recommend are SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion, Neocutis Jounee and the Neova Silc Sheer.
4. Use an Antioxidant Everyday: Many people do not realize the importance of using antioxidant every day. Antioxidants help to negate the effect of free radicals, boost production of collagen and give the skin a youthful and radiant appearance. One of the best antioxidant products is C E Ferulic from SkinCeuticals. This product is considered revolutionary as it not only protects the skin from photoaging, it also fights the effects of free radicals, stimulates production of collagen and provides the skin with antioxidant protection. C E Feurlic can protect the skin again UVA, UVB and infrared radiation. It helps to enhance firmness of the skin and also reduces wrinkles by replenishing the skin with lipids. Once the serum gets absorbed by the skin, it cannot be rubbed or washed off, making it extremely effective in summer when you sweat and perspire.
To learn more about your skin care options this summer, Southern Surgical Arts offers free consultations with our highly experienced and professional aestheticians.