Have you ever heard the expression “sun-kissed” to describe someone’s skin? It refers to skin that has gotten a little bit of colour, rather than a tan, as though the sun had a quick smooch. It can also be referred to as a healthy glow, but “There is nothing healthy about exposing skin to harmful ultraviolet rays,” warns Dr Austin.
Rather than playing Russian roulette with your skin, the skin experts at the Austin Clinic recommend patients use a simple 1-2-3 approach to achieving radiant skin without the risks associated with sun exposure.
Start with a Medical Facial with Super Cleansing Powers
It should come as no surprise that facials are on the menu at luxury spas around the world. Effective and indulgent, even a basic at-home facial can help you:
- Clear clogged pores
- Moisturise dry skin
- Remove dead cells
- Increase blood circulation
For optimal skin rejuvenation results, however, we recommend Austin Clinic’s Hydrafacial MD facial, a three-in-one treatment that includes:
- Cleaning and exfoliation – to remove surface impurities
- A light chemical peel – to remove deeper imperfections and blemishes
- Application of antioxidants – to help nourish skin and protect it
“Hydrafacial MD provides next-level skin rejuvenation benefits in a tretament that takes less than an hour,” reports Dr Austin. “It leaves skin looking fresh, glowing, and youthful.”
Give Your Skin a Boost with a New Hydrating Injectable Treatment
Dry, dull, dehydrated facial skin can make you look like you’ve been hiding in a cave, not out enjoying the Australian sun. At the Austin Clinic, we use the revolutionary V2 Beauty Booster to:
- Hydrate skin on the face, neck, and décolletage
- Activate fibroblasts within the dermis
- Stimulate the production of collagen and elastin
- Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Like microneedling, the V2 Beauty Booster treatment is a type of collagen induction therapy, but it’s so much more. It uses a series of nine tiny needles (rather than one) to introduce hydrating hyaluronic acid into the skin, along with amino acids Vitamin B6 and antioxidants. After a single V2 Beauty Booster session, many patients report better skin texture with improved suppleness and less creasing. Dr Austin notes a program of three sessions, spaced one-month apartment, is recommended to achieve maximum benefits.
Apply Glowing Colour with Sun Protection Built In
When your skin is clean, fresh, and aglow, the last thing you want to do is apply a foundation that will undo all the good you’ve done. Foundations are notorious for clogging skin, going back to the days when actors wore ‘grease paint’ that was literally made from grease and mineral pigments and suffered massive skin breakouts. Times have changed, certainly, but many of today’s oil-based foundations still create problems, sealing dirt and irritants into pores.
Colorescience Sunforgettable Tint du Soleil is a foundation of a different colour. It’s carefully crafted formula includes:
- Peptides – to improve skin tone and texture
- Multi-vitamin Complex – to guard against free radical damage and minimise visible signs of ageing
- Ceramides and Milk Lipids – to help skin stay hydrated and luminous
Allure Magazine gave this product top marks in its 2020 guide to tinted sunscreens, noting it is “suitable for all skin types and never leaves the skin looking cakey or powdered.”
How you treat your skin this summer will have a lasting effect on how it looks next autumn and winter. Contact the skin experts at the Austin Clinic for help creating a skin beauty regimen customised just for you.