How Facials Help Sun Damaged Skin

by | May 17, 2022

What does May mean to you? At the Austin Clinic, it means lots of patients with sun-damaged skin in our waiting room. It’s to be expected. After a summer of fun, it’s common to notice that UV rays have conspired to rob skin of its natural hydration, create patches of discoloured skin, and turn radiant healthy skin into something dull and dry. We can help.

HydraFacial for Brighter Skin without Spots

Sunspots and patches of discoloured skin can mar your complexion. If your skin is sensitive, certain treatments can make skin worse. HydraFacial is a unique and uniquely gentle water-based treatment. The multi-faceted experience includes deep pore cleansing, exfoliation, a peel, and skin hydration. “The secret sauce of the treatment is the serums we use,” explains Dr Austin. “They allow us to truly customise the facial to address a client’s specific skin needs.”

HydraFacial Deluxe: Making a Good Thing Better

For skin that has been extremely compromised by sun exposure, HydraFacial Deluxe is the answer. It amps up the results of the original HydraFacial with a stronger glycolic peel, an after-mask treatment, and a photon light treatment.

Say Yes to Serums

Serums are an integral part of every HydraFacial experience. One serum we often use is Aspect Dr Complete Pigment Plus. “Its powerful lightening and brighteningcapabilities help to reduce pigmentation problems, reverse the appearance of sun damage, and even out skin tone,” reports Dr Austin.

When You Want to Get Rid of Redness

Rosy cheeks are cute on a baby, but red cheeks on an adult are often the sign of UVA damage. Allmedic’s Complete Repair Serum is an excellent choice to include in a HydraFacial treatment. “This serum normalises overactive melanocytes,” says Dr Austin, “that minimises pigmentation problems.”

Use B3 to Hydrate and Brighten

Moisturisers have come a long way. Bernier Pharmaceuticals’ Solarcare B3 Cream is a perfect example. More than just a moisturiser, it helps to even out skin tone. “B3 nutritional supplements can be helpful, but topical products containing niacinamide (B3) have more direct benefits for the skin,” says Dr. Austin.

Powerful Duo to Protect and Correct

Many patients understandably want quick results. For them, Skincare Science’s A-Team Duo Kit is an excellent option. This antioxidant defence serum and rejuvenating overnight cream protect skin from oxidative stress. “This product is extremely gentle, but delivers powerful results,” says Dr Austin. “As well as treating discolouration, it also improves skin texture.”

Putting the ‘C’ in Skin Protection

Vitamin C serum is just what dull, dehydrated skin needs. “Vitamin C brightens skin and, most importantly, protects it from environmental damage,” says Dr Austin. Aspect Dr Active C Serum is a gentle, non-irritating option for all skin types. It helps correct uneven skin tones and pigmentation problems, as it nourishes dull, dehydrated skin.

It’s always the right time to take care of your skin. Contact Austin Clinic today to ask a question, schedule a treatment, browse our skin beauty products, and learn exactly what we can do to keep your skin healthy and beautiful.