Repairing Summer Sun Damaged Skin
Shorter days and cooler weather are signaling a change in seasons. It’s also letting you know it’s time to undo the havoc summer fun may have unleashed on your delicate skin.
All that time spent playing under the sun means your body worked overtime to protect you from damaging UV rays, chemicals, and pollutants. Chlorine, smoke, and dehydrating salt hasn’t done your complexion any favors, and that healthy sun-kissed glow you’ve been flaunting isn’t healthy--it’s actually sun damage.
Thankfully it’s fixable. But returning the skin barrier to a healthy state will take more than moisturizer. A comprehensive plan requires a three-pronged approach of exfoliation, repair, and skin regeneration. It may sound like a lot of work but thankfully, there’s an easy routine that makes sure you hit every step.
Microneedling For Skin Health
Microneedling is a tried-and-true anti-aging treatment, and it’s also a perfect fall remedy for healing weather-battered skin. This technique can be done in office with a professional as well as at home. The technology uses tiny, surgical-grade needles to penetrate the skin and create superficial wounds. As the body repairs these micro-injuries, it generates collagen and new skin cells that make the skin look and feel younger. The same rejuvenation process also acts as an exfoliant to remove layers of dead skin cells that cause fine lines to appear deeper.
Producing new collagen proteins has the dual benefit of pushing new cells towards the surface and the old ones out of the way. Tiny microneedling wounds fill with new collagen, elastin, and skin cells. Over time they may diffuse dark spots and correct hyperpigmentation issues, such as melasma or sunspots, resulting from overexposure to the sun. This collagen induction therapy is even more effective when it is used hand-in-hand with a restorative fall skincare routine rich in messaging protein growth factors.
Adding AnteAGE® Home Microneedling, using 0.25mm needles, to your skincare routine will improve product penetration and ensure your skin benefits from the healing growth factor nutrients you feed it topically. Frequent home microneedling will speed the removal of dead skin cells that may not slough off as quickly as they used to, and it can be used in place of chemical exfoliants for those with sensitive skin. With the dead skin cells out of the way, you can more easily nourish your skin with free-radical fighting antioxidants and collagen-stimulating active ingredients. Not to mention, frequent home microneedling reduces fine lines and wrinkles and gives your skin an overall even glow.
The Complete Repair Regimen
If you’ve spent too many hours lounging by the pool, you may need more help than you think. Prolonged exposure to UV rays cause collagen to break down and migrate away from the surface. You may not see negative effects today, but over time this leads to wrinkles, sunspots, and other signs of premature aging. Topically applied antioxidants are crucial to neutralizing the free-radicals and calming pro-aging inflammation caused by the sun and other environmental pollutants, while peptides and growth factors are proven to stimulate collagen growth to help replace what you’ve lost. Luckily, they’re all found in perfect balance in the AnteAge® complete two-step skincare system.
Combined with a professionally treated microneedling session and maintained with home microneedling, the AnteAge® Serum and Accelerator may drastically improve dry skin, uneven skin tone, and fine lines caused by too much summer fun. Let’s start reversing the damage this autumn and restoring your skin back to radiant health.
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