Post-Summer Skin Rehab
Between the sun, wind, chlorine, saltwater and endless hours in the sand, summer has likely left your skin in need of some serious TLC. We rounded up the best beauty fixes to tend to your biggest summer skin bummers. Fall, our facials will have us ready for you!
Hyperpigmentation occurs when UV rays kick melanin production into overdrive, resulting in dark spots on areas overexposed to the sun during the summer months – namely the face and hands. To reduce signs of photodamage at home, look for a lightening agent like kojic acid to stop additional and unnecessary melanin production and to help fade the appearance of discoloration. Try SkinCeuticals Phyto+ Botanical Gel, designed to help improve discoloration without irritation. The soothing gel is infused with cucumber and thyme to calm skin and is delivered in a hyaluronic acid base to hydrate parched skin and improve the overall appearance of skin.
Spa Solution: The Skinceuticals Gel Peel found on the skincare menu at McAllister Spa combines glycolic and lactic acids to exfoliate surface cells and hydrate the skin to effectively minimize the appearance of surface lines, smooth out rough skin texture, and fade hyper-pigmentation.
Soothe Irritation and Redness
Painful sun rash, burns and eczema flare-ups can all be attributed to a cocktail of excessive sweating, chlorine exposure, UV damage and irritation from sunscreen. Treat your sensitized skin to a reparative formula, like Dermalogica Barrier Repair, meant to reinforce the skin’s lipid barrier layer and form a shield against environmental assault. Oil of Evening Primrose, Borage Seed Oil and silicones as vitamins C and E help combat free radicals that can lead to inflamed and irritated skin, putting your itching, burning, stinging and redness to bed for good.
Spa Solution: The Dermalogica UltraCalming® Facial Treatment on McAllister’s facial menu relieves sensitive skin and reduces redness, itching and reactive flare-ups while protecting against a loss of the skin’s protective barrier.
Firm Up Sagging Skin
Overexposure to the sun saps skin’s elasticity by damaging skin’s elastin fibers and slowing collagen production, causing skin to lose its spring. Breathe new life into a sagging complexion by zapping collagen production back into high drive with products containing high percentages of vitamin C, an essential for collagen synthesis. Dermalogica MAP-15 regenerator is formulated with a highly-effective form of Vitamin C, which works in tandem with a blend of White Tea, Hyaluronic Acid, Glucosamine, Phospholipids, Algae and Yeast extracts to help stimulate collagen production, brighten skin tone and neutralize free radicals to dramatically increase hydration, firmness and elasticity.
Spa Solution: A Dermalogica AGE Smart® Facial Treatment helps control the biochemical triggers that lead to skin aging, including fine lines, age spots, and skin sagging, while treating signs of visible aging so skin is smoother, firmer and healthier.