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9-1-1-SKIN RESCUE


 

Dear Libby,

 I think I have a summer skin emergency. The summer sun has left my complexion dried out and splotchy. Help!

                                                                                                             Sun-splotched

Dear Sun-Splotched,

The summer sun is not our friend. Like you, I have noticed my skin looks dull and lifeless after weekends spent at the beach. If you want to brighten your skin and your mood, pick up your phone now, dial 9-1-1-SKIN RESCUE, and make an appointment with your aesthetician.

So often, we hold off on facials and change up our skin care regimen because we don’t want the downtime associated with medical grade peels, or we think it’s a waste of our resources because we know we’ll be right back in the sun before the Labor Day holiday is here and gone. When in reality, keeping up with facials and light peels is just as important during the summer as it is in the fall and winter.

The first line of defense to protect your skin from the sun’s damaging rays is your daily skin care routine. It should consist of a mild cleanser, followed by a toner, moisturizer, and sunscreen. However, during the summer, you may need a little something extra to prevent the discoloration often associated with overexposure to the sun. If your skin is prone to hyperpigmentation, brown spots, or Melasma, consider adding a melanin inhibitor or skin brightener product to your skin care program. These products, whether they are serums or creams, work to inhibit the production of melanin, resulting in more radiant and youthful skin. Your skin care specialist will help you select the product that is right for your skin and lifestyle.

Before you throw in the towel and give up on that dewy, even skin tone you worked so hard to achieve this spring, kick-start the fall with a moisturizing facial and a light peel; your skin will thank you. I promise!

Love,
Libby

 

 

 

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