We love the sun. As a nation, we never get enough – as soon as there’s a break in the rain, and the clouds step aside, we strip down to our vests and shorts and launch ourselves toward the closest thing we can find that resembles a beach! We’re not thinking about sun damage and effects on our skin – skin rejuvenation / rehydration is a must.
What many of us don’t realise, is that sun exposure is one of the major causes of skin ageing. Particularly susceptible, are those of us that don’t get to see too much of it as on the whole, we’re unprepared (If train tracks buckle in these temperatures then just imagine what our faces are going through!) largely uneducated when it comes to skin safety (it’s not our fault, we just aren’t a nation that’s used to it!) and SPF is last thing on our minds when we’re reaching for a lilo.
So if you’ve been a bit naughty while enjoying this heatwave, and succumbed to the tempting offer of golden skin and a “healthy glow” – what now?
With this bout of brilliant weather is coming to a close, we’re all now thinking about how to rehydrate our slightly drying, wilting skin. Here’s our top tips on reclaiming your fresh dewy glow.
- Drink plenty of water. Skin rejuvenation does begin at home! It seems obvious, but did you know that not only does drinking water flush toxins from your body, studies show that those of us who are sipping our way through the recommended 1.5 litres of water a day, find it easier to concentrate, are more productive, less stressed and less likely to suffer insomnia and fatigue. This is great news for our skin, as all these factors contribute to accelerating the ageing process.
- Keep up with the SPF! Just because the sun has put his hat away, it doesn’t mean them rays aren’t still busting their way through your skin – they are. A good SPF like Skinceuticals UV Defense is proven to protect your skin reducing the ageing effects of UV and UBV rays. SPF 30 effectively means that you are protected from direct sun exposure 30 times longer than without it – however, it’s effects start to wane after about an hour, so keep it handy and reapply often.
- Give your skin a good drink! There are many treatments available that promise skin rejuvenation benefits, and none more effective than the incredibly popular Hydrafacial. There’s a reason the Hydrafacial in London is so revered, six in fact – six steps to skin heaven. The Hydrafacial in London treatment is excellent for giving your skin a real soaking, with immediate age reversing appearance. Consisting of lymph drainage, deep cleanse, exfoliation (imagine a miniature vacuum cleaner sucking all that London grime out of your pores all the while flushing them out with a deep cleansing solution), brightening agents, and a deep penetrating dose of delicious hylauranic acid, your skin will be ever thankful. You can expect to see an instant lift, targeted peptides help give that plumping, wrinkle reducing effect, and over time, a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles. The Hydrafacial in London does exactly what it says on the tin – hydrates your face!So if you’ve been a bit naughty, and had a little too much fun in the sun, then this is the ultimate treatment for you. Fast-track your skin back to it’s prime and pop in for this amazing treat.Call our team today on 0203 915 7400 or for more information or to book a consultation, enquire here.