Time to Give Your Skin an Autumn Check Up
For those of us that love being in the sunshine, this summer’s prolonged spell of record temperatures and long, hot sunny days have been heaven-sent. But while great news for all of us sun lovers, it’s not necessarily such good news for our skin. The sun’s harmful UV rays are a primary cause of premature aging, damaging the collagen and elastin fibres in the skin, which in turn causes the skin to sag and stretch. Dry skin, pigmentation, sun or UV spots, accentuated fines lines and wrinkles and skin cancer are all caused by over-exposure to sunlight, in particular on those parts of the body that are difficult to cover up e.g. the face, neck, décolletage and hands.
So, whether you have been enjoying the sun at home or abroad, now is the prefect time to check the condition of your skin after long periods of exposure to sunlight. At Illuminate we offer a free Skin Analysis consultation, during which we take multiple photos of your skin both on and beneath the surface using a special Visia camera. From these and the data they produce we can develop an individually tailored skin care programme to help get your skin back to it’s pristine, beautiful best and prepare it for the coming winter months when cold, rain and central heating will also take their toll.
We often also recommend Chemical Peels to help counter the effects of sun damage to the skin and have a range of peels of different strengths available to suit your individual skin type and condition. These remove the outer layers of skin that may have been exposed to strong sunlight and have started to show the worst signs of ageing, leaving your face looking fresher and fully rejuvenated.
To book your appointment or find out more about these treatments, please call us on 0330 1331 272.
Disclaimer: Please be aware that results and benefits may vary from patient to patient taking into consideration factors such as age, lifestyle and medical history.