The Light Touch Clinic Guide to Post-Summer Skin Care
Whilst there’s nothing better than relaxing on the beach, too much sun can wreak havoc on your skin, causing unwanted changes in texture and tone. As summer draws to a close, it’s time to think about treating your skin to some refreshment at the Light Touch Clinic.
If your skin is looking a little lacklustre after basking in the sun, why not treat your skin to a pick-me-up and book an Obagi Blue Peel RADIANCE treatment? This superficial peel is quick and has minimal downtime, making it easy to fit a treatment into your busy schedule. The star ingredient in Obagi Blue Peel RADIANCE is Salicylic Acid which exfoliates the top layer of the skin to reveal brighter skin with a more even tone. For the best results, we often recommend a course of peels combined with Dermalux Phototherapy. To tackle tougher pigmentation, you might want to consider complementing your peels with Obagi Nu-Derm skincare to use at home.
Prolonged sun exposure can cause hyperpigmentation which can be tricky to treat. However, Tixel, our latest treatment at the clinic, delivers outstanding results in as little as 3 treatments. Using pure heat energy, Tixel creates micro-pores in the skin to make the skin porous for around 6 hours post-treatment. These micro-pores allow topical pigmentation treatments to penetrate the skin.
As well as tackling pigmentation, our skilled practitioners can use this treatment to soften lines and wrinkles for smoother skin.
Over time, exposure to UV rays can accelerate the signs of ageing, leading to skin becoming more lined and losing its elasticity. However, we have a solution in our award-winning INTRAcel treatment.
By combining fractional micro-needling with radio frequency energy, INTRAcel selectively degenerates collagen and elastin fibres deep within the skin. This in turn triggers a natural repair response from your body, encouraging the production of new, healthy collagen and elastin. This results in firmer, smoother skin with a more even tone.
INTRAcel is not just for the face – we can use this treatment to rejuvenate the neck and décolletage too.
Your Sun Saviours
By combining antioxidants with sun protection, you can better protect your skin and remedy existing photo damage.
ZENii Moisturising Sun Protection SPF 50 (£50)
Even as we approach the cooler months, SPF is still a must as all year round our skin is exposed to UV rays. However, applying SPF needn’t be a chore – ZENii’s Moisturising Sun Protection sinks in effortlessly. This non-greasy formula offers broad spectrum protection and is enriched with Aloe Vera and Vitamin B to keep skin hydrated. The formula also has a very subtle tint to ensure that there is no residue after application.
Tip: Sun protection is not just for the face – your neck, décolletage and hands are frequently exposed so don’t forget to apply protection to these areas too!
Obagi Professional-C Serum (From £75)
Unfortunately, UV exposure can result in wrinkles and changes in skin texture and tone. Products with high levels of Vitamin C can help remedy photo damage and improve the appearance of fine lines. In addition, you should consider integrating Vitamin C into your everyday routine as this super antioxidant helps protect your skin against free radical damage. A favourite with staff and patients alike, Obagi Professional-C Serum is perfect for everyday application and is available in a variety of strengths.