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Ditch Summer Skin: How To Prevent Summer Skin Damage with Skin Therapy

July 14th, 2011

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If you’re worried about the state of your skin this summer, know that you’re not alone. Hundreds of people have to contend with cracking, flaking, and dry skin during the hottest months of the year. Luckily, there are ways for you to get around the kind of damage that the sun can do to your skin, and you don’t have to try them out alone.

Instead, why not participate in Skin Therapy 101? It’s not a class at Tricoci University, but it is a lesson packed full of the same lessons esthetics students learn while taking part in the university’s Esthetics and Cosmetology program. With a little guidance, you’ll soon understand what kind of treatment programs can  help repair your sun-damaged skin and prevent the effects of sun damage that can occur later in life.

Services for Sun Treatment

The first lesson in Skin Therapy 101 is that you’re never alone when you’re trying to get your skin back into shape. Instead, you can reach out to the team at your local spa and salon to see which of the following services might best help you bring your skin damage back under control.

  • Epidermabriasian – If the summer sun ushers in a rash of sunspots or visible hyperpigmentation, this service can help de-stress your skin and even out your coloring.
  • Hydra 4 – Skin that’s especially sensitive can benefit from this nutritious moisturizing service. Not only will your skin feel healthier, but you’ll also be able to remove patches of dead or dry skin that have emerged due to extensive sun exposure.
  • Decollete Treatment – If you have trouble reaching the back of your neck with sunscreen, then the skin in that area can start to show signs of wear. This treatment will rejuvenate skin and help with recovery from everything from minor sun damage to burns.
  • Opti-Renewal – Are you worried about wrinkles or other signs of aging? This treatment can leave your skin refreshed and feeling younger than it ever has, even if you’ve spent the past several years soaking up as much sun as you could.
  • Hydra Refine – If you’ve been contending with oily skin for years, and exposure to the sun only makes it worse, don’t worry. This facial can help you better control the oil on your face, while also safely and gently undoing sun damage that has appeared on your face, neck, and upper back.
  • Back treatments – Want to schedule a facial for your back? You can do just that! Work with area estheticians to attend to any burns, dryness, damaged pores, or other signs of damage that have started to appear on your back over the course of the summer.

Products to Use

Want to try and protect your skin without heading to the salon? Most estheticians have a few staple products they like to keep on hand to better help them protect their skin from sun damage. These products include:

  • Sea Salt Scrubs – If you’re fighting off dead or dry skin, then exfoliation is your best friend. Use a sea salt glow scrub or even something as simple as a scrubbing washcloth to remove this unwanted dryness from your face. Avoid scrubbing too hard or you may risk exacerbating your existing damage. Stick to a once-a-week schedule when you are starting with an exfoliant to avoid irritating or drying out the skin.
  • Moisturizer – Nothing helps you combat dry skin like a moisturizer. Make sure you bring home a moisturizer that includes ingredients like hyaluronic acid or glycerin, which have properties to attract and retain water in the skin.  Facial oils are also a great option that are lightweight and provide intense moisture.
  • Sunscreen – At the end of the day, nothing will protect your skin as well as sunscreen. Make sure that you’re applying SPF 15 or higher, whenever you step outside. Ideally, you can pair your sunscreen with a moisturizer to protect your skin as much as possible.

When it comes to treating your skin in the summer, you’re far from alone. For help establishing a skin care routine or to schedule a skin treatment service, you can reach out to the estheticians in your area or sign up for classes through the Tricoci University Esthetician’s program.

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