Unfortunately, we are in the last few days of summer in Ireland. With that being said it’s important to remember that our skin needs time to heal and adjust back to the traditional cold Irish climate. Now is the time when we should start considering what skin care treatments we need so that our skin can look its best during the cold winter months leading up to Christmas and the New Year.
Over the summer months our skin is exposed to more UV rays than it’s used to with an increase in sunlight in Ireland and from going on holidays. We also tend to sweat more during the summer months which can lead to clogged pores and result in black heads, white heads and pimples.
During the summer there are more social events such as festivals, concerts and summer nights out. This can mean the an increase in alcohol intake that can have an effect on your skin, leaving it dry, dehydrated and possibly even your lipid barrier impaired.
Here are some treatments you may want to consider getting now in order to get your skin back to its glowing self by Christmas.
Alumier Glow Peels
Glow peels are a great way to rejuvenate your skin after the summer. Pigmentation always seems to be an issue after the summer, despite people’s best efforts to avoid UV rays. Glow peels remove dead skin and roughness which in turn allows products to work at a deeper level and have a stronger effect on the skin. If it’s your first time getting a glow peel done you will need to have a prep peel first before getting a full glow peel. This is just so we can get your skin ready before undergoing a full glow peel. This is so we can properly prepare your skin to achieve the best results. If your skin is darker you may need to use two products at home first for at least two weeks in order to get your skin properly prepared. We recommend using Alumier Intellibright and Alumier Eventone. It’s important to note that if you are going for a skin peel that you should avoid any Retinol products for at least a week beforehand.
Now is the best time of year to start your laser hair removal process. When getting laser on your body to remove hair it’s important that you stay out of the sun. A lot of people start their laser hair removal during the winter time purely for this reason. It means that by next summer you will have completed your course of treatments and are ready to bare your legs. Laser works by targeting the pigment in your hair called melanin to create destruction of the hair follicle so that it can no longer grow. Due to the fact that laser is attracted to melanin, the melanin that is found in your skin is also affected by the treatment. This is why you must not expose the area to the sunlight while having treatment. The rays from the sun can stimulate melanin in the skin, which can interfere with the results from your hair removal treatments.
If you’re planning on getting it done, now is the time to do it when you won’t be exposed to the sun.
Dermal needling is the procedure that uses a tiny needles that puncture the first layer of skin. It helps to rejuvenate your skin by boosting collagen production, which in turn will help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and elevates the overall texture of your skin. Getting this type of procedure done during September is ideal as it will really show the results in the run up to Christmas. For optimum results a series of 6 treatments is required.
LED therapy is always a good enhancer for treatments. It helps skin to recover quicker and stimulates collagen for stronger glowing skin. Using our advanced LED Flex Triwave light system we can deliver unparalleled results to our clients. If you’re looking to speed up recovery time after dermal needling or just want to improve your overall skin’s complexion then you should be looking into LED therapy as an add on treatment to any of your skin care treatments.
If you weren’t happy with your skin this summer and are looking to make a change for next summer, now is the perfect time to start. As we’ve said many times before. There is no overnight magic pill you can take for perfect skin. Skin care takes time, consistency and effort to yield the best results. Start now and you’ll see the results before next summer. Get in touch using the link below and book a free consultation so we can advise you on the best formula for your skin.