In summer, as a result of sunlight, the skin becomes dry and taut, itches, and may even peel off. This is because of dehydration, a disorder of the lipid barrier. All this means that a network of wrinkles often appears. Such skin requires cosmetic treatments that will nurture and moisturize. These types of treatments are to protect and strengthen the skin barrier and restore the hydrolipid coat. Cosmetic treatments can be used both at home and in beauty salons.
MOISTURIZING COSMETIC TREATMENTS
A popular liposomal moisturizing and nourishing treatment is especially recommended for dehydrated, hypoxic and flaky skin. This treatment causes active liposomes to move active substances deep into the skin, which prevents the loss of moisture from the epidermis. The active substances include liposomes with hyaluronic acid, squalene, vitamin E and allantonin. A treatment that intensively moisturizes and rebuilds the epidermal hydrolipid barrier will be a moisturizing treatment with hyaluronic acid and vitamin E. It helps to rebuild the epidermal hydrolipid barrier and replenish moisture deficiencies. Vitamin E neutralizes free radicals and improves skin condition. The treatment reduces wrinkles and soothes irritations. Another type of cosmetic treatment is argan oil. It is intended for dry skin, requiring immediate regeneration after prolonged and intense sunlight, counteracts the first signs of aging. Peeling with the use of lactic acid stimulates and rebuilds ceramides, the production of which decreases with age, and thus the level of hydration decreases. This leads to the appearance of wrinkles and loss of skin elasticity.
TREATMENTS IN THE SUMMER
During the summer, cosmetic procedures such as deep chemical peeling are not recommended, except for PQ – Age. There is no risk of photosensitization reactions. This treatment deeply stimulates the skin without peeling it off. The moisturizing and smoothing effect is visible after the first treatment. It is an intense peeling and gentle at the same time. A cosmetic procedure to remember in summer is needle-free mesotherapy. Its task is to deeply moisturize, provide the skin with nutrients, smooth, revitalize and lift it. This is the best proposition for sensitive people, as it does not cause discomfort.
One cannot forget about the use of serum with stem cells that stimulate metabolic processes, it is about the synthesis of collagen. Another type of serum is the A + E vitamin complex. It has an antioxidant effect, protects against damage to the lipid layer of the epidermis and collagen fibers. Vitamin E is particularly beneficial, as it protects against irritation and sunburn, has anti-inflammatory and anti-swelling properties. Vitamin A regulates the growth of skin cells. The exposure to sunlight rapidly reduces the amount of vitamin A in the skin, so its deficiencies should be supplemented with this cosmetic procedure.
WHAT COSMETIC PROCEDURES CAN NOT BE PERFORMED IN THE SUMMER
Wax, sugar paste, laser hair removal is commonly used in the summer. It is important to properly care for the skin after the treatment and avoid the sun. After classic epilation you have to wait two or three minutes before exposing your skin to the sun to prevent inflammation. The situation is similar in the case of laser hair removal. Here, however, you should wait as much as two weeks before exposing your body to the sun.
Preparation for this type of cosmetic procedure is also very important. Half a year before the run, retinoids should be discontinued, and a few months after the treatment, remember to avoid medications, as well as herbs with photoallergic effect, acid-based peelings and sunbathing. A treatment that can be used in the summer is botulinum toxin, called botox. Cosmetic treatments with the use of a needle are allowed regardless of the season. There are no contraindications for this type of treatment. Botulinum toxin will smooth the skin and rejuvenate it thanks to the reduction of wrinkles. Puncture marks may be visible for the first few days.
A cosmetic procedure that can be used during the summer is also a vampire facelift. The client’s own blood is used here. The extracted plasma is rich in growth factors, stimulating stem cells to regenerate. By injecting the proper layers of the skin with platelet-rich plasma, the collagen-producing fibroblasts are stimulated. Excessive sunbathing and high temperature can reduce the effect of all cosmetic procedures proposed above. It is not recommended to use the sauna right after the treatments. In summer, you have to remember about protection, because no cosmetic treatments will help us then. It is necessary to protect the skin against UVA and UVB radiation, so it is worth choosing creams with a filter. This type of radiation causes skin burns, premature aging and the formation of wrinkles. It is important to remember about cancer prophylaxis. The lighter the skin, the more intensive it should be taken care of and protected in summer.