Spending some serious time with the sun is a lot like getting back together with your ex—you know you shouldn’t, but it can be so darn tempting. If you overindulged in the sun this summer, your skin might be a little angry.
Luckily, you can make up to it with these treatments for sun-damaged skin on your face.
1. Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing can hit the “reset” button on sun-damaged skin by removing the damaged outer layers to reveal the fresh, smooth one underneath. Depending on your skin’s needs and the type of laser you choose, you may see the best results after multiple laser skin resurfacing treatment sessions.
There are a number of laser skin treatment options, so make sure you work with a qualified professional to help you decide which could be right for you.
2. Chemical Peel
The sun’s UV rays can leave you with unwanted sun spots, flaky skin and lines and wrinkles. Chemical peels help to smooth away these imperfections by accelerating your skin’s natural exfoliation process.
Lighter chemical peels require minimal downtime, whereas deeper peels can cause a few days of redness before your skin begins to peel.
3. Professional-Grade Skincare
In-office treatments like laser resurfacing and chemical peels can produce excellent results, but starting a professional-grade skincare regimen can help you maintain that same smooth, clear complexion long-term. Moreover, working with a skincare professional will ensure that you’re using the correct products and ingredients for your unique skin type and concerns.