Ah, fall. The days are cool and the nights are even cooler. To protect ourselves and preserve our warmth, we contract a little bit. We stay indoors more. We wear more layers. We become more still. The heat and activity of summer are a distant dream.
Or are they?
Take a look in the mirror. Do you see any of the following? Fine lines and wrinkles. Dry, flaky patches. Redness. Uneven skin. Sagging. Dark spots. If you answered yes to any of these, then you have sun-damaged skin. Treatment for sun-damaged skin starts with a facial routine focused on skin renewal.
As an aesthetician, I consider this season of quieter, darker days to be the perfect opportunity to assess and correct. A time when I would evaluate the damage that was done by the summer sun, then create a protocol for change. Our goal? To recover from the summer and spark renewal in the fall.
Facial Care for Sun-Damaged Skin
Where do we begin? First of all, I am going to be honest with you. We can’t turn back time. Even though there are plenty of products on the market that promise to “take years off,” that is simply not how it works. Second, these facial care routines are not a quick fix. Your skin isn’t just showing the effects of the most recent summer. Sun damage is cumulative. What you are seeing now is the result of months, even years of sun exposure. It took time to sustain the damage, and now it’s going to take time to reverse it and renew your skin.
Now for the good news! While we can’t take years off, we CAN age gracefully. Our Foundational Five will deliver the protection and support you need to reveal your best skin for who you are now. We can slowly but surely reduce hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, and other signs of aging and sun-damaged skin, if we are consistent and dedicated. And fall is a perfect time to do it! Take up a whatever it takes attitude, and let’s get started.
Renew Your Skin with Anti-Aging Facial Kits
Here at RaVina Labs, we have developed a great lineup of anti-aging facial kits that are great for sun-damaged skin. These products will promote your skin’s self-renewal process, combat your uneven skin tone, and give your skin a boost. Each kit has a primary focus. They are:
Self-Renewal: The full name of this box is “Self-Renewal Treatment for Mature Skin” — but make no mistake, if you’ve been out in the sun, you need this box. It’s the best facial care for reducing all signs of sun-damaged skin. (No wonder that it’s our number one seller!) Glycolic acid gently exfoliates, peptides strengthen, and CoQ10 protects.
Combat: Reduce spots and even your skin tone with licorice, kojic acid, vitamin C, and turmeric. Hyperpigmentation can be the hardest to address, but with diligence, it can be done. I usually recommend a minimum of 3 months.
Glow & Boost: This is the best facial care treatment for slack skin. Glow & Boost is full of peptides to stimulate collagen production and strengthen the skin, giving it a tight, smooth look. Rice bran and Cassia angustifolia deeply hydrates.
In between facials, it is important to keep up with good habits — and doubly important if you want to reduce hyperpigmentation. These habits include:
1- Continue with your daily routine, using products that support your skin goals.
2- Stay out of the sun when you can!
3- When you can’t, wear protective gear: good sunscreen, a broad-brimmed hat, and sunglasses with UV protection.
4- Be aware of your surroundings. UV rays can pass through clouds and window glass.
Follow through with these steps even though it is getting colder and darker! While UVB, the ultraviolet rays associated with burning, decreases in the fall, UVA, the ultraviolet rays associated with sun damage, do not! That said? Overall, fall is the perfect time to treat sun-damaged skin and start getting back that glow!
Much, much love,
Jenni and the RaVina Labs family