There are certain pro-active measures you can take to minimise sun-damaged skin.
As most damage is caused to the surface layers of the skin, facial peels can remove some of the dead skin layers to expose the underlying skin and give the skin a more youthful appearance.
Obviously everyone’s skin is different, with varying degrees of sun damage, so a personalised approach is needed. A gentle lactic peel is simple and effective with no recovery time needed.
For a more intensive treatment the Lotus Institute recommends a non-toxic chemical peel to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin – again the depth will depend on the individual requirements. The skin can take between four and seven days to recover from this type of treatment. With all peels no sun exposure or little makeup is recommended during the recovery process to help achieve optimum results.
The Lotus Institute also suggests preparing the skin with a four to six-week regime using products that contain glycolic acid and retina A prior to the treatment – again an individual skin analysis will determine the most suitable products. Home care products and ongoing monthly treatments will provide a more youthful appearance.