Post-summer skincare and repair

  • Posted on: Aug 16 2019
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We may not want to admit it, but the sunny summer days are coming to an end. Even if you’ve maintained a great summer skincare routine, chances are your skin could probably benefit from a little refresher. The change of seasons is a great time to detox, re-evaluate your skincare routine, and give some extra TLC to your skin after a summer full of outdoor fun in the sun! Here’s how MunkMD in Montreal can help you with your post-summer skincare:

Treating Sun Damage

Even if you wear sunscreen and are careful not to get too much sun, it’s possible to get sun damage! So first thing’s first – let’s treat any existing damage. This can be done with photo rejuvenation, IPL, or the Picoway laser. These treatments help brighten and even out skin tone, improve texture, and get rid of impurities for a fresh, rejuvenating effect. The choice of treatment depends on your skin type and tone, any pre-existing skin conditions, and your desired final result.

Long-term sun damage can also lead to wrinkles and loosening skin. Luckily, there are numerous options to target these issues and lead to beautiful, lasting results! Fillers can help plump the skin, smooth out wrinkles, and add definition to key points of the face, such as the cheekbones, chin, and lips. For skin tightening, we recommend treatments like the Forma laser, BodyFX, or Ultherapy. A little volume and tightening do wonders for a more youthful appearance.

Refreshing the Skin

Next up – let’s pamper your skin! Our skin is the main barrier to external factors like pollution and dirt, so it’s important to cleanse and restore it regularly so it can continue to protect us and look beautiful. A chemical peel or a SilkPeel Dermalinfusion are effective and proven treatment options to remove old and dead skin cells, leaving behind glowing, healthy skin.

Preventing Further Damage and Aging

The first step in preventing sun damage is wearing sunscreen! This is essential for skincare all year round, not just in the summertime. Don’t be shy when applying (and re-applying throughout the day!) and cover often-forgotten areas such as the hands, ears, and neck. You can also protect your lips by using lip balms with an SPF factor, and your eyes by wearing filtered sunglasses.

The sun is one of the worst aging factors for our skin, so protecting the skin is the first way to prevent and slow the signs of aging such as wrinkles and sunspots. As they say, the best defense is a good offense! Look to laser treatments to maintain skin health and prevent damage from occurring. However, it’s important to note that most laser treatments require the skin to not be tanned, so this step should take place a month or two after the summer. Don’t be sad about losing your summer glow, though, because lasers will rejuvenate and brighten the skin.

Taking it Home

Besides all the treatments available at MunkMD, an at-home regimen is essential for healthy and beautiful skin. Our team of skincare experts can help devise a personalised skincare routine for you to use at home. We can explain the best way to care for your skin type, discuss products and ingredients, and answer any questions you may have.

There you have it – your guide to detoxing and refreshing your skin so you can face autumn confidently. Not sure where to start? Come in for a consultation with Dr. Munk for a personalized assessment and treatment plan just for you.

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