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Reversing Summer’s Skin Damage

Summer’s almost over, and you made the most of it by hitting up the beach, pool, and lake as much as possible! Bike rides, hiking, and outdoor music festivals filled up your free time for the last 3 months and as much fun as you had, your skin is paying for it! You wore your sunscreen, and tried to remember to reapply as much as possible, but somehow you still managed to get sunburned once or twice.  Ok, maybe three times.  Now you’ve noticed the precious summer sun has left you with dark marks, fine lines, and uneven skin tone.  Here are some ways to get your skin back to beautiful! 

Laser Treatments

This is a great way to solve several skin issues.  Laser treatments can help correct discoloration, improve skin texture and smooth fine lines and wrinkles. One treatment is The IPL Photofacial.  It delivers a broad spectrum of light to the skin. The blood and melanin of the skin absorb the light, triggering your body’s natural healing process. As your body works to heal itself, it removes damaged tissue, discoloration and irregularities.  The IPL isn’t safer for darker skin tones, so for those with darker skin we would recommend the Clear & Brilliant Laser. However, Clear + Brilliant is most effective when done in a series and though it’s safe for darker skin, you would need to come in 14 days prior to prep the skin.  

Chemical Peels

Peels are great for correcting the skin! Urban Medspa & Weight Loss Center offers several different kind that vary in strength, ingredients and depth of peeling for patients of all skin colors and complexions.  The Sensi Peel is perfect for sensitive skin.  It is used to help correct sun damage and hyperpigmantation, and leaves the skin feeling plump and hydrated.  Important thing to note is that they are called Peels for a reason.  You will experience varying degrees of skin peeling and flaking depending on how strong of a peel you get.  From the day you get your peel, it will be about a week before your skin stops flaking, but then you get to see the amazing results! 


Pairing Urban Skin Rx products with treatments is a great way to accelerate results.  Or, if you’re not willing or able to spend the money on treatments, products are a great way to gradually heal the skin.  The Anti-Aging Cleansing Bar helps improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and exfoliates dead skin cells away to reveal youthful, glowing skin. Pair that with the Super C Serum and HydraFirm Serum.  The Super C uses a powerful combination of ingredients to reverse the signs of aging and increase collagen.  It helps fade dark marks and discoloration caused by sun damage or acne scars.  HydraFirm Serum uses peptides, green tea and hyaluronic acid to increase collagen, improve hydration, and reduce the appearance of blotchiness and fine lines and wrinkles.

Of course, preventing sun damage by using an SPF everyday is the best way to keep your skin smooth and even, but if you’re like me, you love to soak up the sun as much as possible before winter sets in.  Unfortunately, the sun’s kisses just tend to leave a mark.  Reversing the damage doesn’t happen over night, but it can happen!