What would you say if I told you that you were in an abusive relationship? You are! With the sun. It’s time to end this one-sided relationship once and for all. Here are several ways to help you get over the breakup blues.
1. Get on Your A Game
Retinols (Vitamin A) are essential for reducing wrinkles and other signs of sun damage, the irony is that retinols also make your skin more sensitive to the sun. FUZION recommends using products with Vitamin A (retinols) at night and a physical moisturizer with SPF during the day. Don’t forget to apply SPF to your hands and eyelids, these areas are most susceptible to UV damage. You may want to consider wearing driving gloves – fashion and function.
2. “C” Things Clearly
Vitamin C is one of the safest and most effective ways to erase sun damage. This super-powered antioxidant is most effective in its stable form. FUZION recommends Vitamin C Crystals and “C-Mollient” cream in an airless pump. These forms guard against oxidization. Apply Vitamin C daily for best results.
3. Look on the bright side.
FUZION has specifically compounded medications to combat the signs of sun damage. FUZION Skin Brightening Cream and Skin Resurfacing Brightening Pads contain strong medicine that will improve your skin’s quality within two weeks.
4. Lighten Up
Customized cosmeceuticals with powerful lightening agents can result in improved even skin tone, resolution of hyper-pigmented lesions and textural abnormalities. These agents include hydroquinone, Kojic acid, Arbutase, L-arbutin and a number of homeopathic agents. Let our Medical Aesthetician, Laura Christensen, blend your perfect prescription.
5. Fake it ’til you make it!
Try a beautiful bronzer. glominerals offers natural bronzing products with healthy Vitamins C, A, K and E to help heal your skin while giving you a beautiful alternative to the sun. Might we also recommend a spray tan. Our friends at Rain Spa and Bravada Hair Lounge, both here in Branford, offer natural looking spray tans to give you that healthy glow.
6. Hide and Go Sleek
Traditional make up foundations simply cover skin sins. glominerals has just introduced LUXE foundation with all the benefits that glo is famous for, with the added benefit of diamonds! The diamond dust leaves you with even coverage and brilliant shimmer. Try it out with make-up artist Kristen Paolillo at our October Beauty Bash.
7. Resurface with lasers
Dead skin cells thwart these powerful ingredients from doing their jobs. Laser treatments are most effective with treating signs of sun damage; brown spots, fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin, all the awful consequences of your abusive relationship. At FUZION we offer several laser options –from a baby step laser facial, to our “big daddy” laser the Fraxel CO2. Join us next Thursday for our Beauty Bash No. 10, we’ll share the details plus we’ll be demonstrating a laser peel treatment LIVE!!!!
8. Quench Your Skin
Moisturize your face and body daily, but many of us forget to moisturize from the inside out – we recommend drinking 64 oz of non-caffeinated beverages daily, preferably water.
9. Get Naked!
Make an appointment with a Clinical Dermatologist once a year for a full body scan. Regardless of your skin color, it is important to evaluate your skin health.
The Sun. It’s the best part of summer and the worst thing for your skin. Besides being the biggest cause of skin cancer (the most common form of the “Big C” in men), the sun’s rays are about 90% to blame for signs of aging, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Think: wrinkles, age spots and sagging skin. That tan suddenly doesn’t look so sexy, does it? Sorry sun…it’s you…not me.