What can light do to my skin?
20 Jun, 2016
Our skin is constantly exposed to light. Whether natural beams from the sun or fluorescent bulbs, there is constantly a light source on our faces throughout the day.
While light is necessary to receive health benefits such as vitamin D from the sun, what is all the exposure actually doing to our skin?
Lighting up our face
With sunlight, it's extremely important to be conscious of how much we receive, whether a drizzly, grey winter's day or a bright, clear summer afternoon. That's because sunlight also poses many health risks to our system - too much on unprotected skin can not only lead to dryness, but also skin cancer. It's an important issue in Australia, where the sun's rays are more potent. The Cancer Council states that our country has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world.
It's completely preventable, with the right skincare routine. No matter the weather outside, or if you're stuck in an office all day, using a facial product with a SPF rating of at least 15 can ward off harmful UV rays from the sun. These rays can penetrate through clouds and windows, hence the importance of protection whether you're outside or not. You'll still receive a daily dose of vitamin D, which you can obtain in a few minutes outside on a sunny day, according to the Council.
If you have dry skin, using the right moisturisers before you apply SPF-rated products can ward off dryness. Overexposure to the sun also calls for more frequent application of both these types of facial lotions. Dryness can lead to premature wrinkles, which no one wants! Supplying it adequate moisture can keep your face supple and healthy.
To give your skin an extra boost of hydration, come into our clinic for a microhydrabrasion treatment. It helps to gently soften any fine lines you may have, smoothing out large pores and coarse skin. It's followed by a flush of water for a deep cleanse, supporting the matrix of your skin's hydration layer.
Light as a beauty treatment
There are some lights that are beneficial for your skin - have you heard of LED light therapy? It's a non-invasive process that aims to help you achieve a clearer, brighter complexion. Claire Francoise utilises a range of Omnilux Revive and Plus machines, which have been proven to stimulate cellular activity. It increases oxygenation and circulation to treat skin issues such as scarring and acne, by promoting faster collagen production.
This treatment will leave you with fuller, tighter skin that'll be glowing. It's completely pain-free, and safe! If this is a skin service you'd be interested in, contact us today for a consultation.