It could be you will need to think about summer recovery treatments if you were lucky and managed to enjoy the great outdoors wether it be at home or abroad. Maybe that a little over indulgence occurred and you are starting to notice the results!. Has the summer left you worrying about your complexion or those extra pounds that have sneaked on to your waistline? One option would be to opt for hiding away in hibernation until next spring, the alternative is to think about ways you can reinvigorate your sun damaged skin and lose the extra inches that have built up over the summer season.
Just a few well chosen products and treatments can make all the difference to your confidence and wellbeing, helping you to feel good and ready to take on the world.
Prevent the damage in the first place
As good as it feels to sunbathe the summer sun can really take its toll on your skin. This is due to the damaging UV rays which can penetrate deep into the layers of your skin which can lead to the formation of fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots (pigmentation).
In fact, is thought that over 80% of premature ageing is caused by the UV damage, not to mention dehydration, dryness and sunburn which can leave the skin feeling tight and parched.
Fortunately, there are treatments available to help reverse the damage and improve the overall health of the skin. But do remember sun damage can be permanent so always wear a minimum of SPF 30-50 every day (not just on sunny days).
Peel to reveal
Summer recovery treatments like skin peels are a fast way to rejuvenate your complexion by removing dead and damaged skin cells and exposing a fresh layer of skin beneath. As well as working to achieve a more radiant and youthful appearance, peels can also be used to dramatically lessen the effects of more upsetting skin conditions, allowing cosmeceutical treatments to penetrate more readily to heal the skin and your confidence.
We have researched the market , as you would expect, and plumped for the Obagi collection of peels which are deliciously caring as well as being extremely effective. The treatments are rich in botanical stem cells, peptides and vitamins, designed with hydrating and protective ingredients which are vital for maintaining different aspects of skin integrity.
It is important that you have a consultation to decide which is the most suitable peel for your skin type and to help you address the issues which are of most concern.
Beat the bulge
I am a firm believer in a well-balanced diet, regular exercise and healthy living but let be honest, what are summer holidays for if you can’t enjoy an appetising evening meal followed by ice cream and Sangria or two? But if this has left you squeezing into your skinny jeans, then now is a good time to get back in to the gym or walking up the escalators and to start your summer recovery treatments.
However, there are treatments out there which can give you a kick start such as 3D LipoMed fat freezing and body contouring.
As the name implies, fat freezing is a process during which your fat cells are effectively frozen and destroyed then dispelled naturally by the body over a period of 16 weeks. It is suitable for tummy, thighs and arms, and most clients see around a 30% reduction in the treated areas.
This is a one-off treatment which is virtually pain free and doesn’t require any downtime which is why it is one of the most popular summer recovery treatments at Springwell Clinic. As the results take up to 16 weeks this can also be a great treatment to have to prep for (dare I say it) the looming Christmas party season.