Participating in outdoor leisure activities is what many of us look forward too when winter weather fades away. It is, for the most part, extremely healthy to participate in outdoor activities, but our skin can sometimes suffer due to persistent sun exposure. If you are an avid golfer, biker, swimmer, boater, gardener or outdoor jogger and you want to repair sun-damaged skin this summer, you must read this article!
Dr. Norris at Nicole Norris MD Medical Spa in Peru, Illinois told us that many of her patients have active lifestyles outside and will come in feeling as if there is not much that can be done for them because they have no intention of staying out of the sun. As she will explain, that is absolutely not the case!
“There are so many things that we can do for those with outdoor lifestyles that do reverse sun damage and aging and DO NOT limit their ability to be outside! A favorite is Hydrafacial MD. Hydrafacial is a device operated by a medical professional in a doctor’s office. It is relaxing and there is no pain, downtime or sun exposure restriction. It has components of a facial because it provides extractions and superficial exfoliation in the form of hydradermabrasion. However, Hydrafacial also causes long-term change deep in the skin which is way more than a facial! Patients who do a series of Hydrafacial once a month notice lightening of brown spots, fewer lines and wrinkles and tighter skin. We offer Hydrafacial 6-month or 12-month memberships which are an economical way to achieve great skin and continue your active outdoor lifestyle!” Dr. Norris exclaims.
She continues, “A newer option available only in a cosmetic doctor’s office to reverse signs of aging with out sun-exposure restrictions is the No-Peel Peel. This is a very strong chemical peel that was reformulated in Europe to penetrate the top layer of skin so quickly that there is no pain and no peeling. Deep in the skin the No-Peel Peel causes immediate stimulation of new skin to fill lines, tighten skin and lessen brown pigment. The No-Peel Peel protocol FDA-approved in the United States is a series of 4 peels once a week. The results from those 4 treatments done on the face, neck and chest will last at least 6 months and then it may be repeated if necessary. Our No-Peel Peel Protocol creates very high patient satisfaction and is a great way to rejuvenate your skin for summer events while continuing your outdoor activities.”
Lastly she says, “Of course, if you are going to start investing in the skin of your face, it is paramount to develop a habit of waterproof sunscreen and a hat with outdoor activities. Most patients like sunscreen that doesn’t feel like sunscreen and should look for an SPF 45-50. Sunscreens labeled reef-safe are ideal as this means it is a physical defense sunscreen and free of chemicals that can irritate the skin and the reefs! We offer an array of medical-grade, reef-safe sunscreens. One of our most popular is a tinted SPF 45, chemical free, spray-on sunscreen that gives your skin a little added glow! Gone are the days of the zinc oxide white face!”
Call Nicole Norris MD Medical Spa if you are interested in achieving great skin while still enjoying your outdoor activities in the sun! If this is your first time coming to Nicole Norris MD Medical Spa, your first visit will also include a new patient skin consultation with our skin imaging system. Call and mention this article and you will have the opportunity to buy one sunscreen and get one half-off prior to May 31, 2021!