Summer sun—we need it, we love it. But it’s not always the best thing for our skin.
The great news is you can get a beautiful, sun-kissed look without overdoing sun exposure. And if you have sun-damaged skin, there are more options than ever for treating signs of aging and restoring an even, radiant skin tone.
Radiance Salon has lots of ways to help you get Sun Smart with moisturizers and sunscreens that even skin tone while giving you maximum protection. These products help prevent aging and skin cancer and help keep you looking radiant and youthful. We are also experts at treating sun-damaged skin to rejuvenate and restore—from specially designed skincare products to a high-tech IPL Photofacial.
Sun protection is so important, and with a super range of sun care products, it can also be beautiful. Tinted sunscreens and moisturizers can give you a bronze, glowing look while protecting your skin. Radiance offers several doctor-designed skincare lines using the very best ingredients to camouflage and prevent sun damage.
One of our favorites is Colorescience mineral makeup and sunscreen. Colorescience’s zinc and titanium-based formulations provide top notch UV protection and natural looking coverage. They offer sunscreen brush-on foundation, loose mineral foundation with SPF, and skin brightening or skin bronzing primers with SPF to apply pre-makeup. Colorescience also offers setting mists to apply after makeup to increase wear time, reduce shine and provide extra SPF protection (because you know you can’t have too much!).
Another favorite sun protection line is Elta MD, dermatologist designed skincare for men and women (yes, guys need SPF too!). Elta’s high-SPF UV Clear (for sensitive skin) and UV Daily are available in tinted and non-tinted formulations. They contain antioxidants, which help rejuvenate skin while they protect, and are oil and residue free.
Self-tanning products and spray tanning are also terrific options for getting and keeping that summer glow without having to deal with the side effects of sun exposure. Self-tanning has come a long way from the artificial look some of us grew up with, and we’re now able to help our clients achieve a very natural glow with high quality products. We’re big fans of the Jane Iredale makeup line: her Tanasia self tanner and bronzer gives you a gentle tint while helping your skin tan itself and can be used for both face and body. Jane Iredale also offers top quality powder bronzers for a light, sun-kissed look.
Seeing our bronzing specialists at Radiance is another good option for sunless tanning. Our Organic Bronzing Station uses a unique organic tanning solution that’s good for your skin and gives you a natural look without exposure to damaging UV rays. It’s a great way to keep your glow year-round.
Many of us have changed our sunscreen habits for the better after being a little careless early on (remember the boombox and baby oil phenomenon?). Sun damage prevention is a lifelong process, but we also offer options for sun damage treatment. There are safe, effective ways to get rid of dark spots and other signs of premature aging caused by UV exposure. Radiance offers the best products and in-spa treatments to help you get rid of the evidence.
One of our favorites is Obagi Clear, part of Obagi’s state of the art Nu-Derm skincare line that uses prescription strength hydroquinone to lighten dark spots and help repair signs of aging. This revolutionary product is available only by prescription and only through medical spas.
The iS Skincare line offers a great selection of reparative products designed to fix your skin. The line includes products to help your skin recover immediately after a sunburn as well as solutions for the longer-term effects of aging caused by sun exposure, including a special line for hyperpigmentation (or dark spots) featuring a lightening complex, exfoliation treatment and UV protection.
If you’re serious about getting rid of dark spots in a shorter time frame, you may also consider our popular IPL Photofacial. The 30-minute Intense Pulsed Light treatment can improve sun damage and dark spots within a few sessions. The procedure causes collagen and blood vessels to constrict, reducing sun damage with minimal discomfort. This safe, high-tech option is most often used on faces but can be used on other areas too. Additional benefits of IPL leave you with rejuvenated skin.
We love being outdoors and enjoying fresh air, beach and pool time. But being Sun Smart is absolutely key to keeping your skin looking young and healthy. Radiance’s range of products and services can help you prevent and treat sun-damaged skin while making sure you keep that golden glow. And remember, sun protection is important year-round. While it’s on our minds when things get hot, don’t forget to keep up your skin care SPF regimen when things cool down.