The arrival of good weather brings with it the need to expose ourselves to the sun to give color to our skin. But, as is well known, this exposure must follow certain precautions if we want to avoid harmful effects for our skin, visible in the long term. Dr. Natalia Ribé, specialist in Aesthetic Medicine and Medical Director of the Institut Dr. Natalia Ribé, gives us a series of tips so that we can start preparing our skin to face solar radiation.
Specialized chemical peeling
First of all, the doctor suggests, a month before sun exposure, to perform peelings to exfoliate the most superficial layers of the skin, remove dead cells and facilitate the penetration of sun creams.
“Chemical peeling is a medical treatment that consists of the application of various specific organic acids, depending on the area to be treated, to stimulate the different layers of the skin through a light exfoliation, thus preparing the skin to receive the sun’s rays and other external factors such as sea salt or chlorine,” explains the specialist in Aesthetic Medicine.
Characteristics of the peeling:
- Single-use device, which avoids contamination from chemical agents.
- It allows a more uniform absorption and diffusion of the acid through the lipids and hydrophilic structures of the skin.
- Promotes more effective chemical exfoliation.
- Ensures a harmonious improvement of the skin’s condition.
- Vialbrush technology (the applicator brush can be attached to the ampoule containing the exfoliating solution) and Viscomagic (device designed to treat the periocular and lip areas containing a specific exfoliating solution for these areas). It allows a precise and safe application of the exfoliating gel.
The chemical peeling treatment is usually performed every 7 to 15 days in about 3-4 sessions depending on the area of the skin to be treated.
Aesthetic medical treatments
Secondly, Dr. Ribé recommends using other types of treatments to prepare the skin for the sun’s rays, such as oxygenating, facial revitalization or biostimulation.
Oxygenating treatment: this is a solution applicable to all skin types, which renews the epidermis by detoxifying and oxygenating it from the deepest layers, through an ionizing action that introduces substances into the body, so it can be treated from dehydration to acne. Afterwards, a stimulating or electro-lifting massage is performed, which prevents the formation of wrinkles and provides a lifting effect on the face, neck, neckline and other body areas.
Bio-revitalization and bio-stimulation: this is a rejuvenating treatment performed by infiltrating natural bio-interactive hyaluronic acid, vitamins, antioxidants and amino acids. Its objective is to improve skin elasticity, increase its tone and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Dr. Dr. Ribé recommends taking nutricosmetics (compounds containing natural antioxidants that protect against the sun) and tanning accelerators (such as patches, creams or oral capsules) about 15 days before sun exposure to activate the skin’s tan tone and, in turn, reinforce the skin’s defenses against the harmful effects of the sun. In the case of nutricosmetics in oral capsules, it is recommended to take them one month before sun exposure and daily before each radiation.