Isn’t summer great? Long sunny days bring joy and an anticipation of holiday and rest. Your skin however is working double time in the summer and needs the most effective protection you can give it. It is, of course, the intensity of ultraviolet radiation that makes all the difference. Summer sun is the hottest and most active. Sure, we’ve all heard it before, but it’s just so hard to resist the temptation to bask in the warm sun, especially if you’ve just spent many weeks indoors.
The Aftermath of Sunny Days
UV activates the synthesis of melanin in the skin’s pigment cells and enhances the production of fibroblast growth factor, which in its turn activates melanocytes. Intensive UV radiation naturally results in hyperpigmentation.
Suntan is in fact our skin’s reaction to injury and as such it is a very effective protection mechanism. Unfortunately, the skin doesn’t always darken evenly, and in many cases after a summer vacation pigment spots appear on the skin. On hot days the skin becomes dehydrated, and it happens especially quickly when the skin is exposed to several damaging factors at once: sun rays and sea water, for example, or sun and air pollution.
If you have couperosis, dilated capillaries, spider veins and red skin, sunburns are especially bad. If you caught a bit too much sun, you need capillary strengthening therapy for skin recovery period. The first thing to pay attention to is restoring the barrier function of the epidermis! Use soothing and hydrating products, apply SPF before going outside.
Every step of routine skin care must be aimed at maximum suppression of the pigmentation process, desensitisation, soothing the skin, hydration and restoring the barrier functions of the epidermis.
Brighten the skin by normalising it!
The restorative program we offer includes 4 products to use daily for the most pressing needs of damaged skin:
- Antioxidant stimulation
- Intensive regeneration
We suggest 2 more products to be used once a week, especially when your aesthetic therapist is not available due to quarantine.
Meder Beauty Science Stay Home Treatment includes skin exfoliation with selective bacterial peeling and brightening skin hydration with a mask. Both products are similar to those used in professional skin care treatments, but the concentrations of active ingredients are lower.
The first step in the daily restorative skin care routine is applying cleansing emulsion Nrj-Net Cream. A micellar blend of mineral and sweet almond oils binds, envelops and dissolves all kinds of impurities, including large dirt particles settling in the mouths of the sebaceous glands and silicon compounds used in makeup today. PEG-100 compound, an ether complex of palm and coconut oils, dissolves and washes off the impurities ridding the skin of them completely.
Proteolytic enzyme complex of lactobacteria Bacillus Ferment has a keratolytic effect. It is because of bacterial enzyme action that the most gentle exfoliation is achieved, smoothing out the skin and normalising the sebum production.
Besides exfoliating particles and micellar cleansing complex, Nrj-Net Cream contains 1% vitamin B3, or niacinamide, a cosmeceutical ingredient with clinically proven efficiency. Niacinamide has brightening and smoothing effects due to its ability to suppress the transfer of melanin to upper skin layers, simultaneously reducing the synthesis of melanin in the deeper layers. Thus the skin is naturally brightened without trauma or damage.
In the first 2–3 weeks of use Nrj-Net Cream increases the number of ceramides and free fatty acids in the skin, restores barrier function and the skin’s moisture levels, reduces trans-epidermal water loss. Vitamin B3 protects the skin from dehydration and restores microcirculation in the dermal layer, while also decreasing the skin’s reactivity which is especially important after an aggressive impact. After 4–6 weeks of use the synthesis of type I collagen noticeably increases (by 34%, according to some studies), helping smooth out the wrinkles and improve the skin tone.
How to use
Apply a small amount of emulsion onto the skin. To achieve a more pronounced stimulating effect, apply on dry skin. If the skin is prone to redness, apply on moist skin. Don’t rush to wash the emulsion off, instead massage the face, neck and décolleté area for 1–2 minutes. Rinse with a lot of lukewarm water. If the skin is oily with a lot of impurities, use slightly warmer water and cleanse the face twice. If you want to help the client get rid from comedones sooner, advise them to put a warm towel on the face before cleansing.
Nrj-Net Cream is recommended for daily use, morning and night, for skin cleansing and makeup removal (except eye makeup). It is suitable for all skin types, except traumatised and hypersensitive skin.