If you've been using creams and going for acid treatments for a long time, you probably already know everything from the effects of using acids in the summer to the need to use sunscreen. However, take a moment and see if we can't surprise you with something.
Of course, each acid has different properties, they are used for different purposes, and the concentrations are adjusted to them. However, the basic task of acids is to stimulate cell renewal and exfoliate dead skin. With this treatment, the layer of dead tissue - which is an ideal breeding ground for bacteria - is reduced to a minimum. When there is more living tissue, our face is more radiant, looks healthier and younger.
However, the drawback of this action is that the skin becomes thinner and thus more sensitive to the outside elements Cosmetologists have been warning for years to use high sun protection for the day when using products with acids at home. What's more - acid-based treatments are not performed by most beauty salons (at least the ones we recommend) during the summer, when the risk is highest.
What are the effects of sun exposure after acid treatment?
Skin treated with acids is very sensitive and quite thin, and UV radiation affects it adversely even when you do not use acids. Going out in the sun despite warnings, we risk burning. UVB will cause damage much faster than usual. In critical cases, the healing of the burn can leave us with scars.
Another risk that sun exposure after acid is associated with is significant deterioration of the skin - graying and even discoloration.
We warn you once again - hyperpigmentation acquired in this way can not be combated with cosmetics, and often even aesthetic medicine has problems with this.
Are there safe acids for summer?
Luckily, the answer is - yes! There are acids that, in certain concentrations, are safe even in the middle of summer.
Mandelic acid is as safe as it is versatile. It combines anti-wrinkle and moisturizing effects. Thanks to effective regulation of sebum overproduction it is an ingredient highly valued by people with oily and problematic skin. Reducing the amount of sebum on the skin surface reduces the risk of blackheads. It is worth mentioning that it is very well tolerated by every skin type.
Lactic acid - belongs to the AHA acids. Depending on the applied concentration it shows different properties. In a lower concentration it is a moisturizing component. In higher concentrations it is used in peelings which are strong in action. In addition, it regulates the pH of the skin, has antibacterial and anti-aging properties.
City SUN is a sunscreen for daily use. Can be used instead of a day cream. Effectively protects against harmful UV and Blue Light, additionally moisturizing the skin.
Hydratore - a day and night cream with a 5% concentration of mandelic acid. A favorite of people with problematic and acne-prone skin. Light in consistency, it effectively moisturizes and regulates sebum secretion. It can be used safely all year long, but we recommend it nevertheless
NMF xpress - a strongly moisturizing treatment. Its element is a peeling containing lactic acid of 50% concentration. The treatment is year-round, but as always, photoprotection is recommended!