There are no two ways about it, sun damage is the leading cause of premature ageing. And while we all love a lazy day by the pool or at one of our glorious beaches, prolonged exposure to harsh Australian UV rays can wreak havoc on skin health, resulting in the formation of pigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, uneven texture and sunspots. Not to mention increasing your risk of skin cancer.

It's not all bad news though! With incredible advances in skincare technology, there are plenty of solutions to prevent and treat sun damaged skin. Here is our guide.  

Prevention is better than cure

This one seems obvious but applying a broad-spectrum SPF to your face, neck, decolletage and body daily will stop sun damage in its tracks. Hitting the beach or pool? Be sure to reapply liberally and regularly.

Mesoestetic’s Melan 130 Pigment Control is a great solution for already pigmented skin (and makes a great tinted moisturiser) while Advanced Day Protect from Medik8 offers full environmental protection with their unique pollution shield and blue light defence technology.


Shop our full range of SPF products here, carefully curated to give you the best coverage for your skin type.  


Your face stops at your chest

Beauty and skincare experts all over the world will tell you that skincare application should never stop at the face. Bring serums, moisturisers and sunscreen all the way down to your chest to keep skin healthy and to ward off sun damage.


Take your vitamins

Ensuring your skincare contains a robust combination of antioxidants during the summer months will help to combat the free radicals that are generated by UV exposure. Environ’s Focus Care Radiance+ Mela Fade System or Focus Care Youth+ Seriénce Night Serum are great solutions for tackling the effects of environmental stress on the skin and perfect to keep in your arsenal for skin that is exposed to the sun regularly.

Shop our full range of serums here to find your perfect match.


Don’t forget about your body

Your arms and legs probably receive the most sun exposure and are often the most forgotten about when it comes to post sun care. Nourish limbs with Environ’s Body EssentiA A, C & E Body Oil treatment. Formulated to provide the skin with a large dose of vitamins and antioxidants that help energise dry and sun damaged skin, this body oil works hard to keep the skin looking healthy and supple.


Stay hydrated

Keeping skin moisturised with a hyaluronic acid serum, cooling moisturiser or an at home mask will help soothe skin that has seen a little too much sun! We love Medik8’s Hydr8 B5 Intense for a daily dose of hyaluronic acid, Focus Care Super Moisturiser by Environ for a luxurious and intensive solution and the Restore Mask by Cosmedix for a truly restorative, plumping at home treatment. Pro tip: keep your mask in the fridge for an extra soothing experience.

Quench your skin’s thirst with our full range of moisturisers here.  


Invest in treatments

Let us do the heavy lifting with our highly advanced range of in-clinic treatments. LED therapy, Tribella, resurfacing peels and clinical facials such as the Hydra Lift & Glow are all great options for rejuvenating sun damaged skin. Depending on the level of intensity in which you want to treat, it may be worth waiting until the cooler months to start a course of treatments, however some modalities are suitable year-round so contact the team to find out what’s best for you and your skin.

January 11, 2023