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Snapping back from Sun Damage

IPL Treatments

What if you could reduce the signs of aging and rejuvenate the appearance of your skin with just a snap of an elastic band? Not literally, but that’s what an Intense Pulse Light Treatment (IPL) on your skin feels like.

Direct sun exposure is probably the most obvious cause of chronic redness. Sensitive skin types have high Pitta energy and react to external and internal stimulation with redness or dilated capillaries. This is not just an annoying skin problem, but can lead to hyperpigmentation and dry, dehydrated, aged skin.  

Redness and Rosacea are caused by impaired vascular function and in most common cases, is primarily characterized by dilated capillaries in the skin. Beautiful skin depends on a good circulatory system to bring nourishment to the skin cells. When our capillaries are dilated, it leads to lack of nourishment and, as a result, prevents toxins from being flushed out.

One of the best ways to prevent this and have beautiful skin is to help improve your vascular health with treatments like IPL.

IPL has experienced rapid advancement and popularity in recent years. As skin ages, we look for the best solution for healthy beautiful skin, naturally. This means a skincare routine using nourishing, natural products, that are free of dangerous chemicals. But when life throws a little something more - harsh external conditions like heat and humidity, or certain stressful situations involving our lifestyle, diet or skincare – your skin needs extra attention. Pure + Simple has recently updated our units to the latest and most advanced IPL technology. What makes these treatments so successful and popular are the numerous, incomparable benefits.

Light treatments are the best non-surgical solutions for dramatically improving the appearance of your skin. They penetrate your skin’s surface and target the root of the problem, resulting in quick, precise results. The treatment is best when done after a facial, when a client is lying down and relaxed, ready for the intense violet light to bathe the area to be treated.

In addition to being safe, reliable and comfortable, IPL is quick, with noticeable results in three to six sessions. It is non-invasive, with sessions taking only 25 minutes, with no down time. The treatment involves precise application of the light to the dilated capillary, effectively coagulating the blood vessel. The light then breaks the pigmented lesion into tiny particles, making it disappear or rise to the surface of your skin as scabs. This leads to complete elimination of lesions, restoring a fresh and clear skin texture.

IPL is suitable for all skin-types and age groups, with no side effects and minimum pain (only the snap of an elastic band), making it the perfect treatment to help you achieve your skincare goals. Thousands of clients use it to treat various skin issues and with the festive season right around the corner, this might be just what your skin needs!

Jean Eng is an Ayurvedic skincare specialist and the co-founder of Pure+Simple, a Canadian spa chain and retailer of natural beauty products.