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Summer means getting away to enjoy the lovely outdoors and soaking up the sun! These good times can easily make us forget about skincare, but there are consequences. Even if you bathed in sunscreen, chances are you’ve picked up some incidental UV exposure, which can lead to skin damage. Common signs of sun damage are:

  • Fine lines caused by skin dehydration.

  • Loss of skin tone from reduced or compromised collagen production.

  • Sun-spots caused by excessive UV exposure.

  • Redness from dilated capillaries because of heat, sunburn, or irritation from overexposure.

  • Hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone due to chronic redness caused by excessive exposure.

  • Enlarged pores creating the appearance of an orange peel texture from loss of skin tone.

As summer fades, the cool and dehydrating energy of Autumn can expose these signs. This calls for some well-timed skin healing to reduce the above symptoms. Depending on the extent of the skin damage, a reparative skincare routine may need the assistance of professional facial treatments to deliver the expected results in the desired timeframe.  The most effective way to attain substantial results in a comparatively shorter time is Intense Pulse Light (IPL) treatment.

IPL is a highly versatile, safe and effective Light Treatment, which involves light pulses penetrating deep into the skin to stimulate collagen production. This results in improvement of the appearance of our skin by reducing redness, acne, rosacea, enlarged pores and hyperpigmentation.

It was first introduced to dermatology 20 years ago in Europe, and has since been popular for reversing skin aging. Backed up with data and studies from over the last 20 years, the latest technology can drastically improve your skin condition in only 3-6 treatments.

IPL treatment includes the use of intense light pulses which penetrate deep into the skin. This causes collagen and blood vessels below the epidermis to constrict, reducing redness and age lines. This treatment produces excellent long-term results, which reduces the appearance of facial lines, redness from broken capillaries, skin pigmentation, acne and scarring.    

The number of treatments needed to attain the desired results depends on the IPL machine and the skill of the technician. With the latest IPL technology, results are visible after the first session and drastic improvements can be seen after only 3-6 treatments.

Treatments can be clinical in nature but the best results are achieved when combined with a professional facial, a cooling collagen mask and a relaxing massage. IPL is one of the most popular high-tech treatments at Pure + Simple. It creates clients who are impressed with their results, and happy with their skin. They love the ease, precision and long-term benefits of this treatment, and nothing makes us happier!

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