Why SkinPen is Ideal Year Round
SkinPen is a natural, versatile skin rejuvenation procedure that may be used on all skin types and skin colors. SkinPen may also be used year-round for wrinkles, acne scars and stretch marks.
Skin Care Treatments
Some skin care treatments cause photosensitivity, an increased sensitivity or abnormal response of the skin to sunlight (UVA and UVB radiation) or artificial light. Photosensitive skin that’s been exposed to sunlight for as little as 30 minutes in some cases develops an exaggerated sunburn or a skin rash that may cause itching. In severe cases, photosensitive skin may blister, weep and/or peel. The best way to protect your skin, whether it’s photosensitive or not, is by minimizing your exposure to direct sunlight. Always apply a high-SPF sunscreen before going outdoors and wear protective clothing.
Micro-needling doesn’t remove or damage the epidermis, your skin’s outer layer that protects from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Therefore, SkinPen may be used in the summer, when people typically spend more time exposed to the sun, as well as the rest of the year. Other skin treatments such as chemical peels and laser resurfacing cause photosensitivity, so they should be avoided during the summer months unless you remain out of the sun.
Micro-needling in winter, when skin is already drier due to cold weather and lack of moisture, is okay, too.
SkinPen procedures have minimal side effects and downtime. You may experience some slight swelling, tenderness and redness/pinkness (like a mild sunburn) lasting a few days. Most people can return to their normal activities and conceal any side effects with makeup just one day after their SkinPen procedure.
If you want your skin to look great for your wedding day or other special event, regardless of the time of year, micro-needling with the SkinPen is the way to go. You can undergo a SkinPen procedure a few days before your big event without evidence that you just had a skin procedure. Chemical peels, on the other hand, should be avoided right before a big event, as they may cause dryness while the skin layers slough off.
Using Skinfuse skincare products, especially the moisturizer (Reclaim Hydrating Support) and sunscreen (Shield Zinc Oxide 21%), after your SkinPen procedure optimizes the results of micro-needling by providing the nutrients your skin needs to be healthy every day of the year.