Spa services to soothe sun-scorched skin

07/16/2013 | DAYSPA magazine

Spa treatments with anti-inflammatories, peptides and antioxidants can reduce the inflammation in skin caused by overexposure to the sun's rays, but deeper damage caused by UVA and UVB rays requires a different focus, experts say. "Long-term exposure to UV rays breaks down collagen and elastin fibers, which keep skin firm and supple," says Dr. Howard Murad, dermatologist and founder of Murad. For such chronic exposure, exfoliation and peels are among the key treatments spa experts recommend.

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