What a great idea, or so it seemed. You’re part of a group, “no make up” selfie while laying pool-side on summer vacation.

Then the inevitable happens: Your photo is posted to Facebook, you get tagged, and when you are notified, you eagerly click on the photo. Then Uh-oh! “Who is that?,” you ask in disbelief. “What happened to my skin? It used to glow and have such even tone. Now it kind of looks dry and has some light brown spots.”

Not to worry. There’s a simple explanation and an even easier solution, one which will change that Uh-oh to Oh-Wow!

As we age, our skin begins to thicken, the surface tends to become less luminous; discoloration sets in and fine lines begin to appear. The reason? Our skin’s natural exfoliation process slows down as we age, allowing dead skin cells to build up on the surface. The dead skin cells prevent the natural sunlight from reflecting, so your skin appears dull. That natural sunlight is also the culprit for those tiny brown spots you see.

How can you reclaim that beautiful, luminous, even-toned skin?

The fastest, easiest and safest way to exfoliate the skin is to get a chemical peel, the most most popular of which is a Glycolic Acid Peel. It’s part of the Alpha-Hydroxy family (made from sugarcane) and designed to peel away the dead skin cells that are discolored by the sun, causing the dull appearance. Glycolic Acid peels work by gently dissolving the “glue” that holds the skin cells together and allowing them to be peeled away, revealing fresh, new skin!

Now with your skin glowing from a recent Glycolic Acid peel, it’s the perfect time to introduce that new skin to sophisticated skincare products containing Supplamine®, a patented ingredient that will prevent and inactivate glycation and relieve inflammation. The skincare products should also contain potent antioxidants and rich humectants to add moisture. Adding topical skincare products to your daily home care in the days and weeks post procedure will help to speed the delivery and increase the efficacy of both these moisturizing agents.