The damage that can be caused to our skin by exposure to UVA and UVA rays is very high. Yet, many of us crave the Health glow provided by a natural tan.

The darkening of our skin when we expose

it to the sun is caused when the melanin cells, known as melanocytes, come to the surface of the skin to protect the deeper layers from harm. Tanning is essentially our skin’s natural defence mechanism. Also, it’s good to know ”95% of premature ageing of the skin can be caused by sound damage.”

Sun exposure can cause various problems, from sunburn to skin cancer. Also, it can cause pigmentation issues including hyper or hypopigmentation.

Hyperpigmentation is caused when the skin produces too much melanin, resulting in localised areas of darker skin. These patches can be frustrating to tackle and age our appearance. As well as sun damage, hyperpigmentation can be caused by hormonal factors, stress, medication, acne and heat / light trauma. Hyperpigmentation is a condition that can be treated with professional skincare products and treatments.

Hypopigmentation occurs when UV exposure results in destroyed melanocytes, leaving irreversible white areas on the skin.

In addition to hyper and hypopigmentation skin can also be susceptible to melanogenesis, a process that can be stimulated when our skin is exposed to

UV rays. Melanogenesis is caused by a chemical reaction between tyrosine and the copper catalyst tyrosinase, resulting in the overproduction of pigment.

If you’re serious about tackling hyperpigmentation and fighting the signs of ageing, then DermaQuest’s Hibiscus Flower Mandelic Peel and Skinbrite Peel are the treatments you should be considering. Used alongside the impressive Skinbrite skincare product range you will enjoy the skin brightening and complexion-improving benefits these gentle, yet effective, treatments provide.

Skin is left deeply exfoliated and rejuvenated with significant improvements to dark patches and dull areas. To find

out more about the Skinbrite treatments contact Elley Spa or visit our

If you wish to have a face-to-face consultation contact us via email or our online booking system.