How to repair summer skin damage and pigmentation with a chemical peel

Autumn Skin SOS

Tan fading, brown spots back again? Is your skin starting to feel a little dry, not quite so smooth with the change of the season, and temperatures dropping?

Even if you have been diligent with the sunscreen and have avoided the direct sun, your face and body may still be suffering from post-summer skin stress. And with humidity dropping and central heating going on - it’s probably time to adjust your home skincare routine and perhaps consider popping in!

Autumn is the perfect time to start reversing and repairing summer skin damage. Keep scrolling to discover our favourite treatments and products to help with pigmentation. Or book a consultation with our team to get a plan that's right for you.

“There’s no quick fix, but starting with a product regime and then adding in IPL treatment will do the trick” Dr Vicky Dondos, co-founder [1]


Tackle Dryness

A boost of Hyaluronic Acid or Glycerin will help to quench your skin - and you may need to power up your moisturiser by swapping to a richer formulation.

We have a range to buy in our Connaught Street Clinic, ask for the perfect option for you at your next appointment.


Try An Exfoliant

Regular exfoliating is the best way to remove dead skin cells and clear your pores for a brighter, smoother complexion. Lytic Tx by Epionce is a gentle leave-on lotion containing salicylic acid and azelaic acid, which can be used several times a week to improve the appearance of pores, help with congestion and fine lines - and bring back life to dull, dehydrated skin.

Or why not book in for a Hydrafacial, an innovative no-nonsense facial that combines deep cleansing, exfoliation, and a huge surge of hydration? Results are instant and last 4-6 weeks. Hydrafacials start from £125.


Consider IPL Photofacial

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatment works by creating a targeted burst of heat that breaks down the melanin present in/on the skin. It’s a safe and effective treatment for brown spots, helping you to unleash the smoothest, most even skin tone ever.

We recommend an initial course of 3 (one month apart) plus an annual maintenance session. Treatment starts from £150 for a single session.


Go For A Peel

The Cosmelan Depigmentation Peel is a powerful results-driven treatment combining in-clinic treatments with a specific after-care home regime. It is suitable for all skin types and effectively treats all types of pigmentation from sun damage to hormonal pigmentation.

“We’ve seen Jaw-dropping results - for pigmentation as well as overall skin quality, improving lines wrinkles and early sagging” Dr Vicky Dondos.

Consultations from £150 and treatment from £995.


Change Your Skincare

Obagi Nu-Derm is a prescription-only 12-week skincare system that truly delivers. Considered the gold standard in testing pigmentation, the products are bursting with active ingredients to provide the ultimate skin health restoration for a healthier complexion. Consultations from £150 and treatment from £625.


Sunscreen All Day, Every Day

The most essential thing for good skin health is to use sunscreen daily, and reapply! Just a single day of excess sun exposure can undo months of treatment.

We love Heliocare and SkinBetter Science SPF50 sunscreen compact, a 100% mineral-active sun protection that gives a lovely finish.

These are all available to buy in our Connaught Street clinic.


[1] The Telegraph “How to undo a summer’s worth of skin damage” by Rosie Green, 7th September 2022.