July 17, 2019
Skincare: Summer Steps to Follow
Hot weather, sweat, dirt, and long hours in the sun are sure to do a number on your skin this summer. Keep your body’s largest organ safe with a few simple tips. Having a dedicated skincare routine is essential, but did you know you should be switching things up seasonally?
Many people stick to their regiment year-round, but as we are inching closer and closer to summer read on for some important tips and treatments that should be on your radar in the coming months. Whether you’re dealing with extra oil, shine, or the occasional sunburn, we have some expert ideas for you.
The Perfect Summer Skincare Routine
So why is it important to switch things up in the summer? More time outside, sun exposure, and higher temperatures will all take a toll on our bodies, but especially our skin. If you want to keep a healthy glow for years to come, take note of our top summer skin care tips.
1. Double Cleanse
If you keep up with the latest trends or follow beauty bloggers and influencers you may know this one, but it’s just a generally good tip to have in your beauty regimen arsenal.
Double cleansing is a good practice, but especially in summer when excess sweat, dirt, and grime can cling to our face and clog our pores. Wash your face once to remove the surface layer of dirt and then cleanse again to get a deeper clean.
2. Check Your Products
Many people don’t realize that some products are better suited for certain seasons. Take a look through your beauty bag and medicine cabinet, do your products meet summer standards?
Reach for items that are lighter, allow your skin to breathe, and ideally have SPF. We recommend Elta MD sunscreen. We offer clear and tinted, so contact us today!
3. Don’t Neglect Your Eyes and Lips
Wearing sunscreen is essential, but it’s also important to protect your eyes with sunglasses and using a lip balm or Chap Stick with SPF, too. Do your eyes get irritated in the summer?
Try dipping cotton pads in cold potato juice and holding over your eyes. Take advantage of our summer specials now! We offer Restylane Refyne & Defyne, which are dermal fillers.
4. Establish a Routine
Are you completely lost on how to start a proper summer skincare routine? Schedule a consultation with one of our skincare experts to go through your history and goals, and we’ll set you up with the right products.
5. Wear the Right Fabrics
Cotton and other lighter fabrics are ideal for summer weather. Wearing tight clothes and heavy fabrics can cause irritation, make sweaty parts of the body itch, and even lead to rashes or skin infections.
6. Replace Your Moisturizer
We mentioned above the importance of replacing your products seasonally, but if you only make one change, this should be it.
Swap out your heavy winter face cream for a quick absorbing gel-like one. This will be more gentle on your face and allow your skin to breathe more.
7. Take Care of Sunburns
It’s okay—we’ve all been there, you left your house without sunscreen or didn’t reapply as often. While preventing sunburn is ideal, we know things happen.
If you do suffer a sunburn, even a minor one, be sure to treat it right away! Keep aloe at home or pick up some chamomile oil or calendula, all three are great for anti-inflammation and will soothe your skin.
8. Prevent Wrinkles
Squinting all summer long will have consequences for your skin, take things into your own hands, and try our fillers! You can say goodbye to wrinkles without any downtime or avoiding the sun!
9. Mind Your Feet
Most people will prioritize their face and then their body, but don’t let your feet go untreated this summer.
If you’re not getting regular pedicures, be sure you’re scrubbing off dead skin and moisturizing your feet at home.
10. Treat Yourself
If you’re looking for some simple and relaxing ways to get your skin in check, invest in some masks. You can find face and feet masks at any drugstore or even order online! It’s an easy and fun way to moisturize, even on the go!
11. Increase Vitamin C Intake
Vitamin C is your skin’s best friend. You can get the nutrient from fruits and veggies, or you can buy a serum with Vitamin C.
If you rely on the serum route, we recommend using this only at night before bed as it can make your skin more vulnerable to the sun during the day.
12. Rejuvenation Treatments
Sometimes you need a little more help than home remedies, and routines can offer. Speak with one of our team members about our skin rejuvenation options like Fractora™ and FORMA™, laser peels, and other services that only certified technicians can perform.
13. Hair Removal the Right Way
If you remove hair, make sure you’re doing it the right way. Investing in high-quality shaving cream and razors are essential and if you’re looking for a longer-lasting solution laser hair removal may be the answer.
14. SPF Everyday
Did you know sunscreen expires? If you’ve been hoarding half-empty bottles from last summer, toss them and buy some new ones.
Same goes for any old makeup like foundation or moisturizer that you’re relying on for SPF protection. Make sure you use both face and body sunscreen whenever you’ll be outside!
Not just your face, but your entire body! Spending time out in the sun and wearing strappy sandals every day can make your skin dry and rough.
Our skin sheds cells all day, every day and if we don’t remove them, they’re just sitting on top of each other and piling up. Want skin that glows? You have to exfoliate.
We Can Help
Which tips do you already follow? Which ones do you see yourself incorporating into your routine? If you’re interested in any of the above offerings or want to learn more about your unique skin needs—get in touch with us today!
Schedule a completely confidential consultation with one of our skincare experts by filling out our contact form here!