Summer is officially here, and with longer days and stronger sunshine comes higher temperatures. If you want to greet summer with a fresh face, it’s crucial to update your skin care regimen to prepare and repair your skin both before, during and after sun exposure.
Here are some top tips for keeping your skin healthy and glowing all summer long:
1. Wear sunscreen
The most important summer skin care tip is wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 whenever you go outside, even on overcast days. The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays are extremely powerful, especially in the summer months, so applying sunscreen to any exposed skin will help keep you protected from sunburn and long-term sun damage. Remember to reapply your sunscreen every two hours, or more often if you’re swimming or sweating.
2. Opt for a lightweight moisturizer
You’ve ditched your heavy winter coats to adjust to the summer weather, and you should do the same with your skin care products. In the winter you might have used a heavier moisturizer to help combat dryness and flakiness, and while moisturizing is just as important in the summer, that rich moisturizer can weigh you down and even cause breakouts. You’ll want to go with a formula that’s light enough to prevent congested pores but strong enough to provide adequate hydration and protection in the summer heat.
3. Add a vitamin C serum
Vitamin C is helpful regardless of the season, but it’s even more important when dealing with the heat of summer. Our vitamin C serums can help your skin repair itself after a day in the sun, or provide double the sun protection than if you were to wear sunscreen on its own. Vitamin C also helps prevent hyperpigmentation, improve the appearance of fine lines and stimulate vibrant collagen production. As a potent antioxidant, it has also been proven to prevent free radical damage from UV rays.
4. Consider a rejuvenating treatment
If you’re looking for a skin pick-me-up that can offer mid-summer rejuvenation, we offer a variety of sun-safe treatments that can help you reclaim your glow:
- Medical facials
Give your skin a gentle refresh with dermaplaning! Using advanced exfoliation, dermaplaning creates a soft and smooth appearance without downtime, allowing you to step right back into the sunshine. During your treatment, a small surgical blade gently exfoliates the outermost layer of skin, scraping away dead and damaged cells and fine vellus hairs. The result? Refreshed, healthier-looking skin for up to four weeks!
A medical-grade facial can target specific skin concerns like clogged pores, blackheads and dryness while protecting your skin against further damage. Each medical facial is designed with results in mind, specifically formulated to address your unique skin care goals. Best of all, there’s no downtime!
Known as the ideal pre-party treatment, HydraFacial combines patented vortex suction with powerful serums, antioxidants and peptides to reveal a radiant complexion. HydraFacial can achieve a wide variety of benefits, including diminished fine lines and wrinkles, improved elasticity and firmness, more even tone and much more.