Like the rest of us in Colorado, even skin care professionals spend their summer days outside, and yet somehow, they manage to walk away from the season with clear, glowing skin. What is their secret? We’re here to reveal three beauty tips and tricks to revealing your most beautiful summer skin that’ll last and last:
#1: SPF, SPF, SPF!
So important we had to say it three times! SPF is not only your summer BFF, but also your can’t-skip beauty step for the rest of your life. Wearing sunscreen every day not only protects your skin from harmful UV damage, lowering your risk of skin cancer, it helps prevent and even reverse common signs of aging. No one wants a sunburn, just like no one wants leathery, sagging skin. So, keep a broad-spectrum, high SPF sunscreen at your disposal this summer and beyond. Not sure which SPF is best? We carry medical-grade skin care products and sunscreens as well as have our own skin care line, Atagi Skin, which you can shop on our online store. During your personal consultation, we will help you find the sunscreen best fit for your skin care needs.
For optimal protection, you should apply two tablespoons (a shot glass worth) of sunscreen to your face and body and reapply every two hours. Other ways to shield your skin from sun damage include seeking the shade when possible, covering up with long sleeves, a wide brimmed hat and/or UV-blocking sunglasses and avoiding the sun during peak hours (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Remember, tanning indoors or outdoors is not a safe way to achieve the bronzed, “sun-kissed” look we all desire. Tanning damages your skin cells, so opt for a sunless tanner or spray tan instead to give your skin a little gorgeous “color” this summer.
#2: Lighten up your skin care.
Winter is over — you no longer need to bundle up with a million layers, and neither does your skin! This means you can put away your heavy moisturizers and switch to a lighter lotion that won’t weigh down your face when it’s hot out but will still hydrate. Another way to shed a layer is to go lighter on your makeup routine. Instead of a heavy foundation, a tinted sunscreen can act as minimalist coverage for a “no-makeup” makeup look. We offer tinted sunscreens by EltaMD®, Atagi Skin and skinbetter science®, which are designed to protect skin from sun damage while feeling weightless and blending effortlessly into skin. The bottom line: Your summer skin has different needs, so it’s important to pay attention to them.
#3: Invest in skin renewing treatments.
Have past summers of improper sunscreen application caught up to your skin? Meaning, are sunspots, lines and wrinkles and/or uneven skin tone preventing you from stepping into bathing suit season with total confidence? At Atagi Plastic Surgery and Skin Aesthetics, we’re just as dedicated to the health and beauty of your skin as you are. Which is why we’ve acquired state-of-the-art technologies to address all your skin concerns, from microneedling and HydraFacial® Elite to laser skin rejuvenation (BBL® photofacial, HALO®, ProFractional™, MicroLaserPeel®). Skin renewing treatments not only reduce sun damage and correct common signs of aging, but also help spur vibrant collagen and elastin growth, helping skin look and feel firmer and more resilient. During your personal consultation, we will determine the best treatment for your unique needs and goals. With flattering results and little to no downtime, you can achieve glowing, healthier-looking skin.