There are definite steps you can take to improve the look and health of your skin this summer. Spoiler alert: They most certainly DO NOT involve sunbathing/tanning!
If you’re looking to get your glow on, here are a few proven tips:
Summertime skin care tip #1: Sunscreen
We still hear a lot of patients complain that they hate the feel of sunscreen, that’s it’s too greasy and unflattering. But if this is your reason for not wearing sunscreen daily, you’re buying the wrong sunscreen! Today’s medical-grade sunscreen formulations are designed to multitask as skin enhancers that help to improve the look and feel of your skin from the inside out with active ingredients, protective antioxidants and glow-getting finishes. Plus, there’s a sunscreen for every skin type, from oily, blemish-prone skin that needs a mattifying formula to dry or aging skin that demands intense hydration and a dewy look. If you’re not in the habit of wearing sunscreen daily, it’s time to invest in a medical-grade formula that you’ll look forward to wearing! Trust us, it’s truly possible to love wearing sunscreen! We’ll steer you in the right direction during your next visit.
Summertime skin care tip #2: Dermaplaning
This may still be one of the biggest skin care secrets, but dermaplaning is a summertime essential. This simple exfoliating treatment gently removes the outermost layer of dead skin cells and “peach fuzz” on your face using a sterile blade. The result is silky-smooth, hair-free skin on your face, the perfect foundation for radiant sunscreen/makeup application. That’s right, dermaplaning makes your makeup/sunscreen look so much better; it goes on easier and looks crisp, smooth and radiant. Dermaplaning is also a perfect treatment to undergo before your medical-grade facial or chemical peel because it primes your skin for optimal absorption of active ingredients. This leads us to our next tip…
Summertime skin care tip #3: Clinical facials and/or chemical peels
Treating your skin to intense exfoliation via a facial or peel is one of the smartest ways to keep summer breakouts at bay. When you exfoliate your skin cells, you are speeding up cellular turnover and removing all that dirt, debris and oil that can build up. But there’s much more to it. Clinical facials and chemical peels are also terrific for removing pigmentation concerns caused by sun exposure, including freckles, age spots, brown spots and more. Facials also feature a range of active ingredients to stimulate and nourish skin. We’ll be sure to tailor your facial or peel to your unique skin concerns.
To learn more about getting your summer glow on, give us a call at 757.663.5461 or request a consultation online today.