There’s a very good reason most of us wait till the cooler, darker months for bigger skin fixes — no one wants to hide inside to heal and protect during the warm summer months that beckon us to play outdoors! While you may not be planning a surgical lift or laser skin resurfacing treatment in the coming months, there are some things you can (and should!) do to take care of your skin during the summertime to achieve and maintain perfectly hydrated, clear and glowing skin.
Keep Pores Clear
Whether you’re prone to acne or not, essential summertime skin care for every skin type includes taking extra steps to keep pores clear in hot and humid weather. Neglect your skin and you’ll face visibly larger pores, the perfect breeding ground for bacteria and oil production. Your best bet? Up your exfoliation to slough away dead skin cells, encourage cell growth and enhance circulation.
Simple. If you’re already exfoliating once a week at home, make it twice! Just be sure to space these apart by 3 to 4 days.
For the best results, we recommend jumpstarting your summertime skin care routine with a professional microdermabrasion treatment, followed by regular weekly exfoliation you can do at home. Also consider a superficial chemical peel twice every summer to clear and tighten the pores while reducing skin shininess.
An Even Complexion
The sun is strongest during the summer months and can lead to unwanted hyperpigmentation, or dark splotches, on the face. Known by many names — melasma, mask of pregnancy, freckles, sun spots — you want to do your best to prevent or, at the very least, minimize, these skin imperfections by wearing a full-spectrum sunscreen every day. You’ll want to make sure to reapply every 3 to 4 hours. If you’re at the beach and in the water, reapply every 2 hours.
Pick up a full-spectrum sunscreen at your local drugstore. Be sure it’s at least an SPF 15 and is sweat and water resistant.
Pick up one of our medical-grade sunscreens for elegant full-spectrum coverage. Stop in today for the perfect summer duo gift pack: Neova lightly tinted sunscreen + DNA repair!
Calm the Red
If you tend to get flushed during the warmer months, it’s a good idea to take active measures to cool off the skin. If you’re a chronic flusher, you could develop permanently dilated capillaries, which would require professional skin care treatments down the road. (And we all know that the best treatment is prevention!)
Apply an ice water-soaked facecloth to your neck to cool the blood that’s traveling to the face. This will naturally reduce redness.
Try our Refreshing Mini-Facial to cleanse, hydrate, and calm your skin.
Stave Off Wrinkles
If you’re looking for a little more to rejuvenate your skin this summer, this is the perfect time to begin or maintain the wrinkle smoothing and tightening results that injectables and radio frequency (RF) energy treatments deliver.
Botox or Dysport smooth away fine lines and wrinkles and can be used to elevate the eyebrows for a rested, youthful appearance. We can restore youthful contours and fill deeper lines with dermal fillers, utilizing the European method of artistically recreating your own individual features. Products are uniquely selected for each area of the face to achieve a look as individual as you are.
Our Advanced Radio Frequency Facial, not only delivers skin tightening but also minimizes the signs of sun exposure and inflammation.
Say Goodbye to Cellulite
There’s no reason to hide under shorts and coverups any more. Today’s cellulite treatments deliver real results! BodyFX for cellulite reduction has even passed the test on the popular show The Doctors.
Yes, we know one or more of these treatments is just what you’ve been looking for to look great and feel even better. Call today to book your next appointment: 856.424.1700