Noticing a change in your skin during the summer months? You’re not alone! Changing up your skin care routine will help it to adjust to the hot, sunny weather. Check out the tips below for getting your best skin this summer!
Always Wear Sunscreen
This one seems like a no-brainer, but there are still many myths about when to wear sunscreen. It doesn’t matter if it is sunny or cloudy—UV rays are still causing harm to your skin. Wearing sunscreen is a must, especially during peak sun hours— between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm—when you plan to be outside. And make sure to check the label to see how often you need to reapply!
Many facial moisturizers and makeups already have SPF in them, so if you are not already using them in your daily routine, give them a try. Try Lazarus MD Solutions’ Sheer and Clear SPF50+ for broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection.
Stop Tanning, and Try Self-Tanner Instead
Everyone loves a bronzed glow during the summer. But just ten minutes in direct sunlight, even while wearing sunscreen, can increase your chance for skin cancer. Tanning beds, which have the same harmful UV rays, are another known cause of skin cancer.
To get a safe, sun-kissed glow, try self-tanners or a spray tan. They are just as effective in achieving a natural tan but without harmful UV ray exposure.
The sun’s rays dry out your skin and leave it dehydrated. Moisturizing, especially after showering, is crucial to locking in your skin’s moisture and keeping it there. Using a light moisturizer or serum is perfect for summer; it will leave your skin hydrated without feeling heavy. Lazarus MD Solutions’ AHA+ Facial Cream, C+ Serum and HA+ Surge Serum offer maximum hydration and moisture retention all day long.
Drink Water for Hydrated Skin
Drinking enough water is always important but even more crucial during the summer. In the hotter weather, your body will sweat more to cool itself, resulting in a quicker loss of fluids. Drinking water will not only replenish lost fluids but also hydrate your skin, keeping it looking luminous and vibrant.
Try water infused with lemon or fruit for a delicious and refreshing twist!
Remove Impurities with Exfoliation
With the increased sweat and sunscreen that summer brings to your skin, it is important to clear your skin of dirt and other impurities. Removing dead skin with exfoliation keeps pores from getting clogged and allows for better absorption of moisturizer and self-tanners.
Looking for a top product? Try AHA+ Polish Face and Body Cleanser for exfoliating. The bio-friendly exfoliating microbeads remove dry and dead skin cells, brightening and soothing your skin.
Ready for Healthy Summer Skin?
These tips will help you to achieve a healthy, glowing appearance during the summer months! If you’re wondering if you’re using the best skin care products, the specialists at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Associates can help you find a product that is perfect for your skin type. We carry FDA-registered, medical-grade skin care products that will keep your skin in great condition year-round.
To schedule a consultation with our team of skin care professionals, or learn about our other treatment options, call our office at 865.588.1662.