Best Summer Skincare tips
Hotter days are great to spend time outdoors, but at the same time this weather can cause tremendous damage to the skin if it is not protected properly.
Although the sun is a great source of energy that makes life possible on our planet, solar radiation produces effects on humans that significantly influence their health, generating some adverse effects when there is overexposure, such as sunburn, photosensitivity, photoaging, and more. Between direct UV rays exposure and the extra sweat that stays on the surface from increased humidity, your skin can end up showing signs of inflammation and stress.
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Issues such as heat rash, sunburns, acne breakouts and irritation, are one of the many signs that your skin is suffering during summer. Let’s review the following skin problems:
This is one of the most common issues during summer. Higher temperatures, sweat and humidity can clog the pores leading to acne breakouts and bacteria on the skin.
If you’re spending too much time outdoors in the heat and sweating, you will be likely to suffer from acne. Therefore it is very important to clean the skin often with a cloth cleansing, wiping can irritate it and stretch the pores leading to a higher chance of breakouts or inflammation.
Even though the summer tends to mostly affect oily skin, dry skin is also a real issue that we must take care of, the main cause of dryness is that we tend to spend lot of time expose to air conditioners, warm sun and breeze which can quickly lead irritation and appearance of dry patches on the skin.
Folliculitis looks like open pores or dark spots out of hair follicles, and they form by sweat, bacteria and oil making their way into the hair follicle and creating itchy inflamed bumps.
Another cause of folliculitis is the use of wax, tweeze or razors that are frequently used during summer, and can also happen when people spend a lot of time in the hot tub, do heavy workouts at the gym, or wear tight clothing during hotter months.
So, one of the easiest ways to prevent folliculitis is by removing unwanted hair with professional laser treatments that improve skin tone, appearance and texture, as well as wearing lighter clothing so airflow can cool the skin.
The heat rash is a superficial rash that is a very uncomfortable condition that appears as itchy bumps on the folds of the skin such as underarms, back of knees, wrists or neck. Excess sweating, and again, this in combination with tighter clothes, are the main cause of heat rashes.
Lot of time exposed to extreme temperatures and sun will affect the skin in many ways, therefore, you should take care of your skin properly by frequently cleansing the skin.
Another common skin issue is sunburn which is obviously caused by spending a lot of time outdoors directly exposed to UVA and UVB. I know, during summer it is very hard not to be exposed, and you should know that small amounts of UV exposure are not that harmful, however, too much exposure can potentially lead to higher risks such as skin cancer.
Essentials for Summer
Making clear what skin conditions can occur during summer, it’s time to use specific skincare products that can help the skin to be cleansed, protected and moisturized. Checkout what are the essentials for this season:
When spending any amount of time in the sunlight, especially on high UV days, always be sure to wear a high SPF sunscreen such as our PREVENTION+ daily ultimate protection moisturizer. It offers a 50 SPF protection level to keep your face and neck protected from both UVA and UVB exposure.
In addition to the skin on your face, your lips could use some targeted protection as well. Our PREVENTION+ daily defense lip enhancer offers an SPF of 15 to help keep your lips hydrated and protected from UV exposure with a blend of zinc oxide, marine collagen microspheres and palmitoyl tripeptides.
There are a range of ways you can help prevent dry skin during the summer. Hydrating sunscreen such as our PREVENTION+ daily hydrating moisturizer is extremely important, and should carry an SPF rating of no less than 30. Not only will this protect your skin from UVA and UVB rays, but it can help add the much needed hydration to the upper levels of your skin.
Moisturizing lotion is also a great way to help your skin retain moisture throughout the day. Whether you are spending time outdoors in the elements, or indoors with an air conditioner, we love our VITAL C hydrating intense moisturizer during the heat of summer. It’s great for providing intense hydration to thirsty skin because of the hyaluronic acid, olive fruit oil, and shea butter ingredient blend.
Vital C hydrating anti-aging serum softens the appearance of wrinkles, supports skin elasticity and fights environmental damage. Fresh, energizing aroma courtesy of natural orange peel.
Vital C hydrating antioxidant AC&E serum is the skin’s daily multi-vitamin serum, with essential vitamins, amino acids, green tea extract and natural skin brighteners. Fresh, energizing aroma courtesy of natural orange peel.
If you need any professional skin care advice during summer, according to skin Specialist, you can schedule an initial consultation at Renew Esthetics Medical SPA to offer you a personalized skincare service that meets your needs.
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