Summer is many people’s favorite time of year, but the season does come with a lot of challenges when it comes to skin care. Heat, sun, sweat, swimming, and having a more active lifestyle all put stress on your skin, which is why it’s a good idea to rethink your skin care routine for the season. With a few tweaks and the right aesthetic treatments, you could get your best skin ever this summer. Here are our top tips for revamping your summer skin care routine.
There are several factors that make summer a more stressful time of year for your skin. With the excess heat and humidity, your oil glands can go into overdrive, producing excess sebum that can lead to oily skin and increased acne breakouts. On the other hand, if you have dry skin, the heat tends to dehydrate and amplify skin dryness. Most notably, sun exposure can have a huge impact on your skin in both the short and long term. Protecting your skin from the sun and adjusting your skin care routine to repair sun damage and protect against photoaging becomes more important than ever in the summer.
Here are a few ways you can shake up your routine to take better care of your skin through the summer:
Use the right cleanser. Gentle cleansers are best most of the time; however, if you find you’re seeing more buildup over the summer (from sunscreen, sweat, and increased oil production), then switch to a foaming cleanser for a deeper clean that still won’t dehydrate your skin.
Drink more water. The heat and a more active lifestyle are to blame for why it’s easier to get dehydrated in the summer months. Up your water intake to keep your skin happy and to stay healthy and energized for all your summertime activities.
Skip retinol before sun exposure. Planning to head to the beach? Then try to avoid using retinol or retinoids beforehand, as these products make your skin more susceptible to sun damage. It’s also wise to skip chemical exfoliants in this case, too.
Use sun protection. You should be using sunscreen all year, but it’s especially important in the summer when you’re spending more time in the sun. Take special care to apply it daily to your face and body, and to reapply every four hours or after swimming and exercise.
Add aloe vera to your routine. If you do spend a lot of time in the sun, help your skin recover by applying a product with aloe vera and healing peptides afterward. Peptides and aloe both help to keep skin hydrated and soothed as well.
Hydrate with hyaluronic acid. If your skin is dehydrated, make a point of adding in a serum or other product that contains hyaluronic acid. This powerful ingredient attracts and seals in moisture, keeping your skin plump and hydrated through any heatwave.
Load up on Vitamin C. Vitamin C brightens, smoothes, and firms skin over time, making it a powerhouse ingredient for anti-aging. Keep it on hand during the summer to prevent and resolve the hyperpigmentation that can result from sun exposure.
Here are the aesthetic treatments that will complement your revamped skin care routine, and beat all your summer skin woes:
Photoaging is a result of sun damage, and while lockdown has had many of us stuck inside, our skin has still been prone to UV exposure. Sun damage manifests in the skin as sun spots, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, and sagging skin—people seeing signs of premature aging in the mirror may in fact be experiencing photoaging. Venus Versa™ Photofacial treatments address all of these concerns using IPL technology to rejuvenate skin from underneath the surface. By reinvigorating the skin’s natural production of collagen and elastin, photofacials clear up sun damage, slow down the appearance of aging, and restore skin to a brighter, more healthy state.
Skin resurfacing is one of the most sought-after treatments for improving the overall look and feel of the skin and resolving issues such as scars, wrinkles, enlarged pores, or stretch marks. Venus Viva™ MD skin resurfacing treatments stimulate scar healing by delivering NanoFractional Radio Frequency (RF) energy via tiny pins that allow the RF energy to reach below the skin’s surface layers. The treatments accelerate the skin’s natural healing process and promote collagen and elastin production to correct scar tissue, improve textural irregularities of the skin, and restore a brighter, smoother complexion.
Starting with a clean, fresh canvas lets you get the most out of your skin care routine. For the deepest clean that also restores skin’s beautiful glow, Venus Glow™ facial renewal treatments flush out pores and pull dirt, excess oil, and impurities from below the skin’s surface, resulting in a more radiant, refreshed complexion. The micro-massaging tip then stimulates nutrients to spread through the derma layer and restore nourishment to tired, stressed skin. It’s a fast, safe, and effective way to leave skin feeling noticeably healthier and more hydrated.
Get beach-ready skin with hair removal treatments, one of the most popular and sought-after aesthetic procedures today. With options for IPL hair removal from Venus Versa™ and diode laser hair removal from Venus Epileve™ and Venus Velocity™, you have two state-of-the-art methods of getting rid of unwanted hair on the face and body. The treatments are comfortable, effective, and can be completed over a lunch break. Walk away smooth and stubble-free after just a few sessions—and be ready for the beach every summer from now on.
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