Summer is the time when most people want to really show off their skin. Warm summer temperatures invite more revealing outfits – which can be great if you’re feeling ready to strut your stuff. If you’re not feeling so confident about the state of your skin, summer can be a bit of a bummer, as the warmer weather makes it harder to wear clothes that hide blemishes and imperfections.
Whether you’re hoping to look your best in a swimsuit or you simply want to feel confident while out and with friends, having clear, healthy skin can make a big difference.
Here are a few helpful tips for maintaining clear, healthy skin during the summer – and all year round.
Keep Your Skin Clean By Washing Your Face (and Body) Regularly
Busy summer schedules can make even keeping up with basic personal hygiene a challenge. Still, sticking to your normal routine can be an easy way to keep your skin in check. Washing your face regularly – and washing it the right way – can make a very big difference when it comes to keeping your skin clear and healthy.
Treat Your Skin with High Quality Products
If you want your skin to look its best, you need to treat it with top of the line products. While it may be tempting to go for that cheaper brand of makeup or that less expensive type of body wash, high quality products from trusted brands that are dermatologist approved are you best bet if you want to keep your skin clear and healthy. (Here at Garcia Plastic & Hand Surgery, we highly recommend SkinMedica skin care products!)
Want to take pampering your skin to a new level? Make an appointment at your local MedSpa and give your skin some love from professionals who specialize in skincare.
Be Gentle on Your Skin
Summer can be tough on your skin! Beating the heat by cooling off in long showers can remove some of your skin’s healthy oils. Cleansing your skin with strong soaps to remove sweat can actually strip away healthy oils as well. Keeping your skin silky smooth by shaving regularly can leave your skin irritated and inflamed. With this in mind, do what you can to be gentle on your skin as you care for it. Use mild soaps, shampoos and cleansers and don’t spend too long in the shower. Shave carefully and be sure to take the time to moisturize so your skin can remain lush and healthy all summer long.
Protect Your Skin with Sunscreen
Whether you’re trying to improve the appearance of your skin or you’re happy with your skin and just want to keep it blemish free, the importance of sunscreen cannot be understated. Sunscreen is always a good idea during the summer for so many reasons. (Wondering what some of those reasons are? Check out our post on the top 5 reasons to wear sunscreen!) It’s especially important for those who are treating blemishes as many acne products leave your skin more susceptible to burning.
Don’t Over Treat Blemishes
Speaking of treating blemishes, many people don’t realize that they can actually damage their skin by over treating pesky blemishes in an effort to get rid of them. Overusing products to treat blemishes that do show up in the summer – or any time of the year – can be problematic, leading to over drying and sore, flaky skin. If you want to keep your skin healthy this summer, be sure to treat blemishes carefully. (Check out our post on how to treat blemishes quickly for some tips!)
Keeping Skin Healthy and Blemish-Free
Having clear, blemish-free skin is great – but sometimes keeping your skin healthy can be a challenge. Whether your skin is healthy and radiant or you’re hoping to improve your complexion, these tips will help you take good care of the skin you’re in.
If you’re hoping to look and feel your best this summer – or anytime of the year – keep these 5 ways to maintain healthy skin in mind. Want more tips and tricks for caring for your skin? Check out our blog for more ideas for looking and feeling your best during the summer months and all year-round!
Feel like your skin needs a little TLC? Check out our Med-Spa services to see what might be right for you and make an appointment at Garcia Plastic & Hand Surgery today! Your healthy skin will thank you.