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Summer Skincare Tips: Secrets For Keeping Your Skin Healthy This Summer

Woman basking in the sun at the beach during the summerSummer is a time for vacationing, spending time outside and relaxing. It’s also a time to pay a little bit of extra attention to your skin. Though summertime living might be easy, the heat and sun exposure that comes with summer are anything but easy on your skin.

So what should you do to take extra good care of your skin during the summer months? Here are a few summer skincare tips to keep you looking and feeling your best this summer!

Top Tips for Healthy Summer Skin

Skincare is important all year long, but it’s especially important in the summer. Here are a few key ways you can ensure your skin stay healthy during the summer months.

Wear Sunscreen

This tip may seem like a bit of a no-brainer, but it’s a very important one to keep in mind! Sunscreen helps to protect your skin from the sun’s damaging rays and is instrumental when it comes to preventing skin cancer. It provides a number of other important benefits to your skin as well!  Our Total Defense & Repair SuperScreen not only protects you from the sun’s harmful rays, but it is also a great anti-aging cream that helps prevent heat-induced brown spots.  Total Defense & Repair is available in tinted and non-tinted formulas with SPF 34.

Daily Dose of Antioxidants

Even with consistently applied sunscreen, some UV rays will get through.  The solution?  Add a layer of protection in the form of daily antioxidants, like our SkinMedica Vitamin C&E Complex to help prevent brown spots on the skin.  Vitamin C&E helps protect skin from free radical damage caused by the sun’s rays further protecting you from sun damage and signs of aging.

Don’t fear Retinol

Retinol helps exfoliate the skin, even-out irregular pigmentation and helps repair sun damage. There are a number of benefits to using Retinol: enhanced collagen production, improved skin elasticity, improved skin texture, reduced acne breakouts, and decreased skin discoloration. Retinol can make the skin a little more sensitive to sunlight, but if you are wearing SPF 30+ every day (and are not overexposing your skin to the sun) you should be fine. 

Keep an Eye Out for Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer and it’s often caused by exposure to the sun’s powerful rays. Keeping an eye out for the warning signs of skin cancer is incredibly important, as skin cancer is highly treatable when detected early.

Wondering what to look for when it comes to signs of skin cancer? Here’s how to spot skin cancer by performing routine skin exams.  

Wash Your Face Regularly

Summer is a great time to take a break from your regular routine. But one routine you shouldn’t take a break from during the summer months is washing your face regularly.

With a hectic schedule that likely involves vacation travel, outings and outdoor excursions, chances are your beauty routine may not be as regimented as it is during other times of the year. Still, you should make an effort to ensure you are washing your face morning and night- and washing your face correctly – on a regular basis.

Invest in Regular Chemical Peels

Routine chemical peels are a great way to keep your skin looking and feeling healthy during the summer. They help to clear and tighten pores and eliminate any dead skin cells, leaving your skin feeling smooth, refreshed and less shiny.

Interested in learning more about chemical peels? Check out our page on facial chemical peels for more details.

Maintain a Healthy Diet

Healthy skin starts from within! What you eat can powerfully impact the health of your skin. As a result, it’s very important to maintain a healthy, skin-friendly diet during the summer months.

Wondering what types of foods offer benefits for your skin? Check out our post on 10 foods that are great for your skin!

Stay Hydrated

Hydration is key to your overall health, especially during the summer months when it’s particularly easy to become dehydrated! Hydration is also very important for skin health. Drinking plenty of fluids will help to keep your skin from drying out when it’s exposed to the sun and the heat.

For a boost in hydration, try adding SkinMedica HA5 to your skin care regimen. HA5 is a proprietary mix of five types of Hyaluronic Acid that smooths and hydrates the skin, thereby decreasing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Once daily application lasts for up to 8 hours on the skin and it’s like drinking 8 glasses of water! HA5 is available in our Glens Falls office.

Moisturize

Moisturizing is another one of those elements of your beauty routine that is important all year round but especially during the summer. Keeping skin moisturized can help to prevent dry skin from developing and will help you to keep a refreshed, youthful look all summer long.

Looking for some great products to help you moisturize, protect and exfoliate your skin? Schedule a complimentary skin care consultation with our Skin Care Specialist and learn more about our line of SkinMedica products!

Wear Summer-Friendly Makeup

Keeping your skin clear, healthy and feeling good during the summer can be a challenge, especially when it comes to wearing makeup. To prevent grease and keep your skin protected during the summer months, wearing summer-friendly makeup is key.   

Check out these 7 easy summer makeup tips for ideas on how to maintain a fresh, vibrant look and keep your skin looking healthy even on the stickiest summer days.

Keep Your Skin Looking and Feeling Fresh This Summer

Summer can be tough on your skin – but it doesn’t have to be! Incorporate these tips into your beauty routine and lifestyle this summer and you’ll be well on your way to maintaining healthy, beautiful skin all summer long.

Interested in more tips about caring for your skin? Check out our blog for more ideas for looking and feeling your best during the summer months and all year long!