With vacations and many days in the sun planned throughout the summer, many clients may delay procedures until the cooler months. It's a smart move, and your medical spa likely pushes appointments for lasers and similar treatments for winter when clients can recover well and not risk sun damage. That doesn't mean they can't make progress and keep up their skin regimen when the heat is on. Here are the steps Paul Nassif, M.D., facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, says will create glowing skin in the summer.
CLEANSE- This is especially important in summer. Hot and humid weather leads to sweat, which takes a longer time to evaporate off your skin, and combining that with harsh cleansers isn’t exactly a party for your skin. Pure Hydration Gentle Cleanser is gentle enough to remove eye makeup, but tough enough to remove pore-clogging debris.
EXFOLIATE- Exfoliate at the right times. Not only will it help you maintain a fresh fake tan (when your dead skin cells flake off, the old tan will come off with it), but gentle facial exfoliation will help create a better canvas for makeup application allowing your skin to wear less on those warm, summer evenings. Detox Pads makes skin feel amazing after a 30 second detox session with this age defying product. Remember to exfoliate the morning after a swim in the pool or ocean, not before. Hydro contains hyaluronic spheres to plump and hydrate in a lightweight formula.
HYDRATE- Stay hydrated. You may have let up on this a little since winter left the premises, but don’t give it up for good. A solid moisturizing routine can do so many beneficial things for your complexion! Dry skin is unhappy, damage-prone skin, so apply a product to protect it from summertime drying agents like sunburns, salt and chlorine.
PROTECT- Your skin is a barrier that protects you from environmental aggressors like pollution, bacteria, and moisture loss, and keeping your skin healthy helps that barrier to continue working properly. Help protect your skin with products that contain antioxidants. This will help repair damaged skin and prevent free radicals from doing their undesirable work.