4 Important Summer Skincare Tips from the Experts
Adapting your daily skin care regime to meet the unique demands presented by the hot and humid summer months, requires more than just “upping your SPF game” says Influenster. So beauty writer Caitlin M interviews the skincare experts to provide readers with helpful “Dermatologist Tips for Your Perfect Summer Skincare Routine.”
Give your heavy moisturizer the summer off
Heavy moisturizers that are used to combat the cold and dry weather of winter time, are often unnecessary during the summer. To explain this further, Influenster interviews Dr. Hadley King, dermatologist at SKINNEY Medspa in New York City, who confirms that “with hotter temps and higher humidity, summer allows for a lighter skincare routine.” In fact, some women should consider the option of substituting their winter moisturizer with a light, oil free moisturizer or serum.
Lay off the Hard stuff during your summer skincare
Even more important than the skincare products that are unnecessary for summer skincare, like heavy moisturizers, are skincare products that may actually be dangerous for your skin during the summer. Influenster again quotes Dr. King who provides valuable advice regarding these types of skincare products that may be helpful in the winter, but harmful in the summer. “If your normal skincare routine contains stronger active ingredients,” such as Retinoids or alpha and beta hydroxy acids, your summer skincare routine “might be the time to lay off of them, according to Dr. King,” due to the heightened sensitivity to the sun these products can cause.
Always wear Sunscreen : The Elixir of Youth
Apply that SPF. You have heard it before, and you’re likely to hear it again, and again, and again, because protecting your skin from the sun is the single most influential thing you can do to avoid the wrinkles, fine lines, brown spots, and sagging skin that results from premature aging caused by UV radiation. Influenster reminds its readers to be conscientious about reapplying their sunscreen every one to two hours when outside.
Think foundation with SPF is enough to protect your skin from harmful UV rays? Think again. Dr. Hadley King sets the record straight in the article: Does SPF Makeup Really Protect Against Sun Damage
Don’t Forget to Protect your lips in your summer skincare
The lips are one of the most neglected areas when it comes to protecting your skin from the sun. Even though your lips may not be chapped in the summer like they are in the winter, it is still important to apply some sort of chap stick containing SPF when you go outside. Not only can your lips get sunburned, they are the most common area on the face to develop skin cancer, so protect your puckers with SPF 30 lip balm.
Related Article: Should You Ditch Your Chapstick in the Wintertime?
Professional Treatment for sun damaged skin
Summer skincare is important. Unfortunately many men and women realized this too late in life, after years of sun exposure took its toll on their appearance in the form of brown spots, fine lines and wrinkles, and loose or sagging skin. Fortunately, the latest advancements in cosmetic laser technology provide effective, non-invasive treatments that can diminish the effects of sun damage. Learn more here or click on the link below to schedule your free skin consultation.