Summer Skincare 101

As the days heat up and the world reopens, your skin is adjusting too. While the dry indoor heat and harsh conditions of the past winter required a specific skincare regimen, the upcoming months of humidity and sunshine may require a skincare revamp. Let’s talk about summer skincare and consider building a skincare regimen that gives you a summer glow that just won’t quit.

Pay attention to what your skin is saying

Start by listening to your skin. Examine your pores closely and notice how your skin changes with the shifting seasons. Are you noticing more whiteheads? Do your pores seem more clogged as your face sweats more in the warmer months? Are you noticing any signs of sun exposure or skin damage? Your skin has a lot to say, and if you pay attention your observations can help your dermatologist make recommendations that suit your summer skin in a way that’s unique to you.

Stay hydrated

We know you’ve heard this before, but getting enough liquids is a game-changer for your skin. You’ll help diffuse redness and inflammation which can be helpful for rosacea and acne triggers, and you’ll help ensure the health and elasticity of your skin. Are you bad at drinking water? Introduce iced herbal teas into your daily regimen or snack on health hydrating foods like watermelon or cucumber.

Switch up your cleanser

Summer months are a great time to consider the cleanser you’re using. If you’re prone to breakouts, you may need a cleanser that goes a bit deeper or helps clarify your skin after days when you’re sweating through your makeup. Ask us about recommendations for cleansers; we’d love to help find something that complements your summer skin.

Total sun protection

Sun protection is important year-round, but as you spend more time out of the house, you’ll want to double down on sun protection. That means reapplying sunscreen regularly, especially after spending time in the water or sweating on a hot day. Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher, and make sure it offers UVA and UVB protection. Do you forget to put on sunscreen? If you wear makeup, choose a foundation that has sun protection built in, and keep little bottles of sunscreen at the office or in your car to help as little reminders to reapply.

Ask your dermatologist about a specialized regimen

The best products target your concerns right at the source and contain active, medical-grade ingredients that are backed by science to transform your skin. When you build a skincare regimen with a skin specialist, you’re also including the expertise of someone who knows how different products interact with each other. The big picture matters with great skincare; one product helps accelerate cell turnover while another infuses your skin with essential moisture. The order in which you use your summer skincare products and the way in which they interact can be essential to the health and beauty of your skincare.

Ready to get started? Contact us today to find products that truly work for your best summer skin.