With summer right around the corner, now is the time to adapt your skin care to the new season. Winter formulations and therapies give way to methods of refreshing and protecting the skin for the upcoming season. Dr. Andrews and the staff at PCI Plastic Surgery have a few tips on how to treat your skin right throughout the upcoming season.
Winter weather can dull even the healthiest skin, with harsh winds and cold temperatures drying out the complexion and causing redness and irritation. Erase the signs of winter with exfoliation treatments that remove those dull, dry outer layers of skin cells, leaving fresher, more youthful skin underneath. Exfoliation can be done at home or using professional treatments like microdermabrasion or chemical peels to refresh your look.
Winter sucks the hydration out of your skin, leaving it dull and lifeless. Restore hydration with moisturizing facials or medical-grade skin care designed to replace what was lost over the previous season. It is also important to make sure you are drinking sufficient amounts of fluid to hydrate your skin and your body from the inside out. Eight 8-ounce glasses of the clear stuff should be the minimum you shoot for every day.
Protecting your skin is a vital component of healthy skin care year-round, but it becomes especially important when the sun’s rays gain strength and exposure during the summer months. Prepare for the upcoming season by stocking up on high quality sun protection products. Look for products that are labeled “full spectrum” or “broad spectrum,” because these formulation are created to protect against both UVA and UVB rays. Go for an SPF 30 or above for daily wear to ensure your delicate skin gets all the protection it needs.
Switch it Up
If your skin is prone to breakouts, you may find the summer season with its heat and humidity will create additional problems for your complexion. If this is the case, switch out some of your winter formulations with lighter, oil-free summer products to keep skin breathing easy throughout the warm weather months. Do away with your rich moisturizers completely for the season and switch from emollient cleansers to lighter gels and astringents to prevent clogged pores and pimples.
If your skin is suffering damage from previous sun exposure, there are professional treatments that can help to reverse the damage. Injectable treatments effectively smooth away fine lines that can be caused by UV rays. General damage, including uneven skin texture and skin laxity, can be reversed with state-of-the-art technologies that use radiofrequency energy to tighten skin from the inside out and rejuvenate your complexion. Schedule your treatments early and you will be sporting that healthy glow all season long.
Summer is nearly here, but it’s not too late to give your skin a thorough assessment and targeted treatments to prepare it for the upcoming season. To learn more about professional-grade skin care options or treatments designed to restore youthful vitality to your appearance, contact PCI Plastic Surgery today at 319-382-8230.