Many people embrace the long days of summer as the prime opportunity to get outside and have some fun. Picnics, days spent poolside and outdoor sports keep us active and can lend our skin a healthy glow. However, too much time spent in the elements can visibly impact the skin’s complexion.
The strong Texas summer sun can prove a powerful foe against delicate skin, while hot weather can leave the skin dry. The end result is a dull, tired appearance. Fortunately, there are a number of summer skincare tips that can help you beat the heat and keep you looking fresh-faced.
1. Make Sun Protection Your Bestie
By now, you probably know that one of the best things you can do for your skin is to protect it from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet UVA and UVB rays. Not only does UV exposure increase your risk for skin cancer, it can also damage the skin, resulting in wrinkles, discoloration and other cosmetic concerns. To help protect your skin, apply a daily sunscreen with an SPF of 30, and when you’re outside for prolonged periods of time, slather on sunblock with an SPF of 50. It’s important to re-apply sunblock if you’re in the water or sweating.
Wearing a wide-brimmed hat can help shield your face from the sun’s harsh rays, while limiting your exposure when the sun is strongest, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., is also a good method for protecting your skin from harm.
2. Microneedle Your Way to a Fresh Face
Over time, the skin can lose its luster. Collagen production slows, pores enlarge and the skin’s texture suffers. Microneedling with SkinPen® can rejuvenate aging skin for a more youthful look. It works by creating controlled micro injuries in the skin, which stimulates collagen and elastin production. These vital ingredients help improve skin texture and firmness while reducing the appearance of scars and other imperfections.
3. Let Lasers Help You Look Your Best
Clear + Brilliant is an innovative laser technology that revitalizes the skin from the inside out to even skin tone and improve texture. The gentlest of all laser resurfacing treatments, Clear + Brilliant takes a page out of microneedling’s play book, creating tiny injuries to encourage the collagen production. Whether you’re struggling with blemishes or just in need of a beauty boost, Clear + Brilliant can help your complexion reclaim its radiant glow.
4. Rely on BOTOX® to Keep Wrinkles at Bay
Our face wears a multitude of expressions each day, and these habitual facial movements can cause lines and wrinkles to form. BOTOX® is among the most popular of all med spa procedures. In fact, growing numbers of people are using BOTOX® as a preventive treatment to stop wrinkles before they start.
BOTOX® works by temporarily paralyzing targeting facial muscles, which reduces the appearance of dynamic wrinkles. With BOTOX®, you can bid a temporary adieu to crow’s feet and those horrid horizontal forehead lines.
5. Depend on Dermal Fillers for Rejuvenation
One of the casualties of the aging process is a loss of facial volume. As collagen production slows, lines and wrinkles become deeper and more visible, while the cheeks may appear a bit deflated. Injectable fillers, also known as dermal fillers, can help restore volume to the face to minimize lines and maximize a youthful, refreshed look.
The skincare tips that work best for you will depend on your unique needs and appearance goals. You may benefit from a customized combination of med spa treatments to help revive your complexion and keep you looking as fabulous as you feel.