Summer Skin Care Tips
Summer is almost here, and that means it's time to start thinking about how you're going to look and feel your best. With so much fun to be had, you want to make sure that your skin is ready for sun and fun.
Here are a few tips for getting great skin this summer:
- Exfoliate regularly. Exfoliating removes dead skin cells and reveals the brighter, healthier skin underneath. Exfoliate at least once or twice a week, but more often if you have oily skin. Also remember that your anti-aging products work better on skin that has been exfoliated regularly.
- Moisturize every night. Even if your skin is oily, it still needs to be moisturized, especially at night. Choose a lighter moisturizer when it's warmer outside.
- Wear sunscreen every day. Sunscreen is essential for protecting your skin from the sun's harmful rays. Apply sunscreen liberally to all exposed skin, even on cloudy days.
Skin craves different things at different times of the year. With summer coming up, your skin may crave hydration, moisture, and nourishment.
- If your skin feels dry, tight, or flaky, it may be craving more hydration. Using a moisturizer or hydrating serum can help to replenish the skin's moisture barrier.
- If your skin is dull or lacks radiance, it may be craving more nourishment.
Incorporating products with antioxidants, vitamins, and AHAs can help to brighten and rejuvenate the skin. Vitamin C, Niacinamide (Vitamin B), and AHAs found in our Flawless AHA treatment can help improve the appearance of skin tone and texture, and they can also help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
It's also important to use your skincare products in the right order. Here's a blog I wrote on the topic. You may be surprised!
Signs of skin cancer
Remember to be aware of the signs of skin cancer. It's the most common type of cancer. If you notice any changes in your skin, such as a new mole, flaky red patches that don't go away, or any spot that changes size, shape, or color, see a doctor right away.
On a personal note: I've had a number of skin cancers removed. Years of sunbathing when I was young came back to haunt me. Also, sadly, my 24-year-old cousin died of malignant melanoma, so I take sun protection very seriously. Please wear your sunscreen everyday, rain or shine.