What else is summertime notorious for, other than having fun?
We all know about summer tans and the long-lasting damage it causes to our skin. But, do you know about other summer skin concerns that go hand in hand with summer?
Summer Skin Concerns:
- Clogged Pores – In the summer, as humidity and heat increase, so does the production of sebum in our skin. The heat opens your pores more and sebum, debris, and bacteria can build up and increase the likelihood of pimples and blackheads.
What can you do to minimize clogged pores in the summer?
Add a gentle exfoliation to your skincare routine. We love products such as Jan Marini Skin Zyme Mask and Revision Skincare Black Mask; use them once or twice a week for best results.
Apply a nighttime lotion to exfoliate dead cells. We love the SkinCeuticals Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight as it promotes exfoliation, fortifies the skin barrier and enhances the skin’s radiance.
- Uneven Pigmentation – Because your skin might not be renewing itself as fast as it could, debris and dead cells are accumulation on the surface causing uneven pigmentation.
What can you do to minimize uneven pigmentation?
Skin exfoliation again can help by removing the dead skin cells and debris, but something that helps even more, is using a brightening product such as Revision Skincare C+ Correcting Complex, ZO Skin Health Exfoliation Accelerator, Jan Marini Luminate MD, ZO Skin Health Brightalive Non-Retinol Skin Brightener or Skin Medica Lytera 2.0 which help control skin pigmentation.
- Dull skin – Dead skin cells, dehydration, and environmental aggressors can be causing that dull look.
What can you do to unveil radiant skin and revive dull skin?
Use gentle exfoliation to start so the dead cells and debris are removed, then make sure you use antioxidant-rich products every day. Antioxidants can give you extra protection from the sun’s UV rays and environmental aggressors such as pollution, blue light, and can even boost the efficacy of your sunscreen. Antioxidant-rich products are a must if you are serious about your skin! Some of our favorites are SkinMedica Lumivive, SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic, SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF, Revision Skincare C+ Correcting Complex, and Jan Marini C-ESTA Face Serum.
- Dry and Dehydrated Skin – Yes, even in the summer, your skin can get dehydrated. Airplane travel and air conditioners are notorious for drying your skin. Besides using a great medical grade moisturizer, remember to carry a spray to add a boost of water during the day. We love Colorescience Hydrating Mist, just close your eyes and spray away the dryness.
Remember to always apply broad-spectrum SPF and enjoy every second of this amazing summer!