The intense summer sun and sweltering humidity can wreak havoc on even the most pristine complexions, causing an endless array of problems, from sunburns and “bacne” to heat rashes and sun spots.
Fortunately, keeping your skin calm, cool, and clear this summer is easier than you think! Here are a few expert tips to incorporate into your skin care regimen for luminous, health skin every day of the year.
Apply SPF, then reapply SPF.
No matter what anyone says, there’s no such thing as a healthy tan. Any sign of sun-induced color is a symptom of sun damage. If you are eager to attain the mythical glow that is airbrushed in every magazine, buy a bottle of self-tanning lotion or bronzer.
Use only “non-comedogenic” and “oil-free” products.
Summer can be a challenging time for our complexions. The grueling heat causes us to sweat, which mixes with the bacteria and products on our skin and leads to clogged pores and blemishes. You can dramatically reduce summer pimples by sticking to products that are specially formulated to keep skin clear. Be sure your products state “non-comedogenic” and “oil-free.” People who have naturally oily skin may also benefit from mixing a dab of salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide into their makeup or SPF every morning to help keep breakouts and oil slicks at bay. We offer a wide range of professional-grade skin care products, including SkinCeuticals®, and can help you pick the ideal brands and formulas for your unique skin care needs during your personal consultation.
Wear a hat and sunglasses.
Donning a large hat and sunglasses whenever you find yourself outdoors is a genius, lifelong habit that will help shield your precious skin from the sun, especially the delicate eye area. Plus, you’ll look super glamorous and mysterious. Who doesn’t love that?