Just as seasons change, so should your skin care routine. Florida summers are hot and muggy, the UV rays are off the charts, and we are in and out of salt water and swimming pools. Here are some tips to keep your skin happy and healthy:
Exfoliate: During the summer months exfoliate with a scrub or masque at home twice a week.
Schedule a Microdermabrasion or Dermaplane treatment once a month. Sloughing away the loose and dead skin cells helps the skin to better absorb moisturizer and essential skin careproducts.
Body scrubs in the shower twice a week.
Hydrate: It is especially important to drink plenty of water during the hot and humid Florida months. 6-8 glasses a day will keep your skin hydrated and brighter looking.
SPF: Must use daily! The suns rays break down collagen in the skin. Avoid looking leathery by using a broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen with at least a SPF of 30. It is important to remember to reapply throughout the day. Don’t forget to protect your lips as well with a SPF30+ protective balm.
Nourishing Products: The skin puts up with a lot in the summer so it helps to use products that are going to protect, nourish, hydrate, and replenish the skin. Professional products are going to offer the highest concentration and best quality of effective ingredients. For glowing summertime skin look for products that contain antioxidants like vitamin C and E, which help to prevent and reverse photo-damage, caffeine and silybin which help to reduce UV DNA damage, and plant derived stem cells which are excellent for their anti-inflamatory/anti- aging properties and are also very effective natural ingredients to combat sun damage to the skin.
For glowing, healthy, summertime skin call or visit us Four Pillars today to schedule a FACIAL TREATMENT and for our professional PCA Skin and Image skincare products and sunscreens.