Summer is here and it’s time to give your skincare routine a seasonal refresh! And, trust us, there’s more to it than just upping your SPF. The skincare experts at Skin NV share their favorite summer-time skincare tips for crafting the best routine for the season.
Tip #1: Ditch the heavy moisturizers.
With temperatures and humidity levels on the rise, it’s a good idea to swap your heavy moisturizer for a light, oil-free option. Add an oil-free serum to the mix, and you’re set! Moisturizers that contain SPF are great for preventing sun damage, and serums will work to undo any new sun-damaged skin. One of our favorite oil-free serums is Neocutis Hyalis + and we love Alastin’s oil-free Ultra Nourishing Moisturizer.
Tip #2: Find the right cleanser.
Finding the right cleanser is a great jumping-off point to achieving clean, healthy skin. Taking into consideration our humid climate, we recommend using a salicylic acid-based cleanser such as Gloss MD Clarifying Cleaser. You can also use the salicylic acid cleanser as a “mask” by allowing it to dry on your face for 20 minutes once a week. This will help to reduce excessive shine caused by oily skin.
Tip #3: Avoid harsh ingredients.
Products such as retinoids and alpha-beta hydroxy acids tend to make the skin more sensitive to the sun, so it’s a good idea to cut back on them during the summer months. Instead, use a product like Alastin Gentle Cleanser that contains ingredients to remove impurities without drying or irritating the skin.
Tip #4: Don’t forget the lips.
Did you know that even your lips can get sunburned? Even more shocking, skin cancer occurs more on the lips than most areas of the face! To protect your pretty pout, use an SPF 30 lip balm throughout the day.
Tip #5: Load up on sunscreen.
Paying special attention to SPF is important all year, but even more so during the summer months. Apply sunscreen every morning after you wash your face, and make sure to reapply every two hours (or more if you’re outside or sweating excessively) throughout the day. Check out the sunscreens offered at the Skin NV online store!
Tip #6: Invest in professional skincare treatments.
Professional skincare services such as peels, facials, and IPL laser treatments help to treat the effects of sun damage, remove brown spots, reduce fine lines, and more. Skin NV specializes in innovative, non-invasive skincare treatments administered by highly trained skincare technicians. Want to take the med spa experience home? We also offer a wide variety of medical-grade skincare products for every skin condition and skin type.
Contact our South Tampa med spa today at (813) 839-4141 to learn about our products and services or to schedule a consultation with one of our skincare experts.