During the Summer Season the skin care requires more attention and care and the client have to do their fair share of home care to keep their skin looking healthy and glowing. Sun protection, professional facials and a good home skin care regimen are your best defense against the sun and the summer heat.
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The summer heat and UV exposure from the sun make intensive damage to your skin and also changes the rate of oil production on the skin, leading to more clogged pores and inflammation. Keeping up with your professional facial treatments ensures that you are giving yourself the added protection and also helping your skin rebalance and hydrate to its natural state.
Load up on Topical and Internal Antioxidants
The sun contains damaging free radicals, which perpetuate aging. Using antioxidants topically (serums and moisturizers) and internally by eating sweet potatoes, berries, tomatoes, spinach and vitamin C supplements will give your body the defense it needs.
Sunscreen is you Best Friend
Even if you don’t expose your skin to the sun, 78% of all sun damage is from incidental exposure (like driving, walking). In fact, most of the aging on your hands (sun spots and wrinkles) is from driving in the car. Apply a moisturizer and a hand cream that contains a minimum SPF #15 sun block (#30 for those with more exposure) every morning. The key to protecting your skin is to generously reapply sunscreen every 2 hours. Sunscreen wears off, sweats off and rinses off, so reapply every hour if you are out in the sun.
Use Cold Yogurt for Sunburn
A common misconception about soothing sunburn is applying tons of lotion (especially aloe-based lotions) in an effort to keep your skin moist. The truth is lotion applied to sunburned skin traps heat (which keeps your skin red longer). Apply cold yogurt to remove the heat, let dry for 20 minutes and rinse, repeating every hour.
Store Your Products in the Refrigerator
If you have redness or Rosacea your skin probably looks red and irritated more so in the summer. Keep your products in the refrigerator and when you use them they’ll feel refreshing while the coldness will reduce the dilation of the capillaries and reduce redness.
Confused about which skin care products are right for you and your skin? Call us @ 905-791-9800 to get all your answers.