Well, it’s officially summertime here in Texas! All of the pool parties, cookouts, and vacations come equipped with one of your skin’s greatest enemies: the sun! While the sunshine is beautiful, it’s UV rays can be detrimental to the health of your skin. Yes, we need Vitamin D in moderation, but constant sun exposure can lead to sunburns, premature aging, and even skin cancer. Almost everyone’s first and only instinct is to slather on sunscreen before heading out in a flurry of floaties and flip flops. However, there are some other products and techniques you should use to protect your skin.
Use lightweight formulas. Sunscreen is an essential product in the summer, but many people complain about the heaviness a sunscreen can produce when layered with moisturizer, foundation, etc. Choose a lightweight moisturizer with SPF and use it as a one-step way to moisturize and protect your face.
Maintain an even tone. Repeated sun exposure causes our skin to darken and fade over and over again. In the long-term, this can cause wrinkles and hyper-pigmentation. You can counteract these damaging effects by using a gentle facial toner after your cleanser, like Rejuvenative Toner from our online shop.
Prevent free radical damage. While skin care products are critical in maintaining healthy skin, other factors of your lifestyle can impact your skin. To avoid free radical damage, make sure to include antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables in your diet. To boost the benefits of these foods, use topical serums that are high in Vitamin C to nourish your skin with even more antioxidants.
Detoxify weekly. Increased heat almost always means increased perspiration. Sweat can cause toxins to build up in your pores and on the surface of your skin. Keep your skin clear by implementing a regular detoxification routine. We recommend a weekly detoxifying mask to strip your skin of impurities and keep your complexion clear and bright.
Avoid regular exfoliation. Now, let’s not ignore the importance of exfoliating to slough off layers of dead skin and dirt! While exfoliation is necessary, it may be wise to reduce your exfoliating regimen during the summer months. In a way, the top layers of dead or dull skin protect your healthy skin from the sun! By exfoliating less often, you are providing your skin with natural, effortless sun protection.
The skin care professionals at Le Beau Visage would love to work with you to find a customized regimen that works best for your skin. If you have any questions about skin care, give us a call today (214) 705-7676 and schedule a consultation or visit us online at http://lebeauvisagemedicalspa.com/.
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