While summer mainly consists of sunshine, fun, and hanging with friends - we still need to take care of our skin. Many think of skincare when it comes to winter and dry skin; however, summer brings on different skin care concerns. Overexposure to the sun can lead to burnt skin, peeling, or give the appearance of an overly oily face with dry patchy spots. Hot and humid weather causes your pores to open, allowing more bacteria dirt and oil in, causing pimples, acne, and blemishes to appear on your face. The skin care clinic experts at IGBeauty have compiled a list of skincare tips to keep your skin glowing and healthy during the summertime.
Here Are 6 Tips To Keep Your Skin Fresh This Summer
1. Always Wash Your Face
The sun's heat and humid weather can cause you to sweat more and produce more sebum, creating more oil and bacteria on your face. Exposure to outdoor and indoor pollutants can dull your skin and leave it looking dull or full of acne. Use a face wash that focuses on removing excess oil and bacteria from your skin. We recommend ZO Skin Health Exfoliation cleanser by Dr. Obagi.
We recommend exfoliating once or twice a week depending on the severity of your acne or oily skin. Don’t forget - you can exfoliate your whole body. Exfoliating will help remove dead skin cells, unclog your pores, and let your skin breathe. ZO Skin Health Complexion Renewal pads and Exfoliating polish are amazing exfoliation products.
3. Keep Your Skin Hydrated
The sun naturally dries out your skin, so you need to regularly drink water, and keep hydrated to keep a healthy glow. As well, we suggest rejuvenating your skin with a light, non-greasy moisturizer daily. Try out a hydrating mask and apply the mask at night. Use this a few times per week, and you will start to rehydrate and repair your damaged skin. We also recommend trying Jet Peel with Hyaluronic acid infusion at IGBeauty Laser & Skin Clinic
4. Get A Jet Peel Treatment
IgBeauty provides a non-invasive and painless jet peel treatment at their skin care clinic. This treatment is perfect after long sun exposure as it helps improve the texture, tone, and overall appearance of your skin. This treatment starts by exfoliating the skin, while also oxygenating, hydrating, and moisturizing it at the same time to remove any extra or dead skin.
5. Get a Facial at a Clinic
Treat your face with some TLC this summer. Opt for a deep cleansing facial or an acne specific facial to unclog your pores, moisturize your skin, and minimize the appearance of blemishes. Have you lost your healthy glow? Opt for a multi-vitamin facial with a blend of vitamin C, A, beta hydroxy acids, and highly-active alpha acids to boost your skin’s tone, texture, and elasticity. Or turn aging skin back in time with an anti-aging facial.
6. Wear Sunscreen
Always practice safe skin care in the sun and wear your sunscreen. Don’t just apply sunscreen on your face - apply sunscreen on any areas directly exposed to the sun. We recommend using at least SPF 30 and grater with UVA and UVB protection physical filters to save your skin from the sun’s powerful UV and UVB rays. To reduce early signs of aging and wrinkles, wear a brimmed hat, sit in the shade, or reduce your time in the sun during peak hours. And don’t forget to reapply sunscreen every few hours for proper protection. Our favourite physical protection sunscreens are ZO Skin Health Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 50, ZO Sunscreen and Powder Broad SPF 40 and Alyria Sunscreen Lotion SPF 45.
Book a consultation with IGBeauty Laser Clinic and Rejuvenate Your Summer Skin
Visit IGBeauty Laser and skin care clinic in Toronto for a personalized consultation. Let us work with you to find the perfect solution to bring your skin back to life, with laser scar removal, facials, and improve your skin’s hydration.