Skin Care Tips for Fighting Oily Summer Skin

June 12, 2020

Everyone loves the summer heat. But many of us could do without the oily skin that the sunny weather brings. The good news is that there is a way to manage your oily skin during the summer, and IGBeauty’s skin care clinic in Toronto is here to help. 

skin care clinic TorontoHow to manage oily skin during the summer

When trying to understand how your skin reacts to different temperatures, it’s important to learn from professionals. Skincare clinics in Toronto like IGBeauty explain that when temperatures rise, your sebaceous glands, which are underneath your pores, start to overproduce sebum to protect your skin. Sebum is the oil your body naturally produces, which gives the appearance of an oily face. If left untreated, the excess oil can cause acne breakouts. Keep reading to find out tips to minimize oily skin during the humid months and learn about products that will help treat this condition. 

Tip #1: Switch to a mineral powder

Leave your liquid foundation in your makeup bag for the cooler months. Switching to a mineral powder is a game-changer in the humid weather.  Powder foundations lock in oil and sweat, which stop your face from looking overly “glossy.”  We recommend ZO Skin Health Sunscreen + Powder Broad-Spectrum SPF 40 by Dr. Obagi and Pro-Derm Mineral Loose Powder SPF 50, both products are mineral-based and help protect your skin from the sun. 

Tip #2: Always use a sunscreen with zinc oxide

We suggest always wearing sunscreen with zinc oxide on your face during the summer to avoid sun damage and prevent wrinkles. Sunscreens with zinc oxide dry out the oil your skin naturally creates, which is an added benefit as many sunscreens make your face look oilier. As well, the minerals act as reflectors to the sun’s rays, protecting the skin from harmful UV rays. ZO Skin Health Lightweight non-irritating mineral BROAD SPECTRUM SUNSCREEN SPF 50, Pro-Derm Daytime Fluid SPF30, and Sunscreen Lotion SPF 45 would be a great choice.

Tip #3: Exfoliate more, but do not overwash 

Exfoliating your skin will help remove dead skin cells and open up your pores. During the summer months, your pores naturally become more clogged due to the overproduction of sebum, causing more acne breakouts. We recommend using a chemical exfoliant and a physical exfoliant once a week.  Adding the extra day for exfoliation is necessary to keep your skin clean during the summer as oil slows down the shedding of your dead skin cells. Besides exfoliation, it’s great to wash your face at night and in the morning, but no more than that. Overwashing your face triggers sebum production, which is what you are trying to avoid. ZO Skin Health Exfoliating Cleanser, Complexion Renewal Pads, and Exfoliating Polish will do amazing work to your skin. All these products are medical grade and will give you beautiful results.

IGBeauty’s skincare treatments for summer skin rejuvenation 

IGBeauty skin care clinic in Toronto offers a variety of non-invasive cosmetic skin care treatments and products to rejuvenate your skin. Here are some of our favourites to help your skin feel fresh during the summer.

Deep Cleaning Facial

Treat your skin during the summer months with a deep cleansing facial. The deep cleansing facial will remove excess sebum, oil, dead skin cells, which is needed after a long humid day in the sun. The procedure includes exfoliation, extraction, mask, and ozone facial steam to boost circulation, open your pores, and moisten your skin.

Jet Peel Treatment

The Jet Peel is also known as the “lunchtime procedure,” as it is quick and effective. This treatment is a non-invasive skin resurfacing treatment to improve skin pigmentation, reduce sun damage, and fine lines, acne scars, rosacea, skin inflammation, and brinks the glow to your skin. The Jet Peel session also includes an infusion that delivers “Meso-cocktails,” with hyaluronic acid, growth factors, peptides, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, or PRP right into the dermis of the skin without any needles.

Acne Scar Treatment and Permanent Pore redaction

Microneedling with DermaStamp by Dermaroller is the perfect skin care treatment if you are looking for acne scar removal in Toronto. This acne scar treatment is minimally invasive, targeted, safe, and quickly removes scars of varying shapes, sizes, and densities, it also helps shrink pore sizes permanently. Please remember you would need to protect your skin from the sun at least 2-4 weeks after a Microneedling session.

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Beyond these treatments mentioned above, we also offer peels, laser hair removal, laser skin care treatments, and other options. Contact our specialists to learn more about our offers or visit our website to learn more about our skincare clinic in Toronto.

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