Beat the Heat – Summer Skin Care Tips

Jun 24, 2015 | Blog, Skin Care

Scottsdale Skin CareSummer often means more time spent outdoors, sweating and exposed to the sun. As a result, your Scottsdale skin care regimen may need some adjustments. These tips will help keep your skin looking its best over the summer while protecting it from damage:

Use sunscreen

Arizona’s sunny climate adds to the area’s appeal, but it can also wreak havoc on your skin. The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause wrinkles, age spots, dry skin, and even cancer, so it’s important to protect your skin. Wearing a sunscreen daily is a good idea in any season, but your skin particularly needs protection during the summer. Look for a product with broad spectrum protection and an SPF of at least 30.

Don’t forget to moisturize

Even during summer, your skin can still get dry. You may feel sweaty, but ironically, perspiration can be drying to your skin because it contains salt. Your skin may produce more oil as a result, which can lead to breakouts. A lightweight, oil-free moisturizer will help keep your skin well hydrated.

Use a daily antioxidant serum

These serums pack a powerful punch in a small dose. Using a small amount every morning will help absorb free radicals, which can damage your skin. Serums also help provide even more protection from the sun if you use one under sunscreen.

Get regular facials

Facials help improve the appearance and texture of your skin. We’ll cleanse and lightly steam your skin, perform extractions, and end the treatment with a relaxing facial massage. We can customize your facial to suit your Scottsdale skin care needs, adding more hydration if your skin is dry from Arizona’s arid heat.

Apply a retinoid at night

A retinoid contains Vitamin A and can help treat UV damage. If you have sensitive skin, you might need a formula specifically for your skin type. It’s best to use a retinoid at night since it can make your skin more sensitive to the sun.
For more information about Scottsdale skin care this summer, schedule an appointment with North Scottsdale Laser and Skin Care Clinic.