Prepare Your Skin for Summer

Apr 22, 2015 | Blog

Skin CareSummertime is the perfect time to show more skin, but it also exposes you to more of the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays. These skin care tips will help you prepare for summer so that you look your best:

Remove dead skin cells by exfoliating

Dead, dry skin cells can build up on your skin, making it look dull. Exfoliating removes this buildup and makes your skin look more refreshed. As an added bonus, products like moisturizers or self-tanners will go on more smoothly and be better able to penetrate your skin after exfoliation.
Our estheticians can jumpstart this process with a microdermabrasion facial. We’ll not only exfoliate, but also use masks and enzymes that will further brighten your skin.

Keep your skin well hydrated

The arid Arizona climate combined with the summer sun can dry your skin, making it look dull and increasing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Try one of our Hydrating facials to help keep your skin smooth and moisturized. We customize each facial to meet your specific needs.

Re-evaluate your skin care products

Richer skin care products can be effective during winter months but may not be the best choice for summer. If you use oil-based foundation or creams, switch to lighter, water-based versions during the summer. It can also help to choose products that perform more than one function, such as a cream that serves as a foundation and moisturizer while also offering protection from the sun.

Take extra care with problem areas

If you have scars, the sun can lighten or darken them, making their appearance more noticeable. Make sure to use a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher all over, but particularly on any scars. You might also want to consider our Intensif Micro-Needling with Radiofrequency procedure. This safe and effective treatment precisely delivers radiofrequency into your skin, targeting areas like scars and also reducing wrinkles.