Hot temperatures are here, with sunburns and extra sweat headed your way, skin can take a toll. Sun damage is challenging to reverse and sweat can lead to clogged pores and acne, making the summer months a skincare struggle. Below are tips on how to get your most radiant skin this summer and when to seek professional help.
Sunscreens and serums can have everlasting impacts on your skin. By penetrating to provide hydration, sun damage prevention, and wrinkle reduction, there are sunscreens and serums available in all types to address any issues you are facing with your skin.
Serums are lightweight because they are made of small molecules and therefore can soak deep into the skin. You can even load up on vitamin C through a serum which helps prevent and treat UV damage. To be introduced to the best retinol or serum for your skin type, it is important to talk to a skincare specialist to get product recommendations that will address all concerns. There are also treatments like HydraFacials that help to exfoliate and activate serums at the same time, which can be a great kick start for dull or dehydrated skin from the summer sun.
Your mom and aesthetician will always remind you about the powerful properties of a good SPF in reducing aging, sun damage and even skin cancer, and they aren’t wrong. SPF comes in many forms, from makeup products to powders to traditional sunscreen, and there are many options to fit your lifestyle. Makeup products in which SPF is added can be less effective, especially if you spend hours by the pool. It’s important to reapply for every two hours of direct sun exposure.
The sun’s rays can cause permanent and even life-threatening damage to the skin. According to The Skincare Foundation, having five or more sunburns doubles your risk for melanoma, a deadly skin cancer. Years of sun damage can also cause the skin to become wrinkly and spotted. There are few ways to reverse this, so prevention is key, but if you spend too much time in the sun, laser treatments can be your biggest asset. For example, an Active FX laser can take ten years off of your complexion in one treatment. When these types of remedies are performed, the skin becomes sensitive to the sun. That means that it’s important to stay indoors and avoid sunlight as much as possible, which is an easy task for most when it’s 120 degrees outside.
From The Inside Out
Drinking enough water should be a top priority for most Arizonans. Eating in anti-inflammatory foods with high water content like celery and watermelon can help your skin look and feel its best. Also, reaching for fresh berries that are naturally packed with antioxidants can help protect skin from the damaging effects of the sun. Staying active is also important because it increases blood flow, which means your skin cells receive more oxygen and heal faster from concerns like sunburns.
Overall, good skincare comes from a good treatment team and fueling your body properly, which is why Derma Health Skin and Laser is dedicated to providing a well-rounded approach to skincare and addressing all outside and inside factors. By taking some of the simple steps above, your skin can glow this summer while staying protected, providing you with lifelong benefits.
Written by: Dr. Maggie Husami, Medical Director at Derma Health Skin & Laser.
Dr. Maggie Husami is the Medical Director at Derma Health Skin & Laser.. Derma Health has served more than 50,000 patients at four locations in the Phoenix metropolitan area. It is ranked as a top 1% med-spa in the nation and is the No. 1 provider of dermal fillers and Botox in the Southwest. Derma Health recognizes your needs are unique, so we offer all patients free consultations to assess the treatment options available. Learn more at dhiskin.com.