Skincare Tips for Warm Summer Months
The weather is getting warmer, and that means a change in your skin – and the skincare routine you use to care for it. With more sun exposure and no more indoor heating, it’s important to switch up both the products you use and the routine itself to get the healthiest skin possible.
Go lightweight. During the winter, it’s important to use heavy creams because your skin needs to retain more moisture. But sweat from the summer heat and lots of water from dips in the pool or at the beach means that a lighter touch is in order. For the summer months, switch to lighter lotions and foaming cleansers to get the job done.
Keep on moisturizing. Just because your products are lighter doesn’t mean that you need to back off from hydrating your skin. Moisture is what keeps your skin cells healthy and vitalized, helping to stimulate collagen production for firm, smooth skin. Keep using a moisturizer regularly – and be sure it’s a professional product that’s formulated for your skin type.
Always use sunscreen. A product with an SFP of 30 or more is ideal, and it’s even better if it’s a moisturizer as well as a sunscreen. Even on cloudy days, exposure to the hot summer sun can dry out your skin and cause damage, so it’s important to protect your skin from those damaging UV rays.
Hydrate from the inside. Your skin as well as other organs need water to function properly, so drinking water regularly can help your skin feel softer and even give you more energy. Try to drink eight to ten 8-ounce glasses of water each day, especially on days when you’re out having fun in the sun.
Incorporate professional facial treatments. In addition to your at-home skincare routine, summer is the best time to start a new healthy habit – regular skin care treatments from a professional salon. The estheticians at The Full Spectrum can assess your skin’s needs and help you decide which professional facial treatment will work best for you. We provide a broad range of professional skincare treatments such as botanical skin resurfacing, hydro peptide facial, Aveda You Dew hydrating facial, and much more.
Need a professional facial treatment to give you soft, healthy summer skin? Make an appointment today at The Full Spectrum Hair Salon and our expert estheticians will help you get the right treatment for your skin’s needs. You can find us at 305 E Farm to Market Rd 544, #911 in Murphy, or call 972.509.1565 to book your professional facial treatment appointment. To manage appointments from your mobile device, download our free app on iTunes or Google Play.