Does your skincare routine melt away in the summer heat? Well don’t worry – from heat-resistant makeup to super sun protection here’s a list of strategies and solutions to keep your skin looking healthy during this warm weather season.
Your summer time beauty routine needs to be able to endure heat, humidity, chlorine and those pesky UV rays. Skin needs extra care to fight excess oil, acne induced from sweat and harmful exposure to the sun. Lounging by the pool and being beachside can dish out damage to both hair and skin so it’s time to be extra vigilant!
Less is more – during summer this old saying can apply to your skincare as well as your wardrobe! Instead of using heavy creams and lotions keep them light this time of year and avoid using heavy foundations. They can create oil problems and leave your face feeling heavy and greasy. Develop a melt-proof and sweat-proof makeup regimen. Trade your heavy foundation for a tinted moisturizer and skip the tanning salon in favor of a sexy (and safe!) bronzer. Simplify your eye routine with warm-tone eye shadows and smudged eyeliner, and waterproof mascara. Add glow to your lips and cheeks with a shimmery lip stain.
Exfoliate and smooth your face – but don’t exfoliate your skin more than once a week as this can strip away beneficial oils and can actually cause an overproduction of oil. The best way to get rid of winter skin is with regular exfoliation. Check with Caddell’s about a microdermabrasion treatment to have your face glowing in no time and with results designed to last through Labor Day!
Continue to use – cleanser, toner and moisturizer, especially if you use make-up every day. Check with a Caddell's specialist and find out which Epionce product is right for you to use during the summer. The use of a nutrient rich cream at night such as Epionce's Intensive Nourishing Cream is also beneficial as research shows that as your skin temperature rises at night the nutrients are absorbed better.
Remove Unwanted Hair – after getting one more Laser Hair Removal Treatment before you head out to the sunshine and you will find that you are growing less hair in all those areas that you want bare, because nothing can ruin the look of a clean look like ingrown hairs and stubble.
Learn how to protect skin – keep your skin safe from melanoma by making SPF part of your daily routine, rain or shine. Caddell’s recommends Epionce's Active Shield Lotion or Ultra Shield Lotion to their clients. Many people forget or don’t know that sunburn can occur even when the temperature is mild, and even on days that are cloudy or not particularly sunny. It’s key to use a sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher and broad-spectrum coverage (protection from both UVA and UVB rays). Those pesky UVA rays will take the bounce out of your skins collagen fibers and elastin coils so prevent some of the aging process and avoid strong sunlight.
According to a 2008 study published in the Archives of Dermatology, daily sunscreen application reduced "the formation of actinic keratoses, a potential precursor to skin cancer”. Make sure you use it correctly; put it on before you go out, even on cloudy days or days you’re staying indoors; put enough of it on, re-apply it during the day and don’t wipe it off. Don’t forget to apply it your scalp, hands, lips and ears as well.
Enjoy the Pool and the Beach – you can still enjoy a day at the beach without sacrificing your skin. Rinse off after swimming to help prevent chaffing, irritation and dryness. Sand and water reflect damaging rays which increase the risk of sunburn so use extra caution at the pool and beach. Using a water-resistant sunscreen like OBAGI’s Sun Guard SPF 30 every two hours when you’re swimming, sweating and toweling off help prevent sunburn and investing in a beach umbrella is always a smart idea.
If you get sunburned – treat your skin to some TLC. If it’s too late and you’ve got sunburn – treat your skin gently to help it recover as quickly as possible. You can use aloe, cool compresses and moisturizer can help cool the skin and relieve the pain. Taking frequent cool showers and baths may help as well. Soak in the water but do not use soap on burned areas as they can remove naturally occurring oils that your skin needs to heal. Wear loose, soft clothing for comfort and stay out of the sun until your skin begins to heal. Avoid caffeinated beverages to help you stay hydrated and drink plenty of water as the dangers of dehydration increase with sunburn.
Following these tips will see you looking beautiful through Labor Day and beyond – using Caddell's Laser Clinic as your beauty partner will Enhance Your BeautyTM today and for years to come.