Our Best Skin Care Tips for Summer

Caring for your skin requires year-round attention. However, the summer sun can do a number on your skin, especially if you’re not taking care of it properly.

Aesthetics specialist Susan J. Seman, DO, FACOS provides customized skincare services that focus on enhancing the natural health and appearance of your skin. Dr. Seman also offers anti-aging treatments that can help you retain your youthful looks and skin vitality.

To keep your skin healthy and well-protected during the summer months, Dr. Seman offers the following advice.

Keep cleansing and moisturizing your skin

It can be easy to ignore your usual skincare routine during the summer months. But, if you want to maintain healthy-looking skin all year long, you need to stick to a consistent routine for cleansing and moisturizing your skin.

During the summer months, you can make some changes to your usual routine by using lighter products that work well in the heat and humidity. Instead of a heavy cream cleanser, swap it out for a lighter option, such as liquid or foam cleanser. And try to do the following:

Always use sunscreen

To prevent skin damage and premature aging, it’s important that you use a high-quality sunscreen daily, especially in the hot summer months. The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can increase your risk for sunburn, skin cancer, wrinkles, and lines.

There are many products available on the market today that combine the benefits of a UV-protective sunscreen with a light moisturizer to keep your skin healthy and hydrated.

Opt for a sunscreen with at least a 30 SPF (sun protection factor), and make sure to reapply it throughout the day, especially after sweating and swimming.

Also, make sure to apply lip balm that contains SFP, so you can make sure your lips stay protected and don’t dry out.

Try a vitamin C-based serum

Skincare products that contain vitamin C can help you fight fine lines and prevent hyperpigmentation. Vitamin C is also essential for boosting your body’s own collagen production.

Dr. Seman offers products from Jan Marini Skin Research® that contain vitamin C to protect and rejuvenate your skin throughout the summer.

Hydrate from the inside out

Not only should you keep your skin moisturized on the outside, you should also hydrate it from the inside by drinking plenty of water.

A minimum of eight glasses a day can help keep your body and skin in great shape. You can also apply Zo® Skin Health hydrators, a lightweight cream that can help hydrate your skin and minimize redness.

Cool down your showers

Spending time in the sun can dry out your skin. Combining sun exposure with a hot shower can cause even more damage. Taking cool showers can help bring down your body temperature, clear your skin, and prevent acne breakouts.

Use an exfoliator

Exfoliating your skin throughout the summer is an easy way to slough off dead, dry skin to keep you looking fresh and healthy. A good shower scrub can get the job done. Follow up by applying a high-quality moisturizer just after drying off to protect your skin.

Take the itch out of bug bites

Scratching itchy bug bites can leave you with scars. Keep an over-the-counter anti-itch cream or spray handy to take away the itch and reduce your need to scratch.

To learn more about protecting and enhancing your skin, book an appointment online or over the phone with Susan J. Seman, DO, FACOS, today.

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