Summer is right around the corner. Before you know it, you’ll be in your swimsuit, or getting ready for that road trip you’ve been putting off. It’s time to start planning how to take advantage of the longer days and warmer evenings. Now is the perfect time to begin prepping your #SummerVibes skin with the best summer skincare tips from the experts.
Top Summer Skin Care Tips
You’d be amazed at how easy some of these summer skin care tips are, and they don’t require you to win the lottery or perform a complete overhaul of your normal skincare routine. So, instead of wondering where all the time went once summer hits, here are ways you can achieve your best #SummerVibes possible with our top summer skin care tips.
Hydrate Hydrate Hydrate
Summer skin begins from within. You can do whatever you want on the outside, but if your inside isn’t hydrated, it will be all for not. It’s rather amazing just how much better your skin will look and feel if you stay hydrated. That extra water will improve blood flow throughout your body, improve how your body repairs cells, and it will help you avoid that dry, flaky, discolored look. It can also help improve the appearance of fine lines, that aspect alone should have you reaching for the big girl sippy cup of water! Yes, all those benefits thanks to boosting your water intake. If you’re not drinking at least 64 ounces of water a day, you need to hit that mark (minimum). It might sound like a lot, but it really isn’t. Just keep a large water bottle next to you and drink it throughout the day.
A good rule of thumb is if you’re ever thirsty, your body is already dehydrated. It also means your skin isn’t getting the kind of internal moisture it needs. So try to avoid this and keep sipping that water (just an FYI, soft drinks, coffee, and juices don’t count toward your water intake goal).
Use That SPF (Especially on your Face)
If it’s the daytime, your skin is being constantly bombarded by UV radiation. It doesn’t matter if it is a sunny, cloudy, or rainy day; if there’s sunlight, there’s sunlight causing damage to your skin. Protect your skin with a moisturizing cream that contains an SPF. Aim for at least SPF 30 and make sure you apply it throughout the day. And, if you wear it, look for a lip balm that also has SPF in it (or at least apply the SPF moisturizing cream to your lips as well).
When should I use SPF? Say it with me…” If the day ends in ‘Y’ you must apply”. Regardless of the season, use SPF every day. Note to self, it’s not just sun protection, it’s the only anti-aging tool we have in our toolbox to slow the skin from aging. Prevention now is much easier and less expensive than correction later.
Step Up Your Exfoliating Game
Exfoliating is especially important when it comes to improving your complexion. It helps wash away the dead skin, dirt, and oils, allowing your fresh, new skin to breathe. It will reduce the look of those fine lines and help cut down on that patchy look (if you have any). However, a facial scrub isn’t the only thing you should be using. There are other exfoliating products and toners such as AHA/BHA, glycolic acid, lactic acid, and other gentle exfoliating acids you may want to consider adding, especially in the summer.
You can use a gentle skin peel at home. These have a small amount of acid (typically fruit acids) that will help rid that top layer of dead skin. It isn’t as potent as what the professionals use, but it is still something you may consider using once or twice a week (be careful not to overdo it as you’ll end up damaging the new layer of skin instead of removing the old layer – that will cause a whole other issue).
Exfoliation is also a great way to prep your skin for a moisturizing mask or at-home facial. By lightly exfoliating first, your masks and moisturizers are better able to penetrate the skin rather than just lay on top of dead skin cells. Yuck! Combining these two once or twice a week is a solid way to begin stepping up your skincare game.
Talk To The Professionals
No matter what you decide to use at home, there are more powerful tools at your disposal with the help of professionals, like our staff here at The Skin Center By CPS. We have skin exfoliating products and procedures that are much more effective than the ones you would use at home. Professional dermaplaning, just to mention one way to help shed the top layer of dead skin, which will leave your skin fully prepped and ready for your facial.
There are different facial options available, all of which depend on your skin type and what kind of improvement you’d like. Whether you want a deep nourishing service, a way to tighten and tone, improve your complexion, or something else, there is a facial for you. Not sure what you should go for? Our team here is here to help. We can also customize a treatment plan best suited to get your skin ready for summer activities. It can take a few weeks for certain products to take full effect, which is why it is generally best to begin your summer skincare routine in the spring and not the beginning of the summer. Plant seeds in the spring…enjoy summer beauty all season long.
With so many options at your disposal, the best way to find out what will work best for your skin and how you can take advantage of these products before summer is in full swing, give us a call.
Begin Prepping For Your Very Best Summer Look
Now is the time to begin prepping for your very best summer look. While everything from proper hydration to protecting your skin with SPF can be done on your own, there are some other skincare techniques and services you can’t do on your own. Here at The Skin Center By CPS, we offer you the very best in personal skincare assistance. Whether you are wanting to target some specific concerns on your face such as; smoother skin under your eyes or work on patches of discoloration on your skin, we can help with all of that and so much more for you.
Don’t put off your summer skin routine too long. Before you know it, summer will be in full swing. Give us a call now, and our professional team at The Skin Center By CPS will begin working with you to develop a personalized approach just for you. Just think, with a single phone call today, you could be on your way to begin your skin health journey, prepped and ready for the best summer ever.