While a perfect skincare routine is important year round, here are eight fundamental skincare steps you should keep in mind as the weather gets warmer.
Our most important tip for the summer is to wear your sunscreen. Sun exposure causes fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration, premature signs of aging and puts you at a higher risk of developing skin cancer. Our team of physicians recommends mineral-based sunscreens that are SPF 30 or higher. EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 is one we recommend in the office. This Oil-free SPF helps calm and protect sensitive skin and fits all skin types, even acne prone skin. It is lightweight and silky and may be worn with makeup or alone. You can purchase this product at any of our clinic locations. It’s also important to note that sunscreen needs to be reapplied about every 2 hours. So, pack extra sunscreen in your bags when spending long summer days outdoors.
Use a Vitamin C Serum
Vitamin C helps treat and prevent hyperpigmentation from sun damage. It is also known to improve the appearance of fine lines and can help with collagen production.Our team of physicians recommends the ZO Skin Health’s Daily Power Defense. This advanced serum is clinically proven to strengthen the skin’s protective barrier while defending against environmental stressors and premature signs of aging. ZO Daily Power Defense can be purchased at our Lake Oswego location. We recommend layering a few drops on your skin in the morning after cleansing, followed by moisturizer and SPF.
Schedule a Summertime Facials
Consider treating yourself this summer with hydrating, non-invasive facial treatments. A Hydrafacial is one of the most effective, non-invasive skin resurfacing treatments available today. It combines cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration, and antioxidant protection that removes dead skin cells and impurities while simultaneously delivering moisturizing serums into the skin. The best part is there is no downtime. You can expect to leave our office with a clean, radiant glow. Schedule your hydrafacial at our Lake Oswego location here.
Lighten up on the Makeup Application
In the hot summer months, try to wear makeup that is not going to occlude your skin. The combination of makeup and sweat can be clogging your pores. Take a close look at your makeup product labels and only keep those that are not formulated with non pore clogging ingredients. Consider purchasing a tinted moisturizer with at least SPF 30. Tinted moisturizers give your skin a beautiful glow coverage while also keeping it protected. We like to recommend the Tinted EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46. You can purchase this product at any of our locations.
All that sunscreen, makeup, and sweat can cause your pores to clog. Exfoliation is a great technique to remove dead skin cells, unclog pores and reduce blemishes. Try the ZO Skin Health Exfoliating polish or the Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser. Both products gently remove dead skin cells to instantly reveal smoother, softer, and glowing skin. You can purchase these products at our Lake Oswego location. Be careful not to over exfoliate. Consider exfoliating once a week. Too much exfoliation can damage the skin and cause more irritation.
Fake Tan > Real Tan
In the summertime, it’s tempting to want that sun-kissed glow. Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a healthy tan. Being tan is a result of sun damage. The darkening of the skin is actually a response to UV radiation causing damage to your skin cells. Consider using a sunless self-tanner to give you that bronzed summer look.
Wear Sun Protective Clothing
Another effective form of protecting yourself from the sun is wearing sun-protective clothing. The more skin your outfit covers, the better your protection. Choose hats, long-sleeved shirts, and long pants/skirts whenever possible. Sun-protective clothing is the simplest way to stay safe; unlike sunscreen, you never need to reapply!
Monday June 27, 2022