We are full swing into Summer! And for most of us that means pool parties, vacations, and barbecues. It’s a great time to review and change our skin care routine to protect us from all the extra time we’ll be spending outdoors in the sun. Summer comes with skin care challenges and it’s important now more than ever to customize our skin care routine to help us look and feel our best.
First up, it’s time to switch up your cleanser! If you’re still using a deep-moisturizing cleanser, it’s time to switch. During the heat and humidity of summer, a heavy cleanser can bog down your skin and leave it looking greasy. Instead, swap your old cleanser for a lighter, foaming solution that can handle the extra oil and product on summer skin. Our favorite summer time cleansers include iS Clinical Cleansing Complex and Jan Marini C- esta Cleansing Gel.
Next, make sure you’re applying a vitamin C Serum during the day. The antioxidant properties of vitamin C and it’s role in collagen synthesis make it a vital molecule for skin health. Topical ascorbic acid has beneficial effects on skin cells, and some studies have shown that vitamin C may help prevent and treat ultraviolet (UV)-induced photo damage. If I could bathe in Vitamin C , I would! Some of our favorite Vitamin C’s for summer protection are Obagi 15% Vitamin C Serum and Jan Marini C Esta Serum.
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Stay Hydrated! It’s impossible for your skin to look its best if you don’t care for it from the inside out. While it’s important to stay hydrated any time of the year, you may need to increase your water intake significantly during the summer. If you want your skin to stay beautiful all season long, don’t neglect water – it’s the simplest beauty treatment around, and the one that will help you both look and feel your best.
Protect your Skin! The amount of sun your skin is exposed to during the summer months increases greatly. Most of us know to apply SPF when we head outside, but did you realize that you need to re-apply every 2 hours? And even more frequently if you’re going to be sweating or swimming! This is SUPER important!
The sun causes 80% of the signs of extrinsic aging, and melanoma does not discriminate! We personally love Sunscreen and here at Kaizen. We have options for everyone. We have physical SPF’s from Obagi, iS Clinical, and Jan Marini. Some of them are tinted to give you a beautiful glow and are great for light coverage. We also offer Color science SPF powders for those that are looking for more coverage.
Come on in and we’ll discuss your goals and skin type to get you the best SPF for you. Whatever products we choose, the most important thing is to protect your skin as much as possible from the damaging effects of UV Rays.
We hope these tips have made it easier for you to care for your summer skin. While changing your skin care routine might seem intimidating at first, don’t worry. A few small changes can have a big impact on the way that your skin looks and feels. Just like any new routine it will take some getting used to, but you’ll soon get into the swing of it – and your skin will thank you.
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At Kaizen MediSpa, we are pleased to provide Bethesda, MD area patients with non-surgical solutions to problems such as submental fullness. We welcome potential patients into our practice by calling for a consultation visit at 240-428-6800. Our facility, located at 7505 Democracy Boulevard, Ste A-113, Bethesda, MD is conveniently located to assist the community with their medical and cosmetic concerns.