Gearing Up for Summer: Skin Care Essentials
The summer is upon us, which means it’s time to plan a getaway or a next-level staycation. It’s also worth planning a summertime skin care routine. A little bit of common sense this summer could protect you from lines, wrinkles, and age spots down the road.
While Dr. Mark A. Deuber offers laser skin care treatments for these problems at this Dallas, TX plastic surgery center, prevention is always going to be the best medicine. With that in mind, below are some skin care essentials for the summer. Be sure to get these items ready before you soak up the sun.
Sunblock for the Face and the Body
Sunblock is essential when you’re out in the sun for long periods of time. An SPF 30 sunblock should be sufficient to protect your skin from the harmful UVA rays (responsible for tanning and wrinkles) and UVB rays (responsible for sunburn and skin cancer).
Since the skin of your face is more delicate than the skin of the rest of your body, it’s a good idea to invest in a separate sunblock specifically formulated for your face.
A zinc oxide sunblock for the nose and cheeks offers great protection on some of the most exposed parts of the face. It takes more to wash off than traditional sunblock, and it can look cute when you’re at the beach or on a long hike.
SPF Lip Balm
Most people remember to pick up lip balm but they forget to protect their lips from the sun during the summer. It’s a good idea to use a lip moisturizer that has an SPF factor just to be on the safe side.
After-Sun Spray Mist
If you’ve been out in a sun for a long time, it’s a good idea to offer your skin some relief. Consider an aloe-based after-sun spray. A little misting can help soothe your skin and prevent sun damage that your sunblock might have missed.
You’ve gotten back from a long day at the beach or hiking. Now it’s time to clean your face. A gentle skin cleanser is just what you need to remove sunblock, creams, and makeup and give your skin a refreshed and clean feel.
Gentle Body Scrub
To help unclog pores and clean off sunblock from the rest of your body, be sure to find a gentle body scrub. You’ll exfoliate your skin while replenishing and cleaning it at the same time.
Lotions and Moisturizers
To keep your skin healthy and moist through the summer, proper moisturizing will be essential. Find a lightweight lotion or body cream to apply after showers and baths, and make sure to find a good facial moisturizer as well.
Overnight Facial Creams
To help keep your face moisturized and glowing all summer long, an overnight cream or mask is ideal. There are many different formulas out there that can hydrate and firm up your skin while also fighting the appearance of wrinkles.
We’ve talked about the face and the body quite a bit but have neglected the hands. Using hand cream during the summer can work wonders. Your hands will be soft all summer long, and also protected from the sun thanks to the sunblock you’ve been using.
A Pair of Sunglasses
We’ve gone from essential product to a summertime necessity. If you’re out in the sun, be sure to protect your eyes from the harmful UV rays. Sunglasses with help prevent fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and can also protect you from developing cataracts.
A Hat with a Brim
Whether it’s a chic Panama hat, a fashionable floppy hat, or a simple baseball cap, a hat with a brim will shade your face from the sun. This offers another layer of protection from UV rays this summer, and could be an essential accessory wherever you go.
Learn More About Protecting Your Skin
For more information about improving the texture, appearance, and health of your skin during the summer, contact a skilled cosmetic plastic surgeon. The team at our Dallas surgery and skin rejuvenation center is here to help.
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