Are You Moisturizing Enough During the Summer?

It’s tempting to believe that summer humidity precludes the daily use of moisturizer, but nothing could be further from the truth.  Your skin needs to be cared for during every season of the year.  It also needs an effective barrier between it and the elements, including the sun.

Your skin needs a lot of support during the summer, so vigilant skin care should be part of your summer beauty regimen.

Some believe that hot weather means we should skip moisturizer in favor of sunscreen, but the cosmetics market is full of excellent moisturizers which have sunscreen built right in.  Why not kill two birds with one stone?

This post offers some guidelines about applying summer moisturizer, what to do and what not to do to keep your skin looking it’s best.

Summer has its challenges.

One of summer’s most pressing challenges for your skin is air conditioning.  Nothing can dry it out more quickly than interior HVAC.  As in winter, when heating can rob your skin of necessary moisture, summer air conditioning demands that you take care.

Sweat is another challenge.  You may believe moisturizer will be lost as you sweat, but allowing it to absorb prior to putting on makeup will really help.  A helpful item you can keep with you to use throughout the day, is a humidifying atomizer of purified water.  Because sweat contains salt, it can lead to excessive dryness.  Using an atomizer will help with that.

Last, but certainly not least, is the sun.  We all love it.  We welcome it with open arms, but your skin needs to be moisturized against the sun’s ability to dry it out and cause sun damage.  Choosing a moisturizer with a sunscreen built in is the best way to defend your skin.

What else can you do?

One of the most important actions you can take to protect your skin during the summer is drinking adequate water.  Your body needs to be continually replenished with this vital natural resource.  That’s especially true when the going gets hot.

Washing your face before retiring is another step you should never skip.  The sweat which has dried on your face over the course of the day can rob it of needed humidity.

Gently exfoliating and cleansing your skin of the day’s sweat and ambient pollutants prepares it for your nightly moisturizer, allowing it to retain humidity as you sleep and your skin is in a healing cycle.

Talk to a pro.

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If you’re concerned about your skin’s health and whether you’ve been moisturizing enough during the summer, our technicians can guide you toward effective solutions.

From moisture delivery to sun damage repair, we’re professionals with a strong command of the most leading edge aesthetics advances on the market.  Contact us to book a consultation.  You deserve to look your best!