12 Jul Expert-Approved Skincare Tips for Summer
As much as we love the warmer months, summer is not always kind to our skin. The hot weather can cause all sorts of skin problems—from sunburn and dehydration to acne breakouts.
And with so many reasons for our skin to act out, from sun exposure to sweat to chlorine, it can be hard to keep up with an effective skincare routine.
So we checked with the experts here at D&M Treatments and they shared their best tips for keeping skin healthy and happy all summer long. Whether your goal is to get rid of acne, get rid of sun damage, or just keep your skin hydrated, we’ve got you covered.
Summer Skincare Guide
Calgary may not be known for its beach weather, but that doesn’t mean we don’t spend time outdoors during the summer. In fact, when the temperature rises, you can bet we’re all flocking to the nearest park or patio.
And while enjoying the great outdoors is one of the best parts of summer, it can also take a toll on our skin. So before you head out to enjoy the sun, make sure you’re prepared with these expert-approved skincare tips.
1. Sunscreen Is a Must
Anyone and everyone in the beauty and health industry will tell you that sunscreen is a must, no matter what time of year it is. But it’s especially important in the summer when we’re spending more time outdoors and exposing our skin to the harmful UV rays of the sun.
Causing everything from sunburn and tanning to long-term damage like wrinkles and age spots, the sun is one of the biggest enemies of our skin.
So before you head outdoors, make sure you’re applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. And don’t forget to reapply every two hours, or more often if you’re swimming or sweating.
2. Wash Your Face Daily
It might seem like a no-brainer, but washing your face is one of the most important steps in any skincare routine.
Washing your face on a regular basis helps you get rid of oil and bacteria that have been lingering on your skin for a day. You can use a hydrating facial cleanser that contains ingredients that aren’t too harsh so it won’t strip off your face’s natural moisture.
Additionally, you can add exfoliation to your routine a few times a week. This step can remove those dead skin cells from your face. Or if you really want to step up your cleansing game, consider dermaplaning. Not only can this help get rid of the outermost layer of dead skin cells, but it can also help remove any peach fuzz on your face. Our facial salon here in Calgary offers dermaplaning services that will leave your skin feeling smooth and looking radiant.
3. Keep Everything Lightweight
Calgary‘s humid summer weather can make your skin feel extra greasy. So whether it’s your makeup or the layers of skincare products you’re using, make sure they’re all lightweight.
You can achieve a dewy and natural-looking makeup look by using tinted moisturizers or BB creams instead of foundation. And when it comes to your skincare routine, consider using gel-based products such as serums, essence, and light lotions.
4. Stay Hydrated
This one is important all year round, but it’s especially crucial in the summer when we’re sweating more and losing water through our skin.
You see, when you’re hydrated, your skin is better able to protect itself from the sun, fight off acne-causing bacteria, and stay plump and supple.
So make sure you’re drinking plenty of water throughout the day to stay hydrated from the inside out. And don’t forget to apply a hydrating moisturizer to your skin morning and night.
For an extra boost of hydration, you can also enjoy a Hydrating Facial at our Calgary salon. This facial is perfect for summer as it uses a variety of products and techniques to deeply hydrate the skin.
5. Go For A Facial
Speaking of facials, there’s no better time to enjoy one than in the summer.
Not only can a facial help improve the overall appearance of your skin, but it can also help address specific concerns you may have. These include:
- Reducing the appearance of fine lines
- Hydrating your skin
- Treating oily or acne-prone skin
- Brightening your skin
Overall, a simple facial at our beauty salon in Calgary could already take your skincare routine to a higher level. Learn more about our services here.
6. Get a Massage
This may not seem directly related, but hear us out.
A massage can help improve your skin’s appearance by boosting circulation and aiding in lymphatic drainage.
And when your lymph nodes are clear, they’re better able to do their job of flushing out toxins from your body. As a result, you’re left with healthier and brighter-looking skin.
If you want to put this expert recommendation to the test, try out any of our massage therapy services here at D&M Treatments. Not only can you address any muscle tension you may be feeling, but you can also enjoy all the benefits we just mentioned.
Enjoy Healthy, Glowing Skin This Summer
The sun, heat, and humidity of summer can be tough on our skin. But by following these simple tips, you can enjoy healthy and glowing skin all season long.
For expert skincare advice tailored to your specific needs, book a consultation here at D&M Treatments. Our team of experienced estheticians would be more than happy to help you achieve your skincare goals.