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Summer Skincare Tips

Summer months can be the hardest on your skin. Between the heat, the changes in humidity, and the exposure to the sun, it seems like your skin can’t catch a break. At GLOW Surgical Arts, we have some tips we want to share to keep your skin healthy in the summer months.

How does skin get damaged in the summer?

Skin damage can be caused by lots of things, but sunlight is a culprit that becomes the most destructive in the summer. Sunlight can cause a multitude of issues such as dry skin, sunburn, actinic keratosis, and collagen destruction—all of which cause premature aging. Bumps, discoloration, flaking, and wrinkly skin are all side effects of sun damage. The heat can also change your skin's moisture and natural oil levels in the summer. Not to mention, many people forget to provide extra care to their skin during the summer. Instead, they stick with the same old routines that will not protect their skin.

How to protect your skin in the summertime

Protecting your skin in the summer months means four things.

First, you should make sure the cleanser you're using in the summer is compensating for the oil production changes you're experiencing.

Second, cut out the harder ingredients. Products with retinoids and alpha hydroxy acids can make your skin more sensitive in the sun.

Third, don’t forget lip care. Lips need protection and moisture during the summer, just like the rest of your skin.

Lastly, SPF protection is key. In fact, this is the most important step. You can find UV ray protection chapsticks, BB creams, moisturizers, and lotions if you don't want to apply a heavy sunblock every day, but we can't stress enough how crucial this is. If you don't follow any of these steps, your skin will not maintain its healthy beautiful glow.

Undoing skin damage

By the time you are seeing the damage that unprotected skin suffers during the summer, it's too late. You don’t know how you did it, but it needs to be fixed. Don't worry. GLOW Surgical Arts and Medical Spa offers an innovate and unique selection of non-invasive treatments. Our options for treating sun-damaged, prematurely aged, discolored or rough textured skin without surgery include:

  • Microneedling: for wrinkles and sun-damaged skin
  • Laser treatments: for discoloration and reducing the prominence of fine lines
  • Injectables: for smoothing wrinkled skin
  • Micro-resurfacing: for flaking skin and wrinkles
  • Facials: for smoothing rough skin texture
  • Plasma Pen: for non-surgical skin tightening
  • A chemical peel also can be a great choice for treating skin damage, in general.

Redwood City Skin Care Professionals

Summer may bring out the beach babe in you, or it may bring out the yard worker. No matter what side of you that summer lets loose, your skin should feel its best in every season. Why not have your skin feel and look good? Being healthy, both mentally and physically, is our goal for you. The professionals at GLOW Surgical Arts and Medical Spa are here to help you achieve these goals. Contact your Bay Area cosmetic surgeons, Dr. Paul Gorman, and Dr. Renee Marshall, today if you live in the Redwood City, CA and San Francisco Bay Area. Schedule an appointment with us at (650) 241-2209 to discuss your summer or post-summer skin care options.

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