10 summer skin tips for looking and feeling your best this season
Summer in San Diego calls for weekends at the beach, on the boat, and in the pool. We know you want that sun-kissed glow, but with so much time spent outside, it’s important to protect your skin from damaging UV rays. Not only can you get a painful burn after just a few minutes of unprotected sun exposure, but going outside without SPF also accelerates the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and discoloration. In fact, the sun causes more than 90 percent of the visible changes associated with skin aging.
Luckily, you can still get a radiant summer glow without subjecting your delicate complexion to the blazing sun. In no particular order, here are 10 summer skin tips for looking and feeling your best this season:
1. Exfoliate your skin
Exfoliating removes the layer of dead skin cells, dirt, and grime from the surface of your skin. This is crucial in summer, when sunscreen and makeup mix with your sweat to clog pores and cause breakouts.
2. Use makeup with SPF
Add one less step to your morning routine by applying tinted moisturizer with built-in SPF. Touch up throughout the day with a light powder, like Bare Minerals SPF 30 Natural Sunscreen, for a nice sheer coverage.
3. Get a monthly facial
Hyperpigmentation is a direct result of sun damage, making you look years older than you really are. At Siti Med Spa, our Limelight Facial erases brown spots to reveal a more youthful appearance.
4. Keep your skin hydrated
The summer heat can cause your skin to dehydrate from the inside out, which can lead to blemishes and premature wrinkles. Keep your skin hydrated with a moisturizing masque two to three times per week.
5. Add more fruit to your diet
Treat your skin from within by upping your intake of seasonal fruit. Cantaloupe is rich in antioxidants and delivers an extra dose of moisture to the skin, resulting in a radiant complexion.
6. Drink extra water
You know you’re supposed to drink half your body weight in ounces of water every day, but shoot for a little bit more when the temperature soars. Water helps maintain moisture balance of the body and skin.
7. Apply and reapply sunscreen
If you’re not using makeup with SPF, apply a teaspoon of sunscreen to your face at least 30 minutes before going outdoors. For your body, apply one ounce (about the size of a shot glass). Reapply every two hours.
8. Prevent breakouts with a glycolic mask
A glycolic mask applied once per week can help reduce bumps caused by heat and humidity, as well as soothe skin irritated by chlorine or salt water. Look for a product with green tea and jojoba to retain the skin’s moisture.
9. Get a PRP Facial Rejuvenation treatment
At Siti Med Spa, we offer PRP to patients looking to improve wrinkles and fine lines caused by sun damage. PRP uses the healing power of your own tissue to help you grow new collagen and rejuvenate damaged skin.
10. Protect your lips
Your lip tissue is extremely delicate, and the sun can be very drying. Protect your pout by applying a rich lip balm with SPF 15 or higher and reapply regularly when outdoors. See how you can increase lip fullness and softness here.
Come to Siti Med Spa for glowing summer skin
There’s no need to expose your skin to the sun to get a gorgeous glow this summer. At Siti Med Spa in San Diego, our skin rejuvenation services are designed to reverse years of sun damage and refresh your complexion to reveal a more youthful-looking, radiant you. Give us a call at (619) 717-8484 to learn more about how we can help you reach your aesthetic goals. Your initial consultation is free!