When we think about summer, we think about days at the beach or on the lake, time spent next to our patio or pool, and long walks in the park. We don’t always think about how to make sure we are protecting our skin during all of these fun outdoor adventures, but we should!
Though being outside in the sunshine provides us with Vitamin D and helps boost our mood after a cold winter season, it’s important to remember to take the proper care to protect your skin.
Here are some tips to help you keep your skin looking healthy and beautiful as you enjoy that summer sun!
Wear Your Sunscreen
The most important tip to share is to make sure you are wearing sunscreen when you go outside. Especially in the summer months, it’s a great idea to apply sunscreen as part of your morning facial skincare routine so you are ready to go. You also want to keep sunscreen with you for reapplication as needed and/or for protecting other parts of your body from sun damage.
We recommend SkinMedica® Environmental Defense Sunscreen™ with UV ProPlex™, and you can buy it right here in our office. It is a broad spectrum SPF 50+ sunscreen that offers UVA and UVB defense. We love that it not only protects your skin from the sun’s harmful rays, but it’s also free from oil, PABA, and fragrance.
Another tip that goes along with sunscreen is to wear a hat when you are in direct sun, and for prolonged exposure, you can bring long sleeves and pants so you can cover up as needed.
Enjoy a BBL-HERO® Treatment
In the event you do get too much sun and develop sun damage spots, our newest laser treatment option may be just what you need. BBL Hero® is a non-invasive treatment that can help improve sun and age spots on your face, neck, chest, arms, legs, and more.
BBL Hero® treatments are powered by Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and its technology allows us to target treatment areas with a range of adapters and wavelengths.
The technology of the BBL Hero® enables us to perform treatments on large areas of your body in as little as 2-5 minutes. If you are needing a full-body treatment, it can usually be completed in as little as 30 minutes!
Consider a HydraFacial® Treatment
Dry skin and sun damage are two common skin concerns after too much time spent in that summer sunshine. At Aspire Plastic Surgery, we offer three options for HydraFacial® treatments:
- Platinum HydraFacial®
- Deluxe HydraFacial®
- Express HydraFacial®
Though each of these options is used for slightly different reasons, they each involve a process to remove dead skin cells and extract impurities, followed by serums to cleanse, hydrate, and moisturize your skin.
Regardless of which HydraFacial® option you choose, the procedure takes about 30 minutes, and visible results are usually enjoyed right away.
We Hope to See You Soon!
We look forward to discussing your summer skin concerns with you and creating a treatment plan to meet your needs. Schedule a consultation today!