Everyone wants to look their best during the summer season when we’re out enjoying trips to the beach and pool. Looking and feeling great often starts with our skin. Sun damage that results from too much exposure to the Sun’s UV rays can often be one of the most obvious visible signs of aging. Taking great care of your skin is always highly recommended, but it’s especially important during the long, hot summer months. With this in mind, the skincare experts at AYA™ Medical Spa thought now would be a perfect time to answer some common questions about how to keep your skin healthy, hydrated, and looking great all summer long:
Are there skincare products with specific ingredients that can be especially helpful during the summer?
Ready to Shop
Dear Ready to Shop,
Oxidation, a process that reduces natural collagen in the skin, occurs due to exposure to the Sun’s UV rays. Antioxidants nourish the skin by reducing the effects of oxidation and keeping the skin’s cellular structure intact. We would highly advise that you make skincare products with antioxidants like vitamin C an integral part of any summer skincare regimen. For example, Vita C Serum from Auspect™ Skincare can help provide a softer, brighter complexion while fighting off oxidation and aging signs like fine lines and wrinkles.
I fear I may be experiencing sun damage. Are there any treatments you recommend that help reduce wrinkles and other premature signs of aging?
Considering my Options
Dear Considering my Options,
Cosmetic laser treatments from Sciton® like Halo™ are ideal for patients who have sun-damaged skin and a variety of skin concerns like wrinkles, dark spots, melasma, and hyperpigmentation. Halo™ Laser treatments use a hybrid fractional laser system to effectively remove layers of dead and damaged skin while stimulating natural collagen production and tightening the underlying skin from within. Other cosmetic treatments at AYA™ including our chemical peels and microneedling treatments can also help treat sun damage.
Other than undergoing cosmetic treatments and using the right skincare products, what can I do to promote good skincare at home this summer?
Willing to Try
Dear Willing to Try,
There are several things you can do at home to help your skin look and feel great this summer. The first thing is understanding that hydration is critical for skincare. It’s important to drink water throughout the day to keep your skin from getting dehydrated. Make sure to moisturize your skin daily. We also recommend taking cooler showers during the summer. Hot showers after sun exposure can actually make your skin dryer, whereas cooler water can aid your skin’s health and prevent potential breakouts.
The summer should be a season of fun, not a season of worrying about your skin. Hopefully, these tips will help you maintain the quality of your skin throughout the dog days of summer. If you have any additional questions or if you would like to schedule a complimentary skincare analysis today, please contact AYA™ Medical Spa or come in to any of our three Alpharetta or Atlanta area locations (Avalon, Phipps Plaza, Northside). Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+ for more tips, photos, updates and more.