While everyone here at AYA™ are all certainly thrilled that springtime is here again, the changing seasons call for an update of your skincare routine. Skin is sensitive and can be affected by the newly warmer conditions. Your skin will likely react differently to the heat and humidity in the coming months than it did during the cool, dry winter. With that in mind, whether you need cosmetic laser treatments or just some new, lighter skincare products and treatments to help your skin properly adjust, AYA™ has got you covered. So without further ado, here are our recommendations for how to keep your skin smooth, healthy and hydrated all throughout the spring:
I know wearing sunscreen is recommended year-round, but does the strength of the sunscreen matter depending on the season?
Fearing the Burn
Dear Fearing the Burn,
It’s true that SPF protection is recommended year-round, even through the winter months. It’s also true that UV rays, the ones you don’t necessarily see or feel, are stronger as the weather grows hotter and the spring and summer months require even more protection to prevent skin damage. While using a moisturizer with an SPF 30 is fine for winter, we recommend a sunscreen with at least SPF 50 like EltaMD® UV Sport 50 to truly protect your skin as the weather heats up.
Is there a certain time or season when starting laser hair removal treatments makes the most sense?
Ready to Shed
Dear Ready to Shed,
It’s common for women to pay less attention to their body hair during the winter months. If this is true for you, early spring can be the perfect time to consider laser hair removal at AYA™. We use the Candela GentleMAX™ laser to remove unwanted hair in several areas including the face, legs, arms, back, underarms, chest, and bikini area. For laser hair removal patients, we also recommend using an exfoliating scrub before your treatments to help ensure the best results possible from your laser hair removal.
During the spring when my skin is generally more hydrated than during winter, is exfoliating as important for my skin?
Just Curious Priorities
Dear Just Curious,
After winter when our skin is typically at its driest and flakiest, exfoliation is more important than ever. Spring is the perfect time to exfoliate due to the larger amount of skin cells that build up during the winter when our skin is less hydrated. You can effectively exfoliate at home with a product like the Revision® Skincare Exfoliating Facial Rinse. This facial rinse is able to wipe away layers of dead skin and helps your moisturizer penetrate deeper to promote even healthier, more hydrated facial skin.
We hope this was helpful. If you have any questions of your own about our spring skincare tips or how AYA™ can help, don’t hesitate to schedule a complimentary skincare analysis today. To schedule your skincare analysis, please contact AYA™ Medical Spa or come in to any of our three Alpharetta or Atlanta area locations (Avalon, Phipps Plaza, Northside). You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ for more tips, updates and info on all of our upcoming events.