THE SKIN YOU’RE IN
Protecting Your Skin In The Hot City Summer.
Living in the city has its perks, but in the heat of the summer it can get extremely hot and humid. Mix that with the city smog and pollution and it can really take its toll on your precious skin. That’s why it is always important to make sure you are taking care of your skin, a great skin care routine can save you money in the long run and it can also prolong the need for intervention and extend the life of any dermal fillers or botox you’ve already received or plan to receive.
The number one rule of summer time skin care is always sunscreen! You want to make sure you’re protecting your skin from UV rays which can cause premature aging, sun spots and in some cases even skin cancer. Now, there are plenty of natural sunscreens without all the added filler ingredients so you can find options that best suit your skin type. Another great way to protect your skin even further is by wearing hats with wide brims and oversized sunglasses to protect the delicate eye area.
Exfoliate! Especially if you’re partial to self tanners or body oils, these products can build up on the skin and in combination with your sweat from the summer heat, can make for a lovely concoction of sweat and city dirt, so you’ll want to deep clean your pores. Exfoliate with a gentle scrub with very fine granules, especially for your face, you don’t want to damage your skin, and always use cool to lukewarm water in the summer. Hot water will dry your skin out even more with added sun exposure, cooler water will also assist with minimizing breakouts on the face and back.
Lastly, don’t forget your lips! It’s easy to neglect this area, but especially if you have recently had lip enhancements you’ll want to pay extra special attention to them. Hyaluronic acid fillers can add plumpness and hydration to the lips however, it’s great to support dermal fillers with a hydrating skin care routine. Protect your lips from the sun, the skin on the lips is quite thin and can get easily be sun damaged and dehydrated. Get yourself a great SPF chapstick to make sure your lips are protected and hydrated, this will also prolong the appearance of wrinkles around the lip lines.
While dermal fillers and botox create dramatic results that can’t be compared to any skin care product, it’s always a good idea to support your procedures with a great skin care routine that keeps your skin looking its best and protects it from the harsh summer sun and city smog. Speak with a professional licensed nurse about the best supportive treatment for your skin here.