It’s time to go out and enjoy all the summer activities our beautiful state has to offer. And while you’re out enjoying the natural beauty, you’re sure to want to keep your skin looking equally great with a summer skincare routine! And Skinbetter Science products are a good place to start. We can offer them to you right here in the clinic.
But first, why do you need a summer skincare routine to keep your skin healthy and glowing?
There’s nothing like feeling those first rays of summer sunshine after our long Colorado winters. But once summer hits, so do UV rays, hot temperatures, and air conditioning. All of which can damage your skin, causing wrinkles, sun spots, and even cancer. Here’s why.
Your skin and heat
Hot weather increases the amount of water your body loses and can lead to dehydration. Dehydrated skin may feel irritated and appear red and dry. Summer heat and activities also lead to more sweat, oil, and increased skin cell production. Dead skin cells plus excess oil and sweat equals acne breakout.
Your skin and UV rays from the sun
Sun can damage your skin’s moisture barrier, leading to dryness, lost elasticity, and even premature aging. Even if you don’t feel hot, the sun’s rays can still damage your skin. Sun damage can even occur from sitting next to a sunny window. Hanging out at the lake or on the river can doubly damage your skin because damaging UV rays bounce off the water and back onto your skin.
Would you have guessed that air conditioning can negatively affect your skin? Air conditioning slowly but surely leaches the moisture out of your skin, leaving it dry and itchy. And the more time you spend in air conditioning, the less effective your body also becomes at producing sweat – which can lead to fine lines and wrinkles.
A Summer Skincare Routine to the Rescue!
Before showing you the specific Skinbetter products we’re recommending this summer, let’s take a quick look in general at skincare routine because you can prevent skin damage, skin cancer, and dehydrated skin if you take care of your skin on a regular basis.
7 steps to healthy summer skin
- Rinse your face with a gentle cleanser twice a day.
- Apply sunscreen in the morning and every two hours throughout the day.
- Moisturize with a lightweight moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated without clogging pores.
- Wear less makeup so your skin can breathe better, and use SPF foundations to protect the delicate skin on your face.
- Exfoliate once or twice a week to help unclog pores and reduce blemishes.
- Wear protective clothing like wide-brimmed hats and dark-colored clothes with UV absorbers to protect your skin.
- Drink plenty of fluids to keep your body hydrated and avoid loss of skin elasticity.
Practicing these seven steps for healthy summer skin can keep your skin looking and feeling its best! If you do nothing else, gently cleanse your skin daily and apply plenty of sunscreen.
Is sunscreen good for skin?
We get this question a lot. Somewhere along the way, sunscreen got a bad rap, so many people miss out on its benefits. Wearing sunscreen is one of the easiest and healthiest ways to protect your skin’s appearance and health at any age. A good sunscreen will block out both UVA and UVB rays.
According to the FDA, using sunscreen can reduce your risk of getting skin cancer, prevent premature aging of your skin, and protect you from sunburn. We suggest sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 for daily use. If you are going to be outdoors, a product with at least an SPF 60 is better.
Let’s make your summer skincare routine easy!
We know you don’t have a lot of time on your hands – and the time you do have, you’d rather be out enjoying yourself, not scouring the internet for the best summer skincare products. So we’ll share with you our favorite summer Skinbetter Skincare products!
5 Skinbetter Science Products You Need This Summer!
1 Sunbetter Sunscreen
This oil-based broad-spectrum sunscreen can be used alone or under makeup. When used as directed, it helps decrease the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun.
Look out for Sunbetter SHEER SPF 56 Sunscreen Compact. We love this brilliant combo of foundation and sunscreen because it comes in a compact that you can pop in your purse. Skinbetter Skincare offers this Sunscreen Compact with no tint or as a TONE SMART SPF 68 Sunscreen Compact that provides a hint of tone-adapting, blendable color.
2 AlphaRet Exfoliating Peel Pads
For those twice-a-week exfoliations, we suggest Skinbetter’s AlphaRet Exfoliating Peel Pads. These are easy to pack in your bag and aren’t as messy to use as exfoliators that come in tubes or pots. AlphaRet Exfoliating Peel Pads contain Skinbetter’s award-winning retinoid, AlphaRet, along with a triple-acid blend of glycolic, lactic, and salicylic acid, which can improve the appearance of skin smoothness, clarity, lines, and wrinkles.
If you’re serious about your skin, add some anti-aging skincare products to your regimen.
3 AlphaRet Overnight
This emollient skincare cream features AlphaRet, which is made up of a retinoid combined with an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA). It provides visible skin rejuvenation with little-to-no irritation and addresses wrinkles, uneven tone, and texture.
4 Interfuse Treatment Face & Neck
The Skinbetter Science team designed this skincare cream for your face and neck. Its InterFuse Technology is like getting a collagen boost, improving the appearance of saggy skin, lines, and wrinkles.
5 Alto Defense Serum
Alto Defense Serum is an award-winning first defense against damaging antioxidants and free radicals. Not only does it protect your skin, it improves the appearance of uneven skin tone and redness.
Can We Help You Get Started With Skinbetter?
Your skin is just as unique as you are! When it comes to caring for your skin, it’s essential you use products that will help you achieve the results you want. Our team at Evexias Medical Center can help guide you to the Skinbetter skincare products that will be best for your skin. Schedule a skincare consultation today!