Hot and humid summers are pretty much a guarantee in Texas. Sun exposure, sweat, oil, dirt and all the other environmental stressors out there can greatly impact the health and beauty of your skin. So, we’ve put together some skin care tips and tricks for keeping your skin glowing and healthy all summer long:
#1: Cleanse your face morning and night.
It’s hard to achieve clear skin without a consistent morning and evening skin care routine. Though, don’t get caught up with the 10-step regimens you see online. Having a good quality facial cleanser, along with moisturizer and sunscreen, is a good baseline to see a difference in the texture and smoothness of your skin. By cleansing your skin twice a day, you’re helping to remove debris that can clog your pores, like dead skin cells, makeup, oil and dirt. Hot and humid weather can take a toll, so waking up and going to bed with a fresh face is just one great way to put yourself and your skin in a better mood.
#2: Hydrate inside and out.
This time of year, we sweat more than any other, so if you’re losing fluid more rapidly than you’re replacing it, you may become dehydrated. For this reason and many others, it’s so important to drink enough water each and every day. Staying hydrated is crucial for many reasons, here are just a few: It helps deliver nutrients to cells, keep organs functioning properly and improve sleep quality, brain fog and mood. Your skin cells are also impacted by hydration. Drinking plenty of water will help your cells flush out toxins, revealing healthier, rejuvenated skin.
#3: Never forget the SPF.
Heat and humidity often go hand and hand with the summer sun. But regardless of the forecast, you should never go a day without applying sunscreen. UV radiation can cause damage to your skin cells, increasing your risk of skin cancer and accelerating your skin’s aging process. The good thing about sunscreen is it comes in different formulations. So, if your current SPF is too oily or going on too heavy, there’s something better out there for you, and we can help you find it! We carry medical-grade sunscreens and sun care products from AR Skin Care, ZO® Skin Health, Epionce® and EltaMD®. But no matter which fits your needs best, make sure your sunscreen provides broad-spectrum protection with SPF 30+ for optimal coverage.
#4: Invest in medical-grade skin care.
As we just mentioned, we carry clinical skin care products from a range of trusted brands. But why should you choose medical grade over any other products? For starters, they’re formulated with optimal levels of essential nutrients and active ingredients for long-term skin healing and rejuvenation, including hyaluronic acid, retinol, antioxidants, salicylic acid, vitamins A, C and E, green tea extract, kojic acid and many more. Medical-grade skin care is also specially designed to enhance and maintain the results of professional skin rejuvenation treatments, perfect for summertime. You may also be looking to address common concerns that can be aggravated by hot and humid weather, such as acne, visible pores, sun damage and excessive oil. Clinical skin care can do it all and more! Whatever the case may be, our passionate aesthetic experts are ready to work closely with you during your personal consultation to find the best products and regimen suited to your unique needs and goals.
#5: Opt for a clinical facial (or three!).
Speaking of common skin concerns like acne and uneven texture, which can be triggered in hot and humid climates, another way to address them is with regular clinical facials. Professional-grade facials at Artisan’s Rejuvenation are results-driven and feature medical-grade ingredients designed to brighten a dull complexion, clear congested skin, fade dark spots, exfoliate dead skin cells and more. Tailored to your specific needs, we offer three facial options: HydraFacial MD®, Dermaplane Facial and Therapeutic Facial. HydraFacial MD combines hydradermabrasion, chemical peel and extraction techniques to cleanse and infuse skin with active ingredients to reveal a radiant complexion without downtime or irritation. Our Dermaplane Facial creates the perfect foundation for flawless makeup application by gently removing any dead skin and peach fuzz on the surface of the skin for a hydrated, healthy glow. And for a refreshing, relaxing experience, our Therapeutic Facial uses a gentle face wash before exfoliating the skin with medical-grade products to relieve any congestion. Intrigued? We hope so!