Summer is here, and so are the medical skin experts at Austin Clinic, to help you enjoy all the pleasures of the season without sacrificing skin health and beauty. Sun exposure, sea air, and a variety of other stressors can wreak havoc on your face and your body. We recommend an easy-to-follow program to help keep your complexion looking gorgeous until a change in temperature signals a change in your skincare routine.
Exfoliate Summer Skin to be Bump-Free
Summer heat and summer sun, coupled with sweat, can make you feel sticky and clog up facial pores that may make you want to exfoliate constantly. Don’t do it. “Too much exfoliation stresses the skin. It can lead to dehydration and even to different types of breakouts,” warns Dr Austin. Austin Clinic’s skin experts can help you in your efforts, and help you make the best choice among a variety of light scrubs and exfoliants.
Oil vs. Water: Lighten Up Your Skincare Routine
During the drying winter months, Austin Clinic helps clients focus on nourishing their skin with moisturising creams, cleansers, and oils. In summer, we focus on hydrating skin products. “The goal is to lock hydration into the skin and use humectants to seal and plump it.” Humectants are water-loving ingredients added to skincare products. They naturally draw moisture into the top layer of skin, whether through the environment or through the deeper layer of skin (the dermis),” reports Good Housekeeping Magazine.
Put Vitamin C on Your A-List
The summer sun’s UV rays are powerful and one of the main contributors to premature skin ageing… not to mention skin cancer. The rays trigger the production of free radicals. They cascade through your body, destroying collagen and damaging skin cells. “Clinical studies have shown that combining vitamin C with other topical ingredients, namely ferulic acid and vitamin E, can diminish redness and help protect the skin from long-term damage caused by harmful sun rays,” reports Harvard University.
Re-Think Your Make-up Application
Layering your skin with powder and foundation on a hot summer day is a prescription for suffocating your skin. “Lighter skincare products will keep pores from clogging,” explains Dr Austin. “They also reduce the chance that make-up will pool in facial creases and make wrinkles more visible.” Let Austin Clinic introduce you to non-comedogenic products developed specifically without pore-clogging ingredients that lead to breakouts and spots.
Don’t Forget Your Body
Summer skin problems affect more than your face. Your body needs extra attention too. Taking more showers will help, as long as you keep them brief and cool. Use an exfoliating body washto help slough away dead skin. “Fragrances can be irritating to skin,” notes Dr Austin. “You may want to avoid fragrances that cause itchiness and rashes.” Another pro-body tip is to change out of sweaty clothing ASAP.
‘Tis the Season for Skincare at Austin Clinic
Whether it is summer, winter, spring, or autumn, the medical skin experts at Austin Clinic are always ready with season-centric skincare ideas to help you look radiant. Do you want new skincare products for summer? Are you curious about injectable treatments? Do you need a skin cancer check-up? Or, do you simply want to talk things over with a medical professional who can guide and advise you? Whatever you need, Austin Clinic delivers! Simply contact us for the help you need.