How To Revive Your Skin After A Harsh Summer

This summer has been a harsh one. From the constant humidity, to the extreme dryness, your skin definitely took a beating. Now that fall is upon us, it’s time to think about repairing the damage that summer has done. Here are three skin issues caused by the summer, and what we recommend you do about them:
Wrinkles and Fine Lines – We recommend using retinol creams for reducing the appearance of the fine lines and wrinkles on your face. It is better to use these creams in the fall when the sun isn’t as harsh because of the photo-sensitivity side effect these treatments come with. Retinols slowly peel the top layers of your skin, removing the dead cell build up during the summer and making it look younger.
Sun Damage – Microdermabrasions and chemical peels are perfect for peeling and scrubbing away the damage done by the sun. Chemical peels use chemicals to remove the duller-looking layers of your skin, while microdermabrasions use a device to scrub them away, leaving you with a more youthful appearance. The recovery times for both are very short with minimal soreness and redness, and virtually pain-free.
Dry Skin – Moisturizers with an SPF are good to help replenish the lost moisture on your skin after a hot summer. The summer season can be very dry and humid, robbing our skin of the moisture it needs to regulate itself. This results in a dry complexion that can trigger inflammation, redness and itchiness. Moisturizers seep into your pores and improve your skin’s appearance. These can be applied at any time of the day, but are perfect for your nightly routine before you go to bed, as resting increases the product’s healing capabilities a bit more. The SPF also protects your skin from further sun damage, so that’s a really big plus.
If you have sun-damaged skin from this harsh summer, call us at (727) 528-0321 for a consultation and we will help you get back your youthful-looking skin!