4 Options for a Summer-Ready Face
Whether it’s gathering with friends for a backyard barbecue or spending the day at the beach, summer offers many opportunities to enjoy being outdoors. It’s also a time when your face will be exposed to more heat and humidity. Give yourself a confidence boost and keep your skin as healthy as possible as the temperatures rise by considering the treatment options available to get your face ready for summer.
Circulation through the skin decreases during cooler months and older skin cells aren’t replaced with newer ones as quickly. The result is skin that’s dry and looks duller by the time summer arrives. Minimally invasive treatments like facials and microdermabrasion can safely remove dead skin cells to allow new ones to grow to restore a healthy glow to your skin. Another option for dealing with dry skin is a moisturizing facial. The treatment can be easily tailored to your skin type.
Unsightly acne scars can be an unwelcome distraction from your intended summer look. Chemical peels can remove or minimize acne scars. The procedure can be used to treat various skin layers, depending on the depth of the acne scars. Lighter peels treat the epidermis (outermost layer of skin) while deeper peels may reach the dermis to treat stubborn acne scars. Laser treatments can also help with acne scarring.
Skin can become loose due to the natural aging process or from damage done during cooler months when collagen production is diminished. Skin tightening procedures include fractional rejuvenation, a treatment that tightens skin by stimulating new collagen and improving your skin’s texture and tone. Other laser treatments can produce similar results. The treatment recommended will depend on your skin’s overall appearance and your complexion. Most people respond well to 4-6 laser treatments for the purpose of tightening skin.
You don’t have to live with flaws in your skin this summer. Laser skin resurfacing can minimize fine lines or wrinkles and encourage collagen production. The techniques used during laser skin resurfacing can also produce a more balanced skin tone by treating blotches, discoloration, and redness.
While your skin is highly adaptive, it’s also susceptible to damage as one season goes into another. Keep in mind that treatments like skin laser care aren’t just preparing your face for summer, they’re also undoing any damage that was done during cooler winter months. Being proactive about skincare as the seasons change will leave you with a face that’s youthful, healthy, and summer-ready.