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How to Care for Your Skin This Summer

Summertime is meant to be spent outdoors. However, in order to have the most fun without any regrets later on, you have to be conscious of how you’re caring for your skin. Being out in the heat and sun can create skin damage quickly, and prolonged sun exposure can make the damage even more serious. Many people opt for a chemical peel treatment before summer even begins to ensure their skin is as healthy as possible. Whether you got a chemical peel or not, here are some skin care tips to consider for the remainder of the summer.

Wear Sunscreen

Any time you’ll be outside for an extended amount of time, it’s critical to wear an appropriate SPF sunscreen to protect the skin. And if your skin is particularly sensitive to the sun, consider wearing lightweight long-sleeved shirts and pants to add another layer of protection. One of the main reasons why people have to get a laser skin resurfacing treatment later in their life is because they didn’t take care of their skin early on. Wearing sunscreen regularly will go a long way in avoiding having to get those treatments.

Exfoliate The Skin

Exfoliating is important during the summer since you’re constantly applying sunscreen, sweating and getting dirty. You don’t necessarily have to get a chemical peel to exfoliate, but using a good body scrub in the shower is usually effective. The idea behind exfoliating is to remove dead skin cells and prevent your pores from getting clogged.

Stay Hydrated

In addition to keeping your body functioning properly, staying hydrated will also help protect your skin tremendously. Drink at least eight glasses of water every day during the summer, especially if you know you’ll be spending time outside. Dehydrated skin can make it feel dry and more vulnerable to skin damage, so always have some water by your side.

Shower With Cool Water

A nice warm shower feels great at the end of the day. But when you’ve spent a lot of time outside, the warm water can dehydrate your skin. A cool shower seals up the skin pores and allows the skin to stay hydrated. Using a hydrating lotion or cream afterward is also effective in keeping the skin hydrated as much as possible.

Skin Deep Laser Services offers the top laser services to clients who need to come in for a fractional CO2 laser treatment. While we always want our clients to take the best care of their skin as they can, we are also here to help reverse skin damage and get you back into the skin you are comfortable with. Take care of your skin this summer by following these tips and never hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
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