School is out, summer is here, and vacation season is upon us. For the average family this means beaches, pools, lakes, and sun; lots of sun. But first we need to think about our skin. Here are some tips to help you safely soak up those rays and keep your skin looking silky smooth and protected.
Sunscreen (Summer’s Best Friend)
It goes without saying that sunscreen is crucial, not only throughout the year, but especially during the summer. As a reminder, aside from the painful sunburn, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime (according to the Skin Cancer Foundation). It is important to apply sunscreen every 2 to 3 hours or immediately after swimming.
Keep Your Lips and Scalp in Mind
It’s easy to remember to slather your face and body in SPF, but what about those forgotten areas like your lips and scalp? Scalp burns are no fun for anyone. The easiest way to apply sunscreen to your scalp is to apply a spray on sunscreen. Mineral powder SPF is doable as well.
Cool Eye Cream
A cooling eye cream straight from your refrigerator is the most refreshing feeling. Try cooling your moisturizer or even a body spray as well. This will definitely help you relax and stay chilled in the summer heat.
Keep Your Hands Away from Bug Bites
Often, when it comes to mother nature, the price we pay for trying to be her friend is a souvenir of itchy bug bites. We know it’s tempting, but just like your mom told you, scratching bug bites can make them worse and even cause scarring! To reduce chances of scarring, try carrying around an anti-itch cream in your bag for any surprise insect attacks.
Prevent Razor Bumps and Burns
The warm summer months means you’re probably shaving more. Since shaving can be a harsh process, it’s important to always prepare your skin properly. Here are some shaving tips:
- Gently exfoliate your skin with a body scrub before shaving
- Replace dull blades with clean, sharp razors
- Apply a good amount of shaving cream
- Shave in the direction the hair is growing
Here at Transformation MediSpa, we are dedicated to the protection and care of your skin. If you have any questions regarding products or what you might need regarding your skin type, we are here to help. Call us or get in touch with us online and we’d be happy to help. Stay safe in that summer sun, but most of all, have fun!