Summer Skin – What’s Hiding under Your Clothes?
Summer is here! You have been putting in hours at the gym getting ready to reveal your swimsuit body, but how much time have you spent getting your skin ready? You probably moisturized your face all winter long, but jeans and sweaters made it easy to neglect the dry flaky skin on your legs and arms. Your skin is your body’s largest organ and also needs your special attention to look its best, prevent cancer and combat the effects of aging. Not to worry. By following some easy summer skin care tips, your summer skin will be healthy and glowing!
It’s extremely important to exfoliate your skin, especially in the hot dry summer. Your body sheds skin cells at an amazing rate every minute of every day. If you don’t get rid of them, they’ll just sit on your skin making you look dull and dry. No matter how much lotion you use, you’re never going to have glowing skin if you don’t exfoliate. Gently rub your exfoliator in circular movements on your face and rinse clean. Continue to do this two to three times a week for year-round beautiful skin. If you want to work a quick trip to the Paradise Valley Skin Klinic into your exfoliating routine, try our microdermabrasion. It is the fastest and easiest way to evenly and safely exfoliate the skin without chemicals or laser. This is of course good for your face, but have you considered your body? Chest, hands, arms, legs…anything looking dull?
Don’t leave the house for a trip to the beach, pool, lake or backyard BBQ without a wide brimmed hat, sunglasses, a swim cover up, and most importantly sunscreen. Everyone knows that you need to wear sunscreen, but did you know that it’s a MUST every single day – especially here in the Valley where the sun shines almost every day? Think of sunscreen as the most important tool in your summer skin arsenal, as long as it is used correctly! Yes, there is a right way to use sunscreen. It should always be applied to clean, dry skin 30 minutes before exposure to the sun, which allows it time to absorb properly. Make sure you choose a “broad spectrum” sunscreen with a sun protection factor of at least 15 to protect against harmful UVA and UVB rays. And, don’t forget that overcast weather still requires sunscreen in summer because 80 per cent of ultra-violet radiation is still present on cloudy days. Need help finding the sunscreen that is right for you? The Paradise Valley Skin Klinic carries a number of skin care products that will repair, restore, and protect your skin, let us help you choose the one that is right for you.
If you can’t wait to show off your glowing summer skin in a sexy swimsuit, and if you want that beautiful even-all-over glow, then hair removal is a necessity. Why spoil your summer fun with cuts and razor rash on your legs, arms, bikini line or back? For some, tank tops, skimpy bathing suits and short shorts of summer can mean revealing your not so aesthetically appealing “wooly mammoth”. Laser hair removal can be used to remove hair from virtually any area of the body such as legs, bikini areas, back, underarms, and even your face. Patients may begin to see a difference after one session, but up to eight sessions are recommended to achieve best results. Most patients note an 80 to 90% reduction in hair growth in the treated area. If you are tired of the constant upkeep and looking for a more permanent solution, contact our office today for a laser hair removal consultation.