With spring blooms and warmer temperatures finally returning after our Chicago winter, you may have big summer plans on your calendar over the next few months. If you are sticking around Chicago for the summer, taking advantage of our street festivals and city, or if you are headed somewhere for vacation, it is important that you keep your skin looking healthy and feeling great. Here are a few reminders for your summer skincare routine.
The key to healthy and glowing summer skin is hydration, but sometimes our summer habits can leave our skin too dry. Hydrating your skin from the inside out is your first defense against scaly and dull skin. Be sure to drink plenty of water this season, even increasing your regular water intake by a few glasses. In addition to your water intake, be sure that you never skip a skin moisturizing session. If you don’t have a favorite skin moisturizer, give us a call to set up a consultation or to look at the products we have in our office. We have plenty of favorites for all skin types and budgets that will keep you looking fresh this summer.
While it is great to see the warm sun returning to our city, don’t forget the risk of sun damage to your skin. When you are out and about, be sure you are wearing appropriate sunscreen that protects you from UVA and UVB rays. Reapply often and save your face from accelerated signs of aging by stepping out in a hat for extra protection.
If you find yourself with a sunburn, be sure to provide your skin some much-needed soothing as soon as possible. Red and irritated skin can hurt and repeated exposure to the sun’s harmful rays can result in an increased risk of skin cancers as well as wrinkles. Stay out of the sun until your skin has recovered, and pledge to be more diligent with your protection next time.
Even the best skin routines can benefit from a bit of a professional refresh session. The team at GOLDCOAST Medspa is ready to give your skin a bit of pampering, resulting in a glowing complexion that will give you that extra boost of summer confidence. Give us a call to set up an appointment for any of our skincare treatments, or to find one that suits your situation.