The summer season brings with it plenty of sunshine and humidity. When the weather starts to warm up, it’s important to shed your winter and spring skin habits and start to bring back the things that will keep your skin happy and healthy during the blistering heat.
Avail Dermatology experts have some friendly advice that you can take with you today. Check out these tips on how you can breathe some fresh air into your summertime skincare routine.
Start With SPF
Protect your skin with a healthy dose of SPF before you leave the house each day. Choose a face and body lotion that contains at least SPF 30, which is the baseline level of protection for most skin types. An SPF 30 will block out 97 percent of UVB rays, while an SPF 50 product blocks out 98 percent. The good news is that having an SPF 30 lotion offers enough of the protection without the need to pay for more of an SPF factor. But be aware that no sunscreen provides total protection. UVA, in particular, is much more difficult to block, and intense sun exposure even with high SPF sunblock will still lead to excessive UVA exposure, which is known to age the skin and increase the risk of skin cancer. If the sun is intense, cover-up and hide out. Hats, sunglasses, sun-protective UPF clothing, and shady trees and umbrellas are just as important as the SPF.
The summer months can be scorchers, which can be exacerbated by skin inflammation and sunburns. Use a cooling face mist to naturally replenish the moisture content in your skin. This can be especially beneficial if you are suffering from a sunburn. Make sure to look at the ingredients list to avoid any alcohol or abrasive ingredients. Moisturizers are still important but may need to be lighter during the warm weather months.
Exfoliate Your Skin
Sweat and oil are more pervasive in the summer. When this happens, it’s time to exfoliate. Thankfully, you have a plethora of options and treatments for exfoliation. Before choosing the exfoliator method for your skin, speak with our dermatologists to figure out which product would be best for you and your skin type.
We will help you determine whether you have extensive skin damage due to sun exposure. From there, we can provide you with anti-aging treatments to help reverse the signs of sun damage. We will also offer you the latest in exfoliation techniques that are safe for the current condition of your skin.
Contact a Dermatologist for Best Summertime Skincare Routine
At Avail Dermatology, we offer several services to help you improve your skin’s condition, summertime or not. We provide general dermatology, dermatopathology, Superficial RadioTherapy (SRT), and dermatological surgery. If you require a skin cancer screening or treatment, we offer biopsy evaluations and experimental therapies. Our SRT, for example, is a new surgery-free treatment that is a noninvasive treatment for Keloid scars and non-melanoma cancers.
Contact our dermatology clinic in Newnan, GA at 770-251-5111 to make an appointment today if you have any remaining questions about your summertime skincare routine. We are accepting new clients, and our team looks forward to meeting your dermatological needs!