Are you craving beautiful summertime skin? It’s more achievable than you think. We are consistently asked by our patients what they can do to achieve happy, healthy, glowing skin so we wanted to share our answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.
Which products should I use in the summer?
Sunscreen (ideally SPF 15 or higher) should be a part of everyone’s daily routine regardless of their skin type. There are several great skincare products offered at our office by Obagi (the #1 prescription skincare line) to keep your face smooth and wrinkle free while also protecting it during the summer months.
How often should I replace my sunscreen?
Sunscreens should be replaced every season even if it hasn’t expired to ensure that the active ingredients are still effective.
Are there any products or routines that should be avoided in the summer?
Avoid acne extractions. These can increase inflammation and the likelihood of scarring.
How often should I exfoliate?
Exfoliating is great for the skin as it removes dead skin cells and stimulates the production of new skin cells which keeps skin looking younger and wrinkle-free. We recommend exfoliating 2-3 times per week during the summer as skin tends to be oilier and bacteria builds up on the surface of facial skin, causing bumps and acne breakouts. This will keep oil in check and prevent breakouts. For a light refresher, but a deeper exfoliation other than what you can achieve at home, try microdermabrasion or other light laser skin treatments.
Can I have a filler treatment in the summer months?
Injectable treatments such as Botox, Juvederm, and other muscle inhibitor injections or dermal fillers an be performed all year long.
Is there anything else I can do to protect my skin?
Invest in a great hat! Yes we are recommending you go shopping. You will look stylish and your face will thank you.
Dr. Jerry Guanciale is a Board Certified in General Surgery as well as General Cosmetic Surgery. Consult today for any of your cosmetic needs – (928) 768-1616!