Summer is the time for relaxation and living it up. While we enjoy the lazy naps on the beach, cocktails while floating in the pool, and slower-than-usual jogs in the park or beach, we often neglect our skin health. 

The warm sun rays may feel like a slice of heaven on our bodies, but it is no secret at this point that it can, and will, wreak havoc on our skin and overall beauty. 

Summer is the time for relaxation and living it up. While we enjoy the lazy naps on the beach, cocktails while floating in the pool, and slower-than-usual jogs in the park or beach, we often neglect our skin health.

The warm sun rays may feel like a slice of heaven on our bodies, but it is no secret at this point that it can, and will, wreak havoc on our skin and overall beauty.

The ultraviolet radiation emanating from the sun creates sun damage that can lead to skin cancer and premature skin aging. This can include pesky dark spots and annoying wrinkles as well as dull and loose skin – and no one is a fan of these!

So, the next time you see yourself at a summer soirée, looking happy, youthful and with radiant complexion on the face and throughout the body, think about how you got there: You took great care of your skin.

Here are Precision Skin Institute’s top tips on achieving that perfect summer skin glow.

Prevention, Prevention, Prevention – Protecting your skin is the key to long-term healthy skin.

  • Minimize sun exposure (especially mid-day when the sun is at it’s peak strength) and seek shade when out.
  • Wear your sunscreen (broad-spectrum, SPF 30+). Chemical-free sunscreen such as EltaMD is safe and effective. Remember to reapply every 2 hours.
  • Wear sun protective clothing with UPF+. Love the stylish JessieJessupapparel shirts and pants!
    Don’t forget your cool hats and sunglasses, to protect your scalp and your sensitive eyes.

If you started noticing some fine lines and wrinkle,s summer is a great time to start working on treatments that will provide youthful refreshment for the skin.

  • Botox or Dysport are simple 10-minute injectable procedures that help with expression lines on the upper part of the face (frowns, forehead and crows feet lines).
  • Fillers such as Restylane or Juvederm are great for those smile lines around the mouth, hydration and redefinition of the glossy summer lips. Certain fillers can also help to lift and contour skin around the cheeks and jawline to help to reduce the pulling jowls and recreate the V-shape of the face.
  • PRP or Platelet-Rich Plasma injections similar to a vampire facial is incredibly popular for fine lines around the eyes and for overall “mesotherapy-like” skin-radiance boost.

What about that tan? Many of my patients believe that a bronze tan makes them look younger and healthier. In truth, however, tanned skin only means one thing: sun-damaged skin. There are, of course, alternatives and DIY-tricks to preserve skin health and still get your glow-look on!

  • Try a spray tan or L’Oréal Sublime Bronze self-tanning lotion.
  • Try out the Victoria Duke face and body bronzer that we carry in house at Precision Skin Institute that gives an instantaneous natural glow to your skin.
  • Pair it with Victoria Duke’s other facial bronzing powder along with sparkling lip glosses and eye-shadows so you will shine like the starlet that you are.

Dark spots and blotches are common to arise with more summer sun exposure, so if you are noticing the skin looking darker and uneven, it’s time to work on solution. Resurfacing laser treatments and chemical peels are the gold standard for skin clarification, however, they do demand recovery commitment which includes avoiding the sun for about 1-2 weeks. If your busy lifestyle cannot afford that, here are ideal, rapid-downtime alternatives to improve your complexion in the summer.

  • Our skincare brightening serum that we carry at our Institute, such as Glytone Enhance Brightening Complex and Biopelle KNR as well as gentle retinoids, and Skin Better AlphaRet are optimal for summer time use. They gradually improve skin discoloration without concern of skin irritation or sun sensitivity.
  • Microneedling is a method of using tiny powerful needles with a pen-like device that creates small injuries to help heal the skin, improving the skin’s texture and tone imperfections.
  • PicoWay quick recovery laser, ideal for skin radiance with only 2 days of recovery, so you can go back to your busy summer social calendar with clearer and more beautiful skin in no time.

At Precision Skin Institute, we help you to achieve a precise aesthetic balance!

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