Caring for Your Skin in the Summer
The skin is constantly exposed to environmental elements that can damage tissues and lead to imperfections such as lines, wrinkles, and discoloration. However, the risk of skin damage increases even further in the summer months when harsh rays shine brightly. So, as the summer months approach, it is important to consider practices that will protect the skin from UV rays and prevent unwanted skin damage.
At Full Spectrum Dermatology, we offer cosmetic dermatology treatments that can improve the appearance of the skin and erase signs of previous skin damage. These services are a great complement to the summer skin care habits our Fullerton, CA patients should be practicing to protect their delicate skin tissues.
Summer Skin Care Tips
The sun can be harsh on the skin, but one of the highlights of summer is enjoying time in the great outdoors. Since it’s no fun to spend the summer months inside hiding from the sun, it’s important to practice skin care habits that will minimize damage from harmful UV rays. Below are some important practices that are especially beneficial during the hot summer:
- Wear sunscreen: Sunscreen should be part of your daily skin care routine. However, during the summer, when people are spending extended hours in the sun, reapplication is more important than ever. Sunscreen should be reapplied every two hours for maximum benefits.
- Wear sun protection: Sunscreen does block out a lot of UV rays, but a layer of skin protection is still beneficial. A large-brimmed hat can protect facial skin, which is most vulnerable to sun damage.
- Keep the skin hydrated: Dry skin is more prone to sun damage, so it is important to keep the skin hydrated during the summer. The hot sun can dry out the skin, so consider improving your usual moisturizing routine. Hydrating masks and toners are a great option.
- Keep the body hydrated: The skin pulls a lot of its moisture from the body, so it is just as important to keep the body hydrated. A day at the pool or beach can be very dehydrating, so aim to drink a minimum of eight glasses of water a day when out in the sun.
The abovementioned skin care tips will minimize sun damage, but cosmetic dermatology treatments are still beneficial, especially in the summer. By resurfacing the skin, patients can keep skin fresh and healthy, and erase signs of previous sun damage.
We offer a wide range of treatments that improve the tone and texture of the skin while minimizing signs of lines, wrinkles, and age spots. Some of our most popular skin care treatments for the summer months include:
- Medically based facials
- Photorejuvenation facial
- Laser skin resurfacing
Our dermatologists can discuss these treatments in further detail and let patients know how these services can leave them with healthy, glowing skin all summer long.
Schedule an Appointment
If you are looking to renew and protect your skin for the summer, schedule an appointment with experienced dermatologist William P. Baugh at your earliest convenience. Dr. Baugh is happy to recommend treatments and skin care tips that will leave your skin looking fresh for the summer.