Hydrate Your Skin for Summer

Summers in Scottsdale can be brutal on your complexion. Because of the intense heatSkinHydration, your skin loses its natural ability to stay hydrated, which can result in dullness, fine lines and even wrinkles. Fortunately, you can combat the effects of hot Arizona weather on your complexion by keeping your skin hydrated and moisturized. Follow these skin care tips to look radiant all season long.

Moisturize

The most vital role in a skin care routine is moisturizing. It is best to do so twice a day—once in the morning before applying makeup and once at night after washing your face. Using a thick moisturizer at night before bed helps lock in moisture and replenish your skin overnight. Our favorite product is SkinMedica’s Ultra Sheer Moisturizer, which will give you a lightweight application that will last throughout the day.

Exfoliate

Regardless of the season, it is important to exfoliate your skin. Doctors recommend exfoliating at least once a week—especially during the summer, as it allows your skin to regenerate. After exfoliating, it is crucial to moisturize your skin using a hydrator like SkinMedica’s HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator.

Lukewarm Showers

Aside from the fact that scorching-hot showers seem appalling during the summer, they also strip your skin of its natural oils, which are needed to maintain hydration. Take lukewarm showers so that your skin doesn’t become dry and flakey, which may cause irritation and redness. In addition, applying lotion after a shower will also help keep your skin hydrated and radiant.

Drink Plenty of Water

Doctors recommend that women drink at least eight glasses of water per day—or more depending on their lifestyle. A sufficient daily amount of water will keep your skin looking fresh and even help reduce signs of aging.

Look radiant all summer long! For more tips on how to maintain your skin hydrated, or to schedule a free consultation with one of our skin care experts, call (480) 513-2888 or click here.

 

 

 

 

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