Beautiful Skin: What to Do Before Summer
- Posted on: May 15 2021
This time of year is so exciting. We get to shed the layers we’ve been living under and may feel motivated to refresh in every possible way. With the summer months just around the corner, we’re thinking of the many ways we can prepare our skin. Usually, we hear about the necessity for sunscreen around this time of year, even though we should be using a broad-spectrum product even during winter.
Here, we offer a few strategies that can help you feel your best as you re-engage with life in the coming months.
- Rejuvenate your skin.
The summer months can be brutal for our skin. We’re more susceptible to UV damage due to more time spent outdoors. We may feel dryer or may struggle more with natural facial oils that can clog the pores. Every situation is unique but there are ways to address varying concerns conveniently and quickly. One way you can rejuvenate your skin before summer is to visit us for a chemical peel. Because you may want to avoid sun exposure for several days after this treatment, now is a great time to schedule your appointment. Another way to rejuvenate the skin is to schedule a microneedling treatment. This technique stimulates cellular turnover and subtle tissue remodeling by provoking a healing response that brings more collagen and elastin to a target area. Microneedling can be done with or without platelet-rich plasma depending on your preferences and desired outcome.
- Set a facial schedule.
Your skincare needs may change somewhat with the seasons. Regular facials can keep you looking luminous throughout the year. While you can schedule facials every month or so with a trusted esthetician, it’s also possible to DIY your own spa day at home. The medical grade skin care products available in our practice can help you meet your skin’s ever-changing needs.
- Schedule your injectables now.
If this summer will be your grand entrance back into a more sociable life, you want to look refreshed and vibrant. Injectables can do that. Once your skincare routine is in place, injectables are the logical next step in enhancing beauty. While it is safe to get injectables like dermal fillers and Botox during the summer months, it’s easy to just get busy and forget to get treatment on the books. Getting injectables now, you can face summer with a brighter, more jubilant outlook.
- Stock up on Sunscreen.
You didn’t think we would let you go without another reminder that sunscreen use is vital to skin health! If stocking up on a good, broad-spectrum sunscreen were the only thing you did between now and summer, you’d be ahead of the game. Don’t just buy one tube; find the right product with help from your dermatologist and place tubes or bottles where you will need them the most, including your car, purse, or briefcase.
We care about your skin in the spring, summer, fall, and winter. For customized cosmetic and medical dermatology services, call our NYC office at 212.391.8600.