Keeping your skin looking and feeling its best any time of the year requires effort and commitment to a healthy skin care routine. While you may want to care properly for your skin, you also must know what you skin needs during the various seasons to give it the appropriate support. Dr. Daniel Casso has the tips you need to keep your skin in top condition all summer long and well into the cooler fall months ahead.
Out with the Old, In with the New: Exfoliation Benefits
If you don’t do anything else for your skin all season long, take some time for exfoliation. This process removes outer skin cells that are dulling your complexion, revealing softer, smoother skin underneath. This process can be performed at different depths, depending on the severity of your issues and the results you want to achieve. Deeper exfoliation may involve some discomfort and downtime, but it also produces more dramatic results.
There are plenty of good skin care products you can use at home to meet your exfoliation goals. However, professional treatments will take the process to the next level, refreshing your appearance in a way you will not be able to achieve with home products. Dr. Casso offers a variety of exfoliation treatments, allowing him to tailor procedures to the precise needs of each of his patients:
- Microdermabrasion provides superficial exfoliation to produce a healthy glow and minimizes minor imperfections without a significant disruption to your day.
- Chemical peels remove outer skin cells using a chemical formulation and come in different strengths to work on nearly any skin type and concern.
- Laser resurfacing is a heavy-duty exfoliating treatment that removes more layers of dermis and boasts the most dramatic, long-lasting results.
Exfoliation is particularly important in the summertime when regular sun exposure can take its toll on the surface of the skin. This procedure will restore your radiant complexion and turn back the clock on your appearance.
Drink Up! Your Skin Will Thank You
The heat of summer can strip you of natural hydration, so replenishing your daily supply is a must. Don’t be afraid to increase your water production during these warmer days, particularly if you tend to be more active. Hydration does more than making your body feel better; it also gives your skin the necessary hydration to maintain a soft and supple tone. You may also need to moisturize your skin from the outside in throughout the season, but select a product that is water-based and lighter than what you would use during the winter to avoid clogging pores and creating an oily feel to the skin.
It’s Noon. Do You Know Where Your Skin Is?
Hopefully, your skin is not out in direct sun exposure during the hottest part of the day during the summer season. Those powerful UV rays become even more potent during the warm weather months, resulting in additional damage to your skin. Sun protection is necessary any time of year but becomes especially vital in the summertime. It’s not enough to merely apply sunscreen in the morning; reapply throughout the day to maintain protection, particularly if you are outdoors for an extended period.
Patients are often unsure what type of sunscreen to use to get the most effective protection. You need to understand SPF (sun protection factor) to give your skin the best care. SPF allows you to extend your time in the sun without burning. For example, if you use an SPF 15, it means you can stretch your sun exposure to 15 times longer without burning. Keep in mind that SPF is not an exact science, more protection is always better when you are dealing with those intense summer UV rays.
When the Damage Has Been Done
As the summer season draws to a close, you may realize that your skin has suffered some damage despite your best skin care efforts. Professional treatments can also be used to reverse sun damage and restore your skin’s healthy vitality as we move into autumn. Dr. Casso’s exfoliation treatments are an excellent choice for this purpose, and he will customize your treatment to the amount of correction you require. If you notice suspicious spots or lesions on your skin at the end of the season, Dr. Casso also performs lesion removal to keep your skin safe, healthy and beautiful.
Summer can be a tough season for your skin, as heat and sun exposure take their toll. Give your skin the best care possible by following these tips. When the damage does occur, we can also help you reverse it and restore your healthy glow. To find out more about any of our skin rejuvenation treatments, contact Dr. Casso’s office today at 281-333-3500.