Summer is a favorite time of year for many of us, but the hot temperatures and blazing sunshine can put your skin at risk. That is why skincare is such an important topic as outdoor temperatures start to rise. For many of our patients, summertime means spending more time outdoors, at the beach, or poolside, where you will undoubtedly be exposed to the sun’s harmful rays for extended periods.
Dr. Renuka Diwan works with individuals to assess and design the skincare routine for their unique skin. The right warm-weather routine can keep your skin healthy, protected, and glowing all season long.
Protecting Your Skin From the Sun
While it might seem obvious, sunscreen should be a cornerstone in your summer skincare regime. UV rays from the sun are harmful to your skin and may cause premature aging, wrinkles, skin cancer, and sunburn. It’s essential to protect your skin with SPF 30 and above. Sunscreen should be applied every two hours or after swimming or sweating.
The warm weather is also the right time to swap out your winter creams for lighter formulas. A lightweight, oil-free moisturizer is best suited for summertime. Heavy formulas can clog pores and trap heat beneath the skin’s surface, leading to breakouts and other skin issues.
Caring for Your Body as a Whole
Summer heat and humidity strip the natural moisture from your skin, so it’s essential to keep hydration levels up by drinking lots of water. Dehydration can lead to wrinkles and make your skin look tired and dull. Drinking plenty of water assists in maintaining your skin’s natural elasticity for that fresh, vibrant, and healthy glow.
Dr. Renuka Diwan also discusses how important it is to care for your body as a whole. Maintaining a balanced and healthy diet. Foods like fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and whole grains all provide essential vitamins and antioxidants that help protect your skin from sun damage.
Developing Your Summertime Skincare Routine
Everyone has unique skin with very different needs. Taking care of your skin, and your body as a whole, is an essential part of maintaining that youthful, vibrant glow that so many of our patients are seeking.
Schedule your skincare consultation with Dr. Renuka Diwan in our Westlake, OH, office to explore your perfect solution. Call our office at 440-871-9832 or visit us online at laserandskinsurgerycenter.com today!