Summer-Proof Your Skin!

As the humidity rises and your skin starts to misbehave, don’t panic! There are simple steps you can take to keep your dermis calm, cool, and utterly luminous this summer.

Radiant summer skin begins with:

Adjusting your routine
What are you putting on your face every day? If excessive oiliness and shine is your nemesis, it’s time to trade in your winter moisturizer for a mattifier. If rashes plague you, check with your doctor first about a possible allergy, and then switch your cleanser to a soothing, gentle formula that’s free of harsh detergents and perfumes. Are pimples getting you down? Be vigilant about using oil-free and non-comedogenic products which won’t clog pores.

Genius skin treatments
When was the last time you had a HydraFacial MD® Elite treatment? This award-winning, patented 4-step skin resurfacing treatment goes way beyond the typical facial to deep-clean and replenish skin with revitalizing nutrients and hydration for a radiantly refreshed, more-evenly toned complexion, and much more. But don’t just take it from us. HydraFacial was recently named the best “Go-to Facial for a Healthy Glow” in NewBeauty magazine’s annual aesthetic awards!

Keeping it simple
Though our instincts in the sweltering heat are to scrub, deep clean, and detox our skin, less truly is more when it comes to calming sensitive skin. The more you scrub and exfoliate, the redder and more irritated your skin will get. Sometimes, giving your skin a break is the most powerful tool. For example, if you regularly use products containing skin-revitalizing ingredients like retinoids or alpha hydroxy acids, try decreasing product application from daily use to every few days. You should also steer clear of abrasive cleansing formulas.

It sounds like a crazy question, but are you fighting your skin? Too many of us go through life struggling with the skin we’re born in. If your dermis is naturally oily, for example, you can improve shine with oil-free, mattifying products, but you can’t cure oily skin. You’ll be better off and much happier if you accept your oily skin as a positive. After all, it is a positive! Oil helps to stave off wrinkles and keep your skin supple, smooth, and young-looking. If you’re prone to redness, as another example, there are a number of amazing products that are specially formulated to calm or camouflage redness.

Another excellent option is partaking in a skin rejuvenation treatment to renew and improve the look of your skin from the inside out. Our two medical spas in Lehigh Valley and Montgomery County, PA offer a wide range of leading treatments to meet your exact needs.

The skin care experts at Young Medical Spa can help you determine the best products and treatments for your needs with a complimentary consultation.

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Young Medical Spa conveniently treats patients in the Philadelphia, Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton areas with its two accessible locations in Center Valley and Lansdale.