As summer is approaching, it's a good time of year to reevaluate your skin care program. While the basics may stay the same through the year, be sure you're doing the best you can for your skin by following these steps! And if you have any questions, contact the skin care team at White Rock Skin & Laser Clinic!
Cleansing twice daily - Through the summer months we tend to spend more time outside which exposes the skin to harmful pollutants. It's also more exposed to the sun and heat, leaving skin more oily than usual. Washing your face with the appropriate cleanser twice a day helps keep the skin fresh, healthy and beautiful!
Try ZO Skin Health's Gentle Cleanser.
Exfoliation is key - This isn't just about your face, though it is super important to gently exfoliate 2 to 3 times per week. As we show more skin you'll want to exfoliate top to bottom to get rid of the dry, dead skin all over!
We suggest the Exfoliating Polish from ZO Skin Health.
Control oil and acne breakouts - As mentioned in our first point, the heat and sun leave our skin prone to oiliness. In addition to cleansing, be sure you're using something that helps eliminate oil and clogged pores, especially if you've got an oily complexion to begin with.
ZO Complexion Renewal Pads.
Limit or stop skin sensitizing products - While retinols and chemical exfoliants are crucial parts of a skin care routine, they leave your skin more prone to sun damage and pigmentation if you're not careful. Ensure retinols are only being applied at night and consider a lower percentage. And most importantly, be absolutely deliberate about your sun protection if you continue to use these products.
Teoxane Perfect Skin Refiner.
Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen - You've heard it before and we will say it again. SPF is your best friend. Not just for cosmetic reasons by helping prevent sun damage and premature aging, but of course from helping to prevent skin cancer as well. We suggest a good base layer cream sunscreen with a high SPF and then having a powdered sunscreen on hand (in your bag) at all times to you can easily brush on a reapplication throughout the day.
ZO Sunscreen + Primer as a base layer and the ZO Powder SPF over top.
Book a consultation to talk to our team about you skin care routine or if you're new to this, have them develop a program based on your skin's needs! The experts at White Rock Skin & Laser Clinic are ready to help you achieve your best skin yet!
May 2021 also brings an extra reason to stock up on your skin care - save the tax!! Find out more here.