You know that SPF is the most important thing you can do every day of the year to protect the health and beauty of your skin. But even if you diligently apply it every morning, there’s a good chance you are still leaving your skin vulnerable. To keep your skin protected and perfected this summer, here are some of the most common skin care mistakes to avoid, along with easy fixes.
Mistake: Not reapplying sunscreen. Kudos if you’re a daily SPF user, but if you’re not reapplying it after a few hours in the sun, you’re going to find yourself burned. Invest in two bottles of your favorite sunscreen and keep one with your makeup for your morning routine and toss the other in your bag for on-the-go touch-ups throughout the day. We recommend Colorescience® Sunforgettable® Brush-On Sunscreen for mess-free, on-the-go protection.
Mistake: Spending time in the sun before or after your laser skin treatment.
Sun exposure and laser skin treatments don’t mix. Whether you’re undergoing laser hair removal or a photofacial, untanned skin is the key to safe, effective treatments. We know it can be hard to avoid the sun when you’re chasing kids around the pool or attending outdoor sporting events, but if you find yourself inadvertently tanned, be sure to schedule your laser treatments for when your skin has fully healed.
Mistake: Letting sweat dry on your skin.
Sweat traps bacteria on the skin, which can result in breakouts on the body and face. Your first step to reduce blemishes is to immediately change out of sweaty clothes and shower after workouts and other sweat-inducing events. You can also fight breakouts with professional acne treatments at our medspa. Isolaz™ Laser Acne Therapy is the only FDA-approved laser system for comedonal and pustular acne. Literally draining pores from the inside, Isolaz combines vacuum suction and laser energy to destroy acne-causing bacteria and dry and flatten pimples within 24 to 48 hours. We also offer a wide range of medical-grade skin care products to help you maintain clear, vibrant skin between your treatments.