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Summer Skin Care: Is Your Skin Ready for Summer?

Posted By: Lic. Silvia Derasner | May 18th, 2017 | Blog

Beautiful young woman As the weather warms up and the jackets get stored away in the closet, you may start noticing unsightly areas of your skin that have been hidden all winter. Rough patches on elbows and knees, bumps on your arms, and acne in various areas can make you feel like crawling into the closet with your jackets. But fear not, there are some great summer skincare treatments and tips to help you get youthful, clear skin. If you’re ready to start your daily skincare routine for summer, here are some tips that will help you glow!

 

Get Smoother Skin

 

Working out is great for your body and your skin unless you stay in your sweaty workout clothes for too long. If it’s not possible for you to change right after a workout, choose looser cotton clothing options that pull heat and moisture away from your body. The sweat can cause your pores to clog, which leads to bumps and acne. When you do shower, use a body wash that has glycolic or salicylic acid. Those ingredients will help combat existing acne and prevent future breakouts.

 

Reduce Cellulite

 

Cellulite is one of those things that people dread, but that doesn’t mean you should wear jeans all summer long. There are firming and re-texturizing creams that help your skin look firmer, smoother and more toned. Apply these daily, and within a few weeks you will notice a reduction in the appearance of cellulite. Some of these firming body lotions contain antioxidants and argan oil, which increases skin cell turnover and moisturizes your skin to prevent future problems. However, be careful with sun exposure as the ingredients in some of these creams can make your skin extra sensitive to UVA and UVB rays.

 

Exfoliate from Head to Toe

 

Dry and scaly winter skin is definitely something to look out for during the transition into summer. To get your skin ready for summer, start using a body mitt or a body scrub to get your skin back to a smoother, softer state. Work the product into your skin twice a week by using circular motions to get rid of dead skin cells that clog pores. This is also a great routine to practise during summer as it rids your skin of sunscreen and oil as well as dirt from the outdoors. Exfoliation also helps your skin absorb moisturizer better. Some experts suggest using a combination of scrubs, brushes, retinoids, acids, lotions, and creams that include ingredients for exfoliation. Once your skin is patted damp, apply your broad-spectrum SPF lotion as new skin is more sensitive to the sun’s rays.

 

Try Microdermabrasion for a Summer Glow at the Anti Aging Toronto Clinic

 

Part of your skincare routine for summer should include visiting the specialists at a reputable anti aging clinic. The professionals at the Anti Aging Toronto Clinic can help you understand what is causing your skin problems and offer you effective solutions. Serving GTA clients and located only a few blocks south of the 401, we use the latest clinical methods to provide high-quality anti-aging skin and body care for our clients, including the microdermabrasion treatment. To learn more about our skincare treatments or to book your appointment today, contact us at 416.546.4664, or e-mail us at info@AntiAgingToronto.ca. Our skincare specialists can also offer you a tour of our Toronto facilities.

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