There’s nothing quite as indulgent as soaking up the sun’s sweet rays in the heat of summer. Whether it’s outdoor activities or attempting to achieve a great summer tan, the sun can be intense. It can also cause all kinds of skin related issues if not prepared for correctly.

Let’s look at some of the potential damages that the summer weather can cause to your skin and learn about ways that you can combat them!

Aging

When too much time is spent in the sun, especially without protection, your skin’s elasticity is greatly reduced. Exposure can also bring down your antioxidant levels and destroy collagen which can cause fine lines in the face.

Combat these skin issues with treatments like chemical peels, Botox, laser resurfacing and radiofrequency. These can all help to rejuvenate damaged skin and reduce the signs of aging. You’ll see less wrinkles and sagging, and greatly improved texture in the skin.

Dehydration

Too much sun exposure can cause dehydration in the body which extends to dehydration in the skin. This may leave your skin feeling dry and itchy and looking dull or uneven.

Always be sure that you are drinking enough water while spending time in the sun. You might consider using products with hyaluronic acid to replenish dehydrated skin. Getting a hydrating facial or using a hydrating mask are also ways to protect your skin from the effects of dehydration.

Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation is when patches of skin become darker in color in comparison to the skin that surrounds them. It can be caused by exposure to heat when the skin is inflamed.

To offset hyperpigmentation from the sun, you can usually use a topical cream and other skincare products. However, more severe cases often require resurfacing and rejuvenation treatments to help the skin heal.

Oily Skin and Buildup

As your skin is exposed to heat from the sun, it may be prone to producing more oil which can clog pores. Dry air can also increase dead skin cells which lead to buildup on the surface of the skin.

Wash your face regularly to avoid oil and buildup, or use treatments like dermabrasion, micro-needling, laser and skin rejuvenation for more extreme cases.

Call us today if you’d like to learn more about getting your best skin this summer and beyond!