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Summer Skin Problems & How to Fix Them

a stunning woman at the beach exposing her skin to the sun while wearing a beach hat

No matter how young or old you are, we are all trying to reveal our healthiest skin. And when the seasons change, it can feel especially difficult to maintain that aesthetic. With the help of dermatologists and experienced skin care experts, we put together some explanations of what you might be experiencing and tips on how to address skin concerns to get your skin looking its best under the scrutiny of the summer sun.

Before we dive into the best advice for overcoming summer skin problems, let’s address them. Everyone deals with their own skin concerns, and there are remedies for each one.

Dry Skin in Summer

We’ve all been there – feeling the effects of summertime on your skin in a less-than-pleasant manner. It doesn’t take much for the skin to start feeling dry and irritated. The tough part is that it seems so much easier to dry your skin out than it is to hydrate it.

Some of the common reasons that you might be experiencing dry skin in the summer include:

  • Living in a low-humidity environment

  • Swimming too often, especially in chlorinated water

  • Using harsh cleansers, shampoos, and detergents

  • Spending too much time in air conditioning

  • Working outdoors in the sun and heat

Of course, there are also considerations that extend beyond seasonality such as:

  • Atopic dermatitis (eczema)

  • Psoriasis

  • Hyperthyroidism

  • Diabetes

  • Malnutrition

  • Medical treatment side effects

  • Aging skin

No matter how it happens, dry skin can quickly become very uncomfortable. No one wants to feel scaly, or have cracking skin that bleeds and hurts while trying to enjoy the day.

And while some deal with extreme dryness, others have the complete opposite problem: Excessively oily skin.

Oily Skin in Summer

Summer heat can do more than dry your skin – it can prompt an overproduction of sebum, which leads to an oily face. Genetic disposition and hormonal changes can also impact sebum production, which might worsen in the warmer months. When it comes to the heat making your face look and feel oily, it’s because the sebaceous glands are working extra hard to produce sebum to protect your skin from drying. But that’s not always ideal. From making you feel uncomfortable, to smearing away makeup and sunscreen, oily skin can be very frustrating.

Light moisturizers, mild exfoliation, and not over-washing your face are a few things that you can try to help keep that oil under control at home.

Summer Skincare to Prevent (and Reverse) Dry Skin

Moisturize After Swimming

Monitor your exposure to chlorinated water. If you love to swim or participate in water activities, try to find great spots that don’t have chlorine as this is extremely drying to the skin. Of course, you can still enjoy the pool, just remember to rinse off afterward. No matter where you’re swimming, be sure to moisturize afterward to help replenish some of the hydration that the skin craves. And try using cleansers that are less harsh – micellar water is a good option for quickly cleansing your skin without drying it further.

Use a Protective Sunscreen Before Going Out

Whether it’s a sunny day or not, sunscreen should be a part of your daily routine. A good sunscreen will help prevent skin cancer and lessen the signs of aging that the sun causes. The thing is, not everyone knows whether to use a chemical sunscreen or a physical one. Plus, with brands advertising their products differently, it’s challenging to know whether you’ve found a sunscreen that will offer even, lasting coverage against harmful UV rays, and applies without a white cast.

We’ve been conducting physical and chemical sunscreen tests for moisturization, protection, and comfort. From our tests, one of the best sunscreens without a white cast is Supergoop, especially their lip balm sun protection.

There are some steps you can take at home to help maintain healthy summer skin. But optimal results come when you consult with professionals you trust. Treat yourself to a day at the med spa and come away with nourished skin that lasts for weeks! Not only does it feel nice to pamper yourself every so often, but you’ll be able to enjoy better results than you can typically achieve at home.

Professional Med Spa Treatments that Moisturize & Rejuvenate Skin

Depending on your concerns and goals, there are lots of options available to take care of your skin with medical-grade products. Some can even combine for optimal results – it’s up to your preferences and timeline. Let’s go through some of the most popular summer skin care treatments.

Hydrafacial for Blackheads, Rosacea & More

Before experiencing one for themselves, many people wonder if Hydrafacials are worth it. It’s a reasonable consideration with all the options available for skin treatment. The thing about this treatment, in particular, is that it covers the three most crucial steps to healthy skin in one session. And it’s safe for all skin types and tones.

A Hydrafacial brings an abundance of benefits, including:

  • Improving skin tone and texture

  • Clearing clogged pores

  • Reducing the appearance of large pores

  • Minimizing lines and wrinkles

  • Treating blackhead breakouts

  • Calming Rosacea

That means that beyond delivering moisturizing nourishment to the skin, the Hydrafacial also clears pores, reduces fine lines, and evens hyperpigmentation. Your newly replenished skin will look and feel better for weeks to come.

Of course, how often you get a Hydrafacial is completely up to you, but many enjoy pampering themselves once a month. For some, it’s a way to consistently stay ahead of skin concerns and keep things under control.

Woman's face before and after hydrafacial in SLC.

Chemical Peel for Hyperpigmentation

Did you know that chemical peels can minimize the signs of summer skin damage? Like Hydrafacials, this skincare treatment is massively popular when the weather turns warm. It’s a fast and easy way to rid your dry, dull skin of the colder months to reveal a fresh face.

Many people choose chemical peels in the summer because they provide:

  • Oil control

  • Results in a few days

  • A clearer face for less makeup

  • Damage control from last summer

Some say that a chemical peel is best for wintertime because of increased sun sensitivity. However, if you take the proper aftercare steps (like avoiding too much sun exposure) and are vigilant with your sunscreen use (as we hope you are!), there’s no reason not to try a peel in the summer. And there are several options available, so you can choose which chemical peel is best for you.

Womans before and after results from chemical peels treatment at Haus of Aesthetics showing a more rejuvenated appearance.

Hyaluronic Acid Fillers for Hydration

One solution that not as many people think of for dry skin is fillers. Injectable hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are phenomenal at boosting elasticity, making your skin more supple and luminous. This hydration penetrates deeply into your skin for lasting results throughout the summer. Fillers are supplementing the natural hyaluronic acid your body produces, offering more nourishment at once than you can achieve on your own.

Best of all, there’s no age limit for the moisturizing benefits of hyaluronic acid fillers. Many individuals get fillers in their 40s and beyond because the formula helps replenish volume, promote collagen production, and target specific areas of concern.

RF Microneedling Improves Skin Texture & Collagen Production

You’ve likely heard of the power of microneedling, but when you add radiofrequency energy to the mix, the results are next-level. RF Microneedling repairs skin on a topical and biological level. Treatment sessions are short with minimal downtime and lasting results.

Resurfacing the skin through RF Microneedling gets rid of dull complexion, uneven skin tone, and redness to reveal youthful, radiant skin. Compared to other laser treatments, this works wonders for nearly all skin types and tones and is safe to schedule during the summer months.

As with any cosmetic treatment, take the right protection measures for your skin afterward by applying sunscreen regularly and not spending too much time in the sun. If you do that, you can enjoy healthy skin year-round.

Agnes RF Microneedling before and after

Get Your Best Summer Skin in Salt Lake City with Haus of Aesthetics

You shouldn’t have to feel uncomfortable going outside because your skin is not its best. Give some of our at-home tips a try to see if anything helps. If not, don’t hesitate to reach out. The skilled professionals at Haus of Aesthetics can help pinpoint the issues you’re dealing with. We will create a plan together that addresses your concerns and has you feeling confident in your skin once again.

Before any treatment begins, we sit down during a complimentary consultation to discuss your goals, answer questions, and talk through the timeline. There’s no obligation to move forward until you decide you’re ready to start treatment. Once you do, our team is here to guide you through the process and offer our best advice along the way.

Our experienced team serves SLC and surrounding areas in Utah. Reach out today to get your best summer skin!

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