At Romeo & Juliette we’re all about helping you get rid of your unwanted hair so you can better show off your glowing skin…without the razor burn! That always seems as if it should be so easy in the warm, humid air of summer. It’s a far cry from the parched, dry indoor winter air.
But summer skin care has its own do’s and don’ts. Let’s hit a few of them
Change it up
Just as you don’t wear winter clothes in summer, you should probably change some of your skin care products, too. You can amp up the strength of your foaming cleanser, while scaling down to a more lightweight moisturizer.
Sun protection factor. Sure it’s on the sunscreen bottle, but it should be a mindset. People forget that UVA rays don’t fluctuate much during the year, winter or summer, so that’s reason to always wear sunscreen (UVA rays accelerate aging and possibly help trigger melanoma). But if you don’t wear it in the winter, now’s the time to get back to it. Sun protection is the best anti-aging skin care. Period.
In the summer, it’s a good idea to add an antioxidant serum to the mix. These should contain vitamin C or polyphenols.
Watch the pigmentation
If you have areas of irregular pigmentation, they will become worse in summer. No matter how well you protect your skin, you’ll still get some UV radiation and this makes the melanin creating the pigmentation come alive. You can fight back with an anti-pigment serum.
Retinol is OK
Retinol is great for getting the body to produce more collagen, which is the secret to keeping your skin looking great. Retinols also exfoliate your skin, even out irregular pigmentation areas, and help repair sun damage. Yes, but you’ve heard they make your skin sun sensitive. True. But if you’re wearing SPF 30+ sunscreen every day you’re skin is protected and you’ll be just fine. You don’t want to miss out on six months of the benefits of retinols.
The one exception would be some sort of beach or lake house vacation where there will be tons of sun exposure. You should lay off the retinol for a week before and during your trip.
Burning is the worst thing you can do to your skin. It damages the skin on a cellular level. Blistering burns are pretty much a thing of the past (unless you totally forgot to put on sunscreen) and that’s a good thing — each blistering burn you receive in your lifetime doubles the chance of developing melanoma later on.
Of course, the best skin preparation for summer sundresses and bikinis is getting rid of your unwanted hair, and we’re New York’s finest. Call us at Romeo & Juliette Laser Hair Removal, (212) 750-2000, to schedule a consultation to get rid of your unwanted hair for good.