Red, White, and Radiant: Skin Solutions for Summer

Every July, we celebrate the red, white, and blue of the American flag. But while you’re enjoying swimming, lounging, playing, and grilling outdoors, your skin is in danger of adopting some of that red color – which is less than ideal! 

This article will give you practical tips on how to protect your skin, heal sun damage, and achieve a healthy, radiant look that will last all summer.

How To Protect Your Skin From the Summer Sun

Ensuring you have beautiful skin throughout the hot summer months means taking protective measures. Here are our top three tips for guarding your skin against drying, aging, and other UV-related side effects.

Tip #1: Apply Sunscreen With an SPF of At Least 30

You’ve probably heard this tip a million times before, starting when you were little: wear sunscreen! This is the number one way to fend off sun damage and maintain a healthy barrier on your skin. 

But don’t just use any sunscreen. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, you should apply sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, as that will protect you against 97% of the sun’s UV rays. However, the higher the SPF the better! 

You should also look for mineral ingredients like zinc oxide, which has antioxidative properties to help your skin look and feel clear and youthful.

Tip #2: Seek Shade Whenever Possible

Another easy way to protect your skin is to seek shade whenever possible, or at least when you start getting too hot. Take shelter under an umbrella (you can always keep one with you), a tree, or some other structure. You can also wait until the evening to enjoy the outdoors when the sun is a bit lower in the sky and more shadows are visible.

Tip #3: Moisturize and Hydrate After Being in the Sun

What you do after you get out of the sunlight is just as important as what you do before and during. No matter how much sunscreen you apply, your skin will still get dry, and you may even burn a little. If that’s the case, apply aloe vera and a thick moisturizer to rehydrate your skin and help prevent dry spots and wrinkles.

Combat Sun Damage with These Non-Invasive Skin Treatments

What if you already have sun damage? In that case, these non-invasive skin treatments available at Touch MedSpa can help you address common problems like hyperpigmentation (AKA sun spots), melasma, and fine lines.

  • Fractional Laser Resurfacing

Fractional laser resurfacing penetrates deep beneath your skin to encourage new collagen to grow and fill in problem areas on your epidermis, such as deep scars and wrinkles, dark spots, and melasma.

  • CO2 Laser Treatment

CO2 Laser Treatment involves using a laser to remove the upper layer of your epidermis, taking dead skin cells with it. This is a more intense option, but it can do wonders for your appearance.

  • BBL Forever Young Photofacial

The BBL Forever Young Photofacial uses light filters to address redness, uneven skin tone, and rosacea – all of which can be complications of sun damage.

Find Customized Summer Skin Solutions at Touch MedSpa

At Touch MedSpa in North Myrtle Beach, our experienced professionals can create a custom summer skin solution tailored to your needs. Start the process now with a consultation, and get the glowing, bouncy skin that will perfect your 4th of July fit!