Written by: Blaise Geyer PA-C
My 4 Favorite Summertime Treatments and Products
Summer in Texas is no joke, but regardless of where you live, when summer comes around, our skincare routine and treatments should change just like our wardrobes. This is important because there are some treatments and products that offer your skin extra protection against the harsh summer rays, are more forgiving to heat and sun exposure, and even reverse sun damage while others are not appropriate or put you more at risk of potential side effects. Let’s make it easy and touch on 4 of my favorites that will help keep your skin young and healthy.
SkinMedica’s Lumivive System is an excellent solution, especially in the summer, to up your skin protection vs environmental damages during the day and to aid in skin recovery overnight. This system consists of two distinctive serums: Lumivive Day and Lumivive Night. Lumivive Day uses patented ENVAILLE Technology to protect our skin vs blue light, infrared, heat, and pollution. Lumivive Night’s ENVIGORATE Technology compliments its daytime counterpart by helping skin rapidly recover overnight to improve its functioning and act more like its younger self.
- Total Defense and Repair
Total Defense and Repair (TDR) is a superscreen by SkinMedica that gives other sunscreens a run for their money. TDR includes zinc oxide, octinoxate, and octisalate to protect against UV-B (burning rays) and UV-A (aging rays) like other sunscreens, however, it also contains SOL-IR Advanced Antioxidant Complex (a trio of potent antioxidants) to protect against Infrared rays (IR-A) that lead to skin premature aging. So not only will this help protect you against the sun but help rejuvenate your skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and improve the appearance of already sun damaged skin.
I hate to say it but more sun means more damage, squinting and wrinkles! Why not put that worry aside and continue to enjoy yourself by choosing Botox to relax those facial muscles so you can age gracefully without changing who you are. Botox is the first created and #1 selling neuromodulator on the market and is FDA approved to temporarily improve the look of frown and forehead lines and crow’s feet! This product is administered in the office during a short 15 minute appointment and will last you 3-4 months. You’re still you, just less wrinkles!
The Bellus Medical SkinPen is the first and only FDA approved microneedling device. This works by creating little microchannels in your skin to cause your body produce more collagen and elastin. So in other words, we’re using the body’s natural healing response to trick it into doing what we want to do- more collagen and elastin = less fine lines, wrinkles, acne scarring and smaller pore size. Did I mention there was minimal downtime too? Yeah, it’s that good.
This summer have some fun and get some sun, but do a favor for your future self and protect and maintain your skin with these effective products and treatments. Not sure which product and/or treatment is right for you? Call and schedule a free consultation and let us guide you! We’re looking forward to starting you on your journey to younger, healthier skin.