Summer Skin Care Tips

Protecting your skin during the summer months

Summer & the harsh UVA & UVB rays can wreak havoc on your skin. Put a plan in place now and you’ll still be loving your skin in the fall, possibly even more so than you do right now!

Elta MD: SPF 41

Sunscreen:

The most important product to use during the summer is sunscreen, hands down! You can do a lot of damage and reverse a lot of hard work with just one sunburn. Be sure to wear a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 and physically create barriers with a hat and sunglasses.


We love Elta MD SPF 41!

A chemical-free, organic mineral sunscreen. Available tinted for light coverage or in clear. It uses zinc oxide to block UVB (burning) and UVA (aging) rays that have been linked to photoaging and skin cancer; it has received the Canadian Cancer Society Seal of Approval.

Retinoids:

If I were to advocate one product beyond sunscreen it would be Retin-A. Everyone should be using one! There are decades of studies to show how it can help with wrinkles, acne, tone and texture. Medical Grade Retinols are the most economical, anti-aging tool anyone can add to their skin care regime. They are now formulated to be much more gentle and allow even people with sensitive skin to tolerate them well.


SkinMedica has a flexible line of Retinol Complexes

Skin Medica carries a great Retinol Complex in 3 different strengths that makes it easy for most people to use!

SkinMedica Retinol Complex
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Antioxidants:

Vitamin C is very important for your skins health because as we age, our skin naturally loses elasticity and becomes thinner. Antioxidants counteract this by providing protection against the effects of damaging free radicals on the cells in your body, including your skin. So, eat your fruits and veggies, but also get additional Vitamin C to the skin – and in order for skin to absorb it you need Vitamin E. Vitamin C + E are the most effective antioxidants used in anti-aging. They can repair the damage caused to cells due to pollutants, life style factors and sun exposure!


SkinMedica has the Perfect Pairing

For an effective vitamin c antioxidant, you need the perfect balance of C and E. We recommend SkinMedica‘s Vitamin C&E Complex, which is a silky, fragrance-free serum with an valuable amount of two types of stabilized vitamin C (10%) and vitamin E (8%).

Growth Factors:

Growth Factors are basically “fertilizer for the skin,” and are particularly important after procedures such as skin resurfacing and peels. They occur naturally and are what help our bodies heal, and they typically start declining in our late 20’s. Adding naturally-occurring growth factors to your skincare routine, by way of topical application, helps to trick your body into creating more collagen and will create noticeably smooth skin and a decrease in wrinkles.


Our Recommendations

SkinMedica’s TNS Recovery Complex is an innovative patented treatment gel using the highest stable concentration of growth factors – protein for your skin. TNS is clinically shown to enhance skin tone, texture and resiliency, and minimize the appearance of wrinkles.

We also like SkinMedica’s TNS Essential Serum which is an all-in-one skin rejuvenating treatment improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, skin tone and texture.  This innovative serum combines the benefits of patented growth factors with potent antioxidants (vitamin C + E, Coenzyme Q10, green tea) to rejuvenate and strengthen your skin.

TNS Essential Serum

Moisturizers:

Moisturizers are important for everyone, even acneic clients need to use a moisturizer. If the epidermal layer it too dry, our bodies will naturally try to compensate by producing more oil and that can create even more breakouts. We carry a variety of moisturizers for all skin types from SkinMedica to CeraVe, stop in and talk to our staff about your needs and we can recommend one that will suit you!