May is here, and in honor of skin cancer awareness month, our team of professionals…
You deserve to feel beautiful all day, all night, and all year. But unfortunately, there are times when the seasons change and cause our skin to break out and look less than desirable. Luckily at Sea of Beauty, we’re on hand to help you achieve that rejuvenated skin 24-7 with our six natural beauty tips. Learn how you can achieve glowing skin from the comfort of your home—and a little assistance from our team at Sea of Beauty.
#1 Avoid Heavy Moisturizers and Cleansers During the Winter
Colder months call for dry air—bitter cold, chilling winds, and overpowering heat indoors. All of these factors play a large role in drying out your skin. It’s common to assume applying heavy moisturizers and cleansers will hydrate and renew our skin. In fact, these products can quickly strip your skin of water and leave it feeling drier than usual.
To avoid cracking dry skin, use hydrating moisturizers, such as Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel. Do your best to eliminate cleansers with a fragrance, petroleum jelly, and astringents, as they will further dry out your skin and rapidly clog your pores. This can lead to inflammation and unwanted breakouts.
#2 Exfoliators are Not Your Friend in the Summer
Over the summer months, we want to use products that protect our skin from the sun—products containing SPF are your friends! With warmer weather comes expanded pores and oily skin. Understandably, we immediately think exfoliators and strong peels will help eliminate this issue. To your surprise, products like this can expose your skin to the harshness of the sun, strip away your skin’s natural healing process and leave you susceptible to sunburn.
Rather than using harsh drugstore peels and scrubs, try a lighter clinical formula that contains a mild lactic acid, such as The Ordinary. If you aren’t sure whether you have oily, dry, or sensitive skin in the summer, it’s important to consult with your dermatologist.
#3 Use SPF Skincare Products All Year Round
SPF skincare products can protect your face from the sun all year round—even if the sun isn’t shining, it can still penetrate your skin. Products that are non-greasy and light, containing SPF, will not only protect your face from inflammation and sunburn, but breakouts too.
Over exposure to sunlight can cause hyperpigmentation as we age. This is why we recommend applying a daily face SPF, like La-Roche Posay’s Anthelios UV Mune 400, that is designed for sensitive skin and hypoallergenic.
#4 Implement a Weekly Face Mask Routine
Face masks are the new nightly routine. Though it’s not necessary to apply one every night, you should consider a weekly mask to help rehydrate and remove excess oils. Implementing a face mask into your routine is the perfect way to keep your skin glowing and feeling fresh.
Face masks come in a variety of styles and scents, each with its own ability to target specific areas—oily skin, dry skin, rosacea, blemishes, and hydration. Before applying your desired mask, be sure to clean your skin with a cleanser to remove any residual makeup or dirt. We recommend trying Kiehls Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Face Mask if you have dry skin, and The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Masque if you have oily skin.
#5 Wake Up Your Tired Eyes
Your skin may be glowing and fresh, but tired eyes can make you look like you need a decent night’s sleep. Try a rejuvenating under eye cream to refresh those sleepy peepers. For added benefit, use a cooling eye mask on your eyes each morning for three to five minutes to reduce any additional puffiness.
We recommend using Soap and Glory’s Puffy Eye Attack Super Hydrate. For best results, we advise you to consult a professional to discuss your skin type and desired results.
#6 Get a HydraFacial or Hollywood Facial from Sea of Beauty Med Spa
When all else fails, look to the professionals at Sea of Beauty. We’re here to help you elevate your skincare routine and keep your face feeling refreshed and rejuvenated year-round. If you’ve exhausted all options and are looking for a more permanent solution to your skincare troubles, our hydrafacial may be right for you.
The HydraFacial has a four step refresh process of cleanse, extract, exfoliate and hydrate, leaving you with dewy fresh skin that looks fresh, bright and youthful. The entire treatment lasts only about 30 minutes and requires no downtime, so you’re free to return to your day uninterrupted.
Skincare Routines Done Right at Sea of Beauty
Sea of Beauty Med Spa takes pride in taking the best care of your skin. Our friendly staff is standing by to treat you to an experience that will leave you glowing and feeling confident and beautiful. Visit our website for a full list of services, or call us at (480) 444-6829 to make an appointment today!