It’s Beach Season, San Diego! 6 Skin Protection Secrets to Stay Burn-Free This Year

If you are planning on spending any time in the sun this summer, now is the time to start preparing your skin to prevent sunburns. The earlier and more often you partake in summer skin protection, the healthier your skin will be as you age.

Here are some of our best summer skincare tips to keep your skin as healthy as possible in the hottest season of the year.

Use Proper Sunscreen

Even if you hope to have a perfect tan this season, you still need to use quality sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or more. You will find that an SPF15 sunscreen will still allow you to get the ideal golden tone without going through any unnecessary burning and peeling phases.

Stay Hydrated

Staying well hydrated will help your skin recover faster from hours spent out in the sun. If your skin has aged and become thin and dry, you may want to consider an injectable filler such as Kybella or Restylane. These treatments plump your skin by allowing it to absorb more water in the collagen layer.

Cool Yourself Down

Many people think of sunburns as a unique kind of burn, but the reality is that the sun creates heat just like anything else. One way to help keep your skin safe from the sun is to take a cool shower before and after you go out in the sun. This will help minimize the damage to your skin and is refreshing as well.

Exfoliate and Moisturize

Plenty of people will tell you that you need to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. However, if you are moisturizing over dead skin, you may not be getting the full effects of your moisturizer.

Consider a microdermabrasion treatment in the spring to get your skin ready for summer. This will give your skin time to heal after the treatment, and give you a fresh slate for summer.

Treat Acne

All of the moisturizers and sunscreens that you’ll be using this summer can be a nightmare if you’re prone to acne outbreaks. Fortunately, you can get ahead of the game with a blue light treatment to rid yourself of acne before you start lathering on the sun protection.

San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic

To learn more about how to protect your skin in summer, you should speak with a skin care expert. Dr. Parvin Mani and the experienced team at San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic offer a full range of skin care services and can give you summer skin tips to keep yourself safe this year. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and ask about our new specials for this summer.