Electrolysis by Alison has been operating for over eighteen years and in that time, has learned enough to offer some effective summer skincare tips for Los Angeles. In a summer climate like what is found in Southern California, it is important to customize your beauty routine. What works in New York City may not be so effective in Burbank.
Summer Skincare Tips for a Safe and Healthy Season
These are three of the most important summer skincare tips to preserve healthy skin in the summer months.
- Overexposure: Residents of Los Angeles are particularly prone to overexposure. The effects of the baking sun are amplified by the hot asphalt, and continued exposure to their effects can lead to heatstroke or dehydration. Other medical conditions can be exacerbated by prolonged heat, particularly for the very young and the very old. All of these problems can have deleterious effects on the skin, as well as an individual’s broader health.
- Hydration: It can be hard during the warmer months to keep up with the body’s needs. Ordinarily, people should be drinking between four and six glasses of water a day. However, the additional heat typically means that people will need to drink more water both to cool down and to replenish water lost through sweating. Skin that is dehydrated loses elasticity and it becomes more susceptible to skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and premature aging.
- Sunscreen: Summer skin care starts with sun protection. During the summer, with the sun at its strongest, it is important for everyone to wear sunscreen if they are going outside at all, regardless of skin tone. Reapplying it throughout the day is also important: approximately every two hours, or more frequently, if you’re sweating excessively or swimming. Overexposure to the sun’s UV rays is known to cause skin cancer. It’s best to use a broad spectrum SPF 30 product, or higher SPF if you can find it. This will protect your skin from multiple varieties of UV radiation for longer. It’s a good idea to invest in lip balm with an SPF factor too, especially if you intend to go swimming or to the beach. Both of these activities can dry out your lips and make them more susceptible to sun damage.
Ways to Prevent Sun Damage
The Los Angeles sun can be unforgiving on many skin types. If you are worried that you might experience sun damage this summer, you have options. Long sleeves can do much to protect your shoulders and arms. While UV rays can penetrate your clothing, clothes certainly take the edge off. Your eyes are vulnerable to UV radiation as well. Be sure to apply moisturiser on the skin around your eyes at the end of the day, to keep them looking youthful. Wearing a hat with a wide brim can also protect the eyes and other areas on the head and neck.
Tips for Clear and Radiant Skin
Some people think that because sunlight is known to help the body generate vitamin D that it is worth exposing unprotected skin to the sun. However, this attitude can do more harm than good. There are other ways of achieving glowing skin that don’t increase your risk of melanoma. Green tea, either drank or applied to the skin directly, offers multiple skin benefits, making your skin clearer and reducing inflammation. Glycolic acid is another highly useful product for clear skin. It is commonly used in chemical exfoliation, as a gentle product capable of clearing clogged pores of dead skin cells, reversing sun damage and reducing discoloration from hyperpigmentation or inflammation. Lastly, electrolysis can be an effective treatment. Removal of hair on the face or back can also reduce the sebum output that makes your skin oily and prone to acne breakouts.
Choose Electrolysis by Alison for Summer Electrolysis Needs
Whether you’re trying to improve your skin’s health, working on the perfect beach body, or are simply fed up of body hair under the summer sun, Electrolysis by Alison can help. Alison’s expert thermolysis method, perfected over more than a decade, will give you the hair free smooth skin you’ve been looking for; whether on your legs, your stomach, your underarms, or elsewhere. Schedule your free consultation appointment with us today through our website.