Top 5 Summer Skin Tips

Written by Keren Lai, Aesthetician

Summer is here! At Greenwich Medical Spa we are excited as ever for longer days, beach outings and outdoor fun. Just as we clean out our wardrobe in preparation for warmer weather, it is important to update your skin care regimen to ensure your skin is glowing and protected in the summer fun. These 5 products will keep your skin healthy and bright for the summer months!

  1. SPF
    If you have stopped by to visit me, you probably know my love affair with SPF. An SPF between 30-50 is a must to maintain skin health year round, and is especially important during the summer months. You must apply enough, and apply frequently!

    Recommended: Arieed ReFlect SPF powder
    When: every 2 hours

  2. Antioxidants
    Vitamin C is hands down my favorite antioxidant. Like SPF, vitamin C is a must all year around. Vitamin C will protect your skin from oxidative stress and free radicals while brightening your complexion and evening skin tone. And as an added bonus, Vitamin C has been shown to improve the effectiveness of SPF.

    Recommended: Is Clinical Super Serum
    When: every morning

  3. Retinoids
    Many people mistakenly believe retinoids should only be used in the winter. It is true that retinols can make your skin more sensitive to the sun, but if you are wearing your SPF daily (and frequently!), do not fear. Retinoids are great collagen inducers and help repair sun damage.

    Recommended: Arieed ReBuild Retinol Serum 50
    When: in the evening, as tolerated

  4. Weekly Exfoliation
    The outer “horny” layer of the skin naturally thickens when exposed to the sun. When coupled with sunscreen and sweat, you may have a tendency for clogged pores and breakouts. Exfoliation is key to remove these dead skin cells and promote healthy cell turn over.

    Recommended: Arieed ReDeem Miracle Pads Pore Minimizing Weekly Mini-Peel
    When: once a week, at night

  5. Lightweight Moisturizer
    Staying hydrated is a must! Not only should you increase your water intake, but keep your skin feeling dewy and fresh with a lightweight, oil free moisturizer. A lightweight moisturizer will seal in your antioxidants and nourish your skin without feeling heavy and clogging pores.

    Recommended: Arieed ReDefy Clarifying Moisturizer
    When: morning and evening

We hope you enjoy your time in the sun and always welcome you to visit any of our locations for a more personalized regime! #GMSskinschool