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Top Summer Skincare Travel Tips from an Aesthetician

There is no question that as the seasons change, our skincare routine needs to adjust too. While winter months may have you reaching for more moisturizer, summer can leave you asking what the heck you can do to combat high temperatures, sweat, sun damage and other challenges. Add in your desire (OK, need) to travel, and the thought of fitting all your skincare necessities into a portable case can seem overwhelming.

To get some vacay-friendly skincare answers, we conferred with our Lead Aesthetician Neidyn, who provided solutions for on-the-go skincare, as well as tips for maintenance at home.

What treatments are best during summer, and which need to wait for less sunny months?

While you can get all kinds of injectables during summer and take advantage of body-sculpting treatments, some facial treatments should wait until you spend less time out of the sun such as Diamond Glow facials, deep pore cleanse, Glo Peel and dermaplaning. Deeper and more aggressive peels aren’t ideal during summer as they can cause more hyperpigmentation and increased sun sensitivity. 

How can you best prepare your skin before you travel?

Booking treatments two weeks before travel can prep your skin for hydration and provide healthy new skin cells by getting rid of dead skin cells, so your skin is nice and glowy! 

What do you need to focus on while you are away? 

Hydrating is key when traveling. The high altitude and dry air of planes can cause dehydration and skin dryness. Packing our Arieed MD Cryo sheet mask or a hyaluronic acid travel size in your carry-on bag and applying during your flight will allow your skin to retain moisture. 

What can someone go a few days without to lighten the baggage? 

Retinol! You don’t need this, especially in the sun because it will cause skin sensitivity.

How can you ensure your skin will look good when you are temporarily in a new climate?

Vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and sunblock with minimum 30 SPF should be your BFFs when traveling. Vitamin C helps protect the skin from the UVA & UVB rays of the sun, as well as protecting your skin against the environment. It also provides hydration and brightens the skin.


Should people take advantage of skincare offerings in places they visit? Or is it best to leave that to your regular med spa at home? 

You should leave it to your regular med spa at home! Your regular aesthetician knows your skin, and you have an important relationship. Skin treatments offered in the places you visit might make your skin sensitive to the sun. We want to protect your skin as much as we can while also enjoying yourself during your travels.

Do you have any tips for maintaining a skincare routine during summer months?

Summer Series Sale is an excellent opportunity to keep up with your routine because you can save on a variety of packages. We are offering up to 45% for non-members and 50% to members on most of our facials and summer-friendly facials and on other various treatments like BOTOX, EMSCULPT NEO and more! 

Male patient receiving an Emsculpt NEO treatment to the abdominal area.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can EMSCULPT NEO do for me?

EMSCULPT NEO is an amazing noninvasive body sculpting treatment. It’s perfect for patients who are looking to get summer body ready! With this state-of-the-art, two-in-one technology, you build muscle and burn fat at the same time! This treatment provides a 30% reduction in subcutaneous fat and 25% growth in muscle on the treated area after a recommended number of treatments.

How does EMSCULPT NEO work?

While you lie down and relax, EMSCULPT NEO sends high-intensity energies deep below your skin, making your muscles contract in a big way that is like doing thousands of crunches or squats in a few minutes. While your muscles are contracting, the energy from the applicator simultaneously sends warmth to your fat cells, heating them up to the point of destruction. So you build real muscle from the contractions while destroying fat cells that are later naturally eliminated by your body.

How many EMCULPT NEO treatments will I need?

The recommended treatment plan is 4-6 treatments, one week apart. Depending on the patient, you may see improvement in your muscle tone, core strength and posture within a few weeks. And you’ll see fat reduction continue for about 12 weeks after your last treatment.

Are there any patients for whom you do not recommend EMSCULPT NEO?

EMSCULPT NEO is great because it has been shown to be safe and approved for all body and skin types. Contraindications include hernia, recent surgery, and pregnancy, so if a patient has any of these conditions, they should wait until they don’t to get EMSCULPT NEO.

What is the difference between CoolSculpting and EMSCULPT NEO?

CoolSculpting is a well-known treatment that is excellent for reducing unwanted fat in targeted areas. EMSCULPT NEO also reduces fat, but it has the benefit of building muscle, which is what its predecessor EMSCULPT was made to do.

Which treatment you choose depends on what your body needs and your personal goals. If you have great muscle tone and only need to get rid of some extra fat in a specific area like your abdomen or below your chin, CoolSculpting is an excellent option. But if you have loss of muscle tone and need more of a lift or tightening to a certain area like your abs or butt, EMSCULPT NEO is your two-in-one solution.

What is your favorite thing about EMSCULPT NEO?

Not only is this treatment super convenient with one treatment lasting only 30 minutes, but there is also no downtime! Patients can go about their day as they normally would immediately after their visit.

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