Summer is at an end, which means it's time to pack up your beach clothes and get a rejuvenating facial. Never had a facial before? Here's why they're an essential part of caring for your skin after the summer is over.
Summer is all about getting outside and spending time in the sunshine. Unfortunately, all of that time in the sun can have consequences for your skin if you're not careful! UVA and UVB rays have not only been directly linked to skin cancer, but to premature signs of aging, as well. If you've been out in the sun all summer long, you may start to notice some hyperpigmentation and fine lines forming where you didn't have them before. Fortunately, a facial can help you out with that. Facials can help reduce signs of aging on your skin, including fine lines and hyperpigmentation. This is especially helpful going into colder weather when there's less moisture in the air. With less moisture in the air, those fine lines are more likely to stick around because your skin might not have the necessary oils and lubricants necessary to smooth them out. A facial can help you keep that youthful glow all winter long and may repair some of the damage your skin sustained during the hot summer months.
Facials are excellent sources of rejuvenation for your skin. But that doesn't stop at moisturizing. In addition, you're getting an excellent exfoliating treatment that can help encourage new skin cell growth. Not only that, but the exfoliation you're getting with a facial can help your skin better absorb and retain moisture in the future. While a facial may not attain the level of exfoliation that a chemical peel will, these cosmetic dermatology services are still excellent at removing dead skin that may be built up from a few months of time out in the sun. Not only that, but facials also help increase blood circulation in the face, which can lead to even more new skin cell growth. You might lose your tan, but you'll experience more new cell growth and a healthier glow as a result of your facial. That means your normal skin care routine will be more effective after you invest in a facial.
One of the biggest benefits of investing in a post-summer facial is that you're ensuring your pores are open and unclogged. Aside from helping reduce the appearance of wrinkles and sun damaged skin, clear pores can be one of the best results of a good facial. Even outside of the summer months, environmental irritants are going to get into your pores. Keeping them clear of dirt, oil, and environmental pollutants is of the utmost importance if you want to ensure a glowing complexion. During a facial, steam is typically used to help open up the pores before the treatment begins. If you have really clogged pores, you may also have a few extractions done to ensure that everything is clean and unclogged. After a facial, you'll be set for your skin care routine to take maximum effect and help keep your pores unclogged, too.
While erasing 100% of your summer skin damage might not be possible, a facial is an excellent step to help you start the healing process. If you're interested in how a facial can benefit your skin after the summer months, set up an appointment at SE Dermatology Specialists today.