Protecting Acne Skin During the Summer Months
We’ve talked a lot about how to support acne skin this year, focusing on reducing acne and inflammation, increasing cellular exfoliation, and supporting wound repair. And while this simple, clinical approach remains key to acne rejuvenation no matter the season, the summer months introduce a few other elements that require special care. Of course, not every client spends extra time in the sun, takes frequent swims in chlorinated water or wears hats or sunglasses on a regular basis. So step one is to have the conversations with your clients to figure out what their summer habits are, if they have plans for sun-intensive activities, and what their history is in terms of breakouts during the summer months. This will help you design the best course of care for specific to their skin. With that in mind, here are a few things to be aware of.
Summer Skincare: How to Beat the Brown Spots
By now everyone is well aware of the sun’s damaging effects and you’ve likely had the “importance of sun protection” talk with your clients more times than they care to remember. Despite your client’s best efforts to avoid the sun, however, UV-related damage is nearly unavoidable.
While diagnosing and repairing sun-damaged skin is not a one-size-fits-all, there are a number of tools at our disposal to help clients achieve healthy, radiant, youthful skin. In this four part series, I’ll cover how to reduce the appearance of brown spots and brighten skin tone, heal sunburns, address UV-related aging, and treat summer acne.