From BBQ’s to lazy beach days, summertime means serious fun in the sun! Unfortunately, the sweltering heat also brings to mind sweaty skin, breakouts, and sunburns. If you love the summer but hate the way your skin misbehaves when the thermometer rises, there’s help for you yet! Here are three beauty secrets for achieving luminous skin this summer and beyond:
- Think inside the box.
Glowing skin is an inside job, and we’re not referring to your vibrant personality! The “Jennifer Aniston” glow requires cellular renewal, which means skin rejuvenation (med spa) treatments and medical-grade skin care products. From Clear & Brilliant® laser treatments to chemical peels, The Refine Institute offers a leading selection of treatments that revitalize your skin from deep within, triggering collagen growth for healthier, younger-looking skin. To enhance and maintain your glow between treatments, we offer Obagi® Medical and Colorescience® skin care and makeup for at-home maintenance and year-round radiance.
- Take cold showers.
It’s not the most comfortable way to bathe, for sure, but cool water has surprising health benefits. For one, it can shrink blood vessels in your face, reducing redness and inflammation. Jumping into a frigid shower or pool can even help to reduce stress, improving your overall health. According to research, sudden exposure to cold water reduces uric acid levels, which have been linked to gout and kidney stones, and increases gluthathione, an antioxidant that helps the body adapt to stress.
- Protect yourself!
We love the warm rays for their mood-boosting power and vitamin-D benefits, but make no mistake about it—ultraviolet (UV) rays are enemies, not friends. UV rays silently wreak havoc by causing a host of unpleasant skin concerns, including fine lines, wrinkles, brown spots, age spots, and uneven skin tone. Reduce your UV exposure by applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen every morning, and reapplying throughout the day when you are spending time outdoors. Since sunscreen wears off with sweat and time, you should never leave home without a wide-brimmed hat and large sunglasses, which provide a crucial physical barrier. They also afford a glamorous touch!
Luminous skin is a cinch if you have the right tools. Let The Refine Institute arm you with the best tricks of the trade. Call us at 704-909-4800 or click here for a skin care consultation today.