When it comes to skin, summer heat and humidity is rarely our friend. Living in high temperatures affects not only the appearance of the skin, but also affects the health of our skin. Just a few simple changes in your daily skincare regimen can ensure you glow through the season smoothly.
Dubai’s go-to skincare and laser expert, Rebecca Treston shares 5 simple steps for achieving a beautiful summer skin glow while tackling the heat:
Apply sunscreen often
The scorching summer heat can be unforgiving on your skin and dermatologists recommend a broad-spectrum SPF of at least 30 for all exposed skin. Apply this at least 20 minutes before you head out into the sun and don’t forget to apply it on your hands and feet. Regular use of sunscreen can go a long way in minimizing sun related spots and helps in avoiding sagging skin, fine lines, and wrinkles. Also, don’t forget to re-apply throughout the day, especially if you have been inside for a long time since the last application.
Beat the heat with face mists
Dry skin can be your worst nightmare on hot summer days. Using face mists can refresh and revive tired skin within seconds. It not only helps you cool down, but also gives you a dewy glow with a feel-good effect on your skin. One tip is to keep it refrigerated and apply it throughout the day to refresh and reinvigorate.
Protect that pout
The skin on our lips is extremely sensitive and much thinner than the rest of our face and body, making it vulnerable to the effects of harsh sunlight and drying AC. Fortunately, there are lip protecting balms that incorporate a specialised SPF sun protection that look and feel great. Don’t forget to keep re-applying this regularly throughout the day.
Moving in and out of AC areas alone can cause your skin to dry out. Just like your wardrobe in warmer weather, your skin needs far more hydration in warmer weather. Taking more than one shower in the summer months also dries out skin, so it’s essential to moisturise your face and body.
Limit your time in the sun
Be mindful of how much time you’re spending in the sun and try to deliberately seek shade where possible. Depending on your skin type, 5-20 minutes of sun exposure is enough to cause sun damage. Wear wide-brimmed headgear, suitable UV protective eyewear to protect the delicate skin on your face and eyes and use an umbrella to avoid exposing yourself to direct sunlight.
Rebecca Treston is based in Hortman Clinics, SZR Dubai. To book a consultation and/or treatment, please call 04 566 2615. For more information about Rebecca Treston, follow her page on Instagram and Facebook – @rebeccatreston.
About Rebecca Treston:
For more than 20 years, Rebecca Treston has been considered Dubai’s go-to skin expert for energy-based transformative skincare treatments. Her vast knowledge and unique approach to manipulating and layering various energies to deliver unrivalled treatment results has cemented her status as both a pioneer and leader within the field of aesthetics both in the UAE and the UK.
Rebecca’s sterling reputation lies in, not only her ability to curate the best technologies available on the market, but also her innovative methods of layering various energies to deliver unrivalled treatment results for her clients which include the likes of royalty, global CEOs, supermodels, top beauty and fashion editors, and media personalities.