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Treat Your Skin to a Summer Facial

Summer can take a toll on healthy skin. Though relaxed routines allow for more time in the sun, spending your days outside means exposing delicate facial skin at a time when UV levels are at their highest and most damaging. 

The effects of sun exposure on your skin can range from increased oil production to dry, flaky skin. Cumulative sun exposure can cause premature aging and a range of cosmetic flaws like sun spots and wrinkles. 

A summer facial can help repair skin damage and reduce the effects of summer skin-related issues in the future. Board-certified plastic surgeon Mark Mathieson, MD, of Sterling Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons in Sarasota, Florida, offers customized facials and other rejuvenating spa services designed to improve the look and feel of summer-damaged skin. Based on the condition of your skin and areas of concern, Dr. Mathieson recommends a facial that’s most appropriate for your needs.

A summer facial can revamp your skin with benefits like professional cleansing, gentle exfoliation, and intense hydration. Find out more about the ways this professional treatment can make a difference in your summer skin. 

Professional consultation

Before you receive a facial at any time of year, Dr. Mathieson conducts a thorough examination to determine the condition of your skin and identify problem areas. 

Your consultation includes recommendations for ways to complement the results of your facial with an at-home routine and advice on options to extend your results with other spa services. This professional assessment can help you establish a healthy summer skin care routine and get the most from your facial treatment. 

Deep cleaning

The professional products and techniques used in a facial can deliver a deep cleaning to your pores and hair follicles, leaving your skin free of dead skin cells. This can help prevent acne breakouts and pimples that can occur as the result of clogged pores. 

Depending on your needs, a deep cleaning facial may also include manual facial extractions, which opens your pores to remove dead skin cells and buildup from topical treatments like sunscreens. The effect can reduce whiteheads, blackheads, and breakouts. 

Overall, a deep cleaning can leave a fresh foundation for sunscreen and other summer skin care products to deliver optimal results.

Improved appearance and texture

A professional facial can include effective but gentle exfoliation to damaged summer skin. This step can remove dead skin cells that can make your skin look dull, clog your pores, and interfere with the ability of topical treatments to properly penetrate your skin. 

Professional exfoliation can also stimulate collagen production and encourage skin renewal, a process that naturally slows with age. Encouraging skin renewal can contribute to improved skin elasticity, a fresher appearance, and reduction of fine lines and wrinkles for a smoother texture.

If you have uneven skin color from sun spots or hyperpigmentation, a summer facial can help even out your skin tone and deliver an overall brighter appearance. 

Intense hydration

Summer sun, heat, and pool chemicals can absorb your skin’s moisture, leaving it flaky and dry. A summer facial that starts with exfoliation can follow with deep hydration to make your skin look and feel softer and more supple. 

Future protection

In addition to treating existing skin problems, a summer facial can help reduce your risk of future skin issues. Even though deep cleaning, exfoliation, and intense hydration can deliver immediate improvement, they can also help reduce your risk of having these problems recur when you follow post-facial advice. 

A summer facial can help you look as great as you feel while you’re enjoying all the season has to offer. Call our office, or email us through our website today.

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