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Summer Tips to Keep Your Skin Glowing!

Revitalize your skin this season

By Serina Jones, Owner of Gig Harbor Aesthetics

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The summer season brings with it an abundance of sunshine, warmth and outdoor activities. While we all love this time of year, our skin often suffers due to increased exposure to UV rays, heat, humidity, and other environmental factors. To keep your skin healthy, radiant and protected during this time, it’s essential to incorporate effective skin-care treatments into your routine. Read on to learn more about some of the rejuvenating skin care treatments that are beneficial during the summer months.


Sun Protection. With the sun at its peak during the summer, protecting your skin from harmful UV rays is vital. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen every day, even when it’s cloudy. Opt for lightweight, physical formulas that won’t clog your pores or feel too heavy. If you are out for prolonged sun exposure, make sure to reapply every two to three hours.


Antioxidants. Antioxidants are another great option to incorporate into your skin care at home, as they have been proven to protect against oxidative stress, repair damaged DNA due to sun exposure and increase the efficacy of your sunscreen. A few of our favorites at Gig Harbor Aesthetics are the HydraTint and A-luminate by Alastin or Daily Power Defense by ZO Skin Health. If you’re looking for a beautiful sunscreen with nice coverage and a glow finish, the HydraTint is a must!


Exfoliation. Exfoliation is a game-changer when it comes to achieving smooth and glowing skin. During summer, exfoliation helps to remove dead skin cells, unclog pores, and prevent breakouts caused by excess sebum production. Consistent exfoliation will also help your active products work more effectively in the skin as well. Choose gentle exfoliants that can be used daily or three to four times a week. The best physical exfoliants are the Exfoliating Polish by ZO Skin Health, which contains magnesium and is anti-inflammatory, or, Alastin’s ReSurface Polish, containing glycolic to break down dead skin cells.


Our rule of thumb: If you flake, exfoliate!


Facials and Dermaplaning. Keep your skin clear, hydrated, smooth and peach-fuzz free. Depending on your skin type, your provider will choose a facial (to include dermaplaning) that is perfect for your skin, your goals and your lifestyle. Our Immaculate Complexion Facial is the most comprehensive and relaxing treatment that includes our favorite modalities—the Diamond Glow dermal infusion as well as Cryotherapy to lift, sculpt and hydrate the skin. This combination therapy facial resurfaces, cleans out pores, removes the top layer of dead skin—all while giving you sculpting through lymphatic drainage. Cryotherapy reduces inflammation, promotes circulation and hydrates your skin, leaving it incredibly healthy and hydrated. There are a variety of facials to choose from to accommodate your skin care goals and needs this summer.


Summer is a time to embrace the outdoors and enjoy the sunshine, but it’s equally important to prioritize your skin’s health and well-being. By incorporating these essential skin-care treatments into your routine, you can revitalize and protect your skin throughout the summer months.


Remember to get treatments, wear SPF and antioxidants, exfoliate and keep your skin hydrated. Our incredible team at Gig Harbor Aesthetics can assess your skin, create a treatment plan and get you on your way to the most radiant skin this summer!


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