If you’re a fan of Game of Thrones, (and wasn’t the finale awesome?!!), you’ve heard the phrase “Winter is Coming.” But in Texas, it’s these three words: “Summer is Coming” that really strikes fear and dread in our hearts.
The blazing summer heat isn’t just uncomfortable, it can cause acne and a host of other skin woes.
Increased heat and humidity causes our skin to overheat. This causes oil production to go into overdrive, leading to clogged pores and breakouts.
Your skin also tries to cool itself by sweating, which can cause a type of acne called pityrosporum folliculitis, a condition characterized by bright red pimples along the hairline, forehead, chin, back and chest.
To keep summer acne to a minimum, always try to shower as soon as possible after sweating. Also, switch to an oil-free moisturizer and use a cleanser that contains salicylic acid which helps to exfoliate dead skin cells, keeping them from clogging your pores. Keeping your makeup brushes nice and clean will also help to keep bacteria, makeup buildup, and grime from joining the party.
And don’t forget your sunscreen this summer (or fall, spring or winter)! Overexposure to UV rays is the number one cause of skin aging. We like sunscreens with SPF 30 or greater that contain at least 5% zinc oxide.
Our Fire & Ice Facial is an amazing summertime skin treat that refines and deep cleanses clogged pores while brightening, smoothing and tightening the skin.
A combination of alpha-hydroxy acids help to clear acne, encourage skin cell renewal and improve the appearance of acne scarring and sun damage, while potent antioxidants such as green tea extract help to protect the skin from UV exposure.
An intensive hydrating masque containing hyaluronic acid, aloe vera gel, and soothing botanical extracts cools, smoothes and plumps up the skin, softening lines and wrinkles.
Give your skin the summer break it needs with U. Med Spa’s Fire & Ice Facial, only $99 until July 31st, regularly $125.
Give us a call at 972.943.UMED (8633) to book your next appointment or to schedule a free skincare consultation with one of our amazing aestheticians.