When the temperature rises, there is no question that your skin changes. In an attempt to avoid a melting face, many people forego using a moisturizer in the summer. While the temptation to do this is completely understandable, you’re actually not doing your skin any favours. In this article, we share with Oakville patients the secrets to striking the perfect balance for beautifully hydrated and healthy skin this summer.
Why your skin needs moisture all year long.
The role of a moisturizer is to protect your skin and maintain moisture levels. When this vital step is left out, your skin is vulnerable to dehydration, which leads to these consequences:
- In the summer, the fluctuation in temperature from outdoor heat and indoor air conditioning depletes moisture from the skin.
- When your skin is dehydrated, it tends to overcompensate and produce more sebum—essentially having the opposite effect of what was intended in foregoing moisturizer.
- When the skin is dehydrated, the natural exfoliation process is impaired. This leads to a build-up of dead skin cells on the surface that contributes to the appearance of fine lines, enlarged pores and a rough and bumpy skin texture.
This doesn’t mean that you have to wear lotions and moisturizers that feel heavy and make your skin look shiny. At Oakville Plastic Surgery and Advanced Skincare, we have a variety of medical grade formulations to choose from that are matte, light weight and chock-full of moisture-retaining ingredients such as plant ceramides and hyaluronic acid.
Our top products for lightweight moisture include:
Curious about what will work for your skin? We welcome you to book a consultation with Bethany, our medical aesthetician. She can assess your skin and establish just the right hydration balance. Hydrated skin reflects light beautifully, giving you that coveted summer glow. Call 905.901.9545 or email [email protected] to request an appointment.