Putting Your Best Face Forward

summer skin care

Summer means vacations and visitors, playing and partying like it’s 1999. It’s great to blow off steam and relax with family and friends. It can also be hard on your beauty routine, and your skin may start to show it. Not to worry – here are some tips to help you look, and feel, your best all summer long.

All of that summer activity usually means more sweating and UV exposure. Sweat can clog pores and lead to breakouts. Ultraviolet rays have a drying effect on your skin and can actually cook the natural elastin’s and collagen in your skin. The rays that cause sunburn just hit the surface, but others penetrate deeper and can help create wrinkles, uneven skin tone and other signs of aging. Of course you need to use a good sunscreen, but there are some other steps you can also take to fend off this assault.

Getting regular facials is crucial during the summer. The combination of deep cleaning, exfoliation, masks and moisturizers will be great allies for keeping your skin looking its best this summer. The deep cleaning action of a good facial will open up your pores and remove residue from sweat and make up. Exfoliating your skin eliminates the layer of dead skin cells on the surface as well as the more deeply embedded impurities lurking underneath. With this super clean palette complete, a deep nourishing mask supports your skin below the surface helping it to renew itself and give you a healthy, summertime glow. And last but definitely not least, moisturizers will form a protective layer to keep you going all summer long.

When you need an ally in your summer beauty routine battle, stop by to see us at Helen’s Haven. We have a team of professional aestheticians who will help you get, and keep, the look you want for summer. You can find us at 4819 Kilauea Ave., #6 in Honolulu, or call us on 808-739-0400. If you prefer, download our free mobile app and schedule the appointment that’s right for you. It’s available via a free download from the AppStore, Google Play and Amazon.