Summer Skincare Essentials

Summer in the city!  Summer at the shore!  This is vacation season.  But no matter where you spend your summer vacation, your skin will likely feel and show the effects of the weather.  This time of year, everyone provides a list of what you need to take care of your skin in the heat of the summer.  However, here at Glo de Vie, we keep it simple: we choose what works.  And we tell you why!

  1. Why hydrate?  Water is important year-round for maintaining your skin’s best appearance and function.  But during the summer, even minor tasks are taking more of a toll on the body because we have the added physical stress of extreme temperatures.  No need to chug all at once; stay steady on your caffeine-free beverages to keep dryness and dehydration from sneaking up on you.
  2.  Why change my moisturizer?  Skin is more likely to over-produce oil at this time of year.  Commingled with sweat and environmental pollutants, it can be more difficult to keep your skin at its clearest.  Talk with your Medical Aesthetician about switching to a lighter, oil-free formula that will give your skin the moisture it needs without clogging pores.  Oil-Free Moisturizer or Pure Hyrdation by Glo Skin Beauty (formerly Glo Therapeutics) might be optimal for you, and both are available here at Glo de Vie.
  3.  Why a special sunscreen for the face?   The need for sunscreen is one we all understand these days: protection against aging and defense against skin cancer.  It’s important to choose one specifically made for the face because it will be formulated to work without clogging pores or causing oily areas.  Sunscreens made for the body will frequently be formulated with ingredients that are tolerable on thicker skin but can be irritating to the face.  Here at Glo de Vie, we offer two options: Oil Free SPF 40+ by Glo Skin Beauty; and Intellishade, a self-adjusting tinted moisturizer with SPF 45 by Revision Skincare.
  4.  Why a facial?  Summer skin is stressed skin.  Even when you’re having a great time, your skin is still dealing with extremes, and will be in need of some TLC to help it look and feel better.  Our Customized Medical Facials feature products chosen by our Medical Aestheticians for your specific skincare needs.  Our facials gently address dryness, clarity, and exfoliation, as well as stress reduction — no downtime needed.

Have fun out there!  Just remember your essentials.  Call us, or stop by, and we can help you with what you need (yes, even the water!): (919) 510-5919.

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