The skin care specialists at Paragon Med Spa frequently hear that our clients plan to “take a break” from professional treatments and stop using their home care products during the summer months. While summer brings beautiful, sunny days and blue skies to enjoy outdoor activities, keeping up protective measures to maintain your skin are essential during the lazy days of summer.

We all know that UV levels can wreak havoc on exposed skin, and although the sun’s rays may feel sensational, the damage inflicted may not be worth the premature aging, wrinkles, dry skin and age spots that will undoubtedly surface. The best advice that we can give is to encourage you to continue to schedule treatments such as hydrating facials or microdermabrasions during the summer months.  Maintaining clean and hydrated skin, along with simplifying your home care routine will protect and condition your face, neck and decollete’ and alleviate the untoward effects that usually appear after the Summer fades into Fall.

What are the essential products and treatments we recommend? As mentioned, a good start to ensure healthy skin is to schedule a microdermabrasion every 4 weeks if possible during the summer. Microdermabrasion gently exfoliates the surface of the skin, removing dead cells and stimulating the cell renewal process. Hydration is especially important, and professional masques and products containing hyaluronic acid (to plump the skin) can be applied or even infused with a HYDROfacial wand. Physical block sunscreen is mandatory on a daily basis, and it is especially vital if you will be at the beach. Sunscreen should contain Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide in a minimum concentration of 5%. If the sunscreen you are using does not state the percentage of these ingredients on its container or label, UVA rays, which inflict the most damage (Cancer, Aging), will penetrate the skin. Talk to us at Paragon about professional grade sunscreens that offer the best protection.

During the summer, we also recommend continuing application of your antioxidant after cleansing your face in the morning. Antioxidants, such as Skinceuticals C + E Ferulic serum, are rich in protective qualities and, along with sunscreen, lock down your skin surface to neutralize harmful penetration of UV rays. If you are not sure of the antioxidant that is preferred for your particular skin type, schedule a complimentary consultation at Paragon at which time the skin care experts can provide a match.

We cannot emphasize enough that good skin care must continue during the summer months. Follow our simple advice-schedule professional treatments monthly, apply antioxidant serum layered with physical block sunscreen, and you will come back from summer break looking better than ever! To help you achieve these summer skin care goals, Paragon is offering a series of 4 microdermabrasion treatments to be redeemed May through August 2018 ONLY for $180 (savings value$80). Schedule your pre-paid treatments and dates or call (856) 848-1485 today!