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Tips for the Ultimate Spring & Summer Skincare Routine

As we transition over from Winter to Spring and Summer, it’s important to adjust your skincare routine for the warmer days ahead. The changing of the seasons brings higher humidity and increased sun exposure, both of which can be detrimental to your skin health without an updated skincare regimen. 

Here are foolproof tips from our highly trained Delamar Spa estheticians for taking care of your skin and looking your very best this Spring and Summer. 

Always Wear SPF.

No matter who you are or the season, it’s important to always wear SPF; the sun can cause skin damage year-round. But sunscreen is even more important during the Spring and Summer as we spend more time outdoors, visiting the beach, taking family vacations, and dining outdoors. 

Since UV rays are strongest during the summertime it is easy to get sunburned on even the cloudiest days because clouds do not block UV rays. Sunscreens help protect our skin from sunburns, wrinkles, premature aging, and skin cancer by absorbing and reflecting both UVA and UVB rays. Everyone’s secret to eternally youthful skin is always a trustworthy and protective SPF! Be sure to wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher and reapply every few hours to limit damage from the sun.

Sunscreen comes in the form of lotions, tinted foundations, facial mists and powders so you’ll never have an issue incorporating SPF into your routine.

Don’t forget: UVA rays can penetrate through windows and cause signs of aging. Even if you are social distancing, working from home or limiting your time outdoors, you should always wear sunscreen to protect your skin.

The Power of Antioxidants

Antioxidants can and should be used year-round, but they can be particularly helpful during the warmer months. Our bodies naturally produce free radicals and when our skin is exposed to the sun and environmental pollutants, this generates an overload

of free radicals that damage DNA and break down collagen. 

Antioxidants help your body to stabilize damaging free radicals while protecting, repairing, and preventing further skin damage. Incorporating powerful antioxidants like Vitamin A (Retinol), Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide), Vitamin C, and Vitamin E will leave you with phenomenal looking and protected complexion. Antioxidant-rich cleansers, serums, creams, and of course sunscreen can do a world of good for your skin.

Exfoliate Your Skin.

Has your complexion looked noticeably lackluster? Moving into a new season, we need to remove the old skin cells that build up through the winter. Exfoliation helps the skin recover from the winter and prepare for breakouts, inflammation, and excess sebum production from the humid and hot months ahead.  

Using chemical or gentle physical exfoliators removes dead skin cells and clear clogged pores. Products with AHAs–such as glycolic and lactic acid–are great for gently exfoliating the top layer of skin while those with BHAs–like salicylic acid– can penetrate deeper to unclog pores and heal acne. Exfoliation techniques and products work differently for everyone so it’s important to talk to your esthetician or dermatologist about the best options for your skin type.

Don’t forget to always follow up with a moisturizing facial cream and SPF. Chemical exfoliants make our skin more susceptible to drying out and sunburn!

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Get Glowing with a Facial

Facials are not only relaxing, but they keep your skin healthy while repairing and rebalancing the signs of sun damage. Regular facials during the summer help to rehydrate the skin, reverse signs of aging, and improve elasticity among other amazing benefits.

Before your facial treatment begins, an esthetician will assess your skin and recommend specific skin treatments – everyone’s skin varies season to season so you may need different products and treatments each session. From LED light therapy and reparative collagen face masks to chemical peels, facials are an easy and effective way to remove old skin cells, soothe, tone, detoxify and brighten your skin.

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Our award-winning Delamar Spas offer the ultimate spa destination for those seeking innovative result-driven beauty and wellness treatments. All three of our Delamar Spa locations (Greenwich, Southport & West Hartford) are open for all facials, massages, and body treatments. We partner with Biologique Recherche (BR), the definitive skincare line, and Valmont, the ultimate anti-aging luxury brand, and their extraordinary and highly effective techniques and treatments to help you achieve your skincare goals.

We always recommend a skin consultation whether you’re a new client or a facial enthusiast – we are also offering virtual skin consultations!

Book yourself a spa day at Delamar to look and feel your very best this Spring and Summer!

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