Dallas Summer Skin Care Routine: A Guide

Dallas Summer Skin Care Routine: A Guide

In summer, temperatures can easily hit the triple digits and can often feel even warmer due to the high humidity levels in Texas.

Because of the intense climate, a summer skin care routine for Dallas is essential.

Adapting your routine (including cosmetic treatments) to the weather can help your skin thrive — keeping you looking and feeling amazing all year round. Skin Pharm has skin care tips to help craft your most supportive summer skin care routine.

1. Always use sunscreen 

It’s hard to forget about the sun during the summer in Texas. However, the odd cloudy summer days happen, and it’s crucial not to be tricked into thinking you can get away without sunscreen.

The truth is that any time the sun is out, it can impact you — even reaching through windows (regular glass windows only absorb about 97% of dangerous ultraviolet radiation, which means you can still get a sunburn, even inside). That makes sunscreen one of the most important summer skin care routine items when you live in Texas.

According to dermatologists, the most effective sunscreen hits three marks — SPF 30 (or above), broad-spectrum protection (against UVA and UVB rays) and water resistance. When your sunscreen meets those criteria, it can do the best job protecting your skin from sun damage (both short-term and long-term). 

That potentially means managing any risk of skin cancer and extending the time before you notice visible signs of aging on your skin — fine lines, wrinkles and sun spots (hyperpigmentation). Wearing protective clothing — like a cover-up, sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat — can also provide sun protection and reduce sun exposure. 

2. Cleanse your skin twice daily

Cleansing is the foundation of a quality skin care routine all year. Cleansing your skin helps to remove any build-up (whether that’s makeup, dead skin cells, sunscreen, sweat, excess oil or environmental pollutants). 

It also helps to clear and open up your pores so the remainder of your skin care products can penetrate even deeper and be even more effective. A supportive cleanser can keep your skin looking fresh and reduce the risk of breakouts, especially in the summertime.

A supportive cleanser takes your skin’s unique needs into account. For example, you’ll likely want to use a more gentle cleanser if you have sensitive skin. 

On the other hand, those with more oil on the surface of their skin often do better with gel cleansers. In addition, to make your sunscreen even more effective, consider using a cleanser with vitamin C (an antioxidant that also helps fight off free radical damage). 

If you’re unsure where to start or if your cleanser will work for you, schedule a skin consult with one of our providers at Skin Pharm Dallas. And remember, always use lukewarm water to keep your face safe! 

Hot water can strip too much of the skin’s natural oil (sebum) from the skin, breaking down your moisture barrier and leaving your skin more open to external influences. 

3. Don’t forget to moisturize

When you spend most of your day sweating, using a moisturizer might not feel as important. However, even though humidity can be amazing for you, it’s not enough to support healthy skin. 

Without hydration, your stratum corneum (also known as your moisture or skin barrier) can’t stay strong and effective at keeping external factors out and moisture in. Hydration also supports the body as it maintains its collagen production and keeps the skin tone radiant and dewy. 

It’s not just people with dry skin that need moisture, either. Even those with a more naturally oily skin type need added hydration to support strong, healthy skin — although they may do better (and have fewer blemishes) with a lightweight moisturizer. 

Moisturizers that contain ingredients like hyaluronic acid can fight dryness and provide everything your skin needs to stay hydrated. Hyaluronic acid is extra beneficial because the body naturally makes it, so it is extremely unlikely to cause an allergic reaction. 

As it absorbs into the skin, it draws in moisture and locks it in — which is how it got its reputation as one of the most effective hydrators. 

4. Use the right supplementary cosmetic treatments

A quality summer skin care routine is essential, but you can get even more impressive results when you add the right cosmetic treatments at a Dallas med spa. At Skin Pharm Dallas, we offer a wide range of cosmetic treatment options. 

These options include:

  • BBL photofacials
  • Botox and Dysport
  • Chemical peels
  • Filler
  • Gold infusion facials
  • Kybella
  • Microneedling
  • Moxi laser treatment
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
  • Sculptra
  • Skinvive

Our cosmetic treatments can be just as effective in the summer as at any other time of year, but the post-procedure directions will change slightly. For example, treatments with an injectable component (like Botox or filler) require you to minimize sun exposure and sweating — which can be more difficult in the summer. 

In conclusion...

A good summer skin care routine in Dallas is crucial for keeping your skin its best, brightest and healthiest as the temperatures climb. If you’re unsure how to create a supportive routine or would like to discuss your concerns with a professional, contact our experienced staff at Skin Pharm Dallas

We’ve got the summer skin care tips you need to be your best self.

Peer review

This article was medically reviewed by Chelsie Rogers, PA-C, a board-certified physician assistant with 6 years of experience in cosmetic dermatology.

SOURCES:

Can I get sunburnt through glass? | BBC Science Focus Magazine

Sunscreen FAQs |AAD

Effect of room humidity on the formation of fine wrinkles in the facial skin of Japanese | PubMed

Skin barrier function | PubMed

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