Seasonal Skin Care Tips: Texas Summers

Seasonal Skin Care Tips: Texas Summers

Summers in Texas are hot, with temperatures often reaching into the 100s and humidity levels That feel far warmer than that.

Both the temperature and humidity can significantly impact your skin, so adapting your routine with seasonal skin care tips specific to Texas is crucial.

We’ve got a few tips to keep your skin looking its best this summer.

1. Cleansing is even more important in the summer

Although cleansing is always an essential part of your skin care routine — it helps rid the skin of debris, excess oil and external pollutants that may lead to a loss of radiance or more frequent breakouts (amongst other issues). 

However, as the temperatures climb in the summer, cleansing your skin becomes even more crucial. In addition to keeping your skin clean and your pores open, cleansing your skin also helps to remove that extra layer of sweat that is a given with how hot and humid Texas can get in the summer. 

A few tips for making the most of your cleanser:

  • You may need to adjust the type of skin cleanser you use seasonally. Depending on how much sweat and sunscreen you use, you may need a stronger cleanser to strip that off before applying the remainder of your products.
  • Use only lukewarm water when cleansing the skin. Hot water can strip the skin of its natural oils, leaving it vulnerable to external influences. 
  • Use a soft or microfiber cloth to gently pat your skin dry. Rubbing your skin can irritate it and lead to premature signs of aging. 

2. Choose the right moisturizer

While the extra humidity is helpful for skin health and wellness, it’s not enough to keep it as hydrated as it needs to be. Moisturizer is crucial for keeping the skin barrier at its optimal level of health. 

However, you’ll likely not want to use the same moisturizer in the middle of the Texas summer as you would when the weather is colder. Winter calls for a heavier moisturizer, while most people can get away with a lighter-weight option in the summer. Some moisturizers even come with built-in SPF, so they can function as sunscreen as well.

3. Never forget the sunscreen

Sunscreen should always be in your skin care routine, but this step is at its most crucial in the summer. If we were only allowed to give you one seasonal skin care tip, it would be to never forget your sunscreen. 

Sunscreen is essential for helping to reduce the amount of ultraviolet radiation that is allowed to impact your skin. Plus, the more you protect your skin from the sun, the longer you can fight off visible signs of premature aging like fine lines and wrinkles, thinning and hyperpigmentation (dark spots). 

Sunscreens come in many different varieties, but the key is looking for one that checks all the boxes set by dermatologists — an SPF (sun protective factor) of 35 or higher, broad-spectrum protection from both UVA and UVB radiation from the sun and water resistance (meaning you may not have to reapply as often).

4. Invest in a hat

It’s important to find other ways to protect your skin from the sun’s rays. A good, wide-brimmed hat is not only stylish but can also help to give you a little added protection from direct sunlight. 

5. Try an ice roller

When the temperatures climb, it can be difficult to get relief from the heat. Ice rollers allow you to cool down while also providing benefits for your skin — constricting blood flow and reducing swelling (which can help with puffiness and under-eye circles). 

Ice rollers combine all of the benefits of a traditional skin roller with at-home cryotherapy. You’ll wonder what you ever did without one.

5. Use cosmetic treatments 

Cosmetic treatments can be just as beneficial in the summer as they are at any other time of the year — it comes down to knowing which ones will help you the most. 

At our multiple Texas Skin Pharm locations, we offer cosmetic treatments that include:

  • BBL photofacials
  • Botox and Dysport
  • Chemical peels
  • Dermal fillers
  • Gold infusion facials
  • Kybella injections
  • Microneedling
  • Moxi laser treatments
  • Platelet-rich plasma injections
  • Sculptra
  • Skinvive injections

Schedule a skin care consultation with one of our experienced skin care professionals at one of the following Texas Skin Pharm locations. 

  • Skin Pharm Dallas: Our med spa in Dallas is located right next to the West Village shopping mall. Make it a self-care day by stopping by and treating yourself to gifts just for you.
  • Skin Pharm Houston: Located near River Oaks with everything you need to care for your skin, our Houston skin care providers can give your skin what it needs. 
  • Skin Pharm Austin: Located on Bee Caves Road, our Austin skin care clinic has everything you need to walk away feeling fresh. 
  • Skin Pharm Southlake: Better, brighter skin is here, Southlake! Tucked right by Southlake Town Square, our Southlake skin care clinic is your one-stop shop for all things healthy, glowing skin.

During a consult, you’ll get one-on-one time with a skin care provider who will listen to your goals, assess your skin and work with you to come up with a plan to reach them. 

To sum everything up...

Seasonal skin care tips take everything into account, from the weather, the change in activity and what your skin needs during different times of the year to truly thrive. Here in Texas, that means prioritizing sunscreen, always washing your skin, changing up your products and using cosmetic treatments as needed. 

If you’d like to discuss your skin care routine or what cosmetic treatments can help your skin reach its optimal level, check us out at one of our Texas locations. 

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:

Ambient humidity and the skin: the impact of air humidity in healthy and diseased states | PubMed

The Skin Barrier and Moisturization: Function, Disruption, and Mechanisms of Repair | PubMed

The efficacy and safety of sunscreen use for the prevention of skin cancer | PubMed

Sunscreen FAQs | AAD

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