Celebrity Dermatologist Shares Advice on Summer Skincare & also Shares Insights on Do-It-Yourself Skincare – Winter Skincare
Skincare expert Dr. Francesca Fusco, one of New York City´s most sought-after dermatologists, knows just how can skin make the transition from the long, dark winter to the warmer summer days ahead. According to Dr. Fusco, when the temperature begins to soar, skin gets red, appears oily, breaks out, dries up, and sometimes, it just doesn´t feel up to par.
Ease your summer skin woes with these summer skin practices:
• Get Wet!
Frequent showering with traditional soap can strip skin of moisture. To keep skin from drying out, try new Suave Skin Therapy Skin Conditioner In Shower Body Lotion, which works as well as Olay® Moisturinse In Shower Body Lotion. This unique moisturizer is applied while showering and then rinsed off. The best part: special softeners stay behind — even after toweling — and keep soft and functioning optimally all day long.
• Moisturize: Part two.
If moisturizing after showering, try Suave Skin Therapy Body Lotions. It´s extra-hydrating with emollients that heal and protect dry or sensitive skin. The Soothing Aloe Enriched Lotion with Cucumber Extract and Botanicals is particularly good if you´ve had too much sun. Plus, lizard-like skin will ruin any chic swimsuit look.
• Cool Down!
Keep your cleansing gel, toner, and oil-free moisturizer in the refrigerator. Remove your sunscreen and makeup with chilled products. Your skin will feel cool and refreshed.
• Apply a soothing mask.
Blend 1/2 cup of peeled cucumber with 1/2 cup of plain yogurt in a food processor. Apply the mixture to the face for a half hour. The lactic acid in the yogurt and the moisture that the cucumber provides is refreshing and leaves the skin noticeably softer and more hydrated.
• Wear a hat.
Not only does the sun protect your scalp and face from the sun, but it also keeps you feeling cool.
• Show More Skin!
During summer months, women tend to wear tanks and sleeveless tees so they find themselves shaving more. Wait a bit after shaving before applying deodorant. This will help keep skin irritation and post-shaving discomfort to a minimum. To compliment your sleeveless summer look, use Suave 24 Hour Protection Invisible Solid Deodorant in Light Breeze Scent. It provides the strongest form of dryness protection, with a “metered” dispensing system that powerfully guards against odor and wetness all-day long. Suave 24 Hour Protection Invisible Solid Deodorant provides the same wetness protection as Secret® Sheer Dry.
• Wear Sunscreen!
Fifty percent of all newly diagnosed cancers are skin cancers. Use a sunscreen of at least SPF 15 for day-to-day use. If you´re on or by the water or plan to spend the day in the sun, use an SPF 30. Look for the ingredient Parsol 1789, which will protect you from both UVA and UVB rays.
• Smell Yummy!
The warmer weather brings increased skin exposure. Make sure it´s moisturized and fragrant! Suave Naturals Moisturizing Body Washes, which offer the same great fragrance appeal as Bath & Body Works®, are made from richly hydrating formulas with Vitamin E and Aloe Vera and combine gentle cleansers and invigorating scents. Check out the new fresh and clean Cotton Bloom fragrance!
STEP INTO YOUR SKIN
• Moisturize, moisturize!
Avoid long, hot baths and showers during colder weather to avoid drying out the skin. While in the shower, remember to use products like Suave Naturals Toasted Vanilla & Sugar Moisturizing Body Wash, which helps to restore moisture and nutrients for healthier looking skin.
• Don´t forget your body.
In the winter months, arms and legs are much drier than the rest of the body—even the face. To avoid “winter itch,” apply a hard working lotion like Suave Skin Therapy Advanced Therapy Lotion with Multivitamins & Glycerin to damp skin to lock moisture in all day long.
• No need for monthly facials.
Save professional facials for special occasions. For maintenance, do an at-home deep cleaning treatment twice a month.
• Get your rest and minimize stress.
Rest makes a huge difference in the health and appearance of skin. For overnight moisture, apply lotion to hands and feet and cover with gloves and socks. And, always use an eye cream to rejuvenate tired, winter skin.
• Don´t wear makeup while exercising.
Makeup prevents perspiration from excreting correctly and can cause breakouts. Wash face and add a light moisturizer before hitting the gym.
• What are you eating… or not?
Whether it´s the South Beach, The Zone or Atkins diet —pay attention to what foods you eat. Many people don´t get enough fat in their diets—necessary for good, healthy looking skin. Take flax seed or fish oil capsule supplements every day.
• Eight glasses a day.
Drink plenty of water throughout the day and notice an immediate difference. If you smoke, quit. Smoking adds premature lines and dryness to the face.
• Protect your hands.
Hands often become drier – even crack and bleed during winter months. To avoid, coat hands with a heavy moisturizer and wear gloves every day. If your skin is sensitive, try Suave Skin Therapy Skin Relief Lotion. It´s fragrance-free and specially created with natural oatmeal. This long-lasting, non-greasy formula helps soothe severely dry and sensitive skin and provides 24-hour moisturization.
All Suave products are available nationwide in food, drug and mass outlet stores.
National Healthy Skin Month
American Academy of Dermatology
930 East Woodfield Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Phone: (888) 462-DERM
Phone: (847) 330-0230
• Website: www.aad.org
- Olay® is a registered trademark of the Proctor & Gamble Company
- Secret® is a registered trademark of the Proctor & Gamble Company
- Based on comparative wetness testing
- Bath & Body Works® is registered trademark of Bathco, Inc.