Microdermabrasion is the pro-grade version of an exfoliation. If you’re keeping up with skincare, you might already know the many benefits of a regular exfoliation and microdermabrasion. However, these benefits may be different based on the weather and environmental conditions.
2 Important Factors to Consider When Exfoliating in the Summer Days
Winter usually leaves the skin dry, which means a good exfoliation can make way for better skincare product penetration, such as serums and moisturizers for added moisture on your skin. In the Summer, you have other factors to think about, such as more exposure to UV and anti-aging.
- Sun Sensitivity
According to celebrity Esthetician, Renee Rousseau, exfoliations can increase your skin’s sun sensitivity to 45%. Just think of an exfoliation or microdermabrasion as a gentle scrub of the top most layer of your skin. This then leaves your new skin vulnerable to all that the sun has to offer, including the more dangerous exposure to ultraviolet radiation and sunburns.
If you LOVE getting Summer tans, an exfoliation could help you get it much faster and with a more even coverage. It eliminates having to go through layers of dead skin.
As already mentioned, microdermabrasion is great for making way for new skin. Who doesn’t like a great tan or beautifully colored Summer skin? The only thing is … there are important anti-aging factors to consider.
The free radicals from pollution, smoke, and many environmental stressors can cause premature aging. Microdermabrasions and sometimes harsh exfoliations can leave our skin vulnerable to these environmental stressors and potentially cripple its DNA and protein composition.
In addition to the increased exposure to environmental stressors, the added sun sensitivity can also help accelerate your skin’s aging process by damaging the collagen, elastin, and melanocytes, resulting in wrinkles and an increased amount of brown spots.
Most of us look forward to warm, lovely weather. The sunshine always brightens the mood. However, for the sake of your skin’s health and future, be sure to keep it protected as much as possible. Double up on the sunscreen and make sure to reapply every 2 to 3 hours, especially if you know you’re going to be in direct sunlight all day.
With that said, we wish you all a wonderful Summer!