Summertime Skin Care Tips

Summer’s coming. That means more time outside, and if you’re an outdoors lover, you probably can’t wait.

But beware: The sun’s ultraviolet rays can cause skin cancer and a lot of skin damage. Now it’s time to really focus on protection. Here are tips to keep your skin glowing and healthy throughout the summer.

Wear sunscreen every day

Sunscreen is one of your most important beauty purchases. It’s your best defense against damage from sun exposure, which causes dark spots, rough skin with a coarse texture, fine lines and wrinkles, and skin cancer.

At A Beautiful You Medical Spa, we research sunscreens and recommend only the safest and highest quality sunscreens to our clients. No matter your skin type, EltaMD sunscreen has you covered. It checks all of the boxes on our list:

  • Zinc-based
  • Broad-spectrum
  • Non-comedogenic (doesn’t block your pores)
  • Sensitivity-free
  • Fragrance-free
  • Paraben-free

Cleanse, hydrate, and infuse daily

Because your skin gets sun in the summer even though you wear sunscreen, you should follow a cleansing, hydrating, and antioxidant infusion routine. You want to keep moisture in and bathe your skin in serums that keep it youthful and radiant.

We constantly evaluate skin care lines and select the best on the market for your skin health. Here are two of the lines we’ve selected based on the science behind them and proven results.


We like award-winning SkinMedica® skin rejuvenation products for our clients because of the high quality in this beauty line. The products range from exfoliating cleansers to hydrators and serums that visibly improve problems with skin tone and signs of aging.

We describe just a few of the products below, but click here to see the full range of what we offer to keep your skin looking beautiful.

SkinMedica’s AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser includes alpha and beta hydroxy acids that remove dirt and debris and give you a foundation for radiant skin. The HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator helps your skin retain moisture, so important for a radiant glow and improved skin tone.

The award-winning TNS® Advanced+ Serum is proven to lessen the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It’s the sole product with growth factors to improve sagging skin. You see the early results in two weeks, with further improvement over the following few months.

Zo® Skin Health

Zo is another excellent skin care line. Zo products are appropriate for all skin tones and ethnicities, and they’re are designed to help:

  • Acne
  • Aging skin
  • Rosacea
  • Sun Damage
  • Hyperpigmentation

Wear protective clothing

To protect the work you’re doing to keep your skin glowing, invest in clothing with an SPF factor. Choose a retro look with a large hat and wide sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection.

Avoid the sun at its most intense

Stay out of the sun between 10am and 2pm. That’s when its rays are most intense. If you’re at the beach, take a lunch break or go to the movies. If you’re at the pool, stay in the shade under a large umbrella and wear your hat and sunglasses.

For beautiful, age-defying skin, call or book an appointment online today at our Memphis, Tennessee, medical spa.