Summer Skincare: Why Microneedling is Your Best Bet

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Summer and skin go hand in hand, making it all the more important to keep up on skincare routines, treatments, and products. With summer, comes increased sun exposure, heat, humidity, sweat, and more; all factors that directly affect skin health. While maintaining a skincare routine is crucial, choosing the right treatments during this season can be tricky.

With numerous skin treatments on the market, microneedling stands the test of the seasons when compared to other popular treatments such as chemical peels and laser procedures. Microneedling can be performed safely year round giving you consistent skin improvement and results.

Microneedling vs. Other Treatments: Why Microneedling Shines in Summer

Microneedling stands out as an ideal skincare treatment for summer due to its reduced sun sensitivity and shorter recovery times. The procedure involves using fine needles to create micro-injuries in the skin, which stimulates collagen production and rejuvenates the skin. Unlike chemical peels and laser treatments that often increase the skin’s sensitivity to UV rays by peeling the skin, microneedling poses a lower risk of photosensitivity. This makes it a safer choice during the summer months when avoiding
sun exposure is challenging, allowing individuals to enjoy their time outdoors without the heightened risk of sun damage.

Another advantage of microneedling is its minimal downtime. While chemical peels and laser treatments can result in significant redness, peeling, and extended recovery periods, microneedling typically causes only mild redness and slight swelling that subsides within a couple of days. This quick recovery is perfect for the active summer season when people prefer not to miss out on outdoor activities.

Additionally, microneedling is versatile and suitable for various skin types and concerns, such as fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation. This means multiple skin issues can be addressed in one treatment without the increased risks associated with more aggressive procedures, making microneedling a comprehensive and convenient option for summer skincare.

Microneedling Aftercare Tips for Summer

Proper aftercare is crucial to maximize the benefits of microneedling and protect your skin, especially during the summer months. One of the most important steps is to shield your skin from the sun. After microneedling, avoid direct sun exposure for at least 24 hours to prevent any potential damage to your healing skin.

As early as 24 hours post microneedling treatment, Physical block SPF products can be used to protect the skin when you do need to go outside. Make sure to apply and reapply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher as well as take additional sun protection measures such as wearing a hat. Physical (mineral) sunscreens with Zinc oxide are the top choice when it comes to recommended SPF post-microneedling. With noncomedogenic ingredients and powerful sun-blocking abilities, Sunderma a Zinc Oxide based broad spectrum sunscreen is the perfect solution to suncare both after microneedling and in daily use. By taking these steps, you will help safeguard your skin from harmful UV rays, which can cause complications and hinder the skin’s healing process.

In addition to sun protection, keeping your skin well-hydrated is essential. Use a gentle, hydrating serum such as Hyaluronic Acid, PS Serum, and facial moisturizer, as well as soothing products such as cooling masks, essential masque, and Phyto Serum. Hydrated skin can recover more efficiently and maintain the benefits of microneedling for a longer period, making moisture a vital component in any skincare routine. Along with moisture, we also want to soothe and cool our skin both post microneedling as well as throughout the summer. Cooling masks are the perfect post-treatment product, and Phyto serum is the solution to redness and irritation and prevents infection due to its natural healing properties.

Furthermore, using only gentle skincare products during the recovery period and beyond. Stick to mild cleansers and avoid harsh exfoliants or active ingredients like retinoids and acids for at least 72 hours post-microneedling. These substances can irritate the skin and impede the healing process. By following these aftercare tips, you can ensure that your skin heals properly and you achieve the best possible results from your microneedling treatment during the summer.

Beyond the Treatment: Long Term Summer Skincare

Another great way to improve and maintain skin after microneedling as well as throughout the summer is by using a skin-safe antibacterial spray. During the warmer months, increased sweating and exposure to environmental pollutants can clog pores and lead to breakouts. An antibacterial spray can help combat these issues by eliminating bacteria on the skin’s surface that contribute to acne. Regular use of such sprays can reduce the occurrence of breakouts, keeping your skin clear and healthy.

Moreover, these sprays can be used throughout the day for a quick refresh, especially after activities that cause sweating, such as workouts or time spent outdoors. After workouts or other activities a quick spray on the face, underarms, chest, back, or other sweat-prone areas can prevent and heal breakouts and disinfect the skin. The lightweight and non-greasy nature of antibacterial sprays makes them easy to apply without disrupting makeup or other skincare products. Incorporating a skin-safe antibacterial spray into your daily regimen can help you ensure your skin remains clear, hydrated, and healthy throughout the summer.

In conclusion, microneedling in combination with a regular skincare routine is a fantastic option for maintaining and enhancing your skin’s health and appearance during the summer. With minimal downtime, reduced risk of photosensitivity, and versatility, microneedling as well as other skincare practices make it the superior summer treatment choice. By following proper aftercare and adopting a summer-safe skincare routine, you can enjoy radiant, breakout-free skin all year long. Consistency is key!