Summer is the season to kick back, relax and just enjoy being outside without freezing, but it's not time to slack on your skincare routine. The sun's rays can be harmful all year long, but are especially damaging during the summer months. Here are some tips to combat that summer exposure.

Summer is on the horizon! It’s time to break out your swimsuits and bikes, and get ready to make some memories under the sun. Before you say “ahh” about the blistering sunburn you are about to have (that can create a beauty debacle in your future), here are some summer skincare product tips from Louisville beauty leaders.

Summer has a reputation for being high maintenance, as far as beauty and skincare regimens go. This high maintenance title comes from our desire for a low mainte- nance beauty routine. The basis of this desired look comes from a healthy skin base, and builds from there. Start with a cleanser that opens pores to clear out impurities to allow products that have active ingredients to protect your skin from negative environ- mental pollutants. J Michael’s Spa & Salon carries the perfect daily cleanser: Doctor Babor’s Lipo Detox Cleanser, $65.00. This product does all the above and gives your skin a soothing sensation as it slightly warms as you massage it in. J Michael’s is located at 4121 Shelbyville Rd., Suite 1.

Next, work on protecting your fresh face with Neocutis’s ReACTIVE + Anti-Oxidant Se- rum + Broad Spectrum SPF 45, $130.00, from Salzman Cosmetic Surgery and Spa, located at 4702 Chamberlain Lane. This anti-oxidant serum combines a high concentration of 15% stabilized Vitamin C with a blend of essentials, anti-oxidants and energizing creatine. When used daily it promotes skin regeneration by combating free-radical damage and oxidative stress, protects against UVA and UVB rays, and can help prevent fine lines and wrinkles.

Too much of a good thing can cause neg- ative reactions. This is where the high maintenance season shows its true colors. Combat the results of overexposure with Triple Repair Serum, $88.00. When used at night you can wake-up with a fresh and bright skin tone. This skin solution contains three powerful antioxidants clinically proven to calm, guard against free-radical damage, and improve redness and sensitivity. When used over a period of time, your skin can become firmer with a more even skin tone to help correct fine lines. Find this serum at Mays Derma- tology and Cosmetic Center, 241 Sears Avenue, Suite 103.

Your face is how the world sees you. Make sure it sees you in the best possible light with a customized facial at Massage Envy, with five locations throughout the Louisville Metro Area. Schedule a spa day with a massage to help you relax, and a facial to help your skin bounce back. Routine customized facials can relax facial muscles which can slow the on- set of wrinkles. It also helps reduce puffiness and sagging of the skin, and it promotes skin cell renewal.

As the season passes, your skin won’t forget it. Show the world a more vibrant, healthier-looking you!

Posted on 2019-05-06 by Bella Portaro Kueber