As the sun comes out, so does the increasing desire for clear, smooth skin. We may find ourselves with more time to care for our skin, and that we finally have the opportunity to get that long-awaited glass-skin treatment, but our skin demands caution and protection first and foremost. Refresh and renew yourself but know which treatments are best to avoid, and which are sun-safe. 

Best treatments for the summer: 

  • Gentle glow peels: Chemical peels come in different strengths, so opting for a gentle peel that will provide hydration and glow with no downtime is a great option for a skin refresh with zero downtime.  
  • Radiofrequency Microneedling: For a collagen-boosting “treat-yourself” option, our SecretPRO is what will take your skin to the next level, in a way that is safe for the summer. Even after just one treatment, the glow, plump, and smooth skin is there! 
  • PRP treatments: Some of the best, glowy skin results come from PRP aka platelet-rich-plasma. This is full of growth factors and enhances the body’s ability to heal itself and regenerate the skin.  
  • Botox and Dermal Fillers: Injectables such as botox and fillers are a fast, no-downtime way to smooth wrinkles, restore volume, and enhance the face. Whether you want to plump the lips or get rid of those lines, these treatments are perfect for an instant refresh! 

Treatments to avoid: 

  • Laser skin resurfacing: Certain lasers are tailored to remove the top few layers of the skin with the aim of reducing surface issues such as fine lines, dark spots, and wrinkles. This new skin underneath is very vulnerable to sunlight and sun damage, so waiting until the colder months is advised. 
  • Medium to deep chemical peels: With the same premise as laser resurfacing, deeper strength chemical peels reveal baby fresh skin, which is vulnerable to sunlight and can easily be damaged from the sun. 
  • Harsh Skincare: Ingredients such as retinoids, skin bleaching creams, antibiotics, and certain exfoliating ingredients may not be your friend at this time of year, increasing the skin’s sensitivity to the sun and causing irritation.  

Summer is the perfect time to begin a new skincare journey and do something more for your skin – just be sure to stay educated on the best treatments. At Viva Eve, we offer custom skincare plans to achieve your goals in a safe yet effective way. Let’s welcome the summer and clear, smooth skin together!

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