Achieve Your Healthiest, Glowiest Skin This Summer

Dr Raquel Amado
By Dr Raquel Amado

Medical director of Dr Raquel Skin&Medical Cosmetics, Lvl 7 graduate&aesthetic awards finalist 2022. She is also a Lead Senior Clinical Mentor at Harley Academy.


With the summer season now here, it's crucial to adapt your skincare routine to cope with the changing environmental conditions.
 
Whether you are preparing for a summer wedding or simply want to achieve glowing summer skin, Dr Raquel Amado, aesthetic practitioner and skin health expert, has valuable insights and tips to help you achieve your healthy skin. Healthy and radiant skin becomes a priority, especially for those gearing up for special events like weddings. 
Hydration is Key
 
Keeping your skin hydrated is fundamental for a healthy complexion. Dr. Raquel emphasises the importance of drinking plenty of water throughout the day to maintain skin hydration from within. In addition to internal hydration, using moisturisers containing ceramides can help lock in moisture and strengthen the skin's barrier.
 
“Keeping your skin moisturised is very important to keep the barrier function of the skin intact. For that, the skin needs nurturing and ceramides, to boost your skins moisture,” explains Dr Raquel, “Polynucleotides are excellent for improving skin hydration, stimulating collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid.”
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Sun Protection
 
Protecting your skin from the sun's harmful UV rays is crucial during the summer months. Dr Raquel advises using a broad-spectrum SPF of at least 30 every day, even on cloudy days. For those who wear makeup, finding an SPF that integrates seamlessly into your routine is essential for consistent use.
 
Dr Raquel notes that, “the integration of skincare and cosmetic ingredients into suncare products is a beneficial trend that enhances the value and appeal of these products. By including ingredients like hyaluronic acid, antioxidants, tyrosinase inhibitors, brands are able to offer more than just UV protection, making suncare an integral part of the daily skincare routine.”
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Gentle Cleanser
 
Summer heat and humidity can lead to increased sweat and oil production, making gentle cleansing a vital step in your skincare routine. Dr Raquel recommends using a mild, non-irritating cleanser to effectively remove sweat, oil, and sunscreen without stripping the skin of its natural oils.
 
Dr Raquel also recommends “a good cleanser, a Vitamin C product to prevent UV damage and brighten the skin, an anti-ageing serum with hydration, and an SPF. For the evening, stick to the same cleanser, consider retinol for those who can tolerate it; otherwise, a HA or BHA replacement is suitable, followed by a serum that hydrates or a moisturiser.”
Lightweight Products
 
During the summer, heavy skincare products can feel uncomfortable and exacerbate oiliness. Dr Raquel advises opting for lightweight, non-comedogenic products that provide necessary hydration and protection without clogging pores or feeling heavy on the skin.
 
Dr Raquel also places importance on the fact that different skin types require different care. “Oily skin benefits from non-comedogenic and non-clogging products. Sensitive skin needs fragrance-free, paraben-free, sulphate-free, and irritant-free products. Hydrated skin may require layered products, exfoliation, and heavy moisturisers.
 
Acne-prone skin demands specific acids and non-comedogenic products. Recommendations vary based on individual needs, age, and preferences, also considering factors like hydration, prevention, and anti-ageing care.”

If you want to read more, the experts at Consulting Room really know what they're talking about and have put together some skin texture, SPF and Acne treatment FAQs just for you. 

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Many thanks to the author of this blog Dr Raquel Amado who is from Dr Raquel Skin and Medical Cosmetics.

Throughout her career, Dr Raquel has understood that most people are looking for a reliable, honest relationship with their practitioner, which is why she takes the time to understand how her patients feel.

Dr Raquel is known for her friendly and caring manner, being discreet, and putting her patients at ease.

She is committed to the provision of safe, high-quality patient care in order to achieve the best outcomes for patients, and make them feel confident in their own skin.

Call Dr Raquel Skin and Medical Cosmetics on 01732 525 875 or visit www.skinandmedicalcosmetics.co.uk

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