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Busting Summer Skincare Myths: Keeping Your Skin Radiant with Medspa Treatments in Portland, Oregon

Discover the Truth About Summer Skin Treatments, Sunscreen Application, and Finding the Right Products for Your Skin

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Summertime and the livin’ should be easy, but with it comes a TON of advice on how to care for your skin during the hot months. While some of these tips are rooted in good senses, others are more myths than fact. We’re diving into three common summer skincare myths and giving you the 411. 

Summer Skincare Myth 1: You Have to Stop Skin Treatments like Chemical Peels and Microneedling During Summer


Here’s the big one. You’ve heard that you need to stop treatments like chemical peels, microneedling, and laser services during the summer months. This is FALSE. You don’t have to put your skincare routine on hold just because the sun is shining. We have options at Aura for all of the above services–and they are all great to do during the summer. 

Plus, what’s the sense in accumulating the most damage you can during summer just to erase it later? Do. Not. Stop. Your. Treatments. If you wanted something that would harm your skin, our team wouldn’t perform it for you. At Aura Aesthetics, it’s as simple as that. We give a crap about your well-being. 

Many advanced skin treatments are perfectly safe during the summer months. Chemical peels, for instance, can still be part of your regimen. While it’s true that some peels can make your skin more sensitive to the sun, there are lighter peels that can exfoliate and rejuvenate your skin without the heightened risk. You just need to follow your provider’s advice on post-treatment care, including staying out of direct sunlight and using a high-SPF sunscreen. 

Take BioRePeel for example. This treatment is absolutely perfect for the summer thanks to its innovative formula that rejuvenates the skin with minimal peeling. Using a unique two-phase technology, it exfoliates and protects the skin against UV damage, giving you that fresh, glowing look without the hassle. 

Similarly, microneedling is an effective treatment for summer. This procedure stimulates collagen production and can improve the texture and tone of your skin without extensive downtime. The key is to protect your skin from UV rays after the treatment, as the new skin is more susceptible to sun damage.We’ve got you covered on that topic below. 

Certain laser treatments are also viable in the summer. Non-ablative lasers, which do controlled damage to the skin in order to stimulate re-growth of healthy skin (very much like aerating the lawn!), can be used to treat issues like hyperpigmentation and broken capillaries. Just ensure you follow post-treatment guidelines and avoid sun exposure as much as possible.

The similar theme here? You have more options than you thought, but it’s crucial to follow your providers post-treatment guidelines. 

Summer Skincare Myth 2: You Just Need to Apply Sunscreen Once a Day


Sunscreen is a non-negotiable part of any summer skincare routine, but believing you only need to apply it once a day is not going to serve you (or your skin) well. Sunscreen, no matter how high the SPF, wears off over time, especially if you’re sweating, swimming, or wiping your face.

For effective protection, reapply your sunscreen every two hours. If you're swimming or sweating, you may need to reapply more frequently, such as every 40 to 80 minutes depending on the sunscreen’s water resistance. Think of it as a shield that needs regular reinforcement to stay effective.

Summer Skincare Myth 3: It Doesn’t Matter Which Sunscreen You Buy, You Just Need to Wear One


Another widespread myth is that any sunscreen will do. While wearing sunscreen is crucial, not all sunscreens are created equal. The best sunscreen for you depends on your skin type, lifestyle, and specific needs. 

Think of wearing sunscreen like wearing a hat–you should plan to test different sunscreens because it varies from person to person on what works best for you. For example, if you have sensitive skin, you might benefit from a zinc-based or mineral sunscreen with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide, which are less likely to cause irritation. Those with oily or acne-prone skin should look for non-comedogenic formulas that won’t clog pores. If you have dry skin, a sunscreen with added moisturizers can help keep your skin hydrated. If you want more coverage, you may want a tinted sunscreen

Lucky for you, we have testers at Aura Aesthetics so that you can do just that. And you know we only carry the best of the best, with both tinted and non-tinted options available from our favorite brands Alastin, Skinceuticals, and Image

Embrace Your Aura, Embrace Smart Summer Skincare

Listen, having flawless skin in the summer doesn’t have to be hard. By learning about and understanding these myths, you can make better decisions that will keep your skin healthy all year round. Now, feel free to schedule a microneedling, peel, or laser treatment or stop by to test out our sunscreen options to find one tailored to your skin’s needs. Here’s to a summer of glowing confidence!

For more expert skincare tips and treatments, with results that last 6-18 months, make your appointment with Aura Aesthetics today. We’re here to help you get your best skin, no matter the season. 

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