Flaunt Summer-Ready Glowing Skin With These Skin Care Tips
If the fiercely hot weather is any indication, summer has definitely arrived. There is no better place to cool off and enjoy the hot, sultry days of summer than by the beach and pristine blue waters. To kick off the season, Aesthetics by The Medical City joined and co-hosted the Metro Summer 2019 event in Boracay. The world-class aesthetics center celebrates 10 years this year and prides itself in being the only hospital-based center in the country and being able to provide the same services offered at other aesthetics centers but with an advantage of unparalleled care and attention from a highly capable team of board-certified physicians and specialists. There, find quality skin care, dermatology, plastic surgery, and all things related to beauty and wellness in a confidential and highly discreet environment.
At the recent Metro Summer bash, we asked Dr. Krisinda Jamora, Head of Aesthetics by The Medical City, her main tips for healthy, good skin, during the summer season. Read on and get your glow on, stat!
1. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
“When you do summer sports and activities, nourish your cells by replacing all fluids lost through perspiration. Intake of fluids is very important if you are perspiring a lot so you don’t deprive your cells of hydration.” When cutting calories to trim down for the summer, hydration is key, too. “Our cells utilize a lot of fluids for regeneration so it’s very important if you decide to go on a diet (which should be supervised by a nutritionist) you have to drink a lot of fluids and water as well.”
2. Slather on the sunscreen.
“To prevent sunburn, sunspots, and premature wrinkles, use a broad-spectrum sunscreen of at least SPF 30 and up. Reapply when you perspire and swim.”
3. Use layered sun protection!
Even if your makeup has built-in SPF, you still need to use sunscreen. Put sunscreen underneath your makeup when you’re about to head out of the house, regardless if you’ll hit the beach or be exposed to direct sun. “Ultraviolet light breaks down collagen and that’s how you get wrinkles. Even when you drive your car, to prevent pigmentation, you need to put sunscreen on your face.” Extra tip: In fact, your head also needs some SPF TLC—apply sunscreen on your scalp, not your hair, and wear a hat when hitting the beach to prevent skin cancers on your scalp.
4. Watch out for the reflected sun light from the sand and cement pavement, which multiply the UV index and cause pigmentation. “At the beach, the sand actually reflects the ultraviolet light and increases it by at least 20-30%!” Dr. Jamora says.
5. Do not apply citrus fruits and mango on your skin when going under the sun.
“This is to avoid a rash called photo contact dermatitis. Wash your hands thoroughly after eating these fruits.”
6. Prevent jellyfish stings by applying petroleum jelly on your legs and wearing a rash guard.
7. Be wary of skin toners, which could cause redness. “In Asian skin, redness when exposed to sunlight can cause pigmentation.”
8. The face, legs, upper back and arms are usually the areas where you get maximum sun exposure.
“If you have a new mole or spot that bleeds or doesn’t heal, it could be a sign of skin cancer. See your dermatologist immediately.” At Aesthetics at The Medical City, a complete skin assessment program with computerized VISIA analysis and dermoscopy is offered, your first step to your best skin ever.
Visit the Aesthetics Center by The Medical City. The Aesthetic Dermatology is located at the 6th Floor, Podium Building, and the Surgical Suites for Aesthetics is located at the 7th Floor Podium Building at The Medical City along Ortigas Ave., Pasig City, Metro Manila. Contact them at (632+) 988-1000 and (+632) 988-7000 ext. 6586/6576. The Aesthetics Center is open from Monday to Saturday from 6:00 am to 5:00 pm.