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Why Summer Skincare Matters: A How-To on Prep, Post-Care, and At-Home Guide!

As the temperatures rise, many of us may believe it’s time to press pause on our skincare treatments, but contrary to popular belief- summer doesn’t have to be a hiatus for your skincare routine! Maintaining consistent treatments can yield exceptional results when approached with the right knowledge and care.

At BAM Wellness, we inform our patients on the importance of continuing their treatments as well as beginning their treatments even during the summer season because when we educate on pre-care and post-care, we allow our clients to feel comfortable and confident when they schedule services like Microneedling with SkinPen, Cosmetic Injectables, BioRePeel, and even Laser Hair Removal and how to complement these services with the proper at-home skincare routine to ensure those results. Because here at BAM Wellness, our team of skincare specialists are dedicated to ensuring your skin not only survives, but thrives during the summer months just in time for that summer vacation, wedding, or family reunion!

Pre-Care: Setting the Foundation

Before any skincare treatment, especially in the summer months, preparation is key to achieving optimal results and protecting your skin from the elements. Here’s how to prepare:

  1. Hydration: Begin hydrating your skin well in advance of your appointment. Drink plenty of water and use hydrating skincare products to ensure your skin is plump and receptive to treatments.

  2. Sun Protection: Apply broad-spectrum sunscreen daily, even on cloudy days. Opt for a sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher that offers protection against both UVA and UVB rays. This shields your skin from sun damage and minimizes the risk of post-treatment complications.

  3. Avoid Sun Exposure: Limit sun exposure as much as possible leading up to your appointment. UV rays can sensitize the skin and increase the risk of complications like hyperpigmentation post-treatment.

  4. Skincare Consultation: Schedule a consultation with our skincare specialists. We’ll assess your skin type, discuss your goals, and tailor a treatment plan that suits your needs and lifestyle!

Post-Care: Extending Your Skincare Benefits

After your treatment, the right post-care routine is crucial for maintaining and enhancing your results. Here’s how to care for your skin post-treatment in the summer:

  1. Moisturize: Hydrate your skin with a soothing, hydrating moisturizer to maintain its balance and promote healing. Look for products containing hyaluronic acid or aloe vera to calm and replenish your skin.

  2. Sun Protection: Continue using sunscreen religiously. Apply sunscreen every morning, even if you’re staying indoors, and reapply every two hours if you’re outdoors. This protects your skin from UV damage and helps preserve your treatment results.

  3. Cooling Treatments: To soothe any redness or irritation post-treatment, consider using cool compresses or gentle, cooling skincare products. Avoid hot showers or baths that can exacerbate sensitivity.

  4. Avoid Harsh Products: Skip exfoliants, retinoids, and other harsh skincare products for a few days post-treatment. These can irritate your skin and interfere with the healing process.

  5. Follow-Up Care: Attend any follow-up appointments recommended by your skincare specialist. This allows us to assess your progress, address any concerns, and adjust your skincare regimen if needed.

At-Home Skincare: Daily Maintenance

Maintaining healthy skin isn’t just about treatments – it’s a daily commitment. Here are some at-home skincare tips for summer and beyond:

  1. Daily Cleansing: Cleanse your skin twice daily to remove dirt, oil, and sunscreen buildup. Use a gentle cleanser suited to your skin type to avoid stripping its natural oils.

  2. Antioxidant Protection: Incorporate antioxidant-rich skincare products into your routine. Antioxidants like vitamin C help neutralize free radicals caused by sun exposure and pollution, supporting overall skin health.

  3. Hydration: Keep your skin hydrated from the inside out by drinking plenty of water and using hydrating serums or moisturizers. Well-hydrated skin is more resilient and better able to recover from treatments.

  4. Sun Protection: Apply sunscreen every morning, even if you’re staying indoors, and reapply every two hours if you’re outdoors. This protects your skin from UV damage and helps preserve and protect the health of your skin.

  5. Healthy Lifestyle Choices: Eat a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and omega-3 fatty acids. Limit alcohol consumption and avoid smoking, as these habits can impact your skin’s appearance and health.

By following these pre-care, post-care, and at-home skincare tips, you can enjoy the benefits of summer skincare treatments while safeguarding your skin’s health and vitality. At BAM Wellness, we’re committed to helping you achieve radiant, healthy skin all year round. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and embark on your personalized skincare journey with confidence.

Because in Bozeman’s sunshine, your skin deserves the best care possible!

Let’s prepare, protect, and prolong your summer glow together!

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