Your Skin This Summer: A Short Guide to the Challenges and Solutions of Sun Exposure

Your Skin This Summer: A Short Guide to the Challenges and Solutions of Sun Exposure

As we all look forward to the (hopefully) warmer months and longer days, it’s crucial not to overlook the importance of caring for your skin. After all, your skin is your body’s largest organ and deserves the utmost attention, especially during the summer months when exposure to UV rays is at its peak.

For many of our patients, this can be an important time to take some necessary precautions such as avoiding sunbathing and using your skincare. This is not only a great way of maintaining your results between treatments, but may help prevent exacerbating existing skin concerns such as excessive sweating.

Sun Protection: More Than Just a Trend

With this May marking Skin Cancer Awareness Month, it is an excellent time to shed some light on the very prevalent effects of sun damage. While it’s already common knowledge that excessive sun exposure can lead to sunburns, premature ageing, and even skin cancer. There are however many that still underestimate the power of sunscreen. SPF (Sun Protection Factor) isn’t simply the skincare of the moment, neither is it a seasonal product – it’s a shield against harmful UV rays. Incorporating a broad-spectrum sunscreen into your daily skincare routine is a must, regardless of your skin type or complexion.

Not only does SPF protect you from painful sunburns, but it also defends your skin against long-term damage such as wrinkles, fine lines, and hyperpigmentation. Remember to reapply often, especially if you’re swimming or sweating, and don’t forget those often-overlooked areas like your ears, neck, and hands.

It is also worth noting that not all SPF products are created equal. For example, it is important to choose a product that has the highest protection factor possible (this will usually be around factor 50), and don’t be fooled by make-up foundations who claim to contain adequate amounts of SPF. It has been shown that you would need to apply far more foundation than you would usually before you have the correct amount of SPF coverage.

At Clinetix, we understand the significance of safeguarding your skin from the sun’s harsh rays. That’s why we will actively apply SPF where possible after your treatment. We also offer SPF products for purchase alongside our other skincare ranges, which have been expertly selected due to their science-backed results. Our expert clinical therapists are always happy to help guide patients to the best skincare products possible for brighter and healthier skin.

Feel More Confident in Your Clothing: How We Combat Excessive Sweating

While the summer sun brings with it excitement and the chance to be more social, for some, it can also exacerbate the discomfort of excessive sweating. Excessive sweating, also known as Hyperhidrosis, is a commonly experienced skin condition where individuals find themselves sweating more than what is considered normal. Whether it’s due to genetics, hormonal changes, or environmental factors, dealing with persistent sweat can take a toll on your confidence and quality of life.

At Clinetix, we’re dedicated to helping you feel your best, and find it unfortunate that this skin condition can leave so many of you feeling self-conscious and unwilling to partake in social activities.  As it turns out, there are many individuals who are unaware there are treatments available for Hyperhidrosis. We offer our patients a treatment with the use of Toxin injections, which are a quick, effective means of treating the issue. Feel free to browse our website to learn more about this condition and treatment, so you can look forward to a more confident summer.

Embrace Your Best Skin Yet

For those of you who have been eagerly awaiting the warmer months after receiving our IPL or hair reduction treatments, now is the perfect time to enjoy social occasions and make the most out of your increased confidence. Whether you’re already experiencing the remarkable results or looking to start treatment, summer is often a time when we want to look our best and can therefore be an ideal time to start thinking about what treatments are most suitable for you.

Don’t Let Your Weight Impact Your Confidence This Summer

Many of us start with good intentions for losing weight, especially during the spring and summer months. However, challenges like difficulties with exercise, other health risk factors, or a lack of support can make it hard to stick to a weight loss program.

At Clinetix, we understand that achieving weight loss goals can bring numerous benefits, including improved mobility, lower cholesterol, a better quality of life, and importantly, a boost to your confidence and mental well-being. We believe that helping our patients reach these goals can have a lasting positive impact.

That’s why we offer support through our Weight Management Consultations. To learn more about our consultations and treatments, please visit our treatment page on our website.

In conclusion, as we reflect on the importance of sun protection, confidence-boosting treatments, and the journey to healthier skin, let’s seize the opportunity to embrace the summer with newfound radiance and self-assurance. Whether you’re prioritising SPF, exploring IPL and hair reduction treatments, or considering options for combating excessive sweating, the overarching goal remains the same: to step into the world with confidence and vitality.