The official arrival of summer comes with a more relaxed approach to enjoying time outside on the beach, in the park, near the water or on an outdoor patio. Now is the time to easily switch up your skincare routine so you can get the most out of it.
We interviewed Skincare Director Christine Swalm from Paramount DaySpa Salon Boutique located in Saskatoon (a LASPA partner) to provide some expert beauty tips on summer skincare routines.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO CHANGE UP YOUR SUMMER SKIN CARE ROUTINE?
Our skin responds to the environment, so we’re more likely to maintain healthy skin if we change our skincare with the seasons. Summer skin needs light forms of intense hydration, (more water, less lipids), with antioxidants and extra sun protection. We should be responsive in our product usage rather than using the same skincare products all year. But I recommend daily use of a good quality, broad spectrum, mineral sunscreen all year round.
ARE THERE ANY SUMMER SKIN CARE DANGERS WE SHOULD BE AWARE OF?
The summer issues we treat most commonly are dehydration, breakouts, and oxidative stress.
Adequate hydration is critical to healthy skin function. Heat, wind, chlorine and sweat all contribute to water loss. Dry skin can become irritated and reactive. Oily types often see oil production rise as skin loses water, while the sodium and bacteria in sweat exacerbate breakouts.
I frequently see the result of poor sunscreen usage. Accumulated and extreme UV exposures create oxidative stress which results in lines and laxity, pigmentation and poor texture.
LASPA SPF 30 Mineral Sunscreen addresses these issues. It contains organic sunflower seed oil to moisturize, reinforce barrier function, control bacteria and boost collagen production. The zinc oxide is antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. Two anti-oxidants, green tea and rosemary, prevent and repair DNA damage while calming. Green tea is well regarded for it’s anti-aging properties, and rosemary is known for benefiting both acne and eczema. This formulation makes LASPA SPF 30 Mineral Sunscreen top level protection and treatment for your skin, without the health and safety concerns of chemicals.
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM SPF LEVEL YOU SHOULD CONSIDER USING ON A DAILY BASIS TO PROVIDE BROAD SPECTRUM UV PROTECTION?
I recommend a minimum SPF 30 mineral, broad spectrum sunscreen for daily wear, particularly in the summer.
IS THERE A PROPER WAY TO LAYER YOUR SKIN CARE AND WHERE DOES LASPA MINERAL SUNSCREEN FIT INTO THE BEAUTY STEPS?
Following your beauty steps properly will ensure you optimize your results.
After cleansing and toning, apply your serum, and allow full absorption. Follow with eye cream, then face cream. Finally, finish with LASPA SPF 30 Mineral Sunscreen. Making proper sun protection a habit is essential to having healthy, beautiful skin.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU REAPPLY LASPA MINERAL SUNSCREEN DURING THE DAY AFTER YOUR INTIAL MORNING APPLICATION DURING YOUR MORING SKIN CARE ROUTINE?
Reapply LASPA 30 SPF Mineral Sunscreen after every two hours of sun exposure, following every 80 minutes of swimming or sweating, and after towelling off. Remember that you can’t be too protected, but you’ll regret it if you were under protected.
AFTER RECEIVING A FACIAL TREATMENT, IS IT BENEFICIAL TO APPLY MINERAL BASED LASPA SPF 30 BEFORE GOING OUTSIDE?
Current facial treatments use very active ingredients, which can sometimes create photosensitivity (heightened vulnerability to UV exposure). Applying LASPA SPF 30 Mineral Sunscreen before you leave the spa, and as part of your daily care, will protect your treatment results and the health of your skin.
DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER SKINCARE ADVICE FOR SUMMER?
Have fun, eat wisely, stay hydrated, and always have your sunscreen with you.
Phone, wallet, keys, sunscreen!
Canadian-made LASPA family of natural beauty products are made only from plant-based ingredients, minerals and essential oils, made without artificial fragrances, colours, or parabens, gluten-free, nut-free, fragrance-free and hypoallergenic. Ideal for sensitive skin, LASPA offers a range of mineral sunscreen options: SPF20 ($44 CAD), SPF30 ($40 CAD) and SPF50 ($18 CAD) provides broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection from head-to-toe so you can enjoy summer worry-free. LASPA is available through https://www.paramountdayspa.ca/collections/laspa-naturals
About PARAMOUNT DAYSPA SALON BOUTIQUE
A place where you can escape to a world of relaxation that will leave you refreshed and renewed. Our team is highly skilled and they undergo training regularly to ensure we are all current in industry trends and technology. We use carefully selected, result-oriented product lines and treatments to ensure you are getting the best treatment. Whether you are looking to care for the skin on your face, body, hands, feet or your hair on your head and body our goal is to provide you with the best service so you can leave feeling like a new you. For more information, visit http://www.paramountdayspa.com/