Summer Skincare Saviors

How to avoid and treat summer flare-ups!


Summertime…just the thought of the season puts you in a feel-good mood. The days are longer, the warmth of the sun is electric, vacations and pool parties are never-ending! We wait all year for summer to come around again, especially those of us that may have cold winters. But with all the positives of summer, we have to be extra cautious of skin conditions or flare-ups of skin conditions that the warm weather can bring. Not to mention, those related to excessive sun exposure!

Now, don’t get me wrong, the sun has some great qualities, in small doses. It helps with vitamin D production, in “moderation” with some skin issues, depression caused by Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), and boosts our overall mood. However, the key to reaping the benefits is moderation!

I don’t know about you, but moderation isn’t a word that most people follow. After all, if a little is good, then more must be better right? Wrong! Estheticians have long dealt with this when it comes to treatments and product ingredients. We often have to act as moderators for our clients! While we want to protect our clients skin year round, each season has its own conditions to deal with. Now it’s our job to educate them on the dangers of too much fun in the sun!

Acne flare-ups can sometimes “clear-up” with sun exposure by drying some excessive oil on the skin. However, this is a short-term gain as the long-term effects can make acne worse.


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Andrea Gregaydis

Andrea Gregaydis is a Licensed Esthetician and International CIDESCO Diplomat. She holds additional licenses as a NYS Instructor and Nail Technician. Andrea is the Lead Instructor at the Aesthetic Science Institute and has over ten years of experience as a practitioner, team coordinator and role model for hundreds of future skin care professionals.