Summer Skincare Tips

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The summer sun can be quite harsh on our skin. That’s why we asked the lead aesthetician at LABO Spa for her top tips.

A healthy skin routine can keep you looking younger, brighter, and healthier overall! Get your skin glowing with these 5 tips at home and supercharge your results with a professional facial…

1. Cleanse
Clean skin is happy skin! Washing your skin every morning and evening before bed is extremely important. It will help rid of excess oil, dirt, and makeup that has built up during your day. Buy a cleanser that helps get rid of dirt without drying out your pores! Consider a creamy cleanser with moisturizing benefits and nutrients.

2. Exfoliate
Exfoliating your skin minimises your pores, reduces breakouts, hides wrinkles, and can even improve your skin’s overall color…the tone of your skin will improve when removing those unwanted dead skin cells! Avoid plastic exfoliates that harm the environment and instead check out natural products such as sugar or salt scrubs. For a deeper exfoliation, LABO spa offers a Hydra Rescue Facial using SWISSLINE products. The treatment includes 2 types of peelings without the use of fruit acid, which can be damaging if your skin is exposed to the summer sun.

3. Moisturize
Moisturizing your skin is probably the most important step you can take to have a healthy skin routine…but the moisturizer doesn’t work as well atop dead skin cells, so the above two tips are just as important! Using a moisturizer twice daily is ideal for best results. If your skin is sensitive or irritated, seek the advice of an aesthetician and consider booking the Focus Facial at LABO Spa which includes 2 moisturizing masques using YON-KA beauty products.

4. Sunscreen!
We all know it’s important. But how important? Removing the appearance of years off your visage important! Apply a broad spectrum sunscreen of SPF 20+ every morning before applying your makeup, or choose a day cream with SPF protection factor already mixed in. If you plan to be outside sweating or swimming during your day, bump up the protection factor to SPF 30-50 and you should reapply the cream at least every two hours. The suns rays are strongest between the hours of 10am- 2pm! Lather up and cover up as best you can.

5. Hydrate from the inside out
What you put into your body can have lasting effects on your body’s overall function and your skin’s health and glow. Best tip? Drink lots of water and maintain a healthy diet. Eat foods rich in Omega 3 and vitamin A such as berries, spinach, and nuts. Try to avoid excess drinking of alcoholic and caffeinated beverages because they actually have a reverse effect and dry out the skin.

Having healthy skin and figuring out your best routine can be challenging. Consult professionals as to which types of products are best for your own skin type and remember, CEMS (cleanse, exfoliate, moisturize, and sunscreen) to maintain your sexy glow!

LABO Spa
Talacker 41, 8001 Zurich (map)
Website . Tel: +41 43 497 34 40

*Images and credits can be found on the LABO spa Facebook page.