5 Ways Get Ahead of Your Summer Skin Care

Hello, sunshine! Show your skin extra care by preparing for the warm and sunny days ahead. From a proper sleep schedule and protective clothing to steps for gorgeous, youthful skin, keep reading to discover five ways to get ahead of your summer skin care.

Fresh n’ Clean

Summer adventures in the sun can lead to more sweat, sand and dirt on your skin, which can then transfer to your sheets, blankets and pillowcases—making it even more important to wash your bedding every few days to keep your complexion healthy and clear. Silk pillowcases are best for skin recovery, preserving moisture within your skin and minimizing fabric absorption of nightly skin care products.

Washing linens with a fragrance and dye-free detergent is best for sensitive skin prone to breakouts. Instead of a fragranced fabric softener, add a few tablespoons of white vinegar in the fabric softener compartment to keep clothing soft, clean and odor-free. Breakout-causing bacteria can live on bathroom towels, too, so use a fresh cloth to stay clean each time you dry your face.

Beauty Sleep

With clean sheets ready to go, make your dreams of glowing, dewy skin a reality! Getting your nightly 6-8 hours of beauty sleep is essential in maintaining even-toned and rejuvenated skin. During deep sleep, the body strengthens its immune system and works to repair and revitalize skin cells, leading to collagen regeneration—a vital protein for skin cell regeneration and production. For an extra boost in your skin care routine, try Sofwave, a non-invasive treatment offered at LightRx that treats fine lines and wrinkles by activating the body’s natural skin-healing process to stimulate new collagen production. Pairing technologies like Sofwave with a good night’s sleep can produce stunning results and promote radiant skin.


Skin is the human body’s largest organ and may need more than deep sleep to stay glowing and healthy. Hydration is essential in avoiding dry skin ahead of summertime. Women need around 72 ounces, and men typically need 96 ounces of water daily for optimal hydration. Drinking water is one of the many ways to stay hydrated each day, however, you can reach your goals easily by eating water-rich foods like watermelon, cucumbers, celery and strawberries. Proper hydration allows collagen in the skin to remain malleable and soft, keeping the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines at a minimum.

Gently cleanse your skin using lukewarm water, and avoid harsh scrubs that make the skin prone to burning in the sun. Immediately after drying your face, moisturize with products containing hyaluronic acid to help hydrate and trap moisture in the targeted area. If you’re looking for a product that goes beyond simple hydration, Jan Marini’s Transformation Face Cream contains hyaluronic acid and anti-aging peptides to boost collagen and elastin—helping your skin recover from daily damage.

Protect Your Beauty

Skip the sunburn and get into an SPF routine early so you never miss a day of protection this summer! Sun protection factor, or SPF, blocks harmful UVA and UVB rays from entering your skin barrier, which causes issues like sun spots, burns and wrinkles. Sunscreens are typically applied as the last step in a skin care routine before makeup application. Weightless mineral sunscreens like Jan Marini’s Physical Protectant Tinted SPF 45, are gentler and less oily on the skin than heavier sunblocks and contain ingredients like green tea extract, alpha-bisabolol and co-enzyme Q10 to brighten and soothe the skin, improve overall complexion and promote antioxidant protection against damage caused by the sun.

Once your SPF routine becomes second nature, ramp up your skin care game with LightRx! Our Venus Viva technology is a gentle radiofrequency skin treatment that penetrates the skin barrier to stimulate collagen production and reduces the appearance of sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles. For a more targeted treatment for damaged skin, Aerolase Neo Elite uses detailed laser technology to address troubled areas, improve overall complexion and create more youthful-looking skin. Our LightRx Beauty Besties are available to help you determine which treatment is best for your goals. Book a free consultation to start your skin care journey today.

Sun Protection Must Haves

The right outfit can save your skin from the sun. Shopping ahead of time for physical sun protection is critical during the summer to shield you from UVA and UVB rays.

Consider adding these must-haves for the season to your shopping list to keep your skin and eyes safe from the sun:

  • Large sun hats
  • Baseball caps
  • Visors
  • Sunglasses that block 100% of UVA and UVB rays
  • UPF 50 rash guards and shirts for outdoor sports
  • Cover-ups
  • Beach umbrellas

Get ready to flaunt sun-kissed summer skin in just a few weeks! Now is the perfect time to prepare for hot, sunny days with a refreshed sleep schedule, proper hydration, a good skin care routine, and a bit of shopping for the right products. Follow these five ways to get ahead of your summer skin care, and you’ll own the beach with total confidence all summer long.


At LightRx, we offer complimentary consultations and treatment plans that help you achieve your desired results. Schedule a consultation today and try our non-surgical solutions for a new you!

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