Summer Skin Needs Moisture Too!

How fabulous do you feel after a full body massage? Aside from feeling pampered and relaxed, your skin looks radiant and feels fresh and moisturized. Once you leave the spa, how do you keep your skin feeling healthy? The answer is moisturizer.

During the winter it’s natural to slather on moisturizer to deal with dry, cracked skin, but is it necessary in summer? Skin care experts say yes. A good moisturizer provides nutrients for the skin, which is needed year-round. That said, the same moisturizer shouldn’t be used 365 days a year. Skin care specialists say everyone should have seasonal lotions, one for winter and one for summer.

Looking at the ingredients list is the key, Dr. David Colbert, with the New York Dermatology Group says. “If one of the first two or three ingredients includes glycerin, lanolin, or petrolatum, it might suffocate your skin in warm months,” he said. “I like lotions with either lactic or glycolic acid during warmer weather. These ingredients can be too harsh on dry, cracked winter skin but are excellent hydrators and exfoliators for summer.”

If you don’t want to mess with over-the-counter moisturizers, ask the professionals you trust to give you a full body massage. They have an arsenal of products and knowledge in this area that can help. They can weigh the pros and cons of several products for you and help you find a moisturizer that will keep your skin feeling as spectacular as it does after a full day under their skilled hands.

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