Summer Skincare: Preparing Your Skin for Warmer Weather

Summer Skincare: Preparing Your Skin for Warmer Weather

May 15, 2024

6 min read

As the temperatures rise and the UV rays become stronger by the day, your skin responds differently to these environmental factors. Recalibrating your routine to fit this change is essential for healthy, glowing skin. Otherwise, the UV rays could lead to skin concerns like acne and aging – so, protecting your skin barrier is a must. 

At Metropolitan, we believe a good skincare routine is the root of every clear, radiant-looking skin. For this reason, we will offer a few tips on transitioning to a summer skincare routine that combats summer heat.

Tips for Skincare Routine Transition

The skin goes through numerous changes as the seasons shift, and the skincare routine you employ should reflect this change. Following these tips could be beneficial: 

  • Focus on Exfoliation

Exfoliation can prevent the formation of sunspots and other imperfections caused by the summer sun. Our professionals at Metropolitan Skin Clinic recommend adding products like the Renewal Scrub Cleanser to your routine, as it can gently remove dull and dead skin. Exfoliating once or twice a week is enough to get the skin ready for summer. 

  • Use SPF Every Day

UV rays are much stronger during summer than in other seasons, which means the skin requires extra protection. We recommend that you use sunblock with at least 30 SPF power or higher. Applying products like the St. James Deeply Shaded SPF 40 in the morning and throughout the day helps to protect the skin, leaving it with a dewy, healthy-looking appearance.   

  • Keep the Skin Hydrated

Summer causes you to lose moisture through sweat, which often leaves the skin dry. Hydrating yourself could delay this process, but moisturizing is essential as well. Focus on oil-free hydrating products like the Pure Hydration gel to enhance the skin’s moisture levels. As gel textures are lighter, they are the preferred alternative for those who are prone to breakouts. 

  • Control Your Acne

Oil glands often become more active during summer. The more oils they produce, the higher the chances of acne as the pores become clogged. We recommend adding medicated lotions like the Acne Treatment Concealer into your routine, as these medicated products can dry potential blemishes while concealing them until they heal.

Procedures to Add Into a Skincare Routine

Summer skin requires more power to absorb skincare products compared to other seasons. For this reason, it’s recommended to use certain beauty treatments to increase that absorption level. Here are some procedures we recommend: 

1. Microneedling

Microneedling can be a valuable addition to your skincare routine, as it improves the absorption power of your products. The procedure creates small needle punctures into the skin, allowing the serums and other skincare products to penetrate deeper, nourishing the different layers of the skin.

2. HydraFacial®

Warm weather causes you to sweat more, so the skin requires as much moisture as possible. While a moisturizing treatment can help, treatments like HydraFacial® can push the moisturizing factors much deeper. Regular maintenance treatments could prevent the skin from going dry, improving the efficiency of your skincare routine.

3. Chemical Peels

Dry skin caused by summer heat could potentially lead to the top skin layers shedding faster. Regular exfoliation can prevent the buildup of dead skin, but a deeper treatment could often be more helpful. Chemical peels can help remove the top layers of the epidermis while reducing signs of aging and rejuvenating the skin. 

Get Your Skincare Routine Tips from Metropolitan!

Summer skin requires a lot of attention, especially as the UV rays are stronger than ever. This is why we advise that you use the appropriate products to protect against the harmful environment. Set up an appointment with our providers to learn more about the best products and how to create the perfect routine for your skin. You can also check out our Instagram, where we always post new tips.


For more information about summer skincare, you can contact Metropolitan Skin Clinic at 952-288-2230. Our providers can use their expertise and high-quality products to bring significant results. As an alternative, you can visit our website for more information or book an appointment if you want to get in touch.

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